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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, February 25, 2012

I Need My Vacation!!!!

Can't wait for vacation!  This week was hard.

Mom has developed pneumonia for the third time.  She is stable and taking antibiotics.  She also has congestive heart failure.  Oh dear!  She just keeps getting ill.  I am looking forward to her being able to enjoy the Springtime!  I had lunch with her the other day and her appetite had improved.  The nurse said they are going to look into what is causing her repeat pneumonia.

Work is delightful and stressful and I have mixed feeling right now about my decision to change jobs.  It is because yesterday I worked at clinic check-out and there are new processes that are so time consuming.  At one point I had a row of five people in front of me!  STRESSFUL!  Thank God for Marcie who walked some over to check-in to be checked out.  Okay, are you confused now?  Anyway, I hate the check-out aspect of the job  Oh, I learned we have secret shoppers too. Good Lord! There is no escape. We must ask the right questions when scheduling and registering our patients.  At the old place they will probably hire someone as they added Walk-In to Internal Medicine and are busier now.  Should I have stayed?

My house is relatively clean, I had my hair trimmed, and did my own nails.  I have to pack for myself, help my son who is staying at his aunt's, and probably help hubby pack as well.  I know it will be vacation when I get in that hotel room!

My cousin called last night and we are all excited about our vacation.  She has some days off as well, so she is looking forward to it as well as our bringing the Wisconsin cheese curds!  I also bought her a Packer necklace!

1 comment:

Linda said...

have fun! I know you will. Remember now you have insurance and more hours at work, that's what you wanted.