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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, May 5, 2011

The Beginning of our Trip

I will try to type on my son's laptop....so far, so good.  Tuesday night we stopped about halfway so we could go to our favorite pizza place, Aldo's in Rochelle, Illinois.  It has by far the best pizza and lasagna we have ever had.

Wednesday we drove to St Louis.  I slept most of the way as I was still on vallium.  St Louis is huge!  I love the old historic buildings mixed in with the new.  Union Station was once one of THE major train stations in the US.  It is a gorgeous building, like something out of The Titanic.  There are alot of shops in there and places to eat.  Unfortunately, because of the econonomy, many of the shops are closed.

We went to Harrah's Casino last night.  Big mistake.  Son and I lost our hineys there.  Although it was interesting seeing a big casino like that, it wasn't any kinder to us.  Coming back our Garmin (navigation device) took us through a very dicey neighborhood....I think I saw crack houses!  Wish the Garmin could determine bad neighborhoods and road construction.

I have to check the weather today.  What will it be like?  Think we will go to Forest Park, once home of The World's Fair.  There are many  museums and such to see, even in the rain.  We can catch the trolly and get around the park like that.

1 comment:

Linda said...

be sure to take lots of photos!!! have fun.