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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, February 20, 2015


I'm hibernating!  It's warmer today.....5°
Nothing new here.  I have been trying to follow a low acid diet.  I'm doing better and if I slip a bit, my body let's me know it.
How are you staying warm? 
Of course, I have to venture out and take my son to work.  I also have to go clothes shopping with my husband who shops once a year.  (How can men do that?)
Sunday I am going to a "Tasting" Party for Wildtree Products.  If you haven't heard of them, I am thinking of becoming a representative.  Wildtree will teach me how to cook with Olive Oils, seasonings, etc. and nothing has additives, preservatives and are low sodium!  I have to eat healthier and decrease our family's dependence on pre-packaged foods.  If I am going to use the products, first I have to see if I like them.  Then, I may as well buy them from me!


Gill - That British Woman said...

never heard of Wildtree. I am glad you are feeling a bit better. It's funny how what we put in our mouth really can effect our bodies.

NanaDiana said...

My daughter does the Wild Tree, too. She is a representative but does it mostly to buy for herself and her MIL. They are nice products.

So cold here, too, Deb. UGH. I have to walk about 2 blocks from parking area to the VA to work. I just about froze today and then had to go back because I left something in my car DARN it!!! xo Diana

SuperLux said...

I haven't heard of it. I think that's interesting.

I miss hibernating. Oh, if only I could do so often.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I hope you enjoy the new way of cooking. Stay warm!