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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, April 1, 2014

When I don't have any New News!

Tonight is our Red Hat meeting.  I won't be going.  I am just too exhausted and still coughing away!
We cancelled our trip to Savannah which was scheduled for April 5th.  I had the purse, sandals, vest, etc.  I had my scrap booking paper, album, stickers, all set to record the trip.  Oh well.  Instead, I have medical bills to pay!  (too bad insurance doesn't cover 100%).
 
I have been trying to catch up on reading the blogs.  I don't always comment, so please forgive me.  Sometimes I just don't have an intelligent opinion (Yes, really!).
 
I haven't seen my mom yet, but I hear she is doing well.  Last Saturday there was a band in the town square and she was swaying to the music, wore her blush and lipstick, and looked like she had never been sick at all.....let alone dying!
 
Now the problem.  When she got back to the home, her hearing aid went kaput!  They have a call into the audiologist, but not soon enough for my sister who is having a time communicating with mom.  I haven't even bothered as I barely have a voice most of the time.
 
My cough is starting to loosen up....a bit.  Still, it feels like I could blow a lung!  I have no energy as coughing takes it all out of me.

1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

You poor girl. Listen, have you tried Mucinex Severe Cold Max? I had such a bad cough and I went to the pharmacist and he said it was the best thing you could buy w/out a prescription. As long as I keep taking it I don't cough and it really worked on my cold.

Sorry about your Mom's hearing. xo Diana