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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.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly?

I have signed up to volunteer at the Senior Center as a receptionist.
I think I will like that.  I also signed up and got an  "exercise punch card."
Ten visits for $10.
I am working on having a rummage sale this week.  There is so much stuff, but I think I will save some for next year's sale!  My sale is Thursday but will have presales on Wednesday.  I
have to have another mammogram on Friday and being the holiday weekend, felt it didn't pay to be open that day.
Yesterday I went with my bff to Appleton to take her granddaughter to meet up with her parents.  We went to Archivers, our favorite scrapbooking store.  All I bought was a die cut scrapbook page.  Then we went to Goodwill and I didn't buy anything!  I am in a slump.
That is what brings me here.  I am feeling down in the dumps.  Is it because my antidepressant has been decreased?  I am feeling so useless since being unemployed.  I am also suffering from a poor self image.  I have gained so much weight.  I HAVE to watch what I eat.  Starting in September, I am putting that exercise punch card to work.  Keep me accountable, please.


NanaDiana said...

I hear you! Praying you can get on a plan and stay there. Did you ever try OA? I know it has helped many people with weight control and it is a good outlet for people to talk about things besides the weight and how it affects their life. xo Diana

Gill - That British Woman said...

It's the weather also, makes you weary. When the crisp Fall days arrive you will feel like doing more.