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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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Halfway Good Day!

It's 4am and I can't sleep again.  More like sinuses than anything....plus I am off kilter now.  Will go to bed later.

We had to tell Mom she has to go to a nursing home.  This is one of the hardest things we have done, but Mom took it better than us.  The facility is like the Cadillac of nursing homes.  It is just beautiful and highly recommended.  The hallway has the facade of a little town, with a high ceiling that looks like the sky.  The rooms are small, but private and clean and modern.  We felt good about our choice.

Yesterday Mom sat up in her chair and ate by herself.  She sat up in bed last night to eat.  I am so happy she had a good day.  She still is not on any meds but on the nebulizer for her cough and has a Foley catheter so she can go potty.

I have decided not to work the rest of this week, but spend my time with Mom and get my rest.  Tonight is our wedding anniversary.   We will go out for dinner.  We have been married 31 years.  Love that man!


Gill - That British Woman said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. Glad your mother had a better day,

Gill in Canada

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Congratulations on 31 years!! Sounds like it was a good day..she took it well, and had some progress..being positive and looking every day for the blessings will help you get through!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Happy Anniversary.
I hope your Mom continues improving.