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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.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Today I am off on the bus to Washingtong DC.  I am still not excited.  I am apprehensive about the long bus ride and whether my ostomy will behave or not.  I hope I am sitting my a nice person who lets me sleep if I want to sleep, talk if I want to talk.  It is chilly here this morning, but I am dressing comfortable and wearing knit capris and sandals.  I will also have my light hoodie.  Wish me luck.  Wish that I don't have a migraine, allergies, or bag  blowouts.

I will take plenty of pics. This will be fun!

1 comment:

Gill - That British Woman said...

enjoy your trip, and thanks for popping by and commenting on my blog,

Gill in Canada