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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.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

That's all I Know!

Yesterday I posted this on Facebook.  This week has been a week of ups and downs.
It was a good day for me today, with the exception of showing up at my bff's an hour too early. I could have sworn her x-ray was for 9:30! We had a little talk, and a hug. I went home so I could down more caffeine! After her x-ray we saw her doctor. He is so nice! He said that she should start feeling better once she starts treatment, but first she has to go and get another opinion to be sure she has the best possible option. So, Tuesday, she should begin. Anyway, she had to schedule a return appointment, but was in the restroom, so the nurse scheduled it with me. I told my friend we were getting her admitted to the psychiatric hospital!...LOL Got to have some giggles too.

I felt comforted knowing, that the treatment will make my friend feel better for a while.  She is so sick of feeling sick.  I wish I could help her emotionally, but I can't.  I pray and I can be there.
This weekend my life returns to normal.
We will go grocery shopping.  Tonight we will go to the new Mexican restaurant in town.  Tomorrow I will go to church.
My speech for everyone who asks me about my friend is this:  "Linda is very tired and appreciates your prayers.  That's all we know."
I am not going into detail with everyone who asks.
I am disappointed, but I am sure not as disappointed as Linda, that we will not be going to the scrapbook retreat.  I was hoping my cousin was going to come up from Florida, but she can't make it.  Well, at least we will get our money refunded, and I could really use it!
That's all I know!


Terra Hangen said...

You are being a true friend for your BFF and found the right thing to tell people when they ask about her. I am sure your support lifts her spirits, especially when you come up with funny stuff like the psychiatric hospital.

Carolee said...

That was a good one! It is good to fit in some giggles. Hugs to you.

Gert said...

Laughter is the best medicine, so I'm glad you can supply her with some of it! I'm praying for your friend that she gets the best treatment and some relief from her pain.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I pray for you and I'll add her to my prayers as well. Have a good week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane