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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, December 10, 2011

Busy Week/Bittersweet Good-byes

Sorry if I don't always post a comment on your blog.  It doesn't mean I'm not looking.  I am.  I have been so busy with work and the holidays.  I am just plain tired.

Yesterday was my last day at Clinic "A."  They threw a wonderful "Good Luck/Congrats" party for me.  I was overwhelmed by their generosity and the signatures on my card.  It was a rather teary day for me, getting hugs and saying "see ya" knowing that I wouldn't be a part of that wonderful staff again.  Oh, I will come in and drop off Avon books, get my blood drawn, etc., but it won't be the same.  13 years with the corporation.  I had an exit interview that really falls on deaf ears.   They want to know why you are leaving, but then again, they don't care.

I got a plant from Pediatrics and a very generous gift card from the clinic as a whole.  It is to one of the local department stores and I plan on shopping the after Christmas sales! 

Last night I went to the Pediatrics Christmas party.  It was not for me.  I enjoyed myself but was the first to leave as it was a long day and I was so tired.

Today is a baby shower for a niece-in-law.  It is a good chance to see the family as men are invited as well.  Best to get going then.!


Sandie said...

As one door closes another one opens....
You'll have fun getting as many bargains as you can with your gift vouchers after Christmas!
I sincerely wish you and your family the best Christmas ever!


Sandie ss

Sandie said...

Sorry, that should be xx after my name, not ss (Seriously short LOL!)

Sandie xx

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