I am so dreading the next few weeks Gunny - you have to have some blood tests to see if you will cope (at 13 years old) with an exploratory operation - personally I think we should leave you alone - as long as you aren't in pain. The family though want you to go through this op - I hope I am proven wrong and you come out the other side - healthy and with us for another couple of years. We love you SO much.
I'm 60 - OMG that kinda snook up and bit me bum really - inside I still feel about 30, just a terrible shock when I look in a mirror! Anyway, I am pretty proud of me self to say that I was a very successful alternative health therapist - mainly practicing reflexology but also qualified in lots of other disciplines, I also taught alternative health classes for 5 years and loved it - I particularly LOVE colour therapy and Feng Shui. AND I also did a diploma in Interior Design which I wish I had persued as a career. My current love is papercrafting, oh and papercrafting and papercrafting.
Unfortunately I had to return to a regular job in Dec 2008 in administration with NHS because of the recession ........ which has now gone on for 8 LONG years ! I can't see me returning to self employment though although I have revived my reflexology business it really is still very much part time - it's nice to receive a regular monthly income albeit doing something that I don't particularly enjoy. Sad isn't it.