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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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rambling On or How and Why I am Losing It

I am trying to catch up on the blogs.  First, I was in Florida and my cousin has a VERY slow computer so I waited until I got home to blog.  Secondly, this has been a very busy week.
Monday I volunteered at the Senior Center and then went to visit my bff.   I took Linda to the doctor as her  lips were blue!  They didn't seem too concerned.
She had an echocardiogram scheduled for Wednesday and they bumped up her appointment to Friday.
Big whoop!  She should have been admitted that day! Thursday morning the cardiologist's office called her and told her to go to a much larger hospital in Milwaukee.  She called her husband at work, got bathed, and off they went.  It is a drive, but it is a place that specializes in hearts!
Her heart problem is caused by one of her chemo drugs.  Did I mention that the heart problem was discovered when they did her pre-op exam?  No breast cancer surgery for now.
Friday I volunteered in the office at The Salvation Army. It feels good to volunteer, like I am being useful. 
I know I am rambling.
My husband I went to see Linda yesterday.  Her condition is VERY serious.  I am beside myself.
Today I went to church and just cried as I love her so much and am so afraid.  Funny thing, she was comforting me yesterday!  That is Linda.
Here she is behind me in the pink top.  (She always has my back!)


Laurie M said...

what a beautiful photo! I keep her in my prayers,

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Keeping Linda in prayer. Hugs to you!

NanaDiana said...

I am so sorry, Deb. You know I have both of you in my prayers. I am praying there is no permanent heart damage to her heart and that she can get well enough for the surgery she needs. Hang in there, my friend. xo Diana

Joyce Lansky said...

I hope Linda gets well soon.


Linda said...

Keeping her in my prayers. Lovely photo.

Jayna said...

I always read Linda's blog and was worried when she hadn't posted in a while, so skipped over to your blog to see if I could find out what was going on with her. I hate to hear that she is not doing well. I will certainly keep her in my prayers.