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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, November 1, 2011

The Plan

We met with Hospice yesterday to discuss Mom's plan.  She is going off of Hospice so she can go to the doctor and get a second opinion and chest x-ray.  This way we will know for certain whether she should go back on antibiotics or it is useless.  It will clear up any "what ifs."  Mom agreed that if she does need an antibiotic they can give her something for nausea.  My brother and son are in huge denial, so this will be good for them as well.  It is hard to accept the fact that Mom is where she is and that we will lose her one day.

We discussed the nursing home.  She is always cold.  We don't know that we can do anything about that other than bring her a nice throw.  She is still on a waiting list for a room where most of the residents have their faculties.  She is sick of Halloween and I left my "damn" pumpkin there.  (Think Maxine).

Picked up Hubby's car.  It needed new brakes to the tune of another $500.  Yikes!

Had 75 Trick or Treaters.  Love the little ones!  Was fun to see my great nephews!

Today I am going to the beauty school.  I have a coupon for a free haircut.  Then I am getting my nails shellacked (on sale for $5).  Shellac lasts longer than nail enamel.  It is something I need to do for myself.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I'll gladly give your mom some of my padding so she won't be cold. How about a heated mattress pad, I know it will only help when she's in bed. It's probably poor circulation.