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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, August 2, 2013

Camp Tour and More

I lost my blog.  After inserting about eight pictures and several paragraphs, I clicked, and poof!  My blog disappeared!  For some of what I wrote about go here:  http://lindaloveschocolate.blogspot.com/
 
I could try again, but I don't feel like I could go over everything again!  My bff Linda, sister Connie and I went on the bus tour which was generously provide free of charge.  What a great day!  We had lunch from the taco and salad bar at Imago Dei, our first camp. Touring the camping village was a bit of a turn around for me.  I taught confirmation 35 years ago and had gone with the class and other teachers for a retreat weekend.  The man who was pastor at the time explained all the changes to me at the camp and retreat center where we had stayed.
 
   It rained on the way to the second camp, but dried up by the time we got there.  (I only got two mosquito bites.)
 
This is my favorite photo of Waypost Camp from a time when we went to a scrapbooking retreat.
 

Change of Subject:
 
Mom's endoscopy went well.  They found some ulcerations in her esophagus so at least now they know how to treat her with more antacid and Maalox to coat it.
 
I visited her again yesterday and we sat in the gazebo.
 
Today I am doing laundry, go for a bike ride and relax.  I am liking retirement!

 

3 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Sounds like your Mom is going to be okay...and sorry for the trouble with your blog. Your camping sounds like a wonderful get away- xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's nice to have time to do some of the things you enjoy! I love to bike ride but haven't taken time lately! Enjoy your evening sweet friend!

Linda said...

Did you check the drafts file? As you are writing the posts are saved and maybe you'll find it there.