Friday, April 17, 2015

Mob Wives: Big Ang Thanks Fans, Shares News

Big Ang took to social media last night to thank fans for all their love, support and prayers through this very difficult time in her life. Ang still has a long road ahead with more testing, treatment and it's being reported she will need additional surgery to remove lymph nodes on the right side of her throat. Meanwhile, Ang has shared some wonderful news which is keeping her spirits up. She has a new grandson to spoil. The baby is the son of her son, AJ and his wife, Gab.

We continue to wish Ang well and send prayers for the next phase of her treatment. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandmother of little RJ. May God be watching down on all of them and keep them in His care.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mob Wives: Big Ang Home & Resting

Big Ang with her new Gucci Bag from Jenn Graziano

Ang's friend, Vinnie Medugno reports that Ang is now at home and resting  and still thinking of her fans throughout this whole ordeal. We continue to wish Ang the best during her therapy sessions and treatment and hope she has a speedy recovery. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mob Wives: Big Ang's Surgery & Post Op Report

Big Ang main
Our beloved Big Ang

The fights Big Ang has had to deal with on Mob Wives is nothing compared to what she has gone through the past two weeks. In fact, she has been in the fight of her life. After experiencing throat pain, Big Ang went to seek medical care only to discover doctors found a "lemon-sized" tumor in her throat. Further tests revealed that the tumor was cancerous and needed to be removed. The surgery was performed this past Tuesday. The tumor was found to be larger than expected, reportedly the size of a grapefruit, and took eight hours to remove. The doctors also removed a few lymph nodes as a precaution and for biopsy testing. Fortunately, doctors did not have to touch the voice box. Ang will need to rest her voice for three days and then should be able to speak normally. She will also be getting physical therapy while at the hospital, where she will remain for a few days. Ang is expected to recover in about two weeks. Doctors are optimistic and the surgery itself was a success.

Still to be determined is whether or not the cancer has spread to other parts of her body (metastasis). For this, PET scan testing will be required. A PET scan requires the patient to have a radioactive substance given through an IV, which is called a tracer. The tracer travels through the blood to all the organs of the body and collects there. That process takes about an hour. Then the 3D scan is performed. The scan can determine if any other areas of the body have been affected by the disease. This information is important to know before doctors begin a treatment plan that may involve chemotherapy, radiation or both. Hopefully, the  PET scan results will be negative.

We will continue to pray and send positive thoughts to Big Ang and wish her a speedy recovery.

If you wish to send Big Ang get well wishes or cards, you can do so by writing to: Country Mouse, 570 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10310

UPDATEs: Ang's friend, Vinnie, went to visit her at the hospital and updates fans.

And Jennifer Graziano brings back news of Ang, who happens to look great!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mob Wives: Karen Gravano Redefined!

Karen opens a new door!

Karen has an extensive background in skin care. Tonight she made an exciting announcement on Twitter. Karen is partnering with dermatologists Rodan and Fields, who created the well known PROACTIV product line. Subsequently they also created an anti-aging product line called Redefine. Congratulations to Karen on her new business venture! Here is her announcement and I'm sure there will be more information forth coming. 

Mob Wives: Big Ang Discusses Her Condition

Big Ang sporting her new hair style and color

Earlier today, TMZ and other media outlets were reporting on Big Ang's medical condition. They were saying that Ang was having surgery on a lemon size tumor found in her throat which was causing her pain. We decided not to invade Big Ang's privacy as neither the cast, nor her family were discussing it on twitter. However, moments ago, Big Ang made her own statement to fans apologizing for not being the one to release the information to her fans. She went on to give the actual details of what exactly is going on at the moment. Her comment is a far cry from what was being reported earlier. Here is her statement. We are keeping Ang in our prayers and sending positive thoughts her way for a full and speedy recovery.

UPDATE: April 3rdTMZ (link) has been speaking to Janine Detore, Big Ang's sister, who says doctors have determined the tumor is cancerous and they are running further tests to see if it has spread. Surgery to remove the tumor has been scheduled for next week. Ang issued her statement last night after getting home from being tested and seemed to be downplaying the situation until she has more information. Janine, on the other hand, seems to be saying Ang's condition is serious. We will continue to keep Ang in our thoughts and prayers.

P.S. Family says Anyone who wants to send get well cards to Big Ang can send them to: Country Mouse at 570 Forest Ave., Staten Island, NY 10310

UPDATE 2: Big Ang has issue another statement on her facebook page to fans:

Big Ang out with friends on Saturday, April 4rd.

Saturday, April 4th

UPDATE 3: Tuesday, April 7th. Big Ang's surgery is being performed today. Her sister, Janine, Leaves this message in Instagram:

Janine Detore:
As I stand behind you in this pic I stand behind you in our day life as I always did & always have. You are my older sister my first friend my idol someone I always knew would make it ... You cannot & will not let me down today I refuse you know me I will haunt you .... I love you we need you Mommy is with you I feel it today we are positive you got this you are strong & your grandchildren kids nieces nephews sisters brothers friends & all family member need you oooo & the fans too we love you #doodles #bigsis #lilsis #friendsforever

UPDATE 4: Tuesday, April 7th - 8:00 P. M. Ang's sister Janine reports:

UPDATE 5: Wednesday, April 8th, Renee gives update