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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 6, 2015

Why I am Invisible

  Although I love reading other's posts, and enjoy the blog friendships I have made on here, forgive me if you don't see me in blog land too often.
 
I don't have an exciting life.  I do laundry, I do data entry for the Salvation Army, work the desk for the Senior Center and am sick or in pain most of the time.  Not a lot to write about!
 
Oh I am looking forward to my trip to San Antonio and I have a plan.  I am bringing my pain pills, my heating pad, and I am going to avoid all caffeine and acidic foods.  I am also going to wear light knits as they are more comfortable for me when I have a sore bottom.
 
I am going to continue to make cards and scrapbook.  Hopefully I will go on some little overnight trips.  That is all.  Most of the time, I forget to take pictures. 
 
Tomorrow I am going to a class to better learn how to use my Cricut (a cutting tool for card making and scrapbooking).
 
I leave you with a few thoughts:
 

 
 


5 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

Our daughter has a Cricut, I must post a photo on Facebook of the banner she made using that for Nitara's birthday. She has used hers a lot, well worth the money.

Chronic pain is not a good thing, my thoughts are with you.

Gill

Lori Anderson said...

Take it easy on your trip but enjoy the moments! Once I started being easier on myself, even time in bed was ok! you do so much more that's interesting than you think!!!! You do awesome things.

NanaDiana said...

I am really sorry that you have so much pain, Deb, so much of the time. Hope you have fun at your class and on your trip. xo Diana

Gert said...

I know what you mean about chronic pain...sad... But..I'm so proud of you, getting out and doing so much! Really helps keeping your mind off the pain doesn't it?? I want to get a Circut...just not sure what or where to get one. A friend said HSN is a great place to get it.

Blessings,
Gert

Linda said...

I am so sorry you are experiencing so much pain. I hope you will be able to enjoy yourself and take some time for yourself as well. I love the thoughts you are sharing at the end of your post.