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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.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Feeling Down

I am feeling down.
Maybe it is because my breast is STILL leaking. (Although there are worse ailments).  It is annoying, none the less.
The 4th was a disappointment to me.  I think I put too much emphasis on holidays.  Then, when it doesn't live up to the hype, I'm disappointed.  Hubby was tired from extra work this week and had to work last night.  We did go to the Lakeshore Picnic, which is new to Manitowoc County.  It was rather spread out.  Think it could have been improved by some craft tents and more picnic tables or varieties of food!  We didn't see one person that we knew.  So, we left early
Since we ate at the picnic, there were no family cookouts.  Note to self:  Next year, have a cookout!!!
I didn't get to the fireworks.  I didn't want to go alone.
So now I am done complaining.  Today I am going with my bff to visit her sister and her new house.  That is always a nice time to get away, so I am looking forward to today and am sure it won't disappoint.
P.S.  My post is not intended to diminish the importance of our Independence Day and being born and raised in a free land.  Oh yes, we have our problems, but it could be so much worse.


Linda said...

I understand.....I miss the cookouts and get togethers too. I am just getting more and more content to be at home....besides I have a hubby who does not go places with me. today will be a good day!


Going out with your BFF is a great idea!
It's good to be busy.

KrippledWarrior said...

thank you for your kind words of encouragement and for your prayers for my health. I will include you in my prayers,

Ofelia said...

I hope your breast heals soon and about high holidays expectations; I think that we have our own ups and down when dealing with a day of celebration since we may have many different ideas on what a celebration looks and feels like.