Ouch! I took Terry up on his offer to surgically remove my tattoo after the several sessions of laser. The laser did lighten and blur my tattoo, but chances were it would never removed it completely. The tattoo of Simon's name was a constant reminder of my past and needed to be removed for good.
So, when I walked into Terry's office I thought it was going to be simple. I thought I would sit in one of his exam rooms, and he would do his thing. I guess I didn't give it much thought? The nurse brought me back to his surgery room with machines, bright lights, and a tray of scalpels, and at that second my stomach knotted up. I must have run to the bathroom five times before he ever started. Sorry Terry, but I have a really bad nervous stomach.
After he numbed me I didn't feel a thing. It wasn't until 1 am when I woke up with my finger throbbing that I thought. . .what the heck have I done?!?
After the procedure I had to keep it from Eddie for two days which was not easy. I knew Eddie was going to be so happy it was finally gone, but ultimately I did it for my self.
I am with you....Alexis speech was SOOOOOOO inappropriate...was the party for her kids or an opportunity to talk about herself? HELLo?????? Everyone has tough pregnancies..You arent the only one.
Love you TAMRA! Blessings and best of luck!!!!!
Hi Tamra Glad to see you are very happy. I have noticed the past year you have really become an independent woman. I see the difference when you were with simon and now single. I truly believe I can be that way. My husband is so much like Simon. When I am in the store and picking up food all you hear is are you sure you want that, are you sure you like that. I feel like I can't make a decision on my own. This has been going on for the last 10 years. You have given me alot of faith that I can do it on my own. I was recently given bad news on my sister. We aren't as lucky has Vicki with her daughter. My sister 46 has stage 4 cervical cancer and nothing we can do. So I have put my plans on hold, and I am focusing on my sister, I have moved her in with me. I am a hugh fan and I talk her hear off about the show. I hope in 8 months her chemo and radiation will be done, I am planning on taking her to California for a visit. We have a niece who lives out there. I hope I can meet you and Vicki and introduce you to my sister. I have definietly learned from her. If I am not happy I have to get to the place that makes me happy. LIFE IS TO SHORT. Thank you Tamra for all your strength you are showing thru the show, I know I can do this.
I have really grown to like you this season Tamra! I think Eddie has been great for you. I also agree with you about Alexis, to me she is just so transparent, shes always trying to make herself look better then she really is. I wish the very best for you and your loved ones!
Hooray to you Tamara in the fact that you kept your unkind words to yourself for a change against Alexis.
Usually you rub me wrong way because of your harsh attitude. Last night's episode exposed your weakness and vulnerability in a very relatable way. Your Eddie seems so kind and you seem so much softer and more approachable with him. Divorce is all the things you have expressed and I appreciated your honesty.
SOOOO Proud of you Tamra...you are awesome this season, I have always liked you before but you are blowing my mind now...In a good way...lol. I am glad that you decided not to say anything else about Alexis this blog, although I would have agreed with you...She is so annoying...
Tamra, best blog you have had since your first season. Bravo. I see the changes, and I am impressed.
You are great to watch this season...I finally feel like I am seeing you truly happy and it is nice to see.
I totally agree with you about Alexis' speech - - SOOOOOO uncomfortable and inappropriate in front of children, and of course, all about her as usual!
Keep up the happiness. You wear it well!!! XOXO
Nice blog. Eddie is adorable! I agree with you on the party Alexis gave her girls. She never misses an opportunity for "me, me, me"! How uncomfortable for those children and parents. :-)
Eddie is such a great guy. His love for you is obvious to the viewers. My parents have been divorced over 20 years, and my mom never remarried. I still hope that she will find a guy like Eddie.
Tamra, GREAT BLOG! So happy that you're happy with everyone involved. I, too, had two children and moving in with my significant other (after being together for six years) was quite the adjustment. He was the immaculate housekeeping kind and my children were the walk-in-the-door-from-school, throw-the-book-bags-on-the-couch and kick-the-shoes-off-at-the-door kind of kids. So needless to say, I know EXACTLY where you were coming from in this episode. He would cringe at their independence and they would cringe at his perfection. Saying it was hard is an understatement, however, it has been almost four years now and all is well! So there's always hope when you work hard to make things work! Good luck to you and your new happily ever after family! You ALL deserve it!!!
Congrats! You and Eddie seem very real with each other. I enjoyed your expressing your vulnerability that Eddie would get frustrated and leave you over "family life". You KNOW that in your heart not to be true, but it is a concern for all us mothers in relationships or who remarry.
Oh My Dear Lord... Alexis' speech.
I loved your frankenstien finger too cute. Eddie is to funny and loveable. In some episodes he seems jealous and controlling like Simon but in others he seems genuine. And you were right the exotic women comment was over the top. He wants you to look like a normal woman breasts and all than he needs to quit making reference to and looking at exotic women first.
Tamra, I love you so much more this season, but PLEASE try to put a lid on the inappropriate, crass and disrespectful comments you make about other cast members (namely, Alexis). There are plenty of other, classier ways to convey your opinion. It makes you look petty and foolish.
Tamra I so love u I think it so great that u are happy and are in a good place you can tell will seeing u this season.I am so glad someone is telling Alaxis what everyone is seeing on tv she even made her kids party a opportunity to talk about her self. She said that u are a mean bully. I dont believe that u are speaking the truth and it my come across as harsh at times but its the truth so what u going to do. Wish u the best and have continuing success and happiness. PS Love watching you Gretchen and Heather, I like Vickie to but sometimes she can be a Debbi downer and she is to quick to do the same as some one else and it be wrong but when it comes out that she has done the same thing she wont own it .. Not good. As for Alexis I like to watch her cause she make me laugh with the stuff that comes out her mouth.
Yes, that speech Alexis gave was not something for a kids party, no matter what age. I had to change the channel and then wait a few minutes because it made me so uncomfortable to watch. You cracked me up this episode! Glad you finally got the tattoo removed since you have tried so hard.
Tamra, you are in such a better place today. It has changed you for the better. You seem more confident and relaxed. You are no longer the mean girl, especially when you aren't with Vicki. I am happy for you and hope life continues to bless you.
LOL Alexis speech was very creepy!!! I feel sorry for the lil kids that had to sit and listen to her. However the party was beautiful ;-)
look forward to reading your blog. i love that your are ok after your divorce. give the rest of us hope. love the new you!!!!!!
Ouch, indeed. Those were some ugly looking stitches, but the look on Eddie's face was priceless. I hope you get a ring on it.
I was one of those people that really didn't like you for a long time. I think I did not like you because you are so brutally honest, something I am not. I will say or do anything to not be that way so I think I see in you what I have so wanted to be. I too am blessed with a wonderful man and three beautiful children but not that ability to be confident to say what is on my mind. I am thouroughly enjoying watching you this season. Have to say though that I wish the new wine club was yours alone and I would join! I do not wish to support a venture that Vicky is a part of in any way. Like you, she is very honest in her opinions but the difference is that she is so very hypocritical....her opinions apply to everyone and she does not want to hear anyone else!
Tamra, you are by far my favorite HW, the most honest woman of them all. Thanks for sharing the good and the bad and doing it all with a great sense of humor. The 'Franken Finger' was a blast, I wish you the very best and YES, you deserve every bit of happiness the world has to offer!
Dear Tamra...you are truly evolving into one of the most endearing of the housewives. Many blessings to you, your children and Eddie. The more gratitude, blessings and good will, we as women, give out, the more that will return to us. Keep strong.
I want to like you Tamra, I really do. You seem down to earth, but with a glamorous side. You're cool! Please stop talking unfavorably about others, remember the Golden Rule and Karma.
Love, love, love you!! You just amaze me! I am so completely loving your blogs... WHAT IS THIS WHOLE FELLING GUILTY ABOUT BEING SO BLESSED?? Tamra, you deserve it! You have come into your own ... I am thrilled to see it. You are still funny, witty, and you say it like it is... HOWEVER ... you are also caring and you deserve the best in life!! GO GIRL!!
Tamra, When you said to Alexis, that Heather's husband, a doctor said, "you are the fakest person he has ever met," you really hit below that belt. We all know how insecure Alexis is, & for you to use people that she is desparately trying to get approval from was just mean!!! Your favorite thing to do to a person that you don't like, is to torture them, & you crack yourself doing it! You are making a mes out of Alexis & it's just not right. It doesn't make me laugh, it makes me want to turn the channel.
Tamra....you have evolved into this inwardly as well as outwardly BEAUTIFUL person that both of your parents...I am sure...are so proud of! You deserve everything good that comes your way ! Just ask Gretchen! ;))
Oh my gosh you had me rolling on the floor laughing when you said to Eddie "That's my BMW" am I the only one that caught that. You are always a riot. So glad to see you happy with Eddie.
#1: Your stitched of finger so perfectly explained your current love life- patched up, healing, but still working properly. haha.
#2: I cannot believe you didn't turn around once to curse the train during such an important topic...I would have...LOL.
#3: I love a girl whose not afraid to say she doodies like everyone else!
Tamra, I love your honesty, as brutal as it can sometimes be. I'm so glad to hear that your living with Eddie and your kids and that life is good. Eddie is a prince. There are many good men out there, but he rates in the top 10 for me. I'm referring to his love and respect for you and yourr kids, but his looks don't hurt anyone's eyes either! Stay strong, be honest, and have fun. Love ya
Your the best for taking your implants out.
Love you for that.
I have implants and a daughter. I wish I would of made a different choice to show her it's ok to be in your own skin.
Tamara. Your concerns this episode regarding your children and Eddie really hit a nerve with me. Been alone for a very long time because of the same fears and many others. Thank you for sharing that. When I feel the time is right to get my feet wet again I will always think of what you said and hopefully know how to address those concerns with whomever it may be in my future.
Tamra, I hope you studied closely the argument between Brianna & Vicki, because that will probably be you and your children in ten years.
You surprisingly are growing me. Sometimes your dramatic and insincere tears are a bit embarrassing, but kiddos for the attempts. What I can't seem to put my finger on and perhaps I missed an episode or two, but why do you dislike Alexis so much? What did she do specifically to you to make you gonafter her for two seasons? I always thought it was because she was friends with Gretchen and defended her when you continually threw Slade under the bus. I am really confused. I would love to watch a season where you embrace a niceness to everyone on the show.
I have watched the OC HW since the beginning and I have to say it is great to see the REAL you finally. Since you left Simon you seem like a totally different person. Your sense of self is amazing. Don't doubt Eddies love & commitment with you, it is soooo obvious in his eyes when he looks at you. Be happy Tamra, you deserve it. Best of luck in your business ventures. I too wish you would have started the wine club yourself as I would have joined too, I just can't stand Vicki & won't support her in any way.
Tamra you and vicky are the only ones who stand out for me when i watch this i wish you both the most happyness in the world we all love you back here in scotland xx
Getting away from Simon and being with Eddie has made you a better person. Eddie seems like a wonderful man who adores you. Don't sell yourself short, there is plenty to love. "Exotic" women aren't the only gems in this world.
Tamra, You continue to be HILARIOUS!! Think your sense of humor is one of your best attributes. It certainly has seen you through a lot. Love Eddie. Relax and enjoy life, Tamra. It is short and you are a worrier. You are right about Alexis' speech...TMI, too graphic for little children. She always makes everything about her. Be happy.
I wish people would stop blaming Simon. Tamra and Simon were just not good together. Thank God they have been able to give the children two loving homes. I liked Simon and Tamra- just not together. It's wonderful that time heals all because they have three gorgeous kids!
So glad you and Gretchen are friends....you,Gretchen,and heather long with the men crack me up... I agree with you about brooks...he seems a bit fishy... And Alexis...well I think she is delusional about he career (tv) and her life.. She needs a reality check..
Tamra, u and vicky are my favourites.... I loved the bath scene with Eddie, it was loving and emotional in a good way good on u girl,, alexis only slated u cause I bet her and jim rant that romantic, millions of women wish for a moment like that xxxx take care love u lots xxxx ps,,, ur still the sexiest to lol