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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, April 25, 2013

Life is Short, Eat Cookies

My bff suggested that I had named my blog "Life is Short, Eat Cookies."  I wish I had thought of that!
It is pretty much my philosophy and oh how I love cookies!

If you look really closely, you will see my palm tree on my nail before I get my "Florida" nails changed.

Work has been splendid as I now know that I am leaving.  No more "talks" or evaluations,
don't have to worry constantly about making a mistake, everyone is friendly and several of of the staff have said they envy me.  See how much they envy me when I am broke!  I am already missing the social aspect of the job.  I will miss the patients and employees so much.

I had a breast biopsy.  It showed that I have dysplasia which as far as I know is not cancerous but can become cancerous, so they are advising a lumpectomy.  Today I meet with the surgeon for a consult.
I would like to have the genetic test for breast cancer.  Afterward I am having lunch with my sister
who is coming to my appointment with me.

Keep you posted.


Linda said...

You will adjust to not working at the clinic. You'll find some way to get your social fix! It's PREcancerous, remember that!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

good luck with the op, will be thinking of you.


NanaDiana said...

Congrats on making the decision to quit and I hope the biopsy goes okay. xo diana