Wow, it has been just over 2 years since my last check in.... so much has happened and changed. I have so much to fill you in on, I can not wait to get started. I want you to know I have been doing great the last year. Family is happy, I have found new hobbies, new friends and support; but the saddest and happiest change came January 4, 2011!~ I removed my j-pouch and received my permanent ileostomy. My life quickly began to, well, be my life again! Field trips, grocery shopping, growing my small 'hobby farm'.....
This blog will be a place where I journal my life. As it was, as I wish it to be and the reality of what is...now. I would love for you to read MY journey through what was some of the best and worst of times in my life. How I handle life with a big family, chickens, honey bee's, a cow and lots of hope.
I am a Mom, a Wife and a friend who wishes nothing more then to tell you that through endless testing, surgeries and recoveries there are those around you, maybe some you have never even meet face to face, that KNOW what you are going through.
So why start up this blog again and share my story you may ask? NO, it is not to stay in the past and to cry over spilled milk. It is to move past the past. For my kids to have a written log of how we did this together. And it is for all the parents out there wondering how you are going to make life happen again. It is also for the unexpected
I had a very close friend of mine pass away from an unexpected accident. I find comfort in reading his blog. I can almost hear his voice when I read his words... I hope you find comfort here.
Life does pickup again, maybe not as you have always dreamed....thinking about that for a minute, I could have never dreamed I would be this happy without my colon and with my ileostomy! So stay tuned and I will fill you in
Oh, just to let you know, I never did run that half marathon ;)