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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, May 23, 2013

I know it's not October but...

Thank God for mammograms (although we all hate them) and for early detection.
I admire all those who have gone through the process.  I went through the super squish
mammogram (a magnifying mammogram) a biopsy and lumpectomy.  Those who have had more than one lumpectomy and/or mastectomy are my heroes.
I have been whining about wearing a binder (think a rubber band around the breasts).  It's a look that belongs on "Honey Boo Boo." and not myself.  It itches but keeps everything in place.
Still, it is a small price to pay.  I had dysplasia (funny looking cells), not cancerous.  I don't need radiation that leaves awful burns or chemo that makes one sick.
Survivors are my heroes!

1 comment:

Ofelia said...

This is such a real a and fun post.
Yes mammogram are a pain but a pain that is so necessary.