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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.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

More of This and That

Friday was fabulous as sister and I went to the Aquatic Park to sun ourselves and when we get too, too hot, to go on a tube down the lazy river!  The problem is you get on the same place where you get off, so getting off is not easy.  If you get stuck in the "traffic" of tubes going around again, then, there ya go.  I think I made three more extra spins around the lazy river than needed although it is refreshing...especially if the bucket of water overturn on you.  Sis had to ask a lifeguard to help her get off, especially since she has a sore shoulder.  The day of sun and fresh air did me in and bedtime came early

Yesterday was hubby's family reunion.  It wasn't as large as the last one.  Two of his second or third cousins are into geneology big time and have traced the family roots from Ireland to here.  We learned alot about DNA testing in geneology searches.  It was quite interesting.  Had a mixed bag of family from lawyers, bankers, wine growers and local farmers.  I helped with the silent auction with proceeds to go to a mission in Nicaragua where another relative is a nun.  Jim won a Waterford crystal clock for only $5.  I didn't win anything as most things went quite high.  He was just taken with the little clock.



Link of a yacht that one of his cousnin's owns.  http://www.htrnews.com/article/20110731/MAN0101/110730001/1358&located=WISINFO

Early to bed again!  Just so tired from the weekend's events.

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