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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, April 2, 2011

This and That

Today Hubby leaves for Arizona and his buddy golf trip.  He will have fun, be refreshed, and I won't have him underfoot.  This last week he had vacation and his golf stuff was all over the house, mostly in the living room!

My son bought an expensive sports card (he collects mostly basketball cards).  We put it with the recyclables.....April Fool to him!  No other April Fool jokes here.

We went out for fish last evening.  We took my mom who is 91.  She is a healthy 91, but her eyesight isn't what it once was, and her hearing is pretty much shot.  It is a challenge going out with her like that and carrying on a conversation.  Do I want to live that long?  The thrill of the week is going to church and playing cards on Monday night.  Hmmmm.  My dad died 39 years ago on April 1st.  He was only 54 and I thought he was old then.  That is younger than I am now.  My mom has been a widow a long time.  She had a boyfriend, but he died after 11 years of cancer.  So, she is still alone, but at this point, prefers it that way.

I couldn't sleep last night.  Went to the bathroom all night long.  (fried fish)  I will probably take a nice nap today.  Get some more of my craft room cleaning done.

I got disciplinary action at work in the form of a write up to go in my file for six months.  We have secret shoppers, and I missed one step in the scheduling protocol.  Not fair.  Could be doing it right 95% of the time, but if you get caught doing it wrong once, you get written up?  It is what it is.  I forgot to say that I would see if any of our other doctors are available.  (they weren't). The secret shopper call came from corporate so they came down hard.  At least my supervisor was gentle about it.  She didn't want to do it.  (neither did I)

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