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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.

Monday, May 25, 2015

This and That

This weekend has been cool and rainy.  A good time to do laundry!
 
Last week I was busy cleaning and getting ready to have my Wildtree party.
 
It was a success!  I had six orders and we had a fun time, munching on yummy foods,
dipping bread, drinking wine and laughing!  One of my friends made "freezer meals."
I gave her the grocery list and recipes.  She bought the Wildtree products that she needed for the meals and the meat.  Each meal comes to less than $3 per person.  I still have to make mine, but have to order more product.  I forgot to take pictures!  Arghhh!  You can see that it's not your run of the mill, meat and potatoes!
 
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I am feeling much better and am now eating without the plastic mouthpiece!  I think that thing is garbage now!  I was upset with my periodontist as she looked at me like I was lying or crazy when I told her my whole mouth ached and I was so nauseous.  I got more sympathy from the hygienist.  Later the doctor said it probably was from the mouth piece.  The graft healed nicely and the roof of my mouth is almost healed now.
 
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Saturday night = Date night.
We went out (our son included) to a new Mexican restaurant in town.  It was good.  Not really spicy and we would try it again.
 
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Did you know that I can yodel?  I don't do it much anymore and am not really good.  When I was little, my mom taught me how to yodel.  I would yodel for the customers in the bar at my uncle's resort (think fishing cabins) while I would swing on the tree swing.  I then would be rewarded with an ice cream bar!
 
 

5 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

no I did not know you could Yodel. I think we all have hidden talents. Now we know yours...LOL

Melissa Pagel said...

Had a great time at your Wildtree Party! I think it was a huge success!! Sorry I finished your wine LOL

laurie said...

Im so glad your mouth is feeling better and that your party was a success!
The thought of you yodeling and swing at the fishing lodge is just so sweet, thats cute!

Linda said...

This is great! I am so happy you are feeling better, too. :)

Carolee said...

Glad you are feeling better. You will have to yodel for us at Linda's party!
Maybe you could do a class and teach us.