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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, January 8, 2011

Trying to Stay Positive

Oh, it is so hard!  Yesterday my supervisor was trying to disuade me from applying for the switchboard job...."it's too stressful for you, it's too many hours, etc."  Basically, my breakdown two years ago is being held against me, but try to prove it.

Then, I get home and have a message from the department store.  They can't afford any extra help at this time.

Worse yet...my husband got cheated on his paycheck out of a day's wages!  It will probably take at least a week before he sees the money.

Disheartening. 

I am going to try and make home made pea soup and dumplings today for the first time ever!  Wish me luck on that.

2 comments:

bad penny said...

Oh what a day - good luck with the pea soup !

Linda said...

I got cheated out of a days pay too!