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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, October 29, 2011

On a Positive Note

For today, I will think of the positive. 

My mom looked fabulous last night.  She had her hair done and wanted to go for a spin today in her wheelchair.  The oxygen is attached so she has freedom from her four walls.

I will be job shadowing on Friday.  How can that not be a good thing?

It is the weekend and the sun is shining.  I will go to my mom's apartment and take the things she wanted me to have.  I will pack some things up, and give some other things away.

I am going to go for counseling to get me past this phase in my life.  I am thankful for friends who pull me out of the darkness.


Linda said...

Life goes on and we must take the good with the bad. It's up to us to either make the best of it or to cave in......No, we can't do it alone....there are drs, family, friends, prayers.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Just focus on what is a blessing this day...one day at a time...make the most of it...your mom needs joy and smiles every day until she is called home!

Pixie said...

Your mom wants you to take care of yourself and for your life to go on. Proud of you for thinking positive!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I agree with Pam. Take each day as it comes. Take care of yourself so you will be able to take care of your mom. Blessings to you.

Gill - That British Woman said...

well done, great you are feeling more positive.

Gill in Canada

Ofelia said...

Its important to recognizing the beauty of everyday life and also when we need to seek help to get over some major bumps in our lives.