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.
My sister and I went to a country concert last night. I wasn't sure about going, as I've been kind of out of the country loop lately and it cost money to go to a concert. Connie really wanted to go, so as the tickets were getting in short supply, I made my purchase.
Had to be the coldest night of the year! We couldn't find a place to park. Finally the parking attendant directed us to handicap parking but it cost another $10. Oh well. (my sister has handicap privileges cause of her back). The first act was starting as we got in the building. He was good. Wish I remembered the name. Next, Darius Rucker. He used to sing with Hootie an The Blowfish and has gone kind of pop/country. Awesome!
The main act was Brad Paisley! Green Bay was the first stop of his H20 tour. Awesome x 3! Great singer, great looking, laser light shows, video, etc. What an act!
and he can sing too!
The show got even better! The star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, came out with Brad! Woo hoo! The crowd went wild. It was louder than it was for any of the performers! You have to understand, that the Green Bay Packers are in the play offs and against their arch nemesis, the Chicago Bears this Sunday. Green Bay LOVES it's football team! Brad could hardly finish his song, so he let Aaron sing the last few words.
He better keep his day job!
The rib has really been hurting. I've been getting God awful headaches too. Glad I managed to feel good enough through the night. The concert was soooooooo worth the memories!