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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.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sleep...the Final Frontier

I can't sleep or don't want to sleep.  I keep having bad dreams.  Yesterday I went to Jazzercise again.  I did laundry, cleaned, and stayed up till 9:30.  Yet, here I am at 3:30am.  I will wait until the need to sleep comes upon me.  Right now, I don't want to dream.  I don't even remember my dreams, just, that they are upsetting.  I am being weaned off of my antidepressants, the probable cause of all this weird dreaming.  I am no longer depressed.  I am retired and enjoying it.
 
Tomorrow I am going to the Senior Center to work as a receptionist and do some general office work.
I enjoy that.
 
The Salvation Army has no need for more receptionists for their clinic, but they do need someone to help with contacting drug and medical supply companies for donations.  They thought this is something I could do.  I am thinking about it.  I really wanted to work with people, and don't want to spread myself too thin.  It would be days and my days are quite full now.
 
Well, that is all that is new for me right now.  I will wait for sleepiness to return.

1 comment:

Terra said...

Sweet dreams tonight.