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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.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hold On, It's Going to be a Bumpy Ride!

Two days of bus riding.  The Alleghenies are beautiful, but not conducive to my stomach.  Can you say bus sick?  Didn't feel better till this morning, although the ginger ale last night helped.

Things I learned so far:

Always bring a lap blanket...it's cold on the bus.
Wear a warmer jacket and jeans...again, it's cold on the bus!

Bring some soda pop for the carbonation and don't forget the Dramamine.

The Total Pillow is not that great.

Looking forward to a day full of touring.  Hope it doesn't rain all day.

1 comment:

Gill - That British Woman said...

I too am not much of a traveller, and Gravol makes me feel worse. I hope you enjoyed your full day of touring today.

Gill in Canada