Sunday, August 26, 2012

Just stopping by

Wow, I haven't been here in so long, that I forgot my password and had to reset it, lol. I don't know who is following me still here in Blog World. But if anyone is still following me, thank you. Well, so much has happened since my ast entry here. My sil is doing great. His tumors are gone, thank you lord. Dan's brother Donald passed away. Very sad it was for the family. Now we have his mother to worry about. She suffered a stroke and hardly remembers anything. Needs around the clock care. Their going to put her in a nursing home soon. She's in a wheelchair now and has to wear adult diapers. Her health is not good at all. She's lost so much weight, and has aged so fast in her appearance. She shakes uncontrolably. Her hearing is almost gone and her eyesight too. My heart goes out to her. She is such a wonderful lady and so loving and kind hearted. Well, Dan and Emma bought a house in Delran, NJ. They had it gutted out and all remodeled. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, livingroom, diningroom, kitchen, full finished basement with a fireplace in it, and a spare room over the garage. I haven't been over to see it yet. I might go over tomorrow. I miss my grandbabies. Hopefully by the end of October I will also be living in NJ. Got my eyes on a few houses there. Well, school starts the day after Labor Day. Summer sure zipped by fast. I can't believe Rebecca and Marissa are in 5th grade, Daniel is in 2nd, and Adrianna is going to kindergarten. They are growing up so fast. Too fast, lol. As for me, same ol same ol. I feel all the pain that comes along with the age. Legs are the worse. Always swollen, always hurting. Been trying to diet. Thats not working out very well. I'm still on double doses of Coumadin. My blood just doesn't want to stay thinned out. Well, I don't know what else to write about. Guess I got writers block or something, lol. Anyways, I wanted to stop by and say hi and hope everyone is doing well.

GOD BLESS...........Cindy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My week thus far

Here I am again. Another entry. It is 9:45pm thursday. Rebecca has gone to bed for the night. Jim is up in his man cave/computer room on his computer. He's scanning Rebecca's Honor roll certificate we received today. It was report card day and our child did fabulous this marking period. Eight A's and three B's. Plus the certificate for Meritorius Honors. Very proud parents we are. My daughter Emma took me out to brunch this week and to do some shopping. We went to a place called the Dining Car to eat, in which I had a very tasty western omelet. Then to KMart where she bought me an outfit, 2 pillows for my couch's and a new bathroom ensemble for the bathroom, along with shower liner and shower curtain. She said we're gonna go out next week also. It was so nice being out with her to chat. We haven't done that in ages. Sybil  you asked about Marissa. She still has the heart condition. They want to wait until she's older if possible to do the surgery she needs. Apparently it's risky when the person is a child. But so far things have been well for her. My sil Dan is doing ok. I am so glad he went for a third oppinion on his cancer treatments. He's been getting 2 massive doses of radiation a week, and still has some to get. But the radiation treatments are shrinking the 3 tumors. If they can get them small enough, they go down his throat while he is under and suck out the tumors, with no major surgery. Dan's brother Don is in poor shape with his tumors. He has huge tumors on 95% of his body. It is at the point now where his breathing is seriously effected. He refused to see a doctor for treatment. He says it's God's will. I feel bad for their Mom. She is 80yrs old and ost a son already that hung himself because he thought he could be with his wife who had terminal cancer and was dieing. To lose another son will hurt her. Her health is not good at all.
I had a wonderful Valentines Day. My daughter Emma gave me 7 beautiful sccented candles from IKEA. They make my house smell so good. My husband Jim and daughter Rebecca gave me a huge box of Whitman's Chocolate's, a small nick nack and 3 cards. I felt so loved.
Well, that's about it for now. I will post again soon and with pictures too. Take care my friends and God Bless.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Happenings

No, your not seeing things that aren't there, lol. Yep it's me. I have not posted for so long I had to reset my password because I had forgotten the old one. Or maybe I'm just getting old, lol. Well, quite a few things have happened since my last posting here. I don't even know where to start. Rebecca is 10yrs old now and in 4th grade. Straight A student, honor roll. I hope it continues. She loves school. My grand daughter Marissa is also in the 4th grade, doing very well. My grandson Daniel is in 1st grade and he loves school. They tested him and instead of putting him in kindergarten, they placed him in the first grade. It seems I taught him very well for 2 yrs. He could read, do math, spell and write before he even started school. My grand daughter Adrianna is 4yrs old now. And my what a handful she is. Spoiled wrotten and loves bossing everyone around, even me. LOL But she's mommom's lil princess. And owns all the princess dresses too. Just ask the parents that walk their kids to school, cause Adrianna has a different princess dress on everyday, lol. They see her coming and say, here's the lil princess, lol. Then she says Mommom I'm coming home with you right now, lol. And she does, and I love it. Well, we are renting a very nice 3 bedroom house right now. But we are house hunting to buy a house. Dan gave me the headsup on finding a house, and he's paying for it. I have an awesome son in law for sure. It's my present for helping them out the past 4 years since his accident. So, I am looking for a 1 story 2 bath 3 bedroom house, with a big yard, preferrably fenced in yard so the kids can play. And we can put up a pool come summer.
      Emma and Dan separated for a few month's, but I am happy to say they are back together. And seem very happy about it. Emma went to Virginia and left Dan here in philly with the kids. It killed her to leave the kids, but I think she needed a mental break or something. She is going to see a cardio doctor tomorrow. She has symptoms that I just don't like. And she even fainted, and when awakened she had numbness in left side and had a hard time getting up off the floor. Dan on the other hand is battling a fight now that I hope and pray he wins. He doesn't want anyone to know, so those of you who are on his friends list in facebook don't let on that you know ok. Dan recently found out he has 3 tumors in his stomach that are malignant. I had him talk to his doctor because he was losing weight too fast. 80 ponds in 3 months to be exact. The smallest tumor is the size of a golfball. He has alot of pain in his stomach. They told him it doesn't look good, so he went and got 2 more opinions. One doctor says he can cure him with high doses of radiation. So he's trying that first. If it doesn't help, he will do what the other doctor wants, which is massive doses of chemo twice a week for 12 weeks. Thats alot of chemo. So if you will keep both Emma and Dan in your prayers please.
    The kids had an awesome christmas. They all got new bikes. Rebecca got an ipod nana. Which she loves. Oh and she loves having her own room. We got her a tv and had cable hooked up in it, so we can watch grown up tv and not kid tv now, lol. Her all time favorite show that she does watch with us, is Storage Wars, she loves it. Jim keeps himself busy with work and doing things here at the house. And on sundays he takes the laundry to the laundry mat and washes and dries it, then he comes home and folds it and puts it all away. I think I better keep him huh, he does what I hate, doing laundry, lol. We had a few losses in the family. Jim's father passed away. We miss him very much. He had a beautiful funeral. A military funeral. Jim and his 2 younger brothers helped carry their Dad's casket. There was 21 gun salute, the flag was presented to Jims mom, and the playing of taps. Shortly after his dad passed away, Jim's grandmother died also. But she lived a long happy life of 100 years. She is greatly missed also. And do you remember Mommom I? She also passed away. I miss our morning coffee time and our afternoon walks with her. She was a very sweet lady. Our friend Joe sold his house here in philly and bought a place in west virginia. But right now he resides in pittsburgh, pa and lives with his wife Sherry of 3 months. Yep he got married. She is such a nice lady too. I am so glad he found someone to share his life with. We miss him though. Rebecca loves her Uncle Joe.
   Well as for me, I'm still kicking as they say. Still on the blood thinners, a higher dosage now. It seems my blood just doesn't want to do what the doctor wants it to do, lol. My cancer is still in remission. Did find a lump in left breast, had the lump removed and it wasn't malignant, thank god.
   My sister Lucy was diagnosed with PAD. She is having surgery tomorrow. Their putting stents in her so the blood will flow into her legs. She is so bad with the PAD that if she doesn't get the surgery she will lose both her legs.
     Well, it's midnight, and I am tired. I worked in Rebecca's room for 7 hours today cleaning, folding, and organizing. It looks so nice now. She's really happy in her room. She's sound asleep all snuggled in her bed. Jim just went off to bed. I think that's what I will do also. This body is calling for my comfy bed and pillows. So, I am sorry it's been so long since my last posting. Now that i can remember the password I can post more often, lol. So, take care, god bless and Happy New Year everyone.

Love ya,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Saying Hello

Just want to say hi to all my readers and to let you know I am still around. Things have bween really hectic around here lately. I am really in need of a vacation, lol. Snow, snow and more snow is what we've had for over a month now. And tonight an icestorm is coming? Hey Phil, you see your shadow and in the cooking pot you go, lol. Seriously, I am so sick of winter, snow, ice, and cold winds. Spring can't get here fast enough for me. Well, I am making it short with this post. I hope all of you are doing well.

God Bless,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Marissa has to have her heart monitored for the next 30 days. We have a monitor here at home which she has to hold next to her heart whenever she has chest pains or her heart is beating too fast. The doctor said her heart should beat 200 beats a minute. Marissa's heart is beating 400 beats a minute. After the 30 days the cardiologists will then decide whether or not surgery should be performed to remove the extra heart valve.
As for me I feel like total crap. Headache, sinus infection, strep throat and bronchial pnuemonia, along with the painful body aches. Am on antibiotics, pray they work fast. I will keep you all updated.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Prayers for Marissa

This is my granddaughter Marissa. She is in need of prayers. She has been waking up in the middle of the night with major nose bleeds. Nose bleeds so bad she is covered in blood. She has also been diagnosed a while back with Wolff Parkinson's White Syndrome. An EKG this morning showed problems with her heart. She is seeing a cardiologists tomorrow morning at 9am. For those who don't know what this is, I have enclosed information about it. But I ask you, please pray for her. We are so worried. Thank you.

What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a condition characterized by abnormal electrical pathways in the heart that cause a disruption of the heart's normal rhythm (arrhythmia).

The heartbeat is controlled by electrical signals that move through the heart in a highly coordinated way. A specialized cluster of cells called the atrioventricular node conducts electrical impulses from the heart's upper chambers (the atria) to the lower chambers (the ventricles). Impulses move through the atrioventricular node during each heartbeat, stimulating the ventricles to contract slightly later than the atria.

What are the symptoms of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

People with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome are born with an extra connection in the heart, called an accessory pathway, that allows electrical signals to bypass the atrioventricular node and move from the atria to the ventricles faster than usual. The accessory pathway may also transmit electrical impulses abnormally from the ventricles back to the atria. This extra connection can disrupt the coordinated movement of electrical signals through the heart, leading to an abnormally fast heartbeat (tachycardia) and other arrhythmias. Resulting symptoms include dizziness, a sensation of fluttering or pounding in the chest (palpitations), shortness of breath, and fainting (syncope). In rare cases, arrhythmias associated with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden death. The most common arrhythmia associated with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Still here

Yes, it is me. Your not imagining this entry, lol. I know I have been away for quite a while. I guess I will just tell you the truth why. It's Facebook. I am addicted to their games, such as Farmville, Farmtown, Fish Isle, Treasure Island and Family Feud. Alot of good friends I had in Jland are in facebook also. So, if you haven't gotten emails from me lately, it is because we had major computer problems. We had a power outtage due to the heatwaves we've been having. Well, my computer was on during one of them when the power went out. It not only crashed my whole system but it also wiped out all my information. So, I have lost all email addresses and pictures I had saved. So, if you will, please email me at so I can build my email list again.
 Update on my sister Helen. She ended up back in the hospital with chest pains. She's ok now and back at home. If she'd of listened to the doctor's orders, she wouldn't of had that second time in hospital. He told her no going to work for at least 6 month's. She was back to work after only a month. Man, that girl is stubborn. lol.  So, the girls are going into 3rd grade come September. They both received excellent report cards the last semester of school. Rebecca received the highest award given, which made both her daddy and I very proud.
This past April I had a major health issue. Both my hands and arms turned blue. My blood was so thick, dangerously thick the doctor put it. I spent a week in the hospital and they gave me both Heprin and Coumadin while there to thin the blood. I'm still having issues with the blood, but I am still on the coumadin also. Another medical issue is, the jugular vein on the right side of my neck where I had the cancer surgery and radiation is badly damaged. So damaged that I have to see a specialist on Sept 9th, to discuss what to do about it. The doctor said it will probably come down to having surgery to remove the fried section of the vein. Like I really want more surgery, ugh. Recently my doctor told me I was Type 2 diebetic and also diagnosed me with having Asthma. I swear, if it's not one thing it's another when it comes to me.
Well, my stress level doesn't help much either. Kids (lil ones) always screaming and crying. Toys thrown everywhere, so much you can't see the floor. The only peace and quiet I get anymore is after 11pm or so when the youngest finally goes to sleep. I spend alot of time downstairs in my room just to keep what sanity I have left. I have searched and searched for a decent affordable place to live, but haven't had any luck at all. So, I found my old landlords address in New Jersey and I wrote him a letter. I pray he has a place available. I want my own place, Rebecca wants her own room and Jim just wants to be able to come home, sit in a chair and watch the news when he gets home from work. Right now he can't do that. Not with kids screaming and cartoons on all day and night. My oldest is upset that I want to move back to NJ. She thinks I am doing it out of spite. I am not doing that. I need my own place, I want my own things, which are still in storage. I WANT A CLEAN AND ORGANIZED HOUSE AGAIN. And most of all I want peace and quiet.
Now I feel really bad and just want to cry. I yelled at Rebecca because Adrianna kept screaming that she wants Rebecca's barbie things and doll furniture. It got on my nerves so bad I yelled at my kid to take her things back downstairs, and she did crying all the way. Lord, just give me the strenghth to cope with all this just a while longer. Please let my old landlord call me to say he has a place available.
Well, my head is ringing right now. I can't think of anything else to write about. So, I guess I will go now. I think I will take Rebecca out for a drive so she and I can talk. No privacy here to even talk.
Hope all are well.