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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, May 4, 2013


First day of retirement and I can't sleep!
Work was wonderful since I gave my notice.  Oh, there were a few kinks since I had to work a few days with a twenty something know it all. 
Other than that, decided to take the high road and not to hold any grudges.  I wrote a very sweet farewell note.  They held a potluck for me complete with cake and a card.  I had a good talk with my supervisor.  Turns out that I was hired at a higher pay scale because of my previous experience and I think they expected more from me because of that.  Receptionist 2 level vs. level 1.  Level 1 is working in a small office.  I could do that and who knows, I still might.  One of the nurses gave me a hug, and I broke down.  (I cry when I'm happy too.)  Truth is, I liked 98% of the people there.  They will be missed, and most are jealous of me that I am retiring.  (I think I'll be retired or as of today, re-tired.)


Ofelia said...

Retired, can be the beginning of new adventures and connections!
It's always sad when you stop being around people that your worked with; as you said most of us like the majority of them but is the job or the supervisors that make it difficult to bear.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so happy for you! I hope you enjoy more time for the things you want to do! Sweet hugs my friend!