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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.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bittersweet Goodbye

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."  What can I say?  Vacation is over.  Today we fly home.  My cousin has had her broken leg, which, keep on praying, is healing without surgery!  This means we have not done all the touristy things we would normally do.  No shell picking at the beach.

It is a challenge living in a small condo with three very different personalities.  Shirley, my cousin,  is very laid back and a diplomat.  Linda, my bff, is a take charge kind of gal and is not shy about saying what she thinks, and Connie, my sister was sick with Shingles, then got a double conjunctivitis which affected her mood.  I get very nervous  when there are differences in opinion and get moody and sensitive.

Some restaurants were good, some weren't.  I loved the pecan encrusted tilapia, the fried ice cream, the steam bucket filled with crab claws!  Not so crazy about last night's meal, but they can't all be 10's.  There was a gas explosion in a city near here, so many of the restaurants had no gas and had to change their menu and way of cooking.

Shopping is always fun although I did not get my Red Hat that I later wish I had bought.  I did get a spiffy Red Hat shirt and red slacks!  Woo hoo!  Also bought some stamping/scrapping supplies.  I taught my cousin how to make a washer pendant.  Made one for my non crafty sister as well.  That was fun and I will have to take a picture and upload them later.

My favorite thing had to be the pool.  Just a few yards away and relaxation under the sun with the sound of a fountain running.  We all got a bit of color.

I miss my husband.  In the group, I am in the sad but unique position of having a loving husband who misses me too.  He is picking us up at the airport.  I miss my son, even with all his problems that sound like the world is going to end if he doesn't get them taken care of NOW.  I miss my bed and my messy house.  (Did I just say that?)  Oh well, back to reality!


Sandy said...

Hope the flight back was uneventful.

bad penny said...

Always lovely to go away but good to get home. Well done you for getting on - not easy ( I know )
When I was in Barcelona with Jess, I got a text from Joe saying from Scout camp that the weather & food were c!!p and that he couldn't wait to get home. I felt sorry for him. When we all got home he said he'd had a brilliant time !!!
Hubby had missed us all terribly which was nice to know.

Pixie said...

Glad you are home and settling back in. It is hard to be away from home. I am always very anxious no matter how good of a time I am having!

FYI-the prep they gave me was Picolax and it worked a treat. That golighty stuff is RUANCHY!