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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, April 20, 2013

Bittersweet Endings

View from lanai.

This is me in my bathing suit.

Need I say more?

The end of vacation is bittersweet.  I will miss my cousin, the warm weather, the beautiful sunsets....
Oh, how I missed my husband and son though!

The last two days of vacation brought HEAT!  We went to the zoo and it was so HOT that I thought I would get heat exhaustion.  The stores are so much cooler!

We celebrated my birthday Friday night at Joe's Crab Shack.  What fun as we had the cute boys tie on our bibs and later all sang Happy Birthday to me.

We spent Saturday morning at the pool again.  Later we went shopping to the outlet store.
I found an outfit for summer and a scrapbook kit.

Sunday was church day and the day we went home.  The ride was bumpy but we got home safely.

Me, Sister Connie and Cousin Shirley.  What memories!

This week I had a breast biopsy.  I don't have the results yet.  Imagine a mammogram where they crank the machine a few more times till you cry.  That is how they saw the calcifications in my breast and decided a biopsy was needed.  I don't have the results yet.

Seemed I was barely back home when hubby had to go work out of town.

I thought work was going so well.  I am getting along with my supervisor much better, but still making mistakes.  I guess I have lost my focus and can't multitask as is required.  Anyway, I have decided enough is enough.  I am quitting.  Hubby okayed it and said now I can clean the house.  Now, that is a novel idea!

I will miss the people where I work.  I enjoyed the job and didn't realize I was making so many mistakes.
Oh well.  I tried and that's all one can expect.


NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am so sorry about the job situation. Maybe it took getting away from it all to realize what a drain it has caused on you. The bad thing is that you won't be able to get unemployment...but some things just aren't worth the stress they cause.

Hope your biopsy comes out okay. They do more often than not. I had one myself a couple of years ago and all was fine. Let us know how it goes- xo Daina


How nice to have a vacation.
I'm still cleaning my house after I quit my "real job" years ago...LOL!!!
Take care!

.p.s Thank you for my birthday wishes!!!

Ofelia said...

Happy late birthday!
I sound like a great time between the sun and the food!
Dealing with difficult people at work or with a difficult circumstances is not easy no matter what job you do so I'm glad that you have the option to quit!

Linda said...

I know you'll find plenty to do in the new chapter of your life. You can spend time with your mom, do some scrapbooking, have a huge garage sale, enjoy summer, and clean the house if you have time.

Gill - That British Woman said...

A happy belated birthday and as far as the job, I agree enough is enough. Enjoy being at home.