Life feels surreal. A month ago, Mom almost died. Now she is doing so well in the health care center (nursing home). I am happy for this. I wonder if Mom will decide to stay there or with my brother.
I got a new job out of the blue. Oh sure, I had been applying for different jobs for some time, but why, when life was at it's worst, did I get called to interview. Well, I got the job! Yesterday I gave my notice and my resignation. December 9th is my last day at clinic "A" and December 12th I start at clinic "B."
I am scared, excited, sad to be leaving my friends but feel thankful that at my age I can still start a new chapter in my life!
Everything is happening so fast. I have to get things out of my Mom's apartment yet. I have to clean my house for Thanksgiving. Before you know it, it will be January!
Exhausted but happy.
- 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.