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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, June 22, 2011

Trying to Look at the Positive

Okay! I will try to post on a positive note! The good news! I have hypothyroidism. That means my thyroid is to blame for my weight gain and fatigue! Now, I can take another pill and get on with life! It's always good to find the reason why.

A church friend of mine died. She wasn't that old, but had many health issues, among them, scleroderma (hardening of the tissues). She got colon cancer and had to have an ileostomy. Although I tried to be positive for her and her hubby. That surgery took alot out of me and I was much healthier and younger. She had her surgery about a month ago, but her health declined and yesterday she passed away. She was such a selfless person! She was always working on something for the church, the community pantry, on the prayer chain, etc. She never asked for anything for herself although she needed our prayers more than anyone. May she rest in peace.

Last night we had a church "ladies night out." It was okay, and I suppose a good way to get to know people. I am still not sure about it. I have never felt like I fit in. I will give it a try.

Today is another rainy day. The good news is we are supposed to get our summer weather this weekend! I have to make plans now!


Sandie said...

Sorry for your loss.

Now you know why, you can feel more positive re- the fatigue/weight gain. The pills are for life, so don't forget to take them!
I do hope you get your Summery weather this weekend, it will help to pick you up!


Sandie xx

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

So sorry about your friend...
Now you can take care of the weight gain issue..I just eat too much JUNK!!

Tracey said...

At least you have a reason, I'm just fat!
Sorry to hear about your friend...
lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxx