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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, July 25, 2012

Great News

No, I still don't have my pictures from Door County downloaded onto my computer.  Although I had a great time, more about that later!

The news is this:  I have gone from Stage IV Kidney Disease and on the transplant list, to being Stage III and not bad enough to be on a waiting list for a kidney.  What does this mean?  Keep on drinking my water and taking care of myself.  Woo hoo!  I still see the kidney doctor every six months and get lab, but that's a piece of cake.


Kimberly said...

that's good news!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am so happy for you. Way to go, girl.

I tried to reply to your comment on my email but I think your settings are set so that I can't reply...anyway, the pictures I showed before were of Two Rivers beach. The little girls had a ball there- Hope you are having a good week- xo Diana

Lyn said...

excellent news! well done.