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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.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Can't Sleep

What do you do when you can't sleep?  I end up on here.  I have terrible dreams/nightmares.  Wake up with tension headaches or feeling depressed.  Have to remind myself...."it's only a dream."

I spent some time with my mom yesterday.  She looked good; had her hair done and her make-up on.  We went for a walk in the building.  She pushes her wheelchair and uses it as a walker as her oxygen tank is hanging from it.  We went for a longer walk in the building, so it was a good day.

I still haven't started my ornaments.  I will try and start tomorrow morning!


Gill - That British Woman said...

have you tried drinking some chamomile (sp?) tea before going to bed, that and spraying lavendar on your pillow may help?

Also reading a book that is a calming story or a funny story may make you think of good things?

It's awful when you can't get a deep nights sleep.


Linda said...

unfortunately I end up playing Words with friends, with tons of people. I dream about being tired at work or where ever I am suppose to be. Glad you had a good visit with your mom.

NanaDiana said...

Hi! For some reason your blog does not pull across to my reader. Really weird. I also can't reply to your comments on my blog. So very strange- Anyway...glad you had a good day- Blessings- xo Diana

Tammy Chrzan said...

I'm really really sorry that you have a lot of bad dreams, I am studying psychology right now and I recently read that most people only have a hand full of nightmares a year, so it's not a normal thing and I'm sorry you are having them, as when we wake in a bad dream the emotions are still high from the dream... I usually have no problem sleeping but when I do, I end up on here as well!! Blog Land! I look forward to following your blog!