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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.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Quiet but Thankful Week

The week began with an appointment to the oncologist with my friend, Linda.  I was her driver.  I like to help out however I can.  It was so good to see her walk on her own two feet, down the hall to the office!
The doctor is VERY nice, and was receptive to my questions as well.  Right now everything hinges on her heart condition.  He is confident that she will beat this too.  I think so too.  She has a wonderful attitude and is quite disciplined.  (I would find it so hard to follow a low/no sodium diet!)
Another thing, I was happy about was that she was interested in a card kit!  I am glad to see she is showing interest in her hobbies now that she is feeling better.
I was coughing in the office.  I thought it was just a dry throat cough, a tickle.  On Tuesday I felt awful.  The cough had kept me up all night.  I stocked up on DayQuil and NightQuil.  I got a good night's sleep, but my chest was tight and I had laryngitis for three days!  I needed stronger medicine, something with dextromethorphan!  (It is not easy to check out with laryngitis, especially if you are purchasing gift cards too!)
Thanksgiving was quiet; just the three of us.  Hubby helped with the preparation and clean up.
My turkey tasted good, but was not at all like the pictures as it was overdone and fell off the bone.
At least it finally got brown! 
I got my ornaments done for my ornament exchange with my online craft group.  There are thirteen of us!  I will be sure to post plenty of pics AFTER the exchange!  Some might read my blog.
My cough is finally starting to become productive...gross, but good!
Hubby has been hanging with his buds for the last two days.  (I guess he can have some guy time.
I will just make some dinner for our son and I.)  Time for me to work on some Christmas cards!
P.S.  I didn't give my cough to Linda.  She had it first!
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Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. I have a terrible cold.. can't even taste all the good food. I look forward to seeing your ornaments.


I'm sure that Linda really appreciate all your help. Making cards sounds like fun.

Sandies' Patch said...

Fingers crossed for Linda and a good recovery soon for you.
Sandie xxx

Linda said...

Hope everyone is well. Quiet is good sometimes.

Linda said...

Yes, quiet can be good and it's often hard to find this time of the year. Sure hope YOUR health holds up this month/holiday season.