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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, May 20, 2017

This Week's Adventures....or NOT!

Gee, it's Saturday morning already and I said I would blog about something.


The Weather:  We had some beautiful weather last weekend and for a few days after.  It was in the low 60's here, but higher inland.  We went to a memorial service last Saturday for my husband's
old friend's brother (got that?). He had many struggles with alcoholism, but later in life recovered and helped others with this addiction.  The most important thing was that he had found happiness in his life, and also, Jesus Christ.  (Jesus first).  It was nice talking to old friends and the family, and was a very informal memorial held in a park building.  The deceased had died a few months back in Alaska, so this worked out well, to have family and friends remember him in his home state.


I would like to start a Christian book club.  I need to find appropriate fiction before inviting everyone.
Any ideas?


This has been a lazy week for me.  I did not go to exercise AT ALL this week!!!  I mopped my kitchen, I did laundry, but that's about it.  When the weather was nice, I didn't even go for a walk.


My sister is not recovering as quickly as we would like.  Her surgery went well, but the rehab facility is short staffed. She needs help with going to the potty and probably hasn't been "walked" all that often.  Her sciatica was giving her problems and causing more pain that her knee replacement.  The nursing care center lost her new shorts, top and panties.  She sits uncomfortably and painfully waiting too long to be rescued from the pot or wheelchair.  She would probably try and go herself, but they have purposely put the walker across the room, so she doesn't attempt that.  She hasn't had any more than a sponge bath for some time, so today she will finally get her hair washed in the shower!  I wish I could help more.  I brought her more clothes to wear.  I visit when I can.


I have to get my sewing machine out.  I committed to making at least one sack for the school supplies that will go into it this Fall for missions.  I will take a picture of the finished product....if I remember!



Gert said...

Well, I think you sound busy! I'm sorry your sister isn't getting the care she needs. I was there one time, but it certainly wasn't that bad. (I'll pray for her..) Seems our weather is stuck on "rain".. But, that is normal for May!! Hope you have a blessed week!


Sandy said...

GOOD "Aftercare" is the biggest thing that is needed after a knee replacement. I feel for her as I was in the shit hole of hospitals(New London Medical Center). I wrote a formal complaint but of course that was worthless. My advice to everyone, bring your camera/recorder and record exactly how you are treated in all hospitals.Only way to get things to change. I feel so bad for her. All she can do is keep complaining and raising a stink where she is at? When will she be able to come home?

baili said...

you are such an inspiration my friend!
your surgeries and diseases gave you tough time but with the love and support of you loving husband and your inner strength you defeated everything.
How nice the the brother of your husband's friend learned from his mistakes and helped others to get rid of this.
it hurts me when i read about the poor conditions of you sister regarding health .
i really wish and pray for her perfect health and happiness.
hope your sack will look great when is done

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The bookclub sound like a good idea. I would probably search books using google. Hope you have a nice weekend! Hugs!