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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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Work, Laundry and other things....

It seems all I do these days is work, laundry and sleep.

I am loving my new job, but it is so difficult and challenging, I wonder if I will ever learn the processes?  I look like a receptionist, dress like a receptionist (I love putting together outfits other than scrubs!), talk like a receptionist, but I feel so stupid!  Receptionist duties are far more than what meets the eye.  We don't just sit and smile and say "have a seat." We schedule multitudes of appointments, phone calls, and do all the grunt work no one else wants (stuffing envelopes?).  Still I continue on and hope that someday I will feel like a receptionist and not a moron.  My coworkers and supervisor encourage me and say that someday it will all click.  I hope so.

Today I am going with hubby to Green Bay to see my transplant team.  After today, I will probably be changing because of insurance.   Nothing new there, which is a good thing.

I plan on returning some items to stores and doing some errand shopping.  Hubby says I may be tempted to shop after Holiday sales.  We'll see.  It is too difficult with him along.

Mom has pneumonia again.  She is feeling dizzy and they are monitoring her blood pressure.  I wonder if I should not have purchased those airline tickets to Florida?  Well, if I have to cancel and am out money, it won't be the first time.  If you are the praying type, please pray for my Mom.


Linda said...

As one 'jack of all trades' receptionist (sorta) to another, It will click. IMHO it takes 2 years to figure it out and be confident.
Sorry about your mom. She fought it off once and may be able to do it again.

Sandie said...

You'll get there girl!
Here's hoping Mom gets well and fit soon, sending healing vibes.

Sandie xx