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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.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Groovy Time

The other night we had our Red Hatter's Halloween banquet.  My group, The Royal Purple Belles, went as hippies/70's chicks, except we aren't young chicks anymore...more like old hens!

My husband said that to be authentic, we all should have gone bra-less!  I think we all ignored that suggestion!

This outfit was so cool from the afro wig right down to the sandals!

Later on I rolled up a piece of paper and held it like a joint (marijuana).  That pic is on Facebook now!

More innocently, my great nephews came over for Trick or Treat.  (We had 125 trick or treaters come to our house!)  We set aside candy especially for them.  Aren't they cute?


Tammy Chrzan said...

Looks like you had a great time! I actually have an Aunt that has Crones Disease, so though I don't know what it feels like, I am close to someone that has it, and I know how you often suffer, I'm so sorry... xx

boopnut said...

I had an ileostomy so all the Crohn's was removed, so hope it doesn't come back. The nightmares aren't as bad since I am decreasing my antidepressants.

Linda said...

Oh yes! those are some mighty cute great nephews you have :-)
I think the hippie 'hens' had a great time!

Amy E said...

Hi Debbie, what awesome costumes!! It looks like you guys had so much fun!

I just wanted to come by and say thank you for your incredibly sweet comment you left about my craft room featured on Craftaholics Anonymous last Friday. It was so exciting being featured on a big blog like that, and getting to hear from people like you! Thank you...and stop by to say hi if you get the chance!

Amy E.