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.



Saturday, March 6, 2010

Prayers needed.

Please, please, please, say a prayer for my sister Helen. She has had a heart attack. A stent was inserted due to a clogged artery. She is only 41 years old. This is her grandson she is holding. Thank you so much. I will make an entry soon. I will keep you updated.