The Nanny Angel Network

I sent the following message for help to the Nanny Angel Network.


My 9 year old daughter is having a difficult time (anxiety) when I’m not with her.

She rarely “allows” me to leave her sight because she is afraid that something will happen to me or I’m going to go away and never come back.  She is justified in a way because I have collapsed on several occasions in the last several months while we have been out, and an ambulance had to be called in May because I suffered a stroke.

Do you know of anyone that she can talk to so that she can get her over this fear?  Or are their strategies that you know of that might help?  My husband is convinced that she is going to have an ulcer before she’s ten if she keeps this up.

I also wonder if I qualify for one of the angel nannies? It would be good for my daughter Hope to get used me leaving, going somewhere, and coming back.  I’d feel sorry for the babysitter though!  There might be a whole lot of crying going on.

I think that having a nanny would be good for me too, because I really haven’t been able to go anywhere without her in tow and I think I could use a break away from my two kids. (Frack, who is 6 years old, doesn’t seem to have the same anxieties as Frick).

I will look forward from hearing from the program manager.


As I result, I was able to get a great Child Life Specialist from the Nanny Angel Network.







School is Back

So GLAD  my kids are back to school.

And my husband says, “Why put them in camps…just let them stay home”.

It cost me about $850 for 3 weeks in camp, but it saved me my sanity, let me tell you!

My family trip to Montreal exhausted me.

I went to the “Heart Function Clinic” at a downtown hospital.  They are going to make me go through a whole bunch of heart tests (echo, bike test, etc.).

Basically this guy told me that the epirubicin (chemo. drug) was responsible for my “Cardiomyopathy” and it was not going to go back to normal any time soon… and I will probably have to stay on some kind of medication for the rest of my life.  I’m not too happy with that.  I was hoping it “may” get in the “normal” range with exercise, but apparently that was wishful thinking.  He did change my heart medication though because the carvedilol drug that I’m on interferes with people with asthma.  And I get asthma in October when the leaves fall and change colours.

I’m bummed out that I can not go on rides (roller coasters), saunas, hot tubs, etc.  He also suggested that I close the hole in my heart and get back on the tamoxifen.  Not crazy with that idea either.  The other cardiologist told me that even if they sewed up that whole in my heart there was a 50/50 chance I could get a clot on the suture line anyway, so what was the point.

All in all, a pretty crappy day at the doctors!

And Frack is not liking grade one.  I picked him up a little late yesterday and he was crying. And today when I brought him home, he again was in a really nasty mood.  Yelling at me and crying because he was “starving”.

I don’t think he is making a good adjustment to grade 1.  Yet he was so happy to be going back to school yesterday.  Frick seems happy in her class.

He’s whining about something again.

Gotta go