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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, September 2, 2013

Labor Day Weekend and Allergies

How was your weekend?  Mine was full....well, kind of.
Started out well with camping on Friday and going out for a Friday Fish Fry!
This is part of the camping gang:

I went home on Saturday to meet up with my hubby.  Stayed home during the day to do laundry and rest.  Had to leave the campground early due to a personal "accident" with my ostomy bag.  This heat and humidity has not been good for it.
We met up with the gang for Kites Over Lake Michigan, an annual event held every Labor Day weekend.  Waiting for the festivities to resume, I people watched and enjoyed the scenery.
We watched in awe as they released the lighted lanterns into the sky in memory of a loved one.
I tried to take a picture, but on my camera they just appeared as stars in the sky.  You really had to be there to see them!
Fireworks later!  After, we went to the campground to sit around the fire.
Sunday I had wanted to go back to see the Kites, and missed it due to severe allergies.  No matter what I took, I kept sneezing and blowing my nose.  The  pills the pharmacist recommended made me feel worse, so I stayed home, blew my nose, did laundry, and slept!
This is what I missed on Sunday.  I saw it last year and will be sure to attend next year and hopefully not be bothered so much by allergies.


Gill - That British Woman said...

I hope the allergies have settled down a little? I am going to try Claritin later on in the week to see how I do with that.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope you are feeling better now. Sounds like you had some fun and I enjoyed seeing the kites from last year. I've never seen anything like that! WOW!