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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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hard for Me to Blog

I don't feel like uploading photos.
I am so tired.
My best friend, Linda, is in the hospital.  In one week's time, she lost her ability to walk on her own and has difficulty speaking.  I saw her Saturday (and Sunday) and I was in shock.  I can't tell you how many tears I cried.
We each forgave one another for the hurts we caused ..  Said that is behind us.  We held each other, cried and promised we would always be friends.
This last week, Linda fell out of bed, then Monday night had a horrible episode where she went limp, passed out, and possible seizure.  Her husband called the ambulance.  She went to ER and was admitted to the hospital.  I spent most of the day there.
Today she is starting radiation.  Hopefully it can reverse some of the damage to her brain, buy her more time to be spent with her loved ones.  She is fighting this for her grandkids.
Much has happened since my last blog.  I went on a scrapbooking retreat with my cousin as she was visiting me from Florida.  Everything seems like small potatoes now.


Kim James said...

Thank you for an update. I check her blog every day.She is also in my prayers every day along with her family.

NanaDiana said...

How odd- I thought about Linda all day today and was going to email you tonight to see how she was doing because she hadn't posted. God bless her. How awful that she is going through so much! I am so sorry that she is suffering and I know how close you two are. I am glad that you made peace with each other. Being sick is hard enough and you both have had such health issues to deal with....glad you are friends forever.

Is she at a hospital in Green Bay? Poor Linda!!! Poor you! xo Diana


Linda has also been on my mind and prayers...keep strong for her!! When you see her next time, please give her a HUG from me! Thanks!

Sandies' Patch said...

Keep strong and don't forget to think about and look after yourself too! Thinking of you, hugs Sandie xxx

Sandy said...

Whether I can talk to her or not, I still need to stop by to see her. I am family too.

Gert said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news on Linda...I know this has to be a difficult time right now. My prayers are with you and your friend for strength and comfort..


White Lace and Promises said...

I went back and trying to catch up with your writings. I am so sorry for what you are going through. Loss is hard. Grief is personal. Take all the time you need.