Well here's something goofy I'll share. I guess I should have been an architect or gone into drafting. My dad was in construction when I was growing up, he always had a new home's blueprints on the kitchen table. He would explain what each room was. So I took to drawing my own floorplans as a child (my gosh this sounds so nerdy!).......my dad even went further and built me my own drafting board, T square and I received templates for xmas ones year, for various shapes to create my rooms.
No I don't drag this drafting table in the bathroom - LOL. You thought I did huh? LOL It's all actually packed away, has been for decades.
But what this interest created in me is collecting floor plan books. So in each of our bathrooms I often have one - my favorites are the Southern Living floorplans. So I play the what-if game - if we win the lotto, I'd build this house! At times decorating magazines too (another favorite is Cottage Living).
Lately I've been imagining what a small brand new green house would be like. Geo-thermal heating, etc.
All of this crazy and wacky interest of mine takes my mind off my GI troubles! I even draw floor plans still but usually pitch them in a day.
People ask me all the time - oh are you building a new house again? LOL I laugh and say oh no, just an interest of mine.......
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!