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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, February 9, 2013

All that's New

Mom got a new TV.  With her vision problems, she just wasn't happy with hers, so what the heck?  That is how she spends her time.  Maybe hubby and son will set it up today.

Work was not going well at all.  I was told I am not allowed to be negative or cry anymore.  That is hard to do when you battle depression.  It is like telling a diabetic not to have diabetes anymore.  So, I went back to the doctor and she increased my meds.  My doctor also suggested she complete an intermittent medical leave form in case I break down again.  I also made a counseling appointment.

We had about 10inches of snow yesterday and the snow plow came through our street so late!  Husband and son both had to take a vacation day and I had to go into work late.  I did have a good day though without any confrontation.  I called hubby up and said, "let's celebrate," so we went out for a fish lunch as we call them.

My bff has had some sad news this week.  Her mom fell, got pneumonia, got dehydrated and now is dying.
Bff is sitting with her sister and Mom just waiting.  How sad but she seems to be at peace with it.  My love goes out to them.

I am playing Matchmaker.  I asked a guy at church if he would like to meet my sister.  So tomorrow night the three of us are meeting for dinner.  I am my sister's moral support.  My husband won't have anything to do with it.  Hope it goes well!


Kimberly said...

Good luck at your dinner! Maybe you made a match.
Have a good weekend.

Ofelia said...

A few ups and downs. I'm glad that you are taking care of the handling of your depression, I'm so sorry for your BFF mom, the snow since like is going to continue to fall and I'm glad that you are having some fun with your family.
Have a good week,

BadPenny said...

Hope your matchmaking is enjoyed by all !
I am sorry to hear you are struggling. It's such a weight to carry - luckily these days I shake the lows off quickly. People just don't know how to be with someone suffering a bout of depression.

My mum watches TV with the sound down now & text on.

Take care of yourself x