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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.

Friday, June 10, 2016

A Little Update

I have been experiencing horrible abdominal pain for over a month.  It has become more and more frequent, and more severe.  I went to the doctor at Froedtert Medical Center in Milwaukee on Monday.  He has scheduled a MRI and some type of scope for me for the 24th....the soonest I can get in.
I had three good days after he examined me and I thank God for that!  So far I feel okay this morning, but it is only 5:25am.  I took half of a pain pill last night and slept like a baby!
I bought a new used bike but haven't been able to ride it yet because either of the pain or weather.
It doesn't have hand brakes or speeds, but it has baskets and fatter tires.  It is just they kind of bike I can ride to Bible study at church!
Pleas say some prayers for me, and have a blessed week!
Deb...who got a new "do."  It's not that blonde, but it must be the lighting!


Terra Hangen said...

I am glad to hear you are feeling better after seeing the doctor. That hospital you mention has a great reputation, I hope they figure out how to fix your problem.

Gert said...

I'm so sorry you're having do many health issues . There is nothing worse then pain....especially tummy pain. I love your bike! Wow! What fun that will be to ride... I hope that will be soon! And a Wow! I love your new hairdo! You're beautiful !! I will keep you in my prayers.



Nice new do...hoping that the MRI will give the doctors information to help you feel better.

Linda said...

Hi Deb, I really like this bike. I totally empathize with your health issues and I hope that you will feel better and better. Sending you much love and warm hugs.

Scott Cravey said...

How awful to hear about your abdominal pains! And to have to have an MRI done to check it out, that must have been intense. I am glad to hear, though, that so far things are looking up and that you are feeling better. I hope you can ride your new bike soon and I will be sending you prayers.