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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, April 21, 2015

Just a note

Just a short note to let you know I am still alive.
Last week I had a hunch there was more wrong with me that usual.  (Is it possible?)
I had a UTI.  (urinary tract infection)  What a blessing!  I have been feeling so much better on the antibiotic.  I wish I could stay on it.  The physician assistant I saw is speaking to my primary caregiver about referring me to a urogynecologist.  I told him I am so disgusted with my care or lack thereof.
I have been so tired; I haven't felt like blogging.  I had a great birthday and I could have written about that, but didn't.
Tonight is our national Red Hat banquet.  (National Red Hat day is April 25th).  Six chapters (or is it five?) attend and we have a nice dinner and entertainment and raffle prizes.
So, maybe I will be back shortly, and maybe not.


20 North Ora said...

Glad you are feeling better. It's no fun feeling puny. Get better fast!


Gill - That British Woman said...

a belated Happy Birthday. Glad you are feeling a little better now that you're on antibiotics.

NanaDiana said...

Deb, I ended up in the ER in the middle of the night on Friday night with a UTI. I knew if I waited till morning I would have to be cathed and did not want to go through that...so 24 miserable hours later I was feeling a bit better. Always something, isn't it?

Take care of yourself- and happy belated birthday- xo Diana

Sandies' Patch said...

Sorry you have had another uti. Glad though you are feeling better, long may it last!
Belated birthday greetings too, at least one day was good! xxx

Sandy said...

Hope you feel better soon and for awhile.