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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, March 7, 2012

Vacation, Work and Relationships

I had a wonderful time on vacation to my cousin's. It was in the mid 80's with a gulf breeze.   Hubby was agreeable to anything we wanted to do, including going to the craft stores.  (We made sure a golf store was nearby.)  I ate too much.  We ate out everyday!  Meatloaf tasted good when we got back home.

We came home to snow and ice, but this week it is melting again.  Maybe Spring will be on the way?  It sure was cold out on my first day out!  Brrrrrrrrr!

Work was good on Monday, but yesterday was challenging, to say the least.  Sometimes it is too much for just one person to handle!  Yesterday was my meltdown point.  I left with a headache and stomach pain.  I came home and cried as the stress and self disappointment was just too much for me to bare. 

My hubby talked me into going to Red Hat dinner.  I'm glad I did.  It was fun.  I have friends there.  One in particular is having worse problems than I am....she has to sell her house....a lifetime of memories.
She has a positive attitude, that things have to get better!

 I want to go on a trip with my best friend and sister.  My sister and I are close, naturally.  We think alike (most of the time), sometimes we dress alike, and are often mistaken for each other.  No, she is not a twin.  My best friend feels left out.  We don't mean to make her feel that way.  We love her.  She is more independent than we are and has a different perspective of things which is good, but sometimes can make us feel separated. I don't want to hurt any one's feelings.

Sis and I


My best friend and I in thinner days!








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