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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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mid Week Get Togethers and Get Away!

Last weekend was quiet.  We were waiting for midweek when all the action would start!  Jim has vacation this week.  His sister was up from Georgia and visiting another sister in southern Wisconsin.  We all were invited for a visit and dinner.  It was good to see everyone again. They are spread all over the place so we don't see each other often.   This is Jim with his sisters:
He is the baby!
Wednesday Jim and I went away for a one night get away near Wittenberg, WI.  It was rainy so I couldn't get any pictures of the fall colors.  They are fading fast!
We stopped at Nueske's Meat Market.  A "must" if you you are in the area!  It is all done in antiques and quite scenic.

Last night I didn't sleep well.  My interstitial cystitis started to flare up.  I was afraid I would end up in emergency.  I took a pain killer and an muscle relaxer to stop the bladder spasms.  I also increased my meds back to the original dose.  I am okay now but quite tired today.
This Saturday is our 34th wedding anniversary.  I wonder if Jim and I will go out to dinner?


Laurie M said...

beautiful trip! I'm so sorry you suffer with IC, I did for many years but have been symptom free for 5 years now, I know very well how it rules ones life,

Linda said...

It was so nice that Jim could get together with all of his sisters. I may have to stop at Nueske's some time. hope you are feeling better now.


Happy 34th Anniversary! Times flies.

NanaDiana said...

We love Nueske's! Their bacon is some of the best I have ever had...and they carry REAL maple sugar!

Hope you are feeling better and don't go into a full flare. Happy Anniversary to you, too.

So nice that Jim could get together with his sisters! That is always a good thing. xo Diana

Carolee said...

Happy anniversary! Too bad the sun wasn't shining on those beautiful colors. Hope you are feeling better.