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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Life changes

Just thought I'd give an update to anyone who happens to read this.  My leg and foot are slowly healing and I have a brace now.  It really bugs me in my shoes though as there just isn't enough room for my swollen foot, brace, etc.  I can walk with crutches rather well, but it's hard to carry anything!  If I use one crutch, it throws off my back and my good leg.  I am going back to work this week.  My supervisor at the clinic is allowing me to take breaks to ice and elevate my foot.  Still don't know how the restrictions will affect my hospital job, but I am scheduled to work next weekend.  Starting to do a little cleaning, but need someone to sweep and mop my floors!

Tomorrow my son graduates from college!  FINALLY!  He has his degree in Information systems (computers).  Now, if he'd only spend that time looking for a job!   Still, we are proud of him.  He is a good kid; doesn't smoke, drink or do drugs and hasn't knocked anyone up!  With being "different" and having Cerebral Palsy, he could have easily turned to drugs and all to "fit in" but he kept a level head.  He was always happy to just be average and to blend in.  I wish he could drive; his life would be so much easier.  (He has visual/spatial challenges due to his CP).

Today I am starting Jazzercise Lite.  I know, you wonder how can I do that?  I will exercise in a chair!  Something is better than nothing and I have gained weight just sitting here with my broken leg!

Have a great weekend!


Linda said...

Have a festive and thankful day. Be proud!

Shari said...

Congrats on your son's graduation!! Those special moments are wonderful! Congrats also for your graduation from cast into a boot! I know the boot isn't perfect, but it is much better than the cast...don't you think? I am going to the Orthopedic tomorrow. I am now having trouble with the knee on the leg that I broke the ankle and foot. They think it is a miniscis (sp??) tear in the cartiledge caused by the fall. This fall is the gift that keeps on giving!! I'll keep you updated. Actually, it would be easier for me to email with you...I don't always keep up with comments on my blog. My email addy is luvs2design@aol.com . About the fabric flowers...the cuttlebug works fine. Just use the Tim Holtz die plate instead of the "A" plate. The sandwich is "B" plate, Die face up, fabric and "B" plate on top. Hope that is clear.
-hugs, shari ❤❤❤

Sandy said...

Hope you are feeling better this week.