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Alexandra
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After only 9 months NED my very first ovarian cancer recurrence was confirmed in September. I have no symptoms yet, I don't want any more chemo and PARP trial doesn't start until end November or December; I may or may not qualify depending on the results of pelvic biopsy that has not yet been scheduled. It is getting cold in Canada. Cold and depressing.

I decided that it is the perfect timing to have some fun in the sun. It usually takes me 15 minutes between the idea and its implementation. This morning I booked 1 week all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. By myself. My husband doesn't know yet. He thought that cancer will keep me chained to the radiator. Not bloody likely. Then I got some highlights and a haircut, mani, pedi. Tomorrow I will be getting a semi-permanent henna tattoo over the hysterectomy / tummy-tuck scars. On Saturday after 4 hr flight and 2 hr bus ride I will be swimming in the Caribbean, eating jerk chicken, drinking "Dirty Banana" and "Sex-on-the-Beach" and sampling other fine things Jamaica has to offer. I am not gonna talk, read, write or think about cancer for 7 days.

Ladies, y'all stay healthy! I am coming back Nov. 3rd, hopefully with even tan and some wet, wild and wicked stories. Cool

Much luv,

Alexandra

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kikz
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I am so happy and thrilled for you.   That sounds like a blast.  I am also in awe.  I have wanted to spend a few days in Half Moon Bay on my own for the last couple of years and can't find the courage.  I hope you have the best time.  You may have to carry a stick to beat 'em off since you got so prettied up.

Have the best time ever.  I'll be thinking of you.

Bon voyage

Karen 

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Alexandra
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If you can get the flight to Montego Bay for Oct. 26. I booked the room and it's double occupancy. I rarely snore.

I can guarantee that you will enjoy it. I have been on many vacations (and business trips) alone, and it's OK but it's always better with a buddy.

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for the gracious invite but I am an old stick in the mud who is also afraid to fly.  Its been over 33 years since my last flight and I always say I would only fly to get to my son if he needed me.

You'd think after cancer i'd have grown a pair and I have in many respects.  

Have a great time and I'll live vicariously through your adventures. 

Karen

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forme
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Hi Alexandra,

 

You go girl! Have a blast, you deserve it, we all do..

I just returned from Key West, oh so warm, I only wish it were more relaxing.

Enjoy yourself to the max. The warm weather is so wonderful and the fun times are just waiting for you.

I only hope that Jamaica is ready....

I'll be thinking of you and wishing that I could be there too. I love the warm ocean and a great beach. Have a cocktail for me. Cheers!

Lisha

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Alexandra
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Lets all go and paint Jamaica red teal!

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scatsm
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I am so jealous! Enjoy the warm weather and the solitude (although what are the chances that you will not make friends?). I'll miss your posts but look forward to hearing all about it. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Susan

NoTimeForCancer
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ENJOY!!!!!  LIVE!!!! and we will all be hear for the story!  So happy for you not letting anything stop you.

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wholfmeister
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And I bet there are no "tan lines" when you return....because....!!!!

You are our wild dreams come to life!

Enjoy! Relax! Live!

mopar
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Have a super time, Alexandra!  I envy you being in the warmth and sunshine, just as I read we may be getting snow to tomorrow!  Send us a 'postcard'!  Have a safe and SUPER trip!

Monika

:)

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JulieBelle
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What an exciting thing to do on the spur of the moment! Can imagine you in the sunny Carribean soaking it all up.  Love the sound of the temp tattoo!

Enjoy - enjoy - enjoy! 

 

Julie x

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zinaida
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Oh! Alexsandra! It is very good idea! I wish you will have a lot good time! You are just pretty girl on this new photo, plus mani, padi and tatto. O, my God! Take stick with you for sure.Laughingas Karen told! Love you, Zina.

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childofthestars
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Yo Alexandra you have a FAB time and if you can't be good (no chance!!!) be careful loooool!!!! 

Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy :))))))) 

i am loving your new pic & also wishing you a very Happppppe Birthday for tomorrow.

Big hugs

Michelle xxx 

PS: did u fix your comp yet??? 

PPS: I love Sex on The Beach :) 

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childofthestars
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Alexandra

Is it your birthday tomoro ???

if not Happeeeeeeee Day anyway!!! 

Xxxxx 

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Cafewoman53
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What a great idea! We should all take a break from cancer even if it is just twenty minutes with a book or a movie. Soak up that sun !

Colleen

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poopergirl14052
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you go and enjoy your me time..you can even go to a nude beach! Have a great time..take pics..drink..shop..indulge...safe travels...Val 

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ConnieSW
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Can't wait to see the tattoo.  I love henna.  Always wanted to get my hands done

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Kaleena
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Enjoy your trip.    Looking forward to hearing about your many great adventures.  I enjoy reading many of your posts. 

 

Have be a relaxing time.

 

Kathy

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wholfmeister
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Your new photo is gorgeous!

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Pamela B
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Love your sexy new photo!  Have a wonderful trip and drink a few for all of us who love you.  This board will miss you even if it is just a week without your great posts. Can't wait to hear all about your new adventures when you return.  Safe and fun travels!

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Alexandra
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Thank you for the birthday wishes. I am 46 today. Mentally - about 12.

The real picture would violate a couple of CSN policies, so I cropped it. It was taken during my chemo days last year and the hair is a curly brown wig.

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kikz
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Oh to be 46 again!  Have a great day and week.  

Karen

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scatsm
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Have a great trip and forget about all this crap...your photo is gorgeous!

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scatsm
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Have a great trip and forget about all this crap...your photo is gorgeous!

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Alexandra
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Alnik
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Love the tatoo love your new photo and love the fact you are going on an amazing vacation Have a blast!!!!

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ConnieSW
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Hope you have the perfect swimwear to show it off (or is it a swimwear optional place?). How long will it last?  I don't see any scarring at all so it surely does the job

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GSRon
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Oh my Alex... you never cease to amaze me... nice artwork on an exceptional canvas... Tongue Out

Ron

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childofthestars
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Loving the tat Alexandra - enjoy :)))))) xxxxx 

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Hearty Pioneer
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Wow!! love it! You are amazing! Have fun on your vacation from cancer!

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Cafewoman53
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It is awesome! How long will it last?

Colleen

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kikz
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Alexandra.  I thought it would be neat to get a tat on my bald head  but this would have been great because it's not permanent.  I love it. 

Karen

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Glad to be done
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Awe hell.  You looked that good during chemo?  You suck...lmao..  Happy happy birthday my friend.  I hope you have the best time ever on your trip..Can't wait to hear all about it.

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Glad to be done
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Awe hell.  You looked that good during chemo?  You suck...lmao..  Happy happy birthday my friend.  I hope you have the best time ever on your trip..Can't wait to hear all about it.

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lovesanimals
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And happy, happy birthday, fellow October baby!  Eat, drink and be merry and share your adventures with us when you get back.

Kelly

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seatown
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Your photo is FANTASTIC!  Kiss

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