About Me

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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, December 30, 2010

What Have I learned in 2010?

Me and Santa Baby!
I have learned that:

1.  Breaking your leg really hurts, but not as much as a close brother-in-law dying.

2.  Fun can be had even with a cast on! 

3.  As always, "and it came to pass, it didn't come to stay!"

4.  One can almost burst with pride when their only son graduates from college!  Especially if he comes from a blue-collar family!

5.  Florida is beautiful no matter what time of the year!

6.  I gamble way too much.

7.  I don't really want to diet....I want instant slimness with cookies on the side!

8.  Friends and family stick by you even when you are a jerk.  (I'm sure I had moments of jerkiness)

9.  Work doesn't define who I am.

10. My happiness doesn't depend on others.

What have YOU learned?


Tracey said...

Not sure I've learnt anything new, it's always the same as usual no matter what!
A very Happy New year to you..xxxxxxxx

logan said...

I try not to contemplate such thoughts.LOL.Good one Debbie!
Sandy(not sure what my sign in name is right now)

bad penny said...

What I put on my Blog today about acceptance etc. Also not to judge, critcise and be more tolerant and understanding.

Happy New Year

Linda said...

I have learned that I have too darn many brown sweaters....or black, or just DARK colors. I think dark makes me look slimmer???? I, too, want to be slim w/o diet & exercise. I am trying to learn that people are going to do what they're going to do (no matter if I am right :0 or not). this is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad....that is what I NEED to learn.