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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.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

So Thankful!

I went to the urologist yesterday.  My "sample" was a lovely light green color, but I passed the urine test!  I had some inflammation. 
The doctor doesn't need to hear from me unless I am passing blood...so no procedures for me!  Phew!
He said as long as my expensive pills help to alleviate the symptoms, I can continue to take those as needed.  It is still less expensive than a trip to the ER! 
There is no cure, just treatment for Interstitial Cystitis (IC).  I do have to cut down on my caffeine.  I told him I am totally addicted to coffee and Pepsi, but I have been cutting down, and will continue.
We went to Culver's after picking our son up from work.  (It was a long day).  I got the Reuben which I highly recommend!
My friend, Penny has been helping me get my craft area organized.
This is my Clip it Up.  Everything that can be clipped, goes here:
wrapped floss or ribbons, gold and silver images, some of this and that.
I look to my Clip it Up for my favorites.
In my storage tower, I keep my un-mounted stamps.
I have to label the drawers as I have them categorized.
My Washi Tape area.  I got a baby bottle drying rack for my Washi Tape.

This is ONE of my stamp pad organizers!

I have all my Stampin Up stamp sets here and categorized.  I have to label the divider tabs.

I have to start labeling everything!  It is just so nice to be able to find what I have!


Sandies' Patch said...

So glad it is nothing life-threatening.
A friend has just started the Re-boot juicing programme and is looking and feeling better after only 2days! It's from a man called Joe, an Australian who went around America making a film called something like 'fat and nearly dead'. He's done a second one since.
Maybe you should check it out?(not saying you are fat! Just that some folk didn't need to lose weight but, had life threatening illnesses and recovered or got rid of things like diabetes, high blood pressure and came off all meds in some cases.)
Hope you are feeling much better soon, hugs xxx

Laurie M said...

I am so sorry you are suffering, I have been battling IC for 15 years, but won the battle, finally, its such a debilitating pain,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope you get over this and feel better soon. I love seeing your crafting supplies. You are ready for some fun when you feel good again! Hugs, Diane