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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.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sometimes You're the Windshield, Sometimes You're the Bug!

It's laughable, really,....the kind of week I've had.  Tuesday I had a car accident.  My fault...failure to yield.  It was inattentive driving to me, but in my defense, it was a dark, gloomy day and raining.  The other car came out of nowhere and didn't have their headlights on.  No matter, I got a citation.  No one was hurt, the cars slightly damaged, but still my insurance will have to pay to repair the other person's car.  I am keeping my war wounds on my old car.

Tuesday night I soiled my bed sheets...my ostomy acting up again.

Wednesday we had a work meeting at lunchtime.  I spilled my soda.  I also laughed and doing that, my ostomy appliance came loose, and yikes, I was a mess!  Good thing for change of clothes and for coworkers who can cover for me.

Thursday night the ostomy appliance sprung another leak.  This IS getting bothersome.  Thank God for washers and dryers and an understanding husband who helps me change bedding in the middle of the night.

I called to inquire about the "job."  I was told human resources would let me know by the end of the week.  I didn't hear anything....guess that's my answer!

It's been a strange week.  We have a beautiful harvest moon!  My mother is improving.  Her oxygen has been decreased markedly,   She is walking with a walker (and an aide to shadow).  She will also walk without anyone there!  She is so determined!  I plan on visiting her again tomorrow.  Sunday I will go with bff to her grandaughter's birthday party.

I am content, all in all.


Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Sorry you had such a bad week. I am sending you a virtual hug. I am glad to hear that your Mom is doing better. Hooray for her being so determined.

Ofelia said...

The ups and the downs of life are at times so overwhelming but you are lucky to see the good that surround you through this difficult week.
Take care and I hope that you have a better coming week

BadPenny said...

You are very honest to mention this on your Blog. It makes it more real - the things people have to just get on & deal with & how supportive we should be.