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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, July 10, 2014

I Changed my Mind - This and That

Did you ever do something nasty and you don't know why?  (It is the sinner in me, I guess).
I learned a lesson or two. 
1.  Don't make any commitments you are not sure of.
2.  Don't ditch your girlfriend for a boy (even if the boy is 62!).
I am fortunate my girlfriend forgave me and we worked things out.  Can't throw a friendship of
24 years away over one incident, no matter how hurtful.
We spent a Saturday going to Appleton, WI to meet up with a friend of hers from Ohio.  I had met her before so I knew her too.  Good lunch, good time.  We then stopped at a few thrift stores and I scored an almost new bra (bought it without trying it on and it fit), shoes, two tops and a Precious Moments cross for my great-great nephew! 
Linda, Deena (Colleen's daughter), myself and Colleen.
I had the stomach flu a couple of weeks ago.  It really hung on.  Since then, I have a very tender tummy on some days and I feel queasy.  My friend turned me on to Gin-gin (not the kind you drink).
It is a candy made with ginger and helps the queasiness.  It works!  It was also suggested I try probiotics.
I thought with all my myriad of illnesses I should try an Internal Medicine doctor.  He was okay, but I just didn't feel any rapport.  He asked me why I have kidney disease....like I know?  I think I will go back to my other doctor.
My husband, son and I are were all set for vacation next week.  One problem.  My hubby had the wrong week!  Now son will change his vacation days and I will change the reservations.


Blackberry Lane said...

Nice to see you back. Sounds like you had a nice outing and found some great bargains. Hope you have a safe and nice vacation. Be sure to share some pics.

Carolee said...

Glad you changed your mind! I have missed you in my mailbox. Nice to have you back.

Linda said...

You'll have a good time whenever you go on your vacation. Men :-)

Gert said...

Glad to see you back! Hope your tummy gets to feeling better...nothing worse sometimes. I take probiotics too. Never heard of Gin-Gin..I will have to check them out.

Welcome back!