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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, December 2, 2011

No Sweat

Writer's block.  Maybe it's a good thing as all is well.  I am working the remainder of my days.  My supervisors had some very kind things to say about me, and one even gave me a hug.  Next Friday is my last day.  Do I have waterproof mascara?

I am excited about the new job.  Today I will get out my fall/winter clothes.  With all that was going on with Mom, didn't have much time for that.  Her apartment is emptied, Mom is all settled.  She has her TV, her DVD player and her phone.  She is content and even liking the food better.  The best thing is that her pneumonia is gone (but she's still on oxygen), she is independent and walks with a walker and dresses herself.  Yeah, Mom!

Thanksgiving was nice.  The food was good, Mom enjoyed being here, but the movie we watched was boring...."Love Happens" with Jennifer Aniston.  Guess all her movies aren't 10's.

Have almost all my shopping done.  Hope to finish it this weekend.  Not at all ready for Christmas.  Will decorate the porch this morning.  I will, I will, I will!  Oh, and take off that Thanksgiving tablecloth!  Slowly it will all come together and Christmas will be here.  I am not going to sweat the small stuff.

1 comment:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Good for you...sounds like things are much better. I have to constanting tell myself not to sweat the small stuff. Good advice!