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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 11, 2014

Missing Mom and other Things

Yesterday afternoon I went to the Senior Center to hear a talk about the history of where I live.  It was very interesting.  Since we are the birthplace of the ice cream sundae, we were treated to one!  I chose one drowning in chocolate syrup (I like a little ice cream with my chocolate!).
Some of us were chatting away and got on to the subject of death and dying.  I started speaking of my mom and how I think she knew she was going to die soon.  The tear started to flow...a lot.  I was fortunate that there was someone there that cared and was willing to listen.
I saw this on Facebook.  I love this. 
Today the plan is to clean, make dinner, take my son to work, and go to the Senior Center for Casino Night.  It is all for fun and with play money.  It should be a good time.


Laurie M said...

awww, thats such a wonderful thing to share with kind like minded people, you are such a sweet heart!

NanaDiana said...

Yes, Debbie- Sometimes we just need someone to listen so we can pour our hearts out.

Hope you had fun at playing Bingo tonight- xo Diana

Gert said...

Sorry, but I understand.

However, I hope you had fun at Bingo!