The kids are grown, now what?: 2011 Looking Back

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Looking Back

Wow! The year has gone by so fast. This has definitely been an eventful year for us.

In January we found out that Ryan has a gluten sensitivity so we started the gluten free diet.

In May I became seriously ill and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I did not respond to treatment so my doctor started the referral process for the Mayo Clinic. BUT, I lost my insurance and then I lost my job. Mayo won't see me without a way to pay! But, that's OK. Really. While I am still pretty sick, I am not as bad as I was back in May. I am learning how to keep myself hydrated when I am at my worst.

I may not have a job, but I am starting to earn some money. I even paid my own car insurance this month! Baby steps!

In October I started this blog. I can't believe how well it has been received and I am thankful for all of you for that.

I have great kids. I have spectacular grandsons. I have wonderful, supportive friends. I have a kitty that alternately loves me and then wants to kill me. All in all it's been a pretty great year! I am looking forward to 2012! How about you?

1 comment:

Denise Gabbard said...

Wishing you a better 2012-- health issues are totally a pain, and the insurance issue sux. Have you checked into clinics that see patients without insurance? Some charge on a sliding scale. Do not put off seeing a doctor-- that is a rough illness if left untreated:( Wishing you the best.

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