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...


Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband went to their 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. 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.

So looking forward to the summer with fresh air & warm summer nights. Spring here is pretty good too.

Still 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.

I have so many posts to write about so please keep patience with me. I received a great posting from which looks to be a great animal site. Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks friends,


Friday, October 14, 2011

Health Care for Little guy in Compass

Well, we finally made it, we got Rialey in the 24 hour treatment centre with the IWK.  He did really good the first night, but last night, he cried a little for me.  I was heart broken.  I kept looking at his empty bed and missed him so much!

Today, I called to see how he is doing and they said he was doing great.  He played with the other children, was doing activities and was eating. 

I went to eat dinner with him and we were both excited to see one another!  I miss him so much.  He kept smiling at me and saying Nan, I'm glad you're here.  We played a few games, watched a Scooby Doo movie and played some cards.  Then when he knew he had to get ready for bed and have his shower, he started to cry a little because he knew I was going to leave.  I said to finish our card game and if I am allowed, then I would start his shower then leave.  That perked him up.  Off he went to the bathroom and I started his shower and he gave me big hugs and kisses and I left.  Feeling somewhat lonelier than when I came.  The house seems so empty.

The different treatments he has received over the past two years through our IWK Children's Mental Health program has been incredible!  We have been through different types of treatment and care for his severe ADHD and ODD, as well as struggling with learning difficulties.  But he is a strong little boy and he prays at night that God will help him learn to keep his temper in check and to help him get friends.

I breaks my heart when I hear him tell me that he played soccer that day with the boys that hate him, and they would only let him play defense, then state "but at least I got to play".  He is a handsome little guy with a fabulous personality, who is funny, whitty and smart in many ways.

I have to thank my lucky stars that we have a public health car system in Canada and we can access any type of care without having to pay a dime (other than parking, but that is another beef with me).  Everyone should have full and free access to health care.  That's what the leaders of countries are tasked with yet they have different priorities and put the people last.  Some people shock me when I hear they don't want a universal health care system run by the government!  Health care should not be concerned with making profits by the sick, ill and dying.  It should be free, paid by taxes by all citizens.

Will we one day see power countries like the United States finally smell the roses and provide free(taxed) health care for all Americans?  We'll have to wait and see.  Thanks for listening.