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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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Not Complaining

Not much new here.
I am still struggling with this IC diet.  I was so much wanting a root beer.  One night I had one and I was okay.  Then, the next day I had another.  Both were caffeine free, but carbonation is NOT my friend.  That evening it felt like I had drank hydrochloric acid! 
So, I am back to following the diet. 
I see the physical therapist who is working with the scar tissue I have "down there."  I guess I am glad she is a she and that we can have a pleasant conversation while she is stretching me!
I take my meds when I don't feel good, and am learning to like herbal tea!  Never thought I would say that!
Last night was our Red Hat meeting.  Several of us have April birthdays.  When it's your birthday month, you wear red with a purple hat (or head piece).   I took this off of my purple hat that was too darn big for me!


NanaDiana said...

Very cute picture, Deb. I am so sorry you are still having problems with the IC diet. You can do it though-just one day at a time. You look GREAT!!!!! xo Diana


Fun little hat to wear for your birthday month! Cute hairstyle too!

Gill - That British Woman said...

cute hat.

Linda said...

Great way to recycle!!! Someday we will learn not to test our diets.

Sandy said...

nice pic Deb!I wish I liked tea. I have tried,no can do. YUCK!

Linda said...

Lovely hat, Deb, and I am so sorry to know that you are still having issues with the IC diet. Sending you a hug.

Fran. said...

Hi Deb I too have IC and I am just starting to try the IC diet. I also just had a terrible ordeal with kidney stones. The pain was unbelievable. Nice to see another blogger with Ic most are on facebook. Take care my friend and keep up the good work it is worth it! XOXO Love Fran.