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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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Playing Catch Up!

My birthday weekend was great!

Me and my Godson, J, celebrating our April birthdays!  We stopped in to give him his gift on our way out to dinner.

 I saw this beautiful sky after dinner and had to capture the moment!

I always buy altar flowers for church on my birthday (that's how I get flowers!).  We are allowed to take them home after the service.

 My sister and I "modeled" in the window at Christopher & Banks
We earned 40% off any items.  I bought a jacket (not this one).
Why did they put me with this tall, lovely woman?
Well, we had fun, waving to all the gawkers!
Celebrating National Red Hat Day.  On our birthday month, we wear red with a purple hat!

Most of the Purple Royal Belles! (our group)  There were maybe 50 -60 women from our area who attended the banquet.

Some of us were getting our groove on!
He really did sound like Johnny Cash!
 ....and he really did sound like Neil Diamond!
They put on a good show and really play the crowd!  Last year they were younger and older Elvis, and have many impersonations.
On another note.  I have felt so good on the antibiotic....wish I could stay on it, but I am done.
The urogynecologist's office called and an appointment is set up for next Wednesday!  I told the nurse that in no way will I have a cystoscopy without some time of sedative, so we will see what happens.  I just need a physician with a care plan, other than "if you're not bleeding, come back in a year!" 
I also have a few periodontal appointments.  Will I be hurting on both ends?  I hope not!


Gill - That British Woman said...

well done on being a model, and a belated Happy Birthday.

Linda said...

Nice photos! Hope the urogynecologist has a much better plan for you.

NanaDiana said...

Sounds like you are feeling really good, Deb. It is always fun to read these posts from you.

What fun to do that Christopher and Banks stint. Was that in Green Bay?

Great birthday picture of both of you- ox Diana


Looks like you have been having LOTS OF FUN!!! Happy Birthday :)

Linda said...

Happy birthday! I will keep you in my prayers in relation to your health, Deb. Your photos are wonderful, and you look radiant!