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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.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I got a call from my cousin from Florida.  Remember how I couldn't go visit her last Spring cause I broke my leg?  Well, now she broke hers.  It is just a hairline fracture though and she is getting by with a walking boot and can still drive as it is her left leg.  She does have a friend picking us up at the airport though since she has a doctor's appointment.

At this point, I don't know if my sister is going to go with us or not.  She has Shingles and the pain is something just awful! If she takes pills for them, then she gets sick to her stomach as well.

I am in the process of job hunting.  I decided enough is enough at my clinic where I have had my hours cut and we get treated like crap.  All the while we are taking classes on how to obtain excellence in patient care.  I cannot stand the stress of the place anymore.  It is like a dark cloud of unhappiness.  I have received one call from the other hospital group to see if I would like an interview, and also a call from a department store.  I don't know.  Maybe it is stressful everywhere, but maybe I need a change and a fresh start.

On that note, I am almost ready to leave for Florida!  Can't wait!  Tonight we go to Milwaukee and fly out early tomorrow morning.

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