- 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.
Monday, May 31, 2010
I am enjoying my life. Yeah, my foot hurts, but hey, I'm able to wear flatter sandals (not flip flops, which is okay cause they bug my toes anyway). I got a new pair at Goodwill yesterday and they are like new! They are purple Columbias. Very comfortable and adjust to my fat foot. The other thing is I made a rather tasty crab/pasta salad for the cookout at my bff's today. Flowers have been planted in the flower box and summer is here! Woo hoo! Don't miss my second job (just the money, but I'll adjust).