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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.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


I started Weight Watchers again.  Seems like the safest way to get healthy and lose weight.
I liked the morning meeting as it was mostly middle age women like myself.  Now, if I could just
motivate myself to walk or bike!  I am not big on exercise, but will have to learn to love it.
This weekend when I go camping, I will go for walks.  I just enjoy it so much more when I have someone to walk WITH.  Everyone is so busy these days, too busy to walk.

1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

LOL- I am the opposite-Well, not in loving exercise but I like to walk alone because I find it hard to walk fast and carry on a conversation. Hope you can find someone to walk with you- xo Diana