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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, April 14, 2012

T'was a Wonderful Week!

What a wonderful start to the week with Easter Sunday!  My Mom was with us as we went out to dinner.  Just think, last October we were told she wasn't expected to live more than six months!  All of us ladies looked fabulous.  I wore a pastel yellow tank dress with shorty jacket and a bright teal scarf!  Unfortunately, no pictures were taken as we were crowded in the supper club and later just enjoyed visiting at my brother's.

Work is going well.  At least I have the right attitude.  I know there will always be changes, and glitches in the system and that sometimes one just can't help it if mistakes are made!  I am no longer obsessing about it and enjoying my job more.  All I can do is my best and if that's not good enough, oh well!

Thursday I turned the big 6-0h!  My bff gave me a card and on the envelope had written that 60 is the new 40!  I agree.  Still, hoping I don't have to work till I'm 80!  The day began with breakfast with my friends and sister.  I got a big muffin with a candle in it!  I received lovely presents and just had a wonderful time.
I then went to visit my Mom who gave me my birthday after all!  After my visit I went for a massage. It was the most relaxing wonderful massage ever!  I told my hubby that if I ever leave him, it will be for a massage therapist!

When I got home hubby and son greeted me with cards and gifts.  My hubby bought me chocolates.  Oh oh!  For dinner we went out and I had a lobster lover's dream at Red Lobster!  We went to the casino for a bit.  It wasn't kind to me, but our son was lucky.  Anyway, it was a good day spent with friends and family, fun and all my favorite things!

One of my coworkers is getting married this Saturday (today) and it will be fun to see everyone from work in a different environment!  Will try and get a picture of my outfit, and oh, of course the bride!

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