We witness a very distraught Lea upon the sudden collapse of her baby, Leroy. Her poor dog hanging onto his last breath made me incredibly emotional. I understand how one can have so much love for their pets. My husband and I are currently trying to do everything in our power to keep our dog healthy and around for as long as possible. We recently discovered our boxer has a brain tumor, and he is going through radiation treatment. I admire Lea’s ability in spite of everything with the gala and Leroy to keep her composure and focus on her gathering with us. I don't think I could of been so strong. I probably would have asked for everyone to leave.
We are introduced to Lea’s spiritual healer friend Norman Baker. While chanting the melody he asked us to, I felt silly, probably because it was so reminiscent of the childhood song Old Macdonald had a farm "e- i- e- i- o." Norman is a very sweet man, but I did however question his abilities when predicting how many children I was to have. He said I would have one, and it would be a boy. I know in my heart I will have at least 2.
hi lisa...i had to write something about this past sunday's episode and how i related to your struggle with trying to get and stay pregnant. i had gone through the same thing. multiple miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, etc. my main problem, however, was due to something called anti-phospho lipid antibody syndrome (i also was positive for a lupus anticoagulant). basically, i would shoot tiny blood clots that would cause me to miscarry. after the third miscarriage, my doctors finally did some tests and found the aforementioned problem. the answer to this issue was to take a baby aspirin 1 x a day for the first trimester and then heparin injections bid for the second and third trimesters. while i never ended up carrying a pregnancy to term due to ectopic pregnancies that led to both tubes being removed, i did progress past my usual point of miscarriage which was always at 5 weeks. i had made it to 7 weeks but then lost the pregnancy because it was ectopic and about to rupture. these two issues were mutually exclusive of each other. there is a docotor in connecticut (where i am from) that has helped many women with this syndrome carry their pregnancies to term and they now have healthy, beautiful children! i'm sure you have had extensive testing done and you may already know the answer to your issue. i hope all of your dreams of a family come true for you!
Hi Lisa!! I think you are one of the best housewives, you are smart, kind and appear to truly love your husband. You also seem to be a good friend.
I have one comment though. You mentioned Leah seemed like you in 30 years. I wanted to recommend keeping away from ageist remarks. The reason is because it brings attention to yourself.
When Karent made an ageist remark about Ana, there must have been 100 comments saying that they looked to be the same age! Some even said Karent looked older.
Now, while it does not appear to anyone that Leah is your age, she does not look 30 years older than you, more like 10. You are so lovely, those comments are beneath you. I have read some comments that mention you actually look older than your age, and I concur. That is because sometimes, when people get too many injectables, it ages people.
I wish you the very best to have a family. You may consider a surrogate like Giuliana de Pandi if it gets to a difficult point. Your dream will come true! Keep on keeping on. Take care and good luck. :)
Hi Lisa. I watched the show tonight, Nov 11. My heart goes out to you over your miscarriages. You might want to talk to Jacqueline Laurita from Housewives of New Jersey. If I am not mistaken she said on air that she mis-carried 4 times. We know she has children now. Also, most doctors will not tell you this: Your body needs to be 15 to 20 % body fat to maintain a pregnancy. My sister was also too slender. She was 5 foot 11 inches and 110 lbs. Until she reached 130 lbs, she could not stay pregnant either. Now she has a son. She was 41. The model looks & mini size are fine to have. They do not work to carry children to term. The fetus will only stay if it knows it can be supported. Also, the 1st trimester is the most important time. You have a vigorous work out regime. You would need to scale this back. So, you have a choice to make, your figure or your future as a mom. You can always get your figure back. I hope you are not offended by this message. I mean well. God Bless.
It was a shame that there was so mcuh drama at your party, epecially sice you were trying to raise moey for a worthy cause, But you completely ove reacted by screaming at everyone that they ruined your party. You made things much worse by your vulgar language and childish ranting. You should have had your security guys rermove them from the situation and address them privately about heir behavior before asking them to leave.
Lisa you need to really get yourself out there a little more as part of this cast... Stop trying to impress people.
On the night of Joanna's and Adrianna's mishap's you kept saying something to the effect "You don't do this in this house!! Look at this house!!"... Not sure what that was all about. Drama happens anywhere where social stress bubbles burst. Though it was sad that it had to happen in your home and during your party.
BTW... The idea for the party was real nice.
Try to really keep your alliances... For a minute there it seemed that you were believing what the mean girls club kept saying about Karent.
I do love you through most of the season... Best of luck!!!
Lisa, your my favorate. You are so nice and respectful. You are a true classy lady that does not get low as others.
I liked your blog again this week. It's direct, non-threatening and not malicious. If you give an opinion or address something in particular, it's just matter of fact. I hope you continue this way because yours has become the first blog I go to. Anyone who confronts you over your posts is just looking for a fight, so I guess you have to take the good with the bad.
Just an unsolicited observation on the baby? Whether the desire be for boy or girl, 1 or 5, biological or other? Give it over to God and see what happens. I hoped and expected 2 or 3 at least. I have one amazing son that I would take a bullet for. Let go of your "ideal" and the stress that that induces and leave it to god. You'll be rewarded in ways you never imagined.
@skizzy79 I completely agree with letting go of an ideal, whatever God blesses her with will be the greatest gift on earth!
then why are you reading all 5 pages of her blog? She's supposed to give her take on the episode, from her point of view. At least she addresses the show. It's a cut and dry re-cap of how she sees it and not 5 pages of "woe is me" and "you hurt my feelings" and the rest of the crap that spews on some of the other blogs.
Repeating the episode and telling us her own impressions are two different approaches to blogs. Carole of NYC was the best at doing both, imparting her take while she summarized. She's a tough act to follow as this attempt proves.
@withdiamonds lol! I thought I was the only one who felt like I was in class after we watched a video and the teacher asked for a report on what was it about. I will say she was better on the last couple of pages
I'm not a doctor but I know that low magnesium levels cause all kinds of problems, and taking magnesium has cured many health problems.
Check the internet for facts about magnesium and a good book written by Dr Carolyn Dean.
Below is some internet info you may want to consider.....
"Infertility and miscarriage A small clinical study of infertile women as well as women with a history of miscarriage found that low levels of magnesium may impair reproductive function and increase the risk for miscarriage. The authors of the study suggest that one aspect of the treatment of infertility (particularly in women with a history of miscarriage) should include magnesium along with selenium. More research in this area is needed"
Lisa, how unfortunate to have such a disgraceful event at your party. At the next one, maybe you'll consider not extending an invitation to the trouble maker, Adriana, who when not picking fights is looking for guys.
I hope you have as many babies as you want. I think that Norman just meant that he saw one child in the immediate/ near future. After that, is it not up to us to use our free will and do whatever it takes to change things?
You are lucky to have such a great (and rich ;) husband. Dr H is remarkable, extremely accomplished, self-made. I hope he does not get disgusted with some of the HWs behavior, bc it is great watching you both on the show.
Hi Lisa,which by the way awsome name that's my name also..careful there is a few that just might take ur kindness for weakness..your new to the crew...don't let any of them change you be that sweet girl i watch each week..:)
Lisa, I'm not on anyone's team, I have a life, but I do want to thank you for your composure and ability to love what needs to be loved in the others, and to call each of them out for their digressions. So far, you have shown yourself to be a lady. But please, next year , change your line. No one created you, but you. You deserve credit for that! Job well done.
Lisa, I think that you are a quality person, which probably surprises people because you are so beautiful. You are the voice of reason. I hope that Adriana doesn't sway you with her lies and jealous accusations. All the best to you and your husband-you both deserve it!
I never would of thought that out of all the housewives you would be the most normal, But I find you to be genuine (minus the boobs) lol. You are a good person with a good heart. Becareful not to let the Mean Girls get you too! Praying for you to have your baby soon. God Bless....
You really are a beautiful woman inside and out. I thoroughly enjoy every scene in which you are in and wish the show was just you, karent and Joanna!!! But please can you stand up for Joanna more. You're husband, who is also wonderful, know right from wrong and you've seen the video. Adriana's assaulted Joanna... You know that deep down. Don't be afraid to stand up for what's right.
Lisa, girl I have warmed up to u, u have a huge heart. I am sorry to hear your boxer is ill but glad u have the resources to help him. It was a drag to see your party just be destroyed by so called elite of Miami , I hope you were able to raise some funds, after all the damages! if I have a friend that clearly has issues with alcohol, I would definitely sty away from Tequlia.. While trying to be a good host, your friend Joanna didn't care for your event, she again sticks her nose into a conversation, ( I wonder if Bravo, has a flashing sign that says, take ur corners) lol and says Karents being bullied REALLY Joanna it's a conversation, people talk not rant, swear have a HISSY fit, then when Adriana walks away she follows her and reaches out and grabs her( people say Joanna didnt touch her, well what was the point of REACHING?) Adriana feels attacked and fights back . don't feed Joanna alcohol, then side with her when her actions caused the fight, yeah Adrian's was mouthy, but she left, was leaving. If a man were to do that it's threat. Joanna is very physical when she gets drunk, be a friend and encourage her to stay sober! Lisa I hope u have invitro ect, u have the monies to do it, but not everyone is compatible chemically, u need to be tested for that. If you can't have a baby, it does not mean your not any less of a woman, not all woman were meant to be birth moms, u can adopt. I hope tht your dreams do come true, as you and Lenny r great together. If it doesn't happen, don't blame each other , it's gods will.. Good luck!
I love you Lisa! :) You are so cute and are an incredible lady. You have added a freshness to this season that is unmistakeable. By the way...your husband is adorable!
I think you're adorable! You add freshness and fun to this show, and you also have a solid head on your shoulders. It's admirable that you assess the drama in an objective manner, yet are still there as a friend to the girls. Here's hoping that you add a little one to your family soon - a friend had three miscarriages, but now has two healthy kids and she got pregnant in her mid-thirties. You and Lenny are so cute together; you'll be great parents. Keep being you - you're lovely!
When Norman asked your husband's name, your face lit up as you said "Lenny!" That was sweet. You two seem like a nice couple, playful, secure, respectful of each other and truly in love. (Unlike some others, who shall remain nameless.) Just a side note... I have to agree with another commenter, I am not a fan, I am a viewer. I was a fan of Donny Osmond and Shaun Cassidy. Not reality tv housewives -- or anyone at my age. Sorry. But I do enjoy you more than others! :) You are genuinely kind and positive... and too sensible to make blind alliances. A nice addition. Sending healing thoughts to your cute boxer.
I was at home cracking up when Norman and Elsa were going at it. I think people live in their own minds (and both of them are legends in their own minds) but it seemed pretty obvious that Normal is a charlatan.
He was singing the Spanish alphabet as a chant. what??
Seriously Lisa... I truly think you are the only normal person on this show. I will say I do have a new respect for Lea she came across as an arrogant person, but I have seen she's human..like we all are! None of my business but I have had MANY friend friends with your fertility issues. I would love to know what you guys are doing now. Had a friend try for 6 years 2 surgeries they gave up hope on natural and adopted..2 months later pregnant..no rhym or reason. I can't tell you my own friends difficulties and some how or way they work out! Try everything! I really love you and Lenny and would love nothing more than to see you two as parents, I know any child would be beyond blessed to have you guys as parents! Will continue praying for you!
Why aren't you mad at karent , Joe Francis said he "dated " both of you and he may have left at that ! but your bff wanted sleezy details so she asked and then she wanted your fiancee to hear about it so she proceeded to take Joe by the hand to have him repeated ! with a bff like that you don't need enemies ! by the way Romain saying nothing and your sister smiling like the cat that swallowed the canary didn't help !
I think you meant to post this on Joanna's blog.(and I agree with you-btw)
This is Lisa's page. :)
I'm glad you grabbed the broom from Adriana, if not she could have cause some serious injury on Joanna.
You are my fav in Miami. The other women are mean and judgmental and you have stayed above the fray. Keep it up.
Lisa, you are great! At first I was unsure what to think: I was a little put off by your comment during episode 1 that you always wanted to marry a plastic surgeon. However now I think your true colors are showing and I adore you! Keep being the class lady that you are. You and your husband are so sweet together. All the best!
love you lisa, you are so cool and a great addition to the show! you are the only reason i watch the show! love you and your family
Lisa you are my favorite - you seem very generous and you would be a hoot to hang around with. I would love to have you as my friend!!!!
I think you are such a blast! I'd love to have you as a friend. You're funny and have a big heart.
You would be so much more likable if you didnt say you had friends like Joanna. Having her has a friend is a reflection off of you. We have seen your two lady friends at your house by the pool and they are seemingly nice ladies, so why associate yourself with Joanna? I dont care how many jewels she puts on, how many gala's she attends or how expensive a condo she lives in is, she is and will always be a fowl mouth, instigating, insecure, low class little girl.
Do yourself a favor Lisa, disengage and start moving away from Joanna. The more you associate yourself with her, the more you start to become part of her trashy circle, you are better than that.
Hi Liza! I think you're great. If the carrier pigeon (Karent) did not stir the pot, Romain and Joanna would have been okay (only on Joe Francis issues) if Karent was really trying to be a friend then she should full Joanna aside but Karent asked the inappropriate questions then brought Joe Francis and tell Joanna and Romain right in their face point blank what has said who does that? I believed Joe Francis and I can understand Joanna who was trying to save face that cause her to overly reacted. (Joanna should blame Karent for ruining her night and that cause her to try to pick a fight to whoever comes to her face that night) and somehow I have a hard time to believe that's Joanna first physical fight but that's just my opinion.
Lisa, I like you a lot but you should stay away from Cray-drianna! I thought she was going to beat you with your own broom at your own party!
Lisa, you are by far my favorite housewife on this show. Unfortunately, at the gala you were helping youre friend Joana, I do not feel bad for her. She created the whole mess. She should take not from you... how to be a lady. Did you see her behavior on WWHL?
I love you! While so many women talk about what class should be, you show it. You never have to say it because you live it! I give you a lot of credit for handling situations you have the way you have! Adriana can talk about being a "strong woman" and use it for excusing childish acts. Maybe she should look to you and some of the other women to learn what it means to be strong and classy! You go girl! Best wishes with you and starting your family! Things will turn around for you :)
I appreciate that you enjoy and get along with all of the women in different ways, but you also acknowledge when your friends are wrong. There should not be any blind loyalty to friends when someone like Joanna is in denial about her wrongdoing at your party.
Lisa, as a mother who went thru the pains of infertility, trust me, even having one child was all I wanted to hear. I wanted to be a mother so bad. The years of waiting seemed so eternal. I know the pain, and trust me when I say I understand you. Take things one day at a time, and just be happy when u have your first baby and enjoy him and her to the fullest. If you are blessed with a second or third or ten, for that matter, cherish each one and be happy with each one. I had friends that went thru difficulty and they cherish their only child and are blissfully happy. I am happy to say now I am the mother of two beautiful girls and they are the best gifts ever. I await your time as it will come. :) On another note, I think at the end of the night, Adriana's comments about Joanna were disgusting and appalling. Sad to say, she is very low in my eyes.
Joe Francis is tacky and unpleasant as hot tar, but he is not the real problem. The real problem is that Joanna cannot handle alcohol well. She may not be an alcoholic in that she may not need to drink every day, but there are people for whom alcohol is poison and their brain chemistry just cannot handle it. They don't relax like most people do when drinking, they get agitated and angry. That's Joanna. I have no idea if she's an alcoholic and would not presume to say that, but she's a classic mean drunk.
We have seen her in action at the Mynt party, your party and now, Lea's Gala. In each case, as she drinks she begins to essentially talk to herself. She's making statements to those around her but deaf to their responses, hearing only her own statements. She keeps repeating them louder and faster and with more anger until she explodes. She cannot be stopped by anyone. Romain and Marta trying to intervene are attacked and verbally abused because nothing can interrupt her anger.
It was graceless and crass for Francis to speak to her, but she obsessed on it, agitating herself and raging and working herself up - just as she did with the DJ at Mynt and Marysol, Adriana, and Joe Francis at your party. It seems this time she had the sense to leave - I certainly hope that was the end and there's not more drama at the Gala next week.
Frankly, I would not allow anyone to serve her alcohol at your parties. You should make it clear before she comes that she is expected to not drink any alcohol and will be asked to leave if she drinks.
Joe Francis IS a great part of the problem. A classless scum. How would you feel if you went to a party and a guy began telling everybody that he had "dated" you AND your sister. Joe Francis started the whole mess.
Is Joanna a mean drunk? Absolutely. But she had a good reason to get upset this time around.
BettyBoob Joe F is a creep but in this situation he didn't just start spewing information. He answered a question asked by none other than Joanna's "dear friend" Karent. If you want to blame someone for stirring things up then be fair and blame Karent for asking an inappropriate question. Joe Francis has never tried to pass himself off as a gentleman, but Karent is a phony who tries to pass herself off as someone with class and a friend to Joanna. She is neither classy, nor a friend.
I have to admit it, you are by far my fav! Here's wishing you lots of luck in the baby department. Just relax, stop stressing and it will happen when you least expect it. And trust in your mommy instincts, if you know it's going to be two then it will be two. I knew with both of mine, including which sex they would be. It's obvious you guys will make great parents. Sending baby vibes your way! :)