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Sunday, July 13th, 2008

I am so pleased  with the way monkey c media has made my website so incredibly fantastic. My family photo page almost made me cry. Looking at my girls when they were little and in high school, college and now all grown up with families of their own.  The fact that they are so happy is the biggest gift of all for me right now. I had a bad weekend last week and I get scared that one of these times I will not come out of it and see my  family again but I try not to think about that it just gets a little hard when you loose time and those times get longer and longer. Well Jennifer Thompson you have made this wonderful for me I thank you so much.     love  Eileen

Addiction comes in many forms

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Okay I am back. been very busy with the twins my daughter is a little overwhelmed but soon I will be able to put some pictures on the site for you all to see. My youngest daughter and my editor and marketer have been giving me some lessons in using this computer and using it to sell my book. There is so much someone like me has to absorb and it is not easy but I am determined to get there. Soon we will have a resource page for everyone to go to so they can find information and places to go to for help. I would also like to start using this blog for discussions on any problems anyone is having dealing with all the many topics my book has brought up. Of course the first is Addiction then there is coping with a loved ones alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling addiction I can really relate to that one too. There are addictions to food sex relationships. We deal with family relationships, sibling relationships and the bigee our significant other. We also deal with coping mechanisms what other ways can we deal with pain than a quick fix. The solutions are out there but we need each other to share our experience strength and hope to find those solutions we need each other. Please visit us. my daughters have great ideas and we have our issues we need to work on. This whole Alzheimer’s is getting difficult for me to cope with sometimes I feel like picking up just to get a temporary relief but only god knows what that would bring. Let’s help each other and learn from each other. I am going to work hard to get on this blog every day but I need you too. thanks eileen

About.com is a Great resource

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Hi, I was going to different blogs and on one that I find very interesting there was a post by someone who had read my book that is so great to see that someone found what you have to say interesting, I wanted to help people in a way to educate them on addiction or to let them know they are not alone and their is hope. HOPE I love that word as much as I love being ALIVE. Thank you eileen

It’s Scary

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Hi,

It’s  Eileen. I have been attending more AA meetings lately because I need it but truth be known I always need it. I went to my home group meeting and  saw a friend I have known for 16 years and while I was very happy to see her I was also made aware of  once again how and what the disease of addiction does to us even after 16 yrs or 21 yrs of sobriety. It either kills us and if we are lucky enough to find help before that happens all the damage we did while we were using comes back to remind us of what a horrible disease this is. My friend is suffering from a chronic illness that is taking away her quality of life just as my alzheimer’s is doing to me. I barely recognized her at first and she was unstable to the point if you didn’t know better you would have sworn she was drunk, how many people does this disease have to cripple or kill before we get it. Listen  to me that is the anger I have at this disease. Would I have listened to anyone? Maybe the thing is no one told me back then what could happen it was the thing you did not talk about or even admit it was happening not by family members loved ones friends not anyone. It was all hush hush. That is why I wrote my book and exposed all the nasty rotten things I did to  myself my husband and worse of all my innocent children they didn’t ask to be born into that but they were and they suffered more than anyone. I see it in their faces today and they are now 30 and 28 because they were cursed with my disease. It effects everyone and it doesnt  stop for some of us the effects come back and once again I realize how lucky I am to have all I have. I don’t have a lot of money a big beautiful house or a brand new car, I work hard at everything I do and I don’t ever see that ending. To be honest sometimes we don’t have enough money to pay our bills  the economy  is getting worse and  that makes us  in the restaurant business depending on the rest of the world to put food on our table and a roof over our heads. The wonderful news is we do have a roof over our heads and most of all I have my husband and family who still love me unconditionally no matter what I have done. They have to stand back and watch the quality of my life be hindered evey day but even that is getting better and in our family if one of us is  hurting we all hurt but today we have too much to be grateful for so we concentrate on all that we are so lucky. This family is getting bigger, I have my  2 beautiful girls and their wonderful husbands who I see as my sons and now three awesome grandsons, Aiden 5, and twin boys carder and landon who are now two months old and they are all healthy. Thank you God for all you have given me.  Eileen

I have been lost

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Hi everyone I am a little embarrased. All this time I have making comments on my website but I was not blogging, I thought I was. That is how ignorant I am to the computer but now I am learning and this is just the  begining. Clarissa thank you for commenting at my site and thank u for your comment. Well officially this is my first blog so you will be hearing from me regularily and I hope I hear from all of you. I definitely have a lot to say. bye for now  eileen

My Team

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Hello, I am very excited I have the best team in the marketing department working on my promoting my book. AME Author Marketing Experts is their name and they have guided me and put up with me since the begining which was about four years ago now. Penny coached me all while I was writing the book and she was there for me at my best and my worst. I would get very emotional as I was writing it going back to all those very painful times and it wasn’t just me it was my whole family so I was like sabotaging my own work, One crisis after the other but she called me on my stuff and did it firm and straight but was also lovingly at the same time it was her and my editor Jeniffer Thompson from Monkey C Media that are the reason I completed this book. It was worth it for me anyway because from all the letters and phone calls from people that this book has touched their lives was the whole reason behind writing it. Today they sent me my first book review and it was wonderful it was the exact description of what the book is to me and it filled me with so much gratitude for her words. Thank you Tina Avon bye, Eileen

The twins are doing well

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Well first of all if anyone out there has any ideas how to invite more people to my blog I would love the suggestions.
I believe I have shared with you that my oldest daughter had twin boys may 3rd. They are a month old already and very healthy. They went from three and four pounds to six and a half pounds already. So we are all very grateful once again we have received a miracle. My youngest daughter got married April 5th and she and Dan are very happy. Its a wonderful feeling to know your children are happy and I thank god for that.
A lot has happened in my life, decisions I have made about my health I felt forced to make for my sake and my family’s. Things have been happening to me because of the Alzheimer’s this past two years things that had become unbearable to live with and for some reason something deep inside of me kept telling me I still had some control. One thing I have learned in sobriety is to trust my instincts they are usually right. They were right this time also. Physically I was loosing control of my body at different times and for longer period of times. Fear was beginning to overwhelm me all the time. I would wake up in fear and live that way an entire day. My quality of life was deteriorating fast and after all the work my family and I put into writing this book I have been unable to promote it. This book has been one of my biggest goals. I have to sign off for a while but I will be back.

Bringing home the Twins

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Thanks today may 15th the boys came home and it is also Aiden’s b-day my five year old grandson so he thinks he has been given the best gift of all his brothers. They are doing well and both weigh four lbs. now so that is good. I saw them tonight and was able to feed carder it was wonderful to watch them sleeping together in their cradle next to each other they are so beautiful and my daughter is doing wonderfully.
Also another great thing happened to me yesterday. I work with a trainer twice a week and then go to her class for an hour after and a very pretty woman came up to me after and said “I was given your book for a mothers day gift and I loved it” I just hugged her and I could not believe the feelings I was having—it was so great—my hope is for this book to touch a lot of peoples lives. Bye Eileen

We have Twins!!

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Well I have been so involved in my family lately. All good things I must add. May 4th my daughter Missy called me from the hospital “Well do you want to see your grandsons born today?” Of course I screamed but what I did not know was that she was asking me to be in the delivery room with her husband. When I got there with my husband there they are my soon to be 5 yr. old grandson my son in law and my beautiful daughter laying there with the biggest smile on her face, she was the same way when her older son was born just laying there smiling from ear to ear. I surely did not look that way I was a screaming maniac at anyone who walked in the room. My son in law Kevin said well Grammy are you going to go in the delivery room with us and I turned to Missy with my mouth wide open and face as red as a beet “you are serious” yes I am mom I jumped up in the air about 3 feet oh yes thank you so much. I ran over to her and just held her and hugged her tight. A few hours later Landon and carter entered the world very quickly but doing well. They were early so they were 3lbs and 4lbs so they will be in the hospital for a while. Their big brother couldn’t be happier along with the rest of our family. So that is our latest news. Happy mothers day to all the mothers out there. Love, Eileen

Struggling with the addiction of food

Friday, April 25th, 2008

I have received mail and phone calls regarding my book and one of the biggest topics that keep coming up is weight and our addiction to food. Young women, teens and adults and also men seem to relate my fight with my addiction of drugs and alcohol to their fight with food. I agree completely. people will do anything for food just as they would any other addiction. Go and eat alone large amounts of food until they are sick some throw it back up and others have no interest in doing that. They eat to soothe themselves or to feed some emotional need or for whatever reason is behind it. They also hit bottom that could be obesity to the point of being discriminated against or tormented by people which keeps them from living a normal life or it could lead to a eating disorder which leads to death in some people. Their are so many different addictions that I am the first to admit my addictive personality has lead me into many different obsessions I usually end up replacing one for another.

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