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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, November 14, 2014

Vacation - Day 6 and other stuff!

Friday, November 7th
 
Well, we haven't had much beach or pool time.  As we are aging we are slowing down, the heat gets to us and we need to rest, but today we need to go to the BEACH!
 
Two old backsides!
Should I go out further?
 
Embracing the waves!
 

 
 I took a picture of my cousin, Shirley.  The waves kept coming, knocking me over and on my butt! (Wish I had a video!)  More and more waves, but I saved the camera by falling on my butt and keeping the camera in the air with my right hand!  "Help!  I've fallen and I can't get up!"  "No, I would rather take your picture instead!" 

 
I was just laughing so hard!  My inner child came out and I could have sat there for a long time if I didn't look so ridiculous!  A younger couple was looking on....I think they thought they would have to intervene.
 
In the evening we went to a fish house that didn't smell fishy!  We ate at Skip One, nothing fancy, but the best and freshest seafood I have eaten since the old days and my dad used to fish!
 
 
 
My bff, Linda is in the hospital.  She had another echocardiogram (Nov. 12th) and her heart was worse.  The doctors have NOT been listening to her complaints!  The cardiologist's office told her to go to St. Lukes in Milwaukee which is a much larger hospital and specializes in heart disease.  Already the IV Lasix is helping, or at least, working.  Please continue to keep her in your prayers.  You may put this on your blog.


2 comments:

NanaDiana said...

OH- I am so sorry about Linda! How awful for her!

I am glad you are having fun. I love the ocean and being in the waves....I am just plain jealous right now. Which beach did you go to - Lowdermilk by any chance? xo Diana

Linda said...

Your photos are great, I felt as though I was right there!

I will keep your friend Linda in my prayers. Bless her heart!