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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.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

This 'n' That

Why do people seem to get more cantankerous as they age? Yesterday when we took Mom to the eye doctor, we found out that it was old appointment that had been cancelled. Oh, did she get belligerent! She was downright rude and it upset me. That is not the way she behaves or as I told her, that is not the way we were raised.

Next we went to visit my brother.  He has my mom's dog and it was nice seeing that Lilly remembered me and Mom.

Yesterday I had a rather big lunch and paid for it dearly.  My sister, Mom, and I had lunch at this family diner.  When you order a "special," it is enough for two. It included a cup of soup, salad or cottage cheese, the entree with vegetable and a desert.  I was stuffed!  I didn't eat the entire entree, but I had problems the rest of the day just living in the bathroom.  My tummy hurt.  My ostomy hurt.  Ginger ale and soda crackers became my food of choice.

Looking forward to going to Florida.


BadPenny said...

I agree but it's difficult for our mothers & their contempories andsometimes a trip to the doc etc takes a lot of effort ( my mother has to get a taxi since her bus service stopped ) I met a 94 year old lady I know on her way back from the Docs in the bitter cold having had a wasted walk as her nurse app was cancelled. She was fuming & I did feel sorry for her.

Sorry to hear you are poorly xx

Linda said...

I don't know why some old people get cantankerous, although your mom always did say what was on her mind. You handled it really well tho. Be sure to tell Danny what he can expect. LOL

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Sitting on a beach...listening to waves...and blocking out belligerent voices sounds amazing!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

My Mom does things like this too. Maybe they just feel like people don't pay attention to them because they are old.