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Jerseygirl1955

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  1. Jerseygirl1955

    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    A word of caution on getting reports sent to you. In 2016 I had some post menopausel bleeding and sought medical attention. The first go-round I had a hysteroscope which found polyps and I had them removed. Bleeding continued. Had a pap smear that showed atypical cells that the doctors office filed away. I got those results and called their office and was told to come back in. Another cervical biopsy that revealed nothing. About a month later, I woke up in a pool of blood. I called the doctors office, went right down and they did another biopsy. I went home to wait for results. A week before Christmas, the lab sent ME the results that clearly said that I had cancer. I sat for two weeks paralyzed by the knowledge that I had some type of cancer - the lab had sent the samples to Johns Hopkins to confirm the diagnosis and to confirm that it was an aggressive type of uterine cancer. I finally called my gyno who was very upset that I had gotten these results in an email. She said she was waiting until John's Hopkins confirmed this information before calling me. She had NO idea that these results were released to me without benefit of a doctors consultation. I went thru hell. My husband who did not see the word cancer, it was CARCINOMA on the email, kept telling me that I was worrying for nothing. In early 2017 I had a hysterectomy, ovaries and cervix removed and then 6 months of chemo and then radiation. While I am greatful that I received the first pap smear results, because I shudder to think what would have happened had I not persisted with medical tests, I also would not want to see anyone relive the horror of those few weeks before Christmas and into early January because of an email being sent out. EDITED TO ADD: the biopsies showed nothing because the samples were taken around the areas that had cancer cells. Had I not persisted, it would have been discovered too late.
  2. Jerseygirl1955

    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Please tell me she didn't invoke the name of Bruce Springsteen. I have been to many Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce concerts and no one has hair like that. No one.
  3. Jerseygirl1955

    QVC

    I can assure you weight loss surgery is not easy. I had gastric bypass in February. I had to do a 6 month program of high protein, low carb eating, 3 weeks of a liquid diet before surgery, 4 weeks liquids after and then pureed and soft foods for 2 months. I have lost 120 lbs to date and have also lost my diabetes, 3 pills and 3 different insulins a day as well as my sleep apnea. It was not an easy decision to do this nor one that I took lightly. I can only eat 1/2 cup of protein 3 times a day and have to consume at least 80 grams. I struggle most days to get in my required amounts. I also have to drink at least 64 ounces of water. I cannot eat most of what my family eats. I will be cooking a Thanksgiving meal that I cannot eat because I have a family. I have a hard time ordering at restaurants so we don't go out much anymore. I don't actually like to talk about it to people because they too make the comment that I took the "easy way out" So I can understand if Leah doesn't want to disclose this publically. I also have no regrets since I can now ride on amusements with my grandkids, will enjoy a longer life and actually look good in my clothes for the first time in at least 30 years. I apologize if I sound harsh, but I cannot stand when people say it was easy.
  4. Jerseygirl1955

    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    My granddaughter who just turned 7 loves the JoJo bows and looks really cute with them in her hair but JoJo not so much.
  5. Jerseygirl1955

    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    The most you can insure you home for with FEMA (National Flood) is $250,000 no matter how much your home is worth. You can purchase excess coverage but it is very expensive. Also claims are settled on a ACV (actual cash value) basis so everything is basically depreciated. If the home was not your primary home, you were out of luck for help other than loans. I am an insurance agent in NJ and there were lots of very ticked off people after Sandy.
  6. Jerseygirl1955

    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    A lot of people found out after Sandy that flood insurance doesn't pay for very much. And you can't count on Homeowner's Insurance either. It was all very sad. Hoping for the best for everyone in the storm's path.
  7. Jerseygirl1955

    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    I live just across the bridge from Philadelphia. During Sandy, the street behind us lost power for over a week and we are an hour from the jersey shore. I recently learned a lot about the power grid which explained why they lost power and we didn't. My co-workers family lost their little house on LBI and I have other friends who randomly lost houses in Ocean City and Wildwood. It was very strange how one block was okay and another had houses destroyed. Weather is nothing to play around with. If they told me to go, I would go.
  8. Jerseygirl1955

    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    My niece was born that morning. I had to run an errand to my brother's employer to let them know where he was and why he wasn't at the police academy that morning. The sky was so bright and clear. I got back to the hospital just as the first plane hit. A nurse told me and we all just thought it was a small plane that lost it's way. Then while we were all watching the news in the waiting room, the second plane hit. Not an accident. What a day of weird emotions. First the high of my first niece being brought into the world and the horror of so many being taken from the world.
  9. Jerseygirl1955

    QVC

    I think I had a maternity top made of this exact fabric in 1978. In fact I am positive I did. Same style too.
  10. Jerseygirl1955

    QVC

    I was never a fan of tattoos and yet I got my first one at age 59 (I will be 60 tomorrow. I had cancer in 2016 and had a chemo port that left a nasty scar on my chest. After the port was out, I got a peach and blue colored ribbon to honor my survivor status and also my husband's recovery from colon cancer. I love my tat and what is represents. It was hard fought and won.
  11. Jerseygirl1955

    QVC

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  12. Jerseygirl1955

    QVC

    He's not snotty at all. He responds to most of his facebook posts and is very active in the community. A couple of years ago, we posted something that my grandson had said and he made a big fuss about it. My aunt actually used to work for the television station (WPVI) and knew all of the on air talent.
  13. Jerseygirl1955

    QVC

    I underwent chemo last year and all my chin hairs disappeared. They came back with a vengeance afterwards, especially because I was ingesting biotin to try to make my head hair grow back. I just pluck, repeatedly. I have tweezers at my desk, in my car, etc.
  14. Jerseygirl1955

    S05.E10: We Didn't Start The Fire

    I love who's on first and I loved it even more last night with the Von Hayes reference. Yes, he is my favorite baseball player.
  15. Jerseygirl1955

    All Episodes Talk: Small World, Big Lives

    I have 5 grandkids, 8, 5, 5 and twin 3 year olds. Never had a grandma shower. We bought one port-a-crib, a high chair and booster seat and some special plates for the kids to eat on when at my house. In 8 years, I purchased two packs of diapers only because we ran out of the ones provided by parents after a blowout. We did not need a lot of things, most of the clothes would be outgrown anyway and in the event of an "accident or feeding issue, I have a washer and dryer and could clean up the mess easily. That shower was tacky and ridiculous.
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