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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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Post Retirement

Saw The Lion King a couple of weeks ago.  It was FANTASTIC!  How they managed to perform as Zebras and even an elephant is beyond me!  Had a bit of a time remembering these are animals and not people.
My niece is getting married so a friend threw a bachelorette party for her.  Love this pic of the two of us.
Went to the doctor regarding my surgery.  Oh no!  No nail polish and certainly not an artificial nail!
Bye bye pretty nails!
Went to a Stamp Along on Monday and made these cards:



hope griffin said...

What gorgeous cards! I hope retirement is treating you well!


Linda said...

maybe your nails will have a chance to grow naturally? or maybe not... Hope the surgery goes well!!!


I saw the Lion King too! I cried!
Great cards!
Hope your surgery goes well.

Ofelia said...

We saw The Lion King a few years back and it was an amazing spectacle!