Where are you from?

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  • standbyme
    standbyme Member Posts: 41
    Canada is our home
    We were born here and will be here forever. We live in the province of Saskatchewan. Lots of lakes and trees and open spaces. I am forever grateful for our health care system that just picks you up and takes care of everything and never sends you a bill.
  • teacht
    teacht Member Posts: 4
    betina61 said:

    Nice post!
    I was born in Cuba and raised between Cuba and Spain,(parents were from Spain)Is a long story so making it short,whole family moved to Miami Florida, have been living here since 1967.

    great question
    Hi!
    I'm new to all of this, but love the question and learning about where everyone is from. I'm outside of Philadelphia, PA. Not far from Longwood Garderns.
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917

    Florida
    Hi Mary,

    I'm from Jacksonville, Florida. Born in Vidalia, Georgia and lived in various parts of U.S. as a child (father was in Navy). Moved to Jacksonville in 1965, so this is home.

    Christie

    Jacksonville!
    Christie, my daddy lives in Jax, as do both my sisters, a brother and a nephew and his family! Daddy and one sister are west side, other sister is in Jax beach, brother is westside I think (he doesn't keep in contact with the family), and nephew and his family are in St. Augustine but work in Jax. Will be down there for Thanksgiving! I was there in the early 80's, married my husband and went traveling from there with the Navy. Daddy was transferred to Jax after my twin and I graduated and they just stayed. His final duty station was the hospital at Beaufort, but he did the geo-bachelor thing. I love St. Augustine beach, spent many a day there as a young woman!
    Mary
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917

    Solvang Ca
    Born in the territory of Hawaii, lived throughout the USA as a son of a military fighter pilot (RI, Fl, Tx, SC, Virginia,Al, Az) but mostly southern Calif in the Laguan Beach / San Clemente area. I have lived and taught in the Santa Ynez Valley ove rthe last 20 years after going to UCSB.
    Thanks
    Chip

    Solvang
    Momma LOVED Solvang! When we were young we used to travel there on vacation often when we were stationed on the west coast! I don't really remember what was there as i was pretty young, and we used to go to MANY places up and down the coast, but the name stuck with me!
    Mary
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610

    Solvang Ca
    Born in the territory of Hawaii, lived throughout the USA as a son of a military fighter pilot (RI, Fl, Tx, SC, Virginia,Al, Az) but mostly southern Calif in the Laguan Beach / San Clemente area. I have lived and taught in the Santa Ynez Valley ove rthe last 20 years after going to UCSB.
    Thanks
    Chip

    Mmmmmm...
    Ingeborg and Carla's Chocolates in the village...flashback to yummy :)

    Having fond memories of stops in Solvang and Buellton on the way to my uncle's ranch outside of Paso Robles, near Hunter Ligget...very nice...thanks!
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610

    Solvang Ca
    Born in the territory of Hawaii, lived throughout the USA as a son of a military fighter pilot (RI, Fl, Tx, SC, Virginia,Al, Az) but mostly southern Calif in the Laguan Beach / San Clemente area. I have lived and taught in the Santa Ynez Valley ove rthe last 20 years after going to UCSB.
    Thanks
    Chip

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  • mykidsmommy
    mykidsmommy Member Posts: 76
    usakat said:

    San Diego in November!
    Hi Krista!

    Bob and I will be in San Diego in November after Colon Palooza. We'll be there November 9-11...perhaps we can meet for lunch...a little mini-palooza...we can bring the party to you! Although, please consider joining us for the big Palooza in San Francisco from November 5 - 9. It's great fun!

    I can hardly wait to see my family in SoCal!

    Mini - Palooza
    PLease count me on - I would love to meet up with you great people - while you are in in San Diego!
  • lizbiz
    lizbiz Member Posts: 120
    Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Michigan...
    but now live in New Hampshire with my husband and 3 dogs. I miss Michigan: sailing with my Dad on Lake Huron, beautiful northern Michigan and the UP. It will always be home, but NH is beautiful too! And, we're coming up on my favorite season: turning leaves, apples, pumpkins, mulled cider and fuzzy sweaters!
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610

    Mini - Palooza
    PLease count me on - I would love to meet up with you great people - while you are in in San Diego!

    You got it!!!
    It will be great! I'll drop you both a note and we'll ink it! Looking forward to meeting you!

    Anyone else in San Diego wanting to get together in November???
  • trucker3099
    trucker3099 Member Posts: 1
    We are from Stephenville ,Tx
    We are from Stephenville ,Tx . Susan is fighting ,and I am supporting. One father-in-law and four souphounds .
  • Melanie781
    Melanie781 Member Posts: 33
    Hey, Mary!
    Hi, Mary. I am pretty new to this website, but have already learned a lot about how to help my husband. (dia. stage IIIC rectal cancer on 12/24/07; currently receiving adjuvant chemotherapy.) We live in San Jose, CA. We both have lived most of our lives here.

    Hugs, ~Melanie :o)

    P.S. Anyone: how do I find out about Colonpalooza?
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610

    Hey, Mary!
    Hi, Mary. I am pretty new to this website, but have already learned a lot about how to help my husband. (dia. stage IIIC rectal cancer on 12/24/07; currently receiving adjuvant chemotherapy.) We live in San Jose, CA. We both have lived most of our lives here.

    Hugs, ~Melanie :o)

    P.S. Anyone: how do I find out about Colonpalooza?

    Hello Melanie!
    Check out:
    http://colonpalooza.com/colonpalooza/cp6/cp6 index.html

    It's great fun and so wonderful to put faces to names. You would love it!

    If you have any questions or need more information, please drop me a note at [email protected] or here at CSN. We're booking up fast, so think about it and sign up quickly!

    Please join us...the more, the merrier!

    Hugs,
    Katie - Colon Palooza 6 Host
  • Sandi1
    Sandi1 Member Posts: 277
    peterhw said:

    Taiwan
    I was born and raised in Taiwan. After college, move to USA in 1982. Have been living in northern Viginia since 1987. I am planning to be a "snow bird" travelling the US for the rest of my life.

    Peter
    DX stage 4, 05/2008

    Hi Peter
    Hi Peter,

    If I remember correctly you were diagnosed a few days before my husband was. I was just wondering how you are feeling. My husband is having surgery on the 15th and then will start chemo end of October. You are doing it the other way, let me know how you are doing.

    Thanks
    Sandi
  • Kanort
    Kanort Member Posts: 1,272
    Wow!
    I'm from Round Round, Texas which is a suburb of Austin. Hook'em Horns!! If anyone is ever in my neck of the woods, please contact me for a mini-palooza!!!

    Hugs,

    Kay
  • peterhw
    peterhw Member Posts: 69
    Sandi1 said:

    Hi Peter
    Hi Peter,

    If I remember correctly you were diagnosed a few days before my husband was. I was just wondering how you are feeling. My husband is having surgery on the 15th and then will start chemo end of October. You are doing it the other way, let me know how you are doing.

    Thanks
    Sandi

    Hi Sandi
    I have just finished #6 chemo. I will have CT scan on 9/15 (the same day as your husband's surgery) and meeting with my onc on 9/19 to discuss the progress. My CEA drops from 50 to 14, so it looks like the chemo is working. But the CT scan will confirm it. I still don't have any side effect from chemo other than a minor constipation. I still have 95% of my hair. It may have something to do with my diet and daily exercise. Tell you husband to have faith and be positive. Exercise and diet is very important. There are a lot of books on how and what to eat for cancer patient. I have learned a lot from those books. Let me know if you have any question.

    Peter
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    Fallbrook, CA
    Fun question to post!
    I live in Fallbrook, CA, which is in north San Diego County. I've lived in San Diego County for 18 years & lived most of my childhood before getting married in Orange County, Ca (Anaheim and Orange, specifically). My dad was military until I was 10 years old, so places I lived prior to age 10 include Fairfield CA (between San Francisco & Sacramento); Omaha Nebraska; & Ft. Lewis, Washington (near Tacoma/Seattle).

    Lisa Didier
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610
    My Dad Lives in Fallbrook!
    I will be spending a day or two with my dad in November. Fallbrook is beautiful! Nice location between the coast and SoCal wine country, golf courses, and horse property...doesn't get any better :)
  • rmap59
    rmap59 Member Posts: 266
    The hills of Tennessee
    Hi All,
    I just got back from sunny California, started at Salt Lake City, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and left my 22 year old daughter to work in the Big Bear Mountains of San Bernadino. It was fun and I think I would like to live out west some day. Anyway I was born and raised in Dolly Parton country at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the most visited park in the nation but I find that a lot of people especially out west have never heard of it?? The mountains are not big and spectacular like the west but very peaceful and calming. We live in a log cabin in the woods with 2 cats and 4 dogs. My town is Sevierville, TN and we own a small motel in Pigeon Forge, TN. If you ever want to come to see my neck of the woods I have the place for you to stay. This was a fun post to read. Thanks Mary.
    Robin
  • Sandi1
    Sandi1 Member Posts: 277
    peterhw said:

    Hi Sandi
    I have just finished #6 chemo. I will have CT scan on 9/15 (the same day as your husband's surgery) and meeting with my onc on 9/19 to discuss the progress. My CEA drops from 50 to 14, so it looks like the chemo is working. But the CT scan will confirm it. I still don't have any side effect from chemo other than a minor constipation. I still have 95% of my hair. It may have something to do with my diet and daily exercise. Tell you husband to have faith and be positive. Exercise and diet is very important. There are a lot of books on how and what to eat for cancer patient. I have learned a lot from those books. Let me know if you have any question.

    Peter

    Thank you
    Thanks Peter, I'm glad to hear you are doing well with your Chemo sounds like it's working for you. the Oncologist told us that the chemo regimen that my husband will be going on that he should be fine for side effects and shouldn't loose his hair either. He will be getting Folfox + Avistan, is that what you are on? We are being positive and we both have a good support system.

    I wish you luck in your fight, please keep me informed of your progress and I will keep you informed of my husband's progress.

    Good Luck
    Sandi
  • mc1717
    mc1717 Member Posts: 21
    Chicago suburbs
    I live in the southern suburbs of Chicago. If I could choose a place to retire to it would have to be Pigeon Forge, TN. Been there so many times I almost loose count.