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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.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

You don't know what you had until it's gone.

June and I were neighbors for over six years until they moved out of state.  Our boys used to play together.  Danny was devastated that he lost his friend, Jason.  Now our boys are young men and they dont' even stay in touch.

June and I had a nice long talk on the phone yesterday.  We reminisced, talked about husbands, menopause, rummage sales and house cleaning.  We both agreed that we are gettign too old and tired to keep an immaculate house, although I'm sure her's is cleaner than mine.  It always was.

June is battling thyroid cancer.  She has had her thyroid removed and the last of her radiation treatments for now.  She just has to wait until June (isn't that ironic) to find out if they got it all.

She is a sweet lady.  I miss her.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Yes, she is. Glad you had a nice talk, I am sure she appreciated it.