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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, June 3, 2017

This & That

I had been having some medical problems of late, but I
managed to resolve it with the help of my medical supply company
and my own brain!  Woo hoo!  We had an appointment to see the Wound and Ostomy nurse at
Froedtert in Milwaukee.  We are now glad that we don't have to make that trip!


A few weeks back I made my husband get some culture with me!  Ha ha!  A friend of mine on Facebook was doing a one man show at our local theater.  He is a distant cousin of my husband's so I thought we should go.  We had seen it before at a family reunion, but this time it was much enhanced with photos, film,  and sound effects.  The name of the program is The Accidental Hero and you can read more about it.  The long and short of it is that his grandfather documented his action in WWII
and freeing the city of Domazlice.  It was very interesting as his grandfather discovered his grandparents came from this very city in


I received my bff Linda's Fitbit from her husband.  I had been wearing it, mostly to monitor my sleep patterns, and if I was getting my steps.  I was always getting my steps, would forget to log my water, and it really didn't change my activity in any way.

Well, one day my wrist was itching, and under the charger part of the Fitbit, I had a blister and a puffy red area about the size of a dime.    I googled it of course.  My friend found this info:   Two months after the recall, the scientists wrote: "It is plausible a person's perspiration can enter into the charging port..." of the Fitbit force.They found that sweat in the charger caused a chemical reaction that produced a toxic compound, saying: "This scenario is supported by one consumer stating their injury occurred after charging... and a skin burn the shape of the charging port in another incident."

My luck.  End of Fitbit for me.  I will clean it up, and give it and all my bands and instruction to one of Linda's granddaughters.  I will warn her first!


I am happy to report that my sister is moving around much better.  She will be discharged
from the rehab using a cane!  She still suffers from sciatica for which I have
been taking her to the chiropractor.  I have been driving around a lot lately running my son and now my sister, but I don't mind as she would do that for me.

Until next time, Blessings!