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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, January 30, 2015

One Day and Wham!

My friend, Linda thought she would be coming home Friday or Saturday.  At the least, they were to move her out of ICU. 
She developed blood clots and swelling at the surgery site.  Tomorrow she is going in for more surgery to have it all cleaned up and have some additional tissue removed.
She hasn't said it, but she has to be discouraged!
I, on the other hand, had a good day.  I didn't need to take a pain pill for two days!
I ran some errands.  One was to get some pants pinned for hemming.  One pair didn't fit any longer since I have lost ten pounds!  They are going to the consignment shop.
I made Creamy Burrito Casserole for dinner which was a real hit!




  1. Brown ground meat/turkey & onion; drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning and stir in refried beans.
  3. Mix soup and sour cream in a separate bowl.
  4. Spread 1/2 sour cream mixture in the bottom of a casserole dish.
  5. Tear up 3 tortillas and spread over sour cream mixture.
  6. Put 1/2 the meat bean mixture over that.
  7. Add a layer of cheese.
  8. You could put some hot sauce on this now.
  9. Repeat the layers.
  10. Sprinkle cheese over the top and bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 20-30 minutes.


Linda said...

Nope, not discouraged. The recipe looks GOOD.

boopnut said...

Too much salt though!