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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, January 28, 2011


I have mood swings and this is where I express them.  I don't have a headache for a change so I should be happy.  My plan for today is to take my son to work, go and work out and tan, go to the bank.  This afternoon I plan on getting my nails done and a haircut that is desperately needed.  So why am I in such a slump? 

I don't feel like I have anything interesting to say and can't even comment on other's blogs.  Just in a wierd mood.

I got my sandals from Ebay.  They are a tad small, but will work.  They are really pretty and in excellent condition.  Shopping makes me happy.

I am working on plan C for vacation.  We are going to drive to St Louis.  There is the St Louis Arch, the brewery, the zoo, museums and (shhhh!) casinos!  That makes me excited and smile.

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