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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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Interesting Visit

Went to see my shrink yesterday.  I was put in this room with a long comfy couch, so couldn't resist lying down and when my doctor walked in I told her, "It all began in my mother's womb.  She ate a chocolate chip cookie and my endorphins were released and the addiction began."  She had a laugh over that one.  I always was the class clown!

The good news?  I am borderline hypothyroid. This could be why I am so tired all the time and gaining weight.  Am trying some meds to see if that helps.  If not, I am just going to accept my body as it is and get rid of my smaller clothes.  The bad news?  I heard that the organization I work for is freezing all merit increases, so, even though I deserve a raise, it ain't going to happen!  Nice to hear it at another clinic.

Today is our Red Hat anniversary lunch.  We are taking a road trip.  Hope all goes well, especially tallying up the bills!  They won't give us separate checks.  I have a few games for the girls and goodie baskets.  The place we are eating is decorated with antiques and there are shops attached to it.  Should be fun!

1 comment:

Tracey said...

I hope you have a fabulous time, you deserve it. xxx