I am overwhelmed by the response to my pity party! You gals are wonderful! I do try to comment on other blogs. I am still rather new at this blogging stuff....trying to work out the format and all the tools here. I still have to publish all the blogs I follow. Some blogs are so fancy, some have tons of pics (my scanner doesn't work so I have to upload my pics etc.) Many bloggers have such a flair for writing. Some are so full of humor and other of pathos. Either way, I will continue to wander in blogging land.
I forgot to explain Chocolate Monster ice cream. It is chocolate (obviously) with chocolate chunks, nuts, and caramel. Not too decadent!
- 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.