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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, October 8, 2010

Charley Horses and Other Stuff

The last couple of nights I have been getting excruciating Charley Horses (or muscle spasms) in my legs.
I don't know what is causing this.  I drink plenty of water. 

No one was coming to my jewelry party.  Not a soul.  So, it's cancelled.  Oh well.

I had applied for several receptionist positions with the "other" hospital group.  I did get a call, but the hours wouldn't have worked out with the hours I'm working now, and I have more hours just staying where I'm at.

Every year we have a Red Hat Halloween party.  Last month we started to collect money, and I misplaced it.  It's not alot of money, but still, I can't afford to lose any.

Otherwise I have to say life is good, or I would just give up.  Some days are just tough, but overall, my family is the love of my life, they are in good health, and I am (minus the charley horses). 

There is Applefest this weekend.  I am sure I can't afford to go, but the weather is going to be beautiful, the last of our beautiful fall weather before the air turns cold.  Brrrrrrrrr!


Linda said...

I know what you mean about the charley horses....I have been having such pain in my back/legs/hip that it wakes me up at night. But I know what mine is from. Do you need some mineral??? bananas???? I forget what is good for that. No, the time is not right to start a home based business. NO ONE has extra discretionary money. see ya later, gator!!!

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi there,
Perhaps you need some Quinine tablets for the 'charley horses' (night cramps), it might help :-)

Take care, never give up!

Sandie xx