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107366 tn?1305680375

2009 Get-Together

Those of us who had the chance to meet last year had such a great time.  I wish we all would have had the chance to be there.  A few have been talking about getting together this year, so I thought I'd see what people were thinking.  Is there anywhere in particular you would like to meet?  It would be nice to pick a location that is somewhat central for everyone, but I realize that isn't completely possible.  So, what are your thoughts about meeting, and when, where, etc.?
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146692 tn?1314331773
WOW Ozbron! I am so thrilled for you..congratulations on the baby news WOW again, I am so excited for you, and will be praying for a very healthy pregnancy and birth. WOW!!

o.k sorry Gail, had to get that out of my system first, just thrilled to see some good news on the board.

   I have not voted as I am not sure I will be able to attend this year or not. I just returned from a long trip, and have to see all docs in May, and am afraid will be in for tests, then back to docs for results..you all know how that works. Even though I cannot commit, I will still keep an eye out for ANY possibility of attending. If at all possible to fly in somewhere, I will definately try to do so.
take care
love
butterflyTc
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272338 tn?1252280404
Gail,
   I will be there where ever we all decide to have it. I think that you know if you nedd any help at all you can feel free to call on me and I will help in any way that I can. I also think that Tennessee sounds good. Jan may not be albe to attend but we can always take it to Jan for a day. I will call you soon.
   Love Chris
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653618 tn?1260603643
Hello everyone...I'm still here!  My chemo regimen is pretty intensive but generally, I also vote for Tennessee!  It is central to most and as for the Smokeys...Love the area (heck, I was Born there in Oakridge!) but the traffic is crazy and soo crowded.  Does someone know of an area (away from the Gatlinburg area) that would be relatively inexpensive and a good place to meet?  

Otherwise, Nashville is good for me...the airport is an added plus cause Southwest flies there.  But Knoxville/Smokey Mountains is also doable.  

Being on a trial, I'm not too flexible on chemo schedule but if the date works on my weeks off...I'll be there.  How cool to meet you all!

Teresa
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let know date and place  and I will definately like to be there. You people have helped me so much. I would love to hug you in person. Helen
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282804 tn?1236833591
Nashville is a great place for a get together, but please do not plan this around me.  I don't know that I will be able to come regardless of when or where it is.  I appreciate you all thinking about me, but it would be best to plan it for those who would definitely be there.The Smoky Mountains would be a better place for a get together than Nashville though
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107366 tn?1305680375
COMMUNITY LEADER
By the way, I am planning on talking to Chris very soon to get her input.  In no way do I want anyone to think we are trying to diminish how well she coordinated things last year.  I definitely want her input.  If anyone talks to her before I do, please let her know her advice is needed!

Gail
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340734 tn?1256586262
I lost out on last year's gathering because I took about 6 month off from MedHelp for personal reasons.  But, I certainly would like to be included this year and will try to make whatever date is of majority vote.

Once we are committed to a date AND location, I think those of us that are willing to car pool should be sub-divided geographically.  If I'm not on chemo brain during the organization of this gathering, I'm willing to help Gail sort out logistics so that it's not all on one or two shoulders to coordinate.

Lastly, I too vote for a location in Tennessee that is convenient for Jan (aka Jan214), but open to what the majority votes for.

Note to Ozbron: Congratulations!  I am amazed at your endeavor and pray for a healthy pregnancy as well as a very, very healthy baby.  God bless you (well... he has already!)

My best to all,  Angie
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167426 tn?1254086235
I would probably go if I could find someone that could pick me up, not sure enough any longer about driving long distance.  Drove to Knoxville  6 years ago , but wouldn't want to try it again.  I gave up driving at night  last year, everything thing I need is fairly close to me now and I always know where I am.  I love these kind of get togethers, sounded like you all had such fun last year.  Marty
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105530 tn?1279585282
Mid
This is such a good Idea all of you getting together!

If I win the lotto count me in other wise, you could all come to OZ?

Take care
Mid
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483733 tn?1326798446
June 13 can work.
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523728 tn?1264621521
June 13 works better for me treatment wise.  I will try to make it regardless of when and where if able.
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415684 tn?1257329318
I'll love to try and make it.  Keep me posted.
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107366 tn?1305680375
COMMUNITY LEADER
The weekend of the 27th is about the only weekend I can't go.  I have to be in Houston for my next doctor visit on the 26th.  If everyone agrees that is the best weekend, then I will see what I can do about changing my appointment, but I need to know pretty soon.  What is everyone else thinking about dates?
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408448 tn?1286883821
Tennessee sounds good.  I voted that I will attend.  My daughter's baby is due June 26th,  but I think she will go earlier.  I am so happy this is being arranged.  Marie
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483733 tn?1326798446
What about the weekend of June 27?
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225036 tn?1294509400
Just tell me when and where, and I will be there.  I think Tennessee is good place.  I am so excited.  Last year was such a good time!!!

Congratulations Bron!!  I will be praying for a healthy 9 months
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155056 tn?1333638688
There is always New York....easy for everyone to get to!!!!  Isn't there a saying, "all roads lead to New York"???? Oh, that;s Rome....Rome would be a great place to meet too!!!!!

Let me know the date and the place and I will do my best to be there too!!!!

Pam
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349465 tn?1289081764
Nashville is a great location because of so many Interstates intersecting and/or splitting out to all the Southeastern and Western states.
Teresa
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107366 tn?1305680375
COMMUNITY LEADER
Okay...how about a date?  Maybe we should say what dates won't work for each of us, and try to work around it.  Families are certainly welcome, by the way, so if you want to bring kids/hubbys/grandkids, that would be great!  
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I was there last year and I found it to be really valuable opportunity and I made such good friends.  I would love to come again, I still have pleanty of frequent flyer points to use up.
I voted maybe as I am pregnant (just 9weeks) and it will depend on how the pregnancy goes and when the trip is. I am sure the pregnancy will be okay - my body handled Stage 3 OVCA so I am sure it will handle this little miracle!

(In case anyone is confused - my surgery preserved my uterus and I have used the beautiful gift of donor eggs to overcome the loss of my ovaries)
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135691 tn?1271097123
Good idea!

I used to live in Kitchener and work in Ayr, so I know how to get to at least there! We could have a car full :)

I hope it works out this year...I'd really like to meet all of you :)

We used to drive to Florida every year with the family, so I know Tenessee isn't that far away...

Becky
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329994 tn?1301663248
I would definitely consider it, but not sure if I would be able to. My heart wants to though!!
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483733 tn?1326798446
We could even pick up Sharon in Windsor on the way!
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483733 tn?1326798446
Becky, I'm willing to drive you if that works.  You get to Ayr or Kitchener and I can take it from there.
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