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Friday, September 23, 2016


Met with my cardiologist yesterday, and I am scheduled for a pace-maker October 3rd!

I don't know what to think. 

Perhaps I'm in shock.

Your prayers are much desired.

Thank you.

Sunday, July 24, 2016



Good news...

My biopsy was "Clear" & "Normal." 

That takes the weight of the world off my shoulders. 

NO lymphoma!!!

I am still scheduled for the endoscopy this coming week.  Hoping it will have clear results as well.

They chose not to do this second procedure at the very last minute.

I'm still tired. 

Heart doesn't seem to want to be under control.  Granted home life is still extremely stressful, so that might account for it.  ???

I'm resting up.

Continuing to pray for good health!

: )

Friday, July 1, 2016


Since my last post I found myself in the hospital for four days, as both my heart and gallbladder decided to go on fritz!

I was released this morning and had a isotope test.  The doctors want to schedule surgery for next week sometime.  Two back-to-back surgeries..."Hey, as long as she is under, we will do both the biopsies and remove her gallbladder."  Great plan! 

I have 4 days to process all of this.

Since it is the 4th of July long weekend, I will be going to the local fireworks show and be dazzled!  The rest of the time I will simply kick-back and relax.

Miniatures?  Hmmmmm.  I wonder when I will be free to pursue that passion.

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Where did it go?

Well, for starters I spent many hours driving here, there and everywhere for medical appointments.  What a waste of time and energy that was!!!

I finally gave up on the medical establishment!

So many months.  So many different drugs.  So many tests.  What came of it all??  Nothing much.

I've come to believe that I was a "guinea pig" during most of that time.

No wonder they call it "medical PRACTICE."  I can't say that I came away with much confidence in their diagnostic ability!

I'm on my own now, exploring alternative methods of treatment.  It surely cannot be any worse than what I've endured up to this point at the hands of the medical establishment.

I'll take my chances elsewhere.

Now about miniatures...

They continue to arrive in the mail daily.

I have amassed some mighty wonderful specimens, which are collecting out in my workshop.  Oh, if I could only get out there to play!!!

Since I stopped taking that awful medication, my energy level has gone up perceptibly.  To me that is mighty good news; for once regenerated, I will be able make a trip out there and unpack those many lovely little boxes and organize things.  That thought thrills me no end.  I've missed my daily interaction with my "toys."  : )

So, it l@@ks like there is light at the end of this tunnel of mine.

Other news, little Kaylee (now 16 months) is going to be joined by a baby brother the first week in September.   Yeah!  Another living MINI!!!  How sweet is that???

Saturday, May 28, 2016


It is going on two months now, still...NO RESOLUTION!!!

I "fired" on another of the medications that I was given, so now, I'm on my 4th medication, and they still have NOT gotten my heart under control.  ???  What is going on here???  I am exhausted!!!

I've been given 3 different "stress" tests, and am awaiting the results.  Have to wait until this coming Tuesday when I have an appointment with the cardiologist.  Ghastly.

I really believe that when they call it, "medical practice," that they are correct.  The doctors are indeed  p-r-a-c-t-i-c-i-n-g  upon us!  We are like guinea pigs, or lab rats.

In the meantime, I've been to see a naturopath.  He has been encouraging.  I was about to give up, thinking I must have one foot in the grave already.  Fortunately for me, he doesn't see it that way.  : )

I have had zero energy for months and have even become a couch potato, which is not helping my plight one iota.

I dream of the day I will be back to normal.

Miniatures are awaiting my attention.  I feel guilty.

For now, there is little I can do.  I wear out far too easily.

I'm staying positive!

I thank those of you who have encouraged me, and sent positive, healing energy my way.  I really appreciate you, your words and your vibrations!!!  : )))   XXX

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Well, I must be in one hum-dinger-dandy of a Life-cycle!

I took myself to the Emergency room late Friday night, and was kept for a number of days for "observation."

I had been diagnosed with Arterial Fibrillation only to have it backfire on one of my medications. 

To complicate things, they said I had the flu.

For a couple of days they fiddled and faddled trying to get the med combinations to "work."  Then suddenly I was released and sent on my way to fend for myself!!!

That isn't working out real well.  I've been up all night wondering what it is that I am feeling.  Things just are not right.

While in the hospital, I was told that they found "some questionable things" with my lymph system, somewhere hidden behind my heart and lung.  This doesn't sound good!!!

They now have me scheduled to see some specialists for tests.  I'm not liking the turn of events.

Why can't Life just be simple???

All I want to do is PLAY with my miniatures!  Is that too much to ask?

I'm not a very happy camper today.  : (

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


The beat still goes on!

Unfortunately, it is not my own!!!

My mother and brother SOLD a house and we are in the throes of another move.  This time it is all of my brother's belongings.  Guess who gets to help???

Yesterday was a grueling day.  Today I am nursing myself. 

Where is my Life?  In limbo.

Sometimes I fear that I may never get back to miniatures again.  This saddens me as it is the only bit of "sunshine" in my life. 

My aging mother (91) gets increasingly more demanding, and my handicapped daughter (26) is struggling with having to "share" her mother's time and attention.  Truly, three is a crowd!  But what can I do?  I'm the designated care-taker.  The lot has fallen into my hands for some reason, but I do have to admit that I am rather resentful of all of the "intrusion."  When do I get to have a Life????

In the meantime, I continue my quest for perfect miniatures wherever I can find them.  I dream of the day that I will have the time to dash out to the workshop and "play."  I do deserve it!  : )

The mailman makes his pilgrimage to my door on a regular basis, so you know that there is some interesting "stuff" accumulating!!

I think of you all so often and only wish that I could join in the sharing.  For now, however, I'm "stuck" in another dimension.

I keep hoping.

Warmest hugs!