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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 19, 2013

Progress and Update

Yesterday I trained at the Senior Center again.  I found out I am just going to be a fill-in.  That is too bad as I would love to do more.  Think I will hit up the Historical Society to do volunteer work.
I have lost a two pounds, more, if I count my unofficial weight before I started tracking.  I think it is because I have quit cookies and cut down (almost entirely) on baked goods and candy.  I am still taking my pure garcina cambogia but probably won't buy more.
Today I am doing my mom's nails:  trim, file and polish.  Sunday is her 94th birthday.  If she feels well enough, we will take her out for lobster and then all come here for cake.  She has been feeling sickly lately...one thing after another.  Her vision is going too and she is depressed.  Two of the ladies she knew at the Home have died and they were younger than her.  She told my sister she thinks this will be her last birthday.  God only knows, but I pray what is best for Mom.
Tomorrow I am going with my bff to learn more about the Cameo Silhouette.  I don't know that I will buy one or even ask for it for Christmas.  It is expensive.  Will I get enough use out of it?
Saturday is Ethnic Fest, tent shops on the street, music, food!  It is supposed to be cool but sunny.
I will try and take pictures.
Have a great week!


Gill - That British Woman said...

did you get to Ethnic Fest? It poured down here on Saturday. Did your mum have a lovely birthday?

Linda said...

I was solicited to join the Lioness today....but I am not interested, especially at this time. Would you?