It was my mom who was with me every step of the way (along with my husband) from the Dx of UC to the doctor appointments, each failed medication attempt, the staph infections, hospitalizations,
open wound care, pre and post surgery experiences, and the unconditional love and affection she provided for my son. My mom has been the basis of my very being. It is because of her that I am a strong woman. It is because of her independence, passions, and love of life that has given me the courage and motivation to live each moment with all that I have. She is truely the most amazing person in my life.
Not only was my mom a caretaker of me and my family, but all the while she has provided frequent, daily and weekly care of my five-year-old niece, bi-weekly care of my nephew, and daily care of my ailing grandma (who passed in April). My mom is THE caretaker of our family. It really is because of her that my siblings and I are who we are, and are as close as we are. My mom has given us the world, and we cherish that.
Her name is Jerri.
: ) Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open." -Unknown