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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.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What Can I Say?

I haven't been on lately, but have kept up with your posts.
 
My breast is finally healing after I threatened the doctor that I would sew my incision with fishing line!  She sewed it rather well without fishing line, and now it is healing. No more leaking, no more gaping wound.  Yippee...that chapter is closed for now.
 
My second cousin was up from Florida to see her Mom, my first cousin, Eva.  Eva has been diagnosed (rather suddenly) with terminal cancer.  She didn't complain until she had a tumor the size of a baseball near her stomach.  The cancer is spreading and Eva and her husband live in the middle of nowhere. (ie. dirt road, bears for neighbors).  She has 3-5 months left.  Her husband is not accepting this well.  My cousin and her mom have made peace with it.  I pray Eva  passes peacefully.  At least she has a pastor who will look in on them once a week. 
 
Okay, some fun!  Went to the scrap booking store out of town with bff.  I bought a card kit which basically all I had to do was glue the cards together.  I prefer more hands on than that.
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
There are 12 birthday cards, various colors.  They will come in handy.  I saw the most awesome machine, that if you are a scrap  booker, you might be familiar with.  It is the Silhouette Cameo, and I must have it.  It makes the Cricut machine look like a Swiss army knife.  It can cut intricately, draw, emboss and etch with the proper tools.  Wonder if Santa could bring me one?
 
 
After the store, we went to Solea for seafood enchiladas.  Yum.  Hubby gave me money so I could have a good day out with my friend.
 

2 comments:

Ofelia said...

I'm glad that the situation with your health is taking acre of and I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin!

NanaDiana said...

Glad you are healing!!! I have never seen that machine but it sounds amazing. I am so glad you had fun with your friend. xo Diana