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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, May 19, 2015

Rambling On

Borrowed from Linda's Peaceful Place:
"Everything in life is temporary.  So, when things aren't going well, know that they will always get better.  When things are going really well, enjoy it and understand that it too may not last forever."

 Last Wednesday I had my dental graft.  The periodontist took skin from the roof of my mouth and sewed it to my two bottom teeth.  I was so nervous, I insisted on nitrous oxide.  BIG mistake!  I felt so nauseous from that, even after she turned it down and  increased the oxygen.  Not only that, but she had numbed the area quite well before sticking any needles in me.

We went to Costco to fill my prescription for pain meds.  Now, I am very sensitive to any kind of narcotic and would not make a good drug addict.  EVERYTHING makes me sick.  I got some Tylenol #3.  That used to agree with me, but no more.  After the numbing wore off on Wednesday, I was in excruciating pain.  I never realized a little mouth could cause so much discomfort.

I ate soup, mashed potatoes, anything soft for the first couple of days.  I had been fitted for a plastic thing that covers the roof of my mouth.  I get nauseous from that.  I also got a special mouthwash and am supposed to rinse three times a day and get nauseous from that too!

I keep the plastic thing in my mouth long enough to eat some food and chew on one side of my mouth.  I am still uncomfortable and get the stitches out tomorrow.


We have had many suicides in the area within the last month; five that I know of.  That is too many for a small Midwestern area.  We discussed this in our Bible study this morning.  It has nothing to do with being Christian or not, but many people are in such a deep depression that they are overwhelmed.  They forget, or don't realize, that God can deliver them, and they see no way out.  We must keep reaching out to those who are hurting.


I am having a Wildtree party this Saturday.  I have received two online orders!  Please feel free to check it out!

I hope I am feeling better next time!  Health and happiness to you!


Gill - That British Woman said...

love your new hairstyle. That sounds painful what you got done. Hope you feel better soon!

Linda said...

Dear Deb, you look lovely! I hope things go well in relation to your health, both mental and physical. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog and sharing the quote I shared on it. It is so kind of you.

As far as suicide goes, I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, as you know, and out of all the provinces in Canada, Quebec has the highest suicide rate. :( It is very sad. You are right, being a christian doesn't guarantee that one will not commit suicide, I think it just gives us more reason to hope and knowing to turn to our Creator, in the knowledge that He is the Great Physician and knows us better than anyone. Wonderful post, thank you so much for sharing.

Sandies' Patch said...

I hope you won't be in pain for much longer, sending hugs and well-wishes for all of your health xxx
Also love your new hairstyle, it really suits you!

Gert said...

Oh my goodness...that sounded way too painful! Glad you're feeling better as each day goes by!