- 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.
Friday, July 29, 2011
I have been busy this week. Working, meetings, and getting ready for our Red Hat Picnic. This picnic includes all our chapters in our little city, so maybe 60 or so members show up for it. I am in charge of centerpieces and name tags. Now, does anyone know how to post a vertical picture so it isnt' sideways?
It is vertical in my photo program.....hmmm.
Tuesday morning we had our business meeting at work. Wednesday night after working all day, I had a patient/caregiver advisory committee meeting. It is in regards to our experience in the Emergency Department and how we can improve service. It is completely voluntary, but they do feed us a good meal and will look good on my employee record.
Today I have off. I am torn between going to the pool and just relaxing or running errands, doing laundry, etc. The pool sounds nice!
Tomorrow I am helping my sister in law with a silent auction being held at my hubby's family reunion. Hubby will come later to help. It is a full day of eating, drinking, auction, music, comedy and fireworks. I always like to see my sister in law, Earlene. The rest is all gravy.