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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, November 5, 2011

A Happier Place

Yesterday was a long day, but certainly worth it!

I job shadowed.  I guess I am the second person to shadow for the job.  They will discuss it on Monday and I should know by the end of the week if the job is mine or not.  The morale there is great and they have great teamwork!  It looks quite challenging too.

In the afternoon, I met my Mom at the clinic.  She saw her doctor, had xrays twice cause the first couple didn't turn out.  Her blood work came back good...no infections.  Her pneumonia is better than it was and she is going on an antibiotic.

Thursday was a day for her too in that they moved her to a unit where the people were a little more with it.
She likes that and likes her room too.

Today I am going to do her nails.

I am in a happier place.