My many adventures

Hi Folks, sorry I deleted my paragraph where I tell you all about all the places I've been to.
I'm blessed since surviving breast cancer, to travel around the world to some of the many places I've always wanted to go. There are lots more places I want to visit.
I've been to Scotland, England, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & SulcukEphesus Turkey, Egypt and Malta. I have been to Las Vegas, Hollywood LA, Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, a Disney Cruise to Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay island, all over Canada and Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We can add Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize City and Honduras. What a fabulous way to see the world!
Take the time to do the things you want to do because life is too short and if you wait until you can afford it, you'll likely never go. So get your plans ready and pick a place and start booking your trip. It is so worth it.
Thanks for dropping by. I have lots of posts to put up so stay tuned...
Debbie


BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: Sept 20, 2016

Hi Folks! I have been away from posting because my 40 year old daughter finally got married Aug 27th 2016. It was tiring but the wedding was wonderful and very happy in the end. I sent them on a beautiful honeymoon to Calabogie Lodge in Ontario. The resort was all wood interior with two bedrooms and the master suite with a bed so big. Apparently when the drove back home to Halifax, they started arguing and it lasted all the way over four provinces. Now she feels the argument wasn't so bad. Glad they enjoyed their first vacation ever! His brother loaned them his BMW which drove like a dream.

I still have a great deal of travel posts to put up. I want our vacations and travel to be shared with you all. I'm not sure of what our travel plans will be for 2017, but for 2016, I rested all the time. Retirement is so awesome!! I was able to take pictures of the summer's Totally Eclipse of the Moom, which I'll share with you here on a post. It was incredible for sure.

I had my annual cancer check up and everything was great! It makes me so happy unfortunately, my doctor had to retire due to illness and I am trying to get a family doctor. It is horrible when you don't have someone who looks after you and knows you.

We had a fabulous summer with little rain, although the farmers and rural residents were not too happy. Some people had to pay for water since their wells went dry. This rainless weather is not something we experience so it was a little frightening.

I've been busy trying to find my ancesters with the Foran/Forhan name. Apparently two brothers came over from Dublin, one was name Edward who had a son named Edward born in Prince Edward Island and he had a son named William who had my father. I love doing ancestry but it is very frustrating when you can get no further without the "parents" names.

Well, be on the look out for my various posts. I also have a few products I want to write about as well.
Thanks friends,

Debbie

Friday, August 6, 2010

my cancer travel

It's hard to believe it has been 8 eight years since I had the breast cancer lumpectomy operation  Because of all the complications with chemo, I almost died twice; infection and clots in lungs and leg.  I'm in t 1 % that can die from chemo so I pray each day it doesn't come back.  It is the worst nightmare for me.

During my 2 1/2 year at home recovery, I ended up with cusody of my two grandchildren who I call energy and attitude because they are 7 and 16.  House work didn't happen much and today it is still hard.  My body ended up growing too old because of the cancer travel.  My knees have to be replaced; I have spurs in my knees and feet; I gained a lot of chemo weight which is hard to get off because I can't exercise much; and   now I have gout that rages in my feet and now finger.  I am on more pills than I care to think of.  Oh, and I  ended up with hypo-thyroid, I was the text book case.  One time, my granddaughter was only 9 years old and I was really sick and she said to me at 1:30 in the morning:  Nanny, please call the doctor cause I'm too young for you to die.  I made the call  was hospitalize and had a blood transfusion followed by an infection that wouldn't go away.

I realized one important thing, that if you want to do something in life or want to buy something or want to travel, the DON'T WAIT, DO IT!!  Tomorrow might not come for you.  What's the good of saving something if you don't get to ever use it or do it.  So now I do travel and I bring the kids with me.  We have a ball.

I now have a handicap sign for my car and what a problem it is for peoples with disabilities to find a parking spot.  We don't have enough in any city, especially in Halifax.  One thing for everyone to know, is that if you can be in a Clinical Trial, do it!  The care is wonderful and they follow you for life.  The Clinic sets up my mamogram appointment every year, they schedule any other tests I need and they check my blood work every year as well.  This is all FREE health care my friends, paid by my tax dollars and worth every single cent.

I'll blog more on my family trials, but I want to focus on my travel.
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