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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 23, 2011

What's Going On

Work has been wonderful!  The new job is so interesting, the people so supportive and friendly!  I already got a gift from the company (hospital), supervisor, and some of my coworkers!  Woweee!  Next year I will remember them.

Went to a party for my "old" business office.  The feeling between my supervisor and myself was a bit wierd, but things went fine.  We all had a good time...good food, good friends and alot of laughter!

Distressing news again.  I woke up Tuesday morning and noticed that I had a bald spot the size of a quarter!
Wednesday I went to the dermatologist.  No, it's not a fungus, not ringworm.  What is it?  So, he took a biopsy and I have to wait.  Lovely.  Couldn't get my hair colored or trimmed.  It's a challenge to cover the bald spot with short hair.  Getting the staples out in ten days.  I actually think it was my stress in October/November that caused this as there is a gray streak near the offensive bald spot.  The story is that my coworkers are filling my head with so much knowledge that it is looking for a way out and pushed my hair right out of my head!

To comfort myself I went to the beauty school and had my nails done.  The student did a wonderful job!  She even included a hand massage.  Tis the season.

Today I must clean as the family is coming over to my house for Christmas Eve.  Mom is quite her old self, asking for specific items of jewelry, money to play cards with, etc.  I am so happy about that!


Linda said...

I am so glad your mom is better!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love how you have been fighting through each challenge with a positive attitude and really giving it your all to overcome...you are an inspiration! I am so glad your mom has improved and that you love your new job! One Day at a time!!
Merry Christmas!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

So much has been going on! Congrat's on the new job...bummer about your bald spot..it's probably stress!
I hope you have a lovely Christmas and the New Year is filled with many blessings!

Gill - That British Woman said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family,