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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, November 13, 2014

Vacation - Day 5

 
Thursday, November 6th
 
 
Last Thursday we took a short walk over to the Collier County Museum.  It was very interesting, and I must say I learned more there than on the historic walking tour.  We went through the museum from the prehistoric days to the late 1990's.  It covered the Immokalee, Seminole Indians, the Crackers (cattle ranchers), the early turn of the century, the construction of the Tamiami  Trail and how Baron Gift Collier made it his mission to connect Everglade City to Naples.   There were also many movies made there.
 
After that we went to view the historic engravings of Jaques Le Moyne and Theodore de Bry of life in Florida in the late 1500s.   They were very detailed and description of the native life there was very graphic.
 
That evening we met for dinner with "the gang" or what is left of it.  It is a group of people my cousin knows from church.  One of her friends has the beginning of Alzheimer's, so her daughter and son in law accompany her.  Her other friend just had to put her husband in a nursing home.
 
 
My sister closed her eyes!
 
 


1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

That sounds like a good educational day topped off by a nice dinner with friends (of friends). So sorry about those two ladies. Enjoy every moment of your stay! xo Diana