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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, July 14, 2012


I am so excited!  I "met" a blogger...Nana.Diana Takes a Break at http://thenanadiana.blogspot.com/
The reason I have quotes around "met" is that we just met via email.  She lives just 45 minutes away!  I hope to meet her one of these days.  Who knows?  Maybe today will be the day!

Against popular opinion I have decided to postpone my garage sale.  It is supposed to be awfully hot and humid this week with possible rain, and I'M JUST NOT READY!

Just thought we could cool off with this picture!

1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

I am excited, too. We will definitely meet one of these days. I go to Lowe's in Manitowoc every once in a while and I love the Starbucks there- Blessings- xo Diana