Where are you from?

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  • lfondots63
    lfondots63 Member Posts: 818
    msccolon said:

    Valley Forge!
    Lisa, I was born in Phoenixville at Valley Forge Hospital! Is that close? Or am I making an incorrect assumption on the name? I didn't actually live there, my mother was there for her mother's funeral and had to stay since she was so far along with us (I have a twin brother). We went back home to California 2 weeks after we were born, where daddy was stationed.
    Mary

    Yes. Very close
    I also lived in Spring City which is near Phoenixville.
  • lfondots63
    lfondots63 Member Posts: 818
    fez1 said:

    Philadlephia, PA
    I was born and raised in Philadephia. Have stayed close to home and live in a small border community of Glenside, PA. About 40 minutes from Valley Forge and Phoenixville! I loved reading the responses
    Carol

    Neighbors!!
    Glenside? Cool, we are 'around the corner' from each other!

    Lisa
  • lfondots63
    lfondots63 Member Posts: 818
    teacht said:

    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.

    Another Neighbor!!
    Love the post. We should get some of us on the east coast together!

    Lisa F
  • JMARIE66
    JMARIE66 Member Posts: 55
    NAPERVILLE, IL
    From Naperville, Illinois-suburb of Chicago!
  • ldot123
    ldot123 Member Posts: 272
    Another Canuk
    Hello all,

    It is great to see where everyone is from. I was born, raised and continue to live in Toronto, Canada. Just got back from a holiday in Muskoka (which is cottage country in our province of Ontario) Peaceful, beatiful lake and we had the best weather of the summer. Did not once think about cancer!!

    Cheers, Lance
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    usakat said:

    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 :)

    Hi Usakat,
    You described

    Hi Usakat,
    You described Fallbrook well- that's why I live here- it's great (except for traffic on windy Hwy 76 at times!) I've lived in Fallbrook just 6 years & lived closer to the coast in Oceanside prior to that for 12 years. It's amazing what a temperature difference there can be from my former house in Oceanside, just 10.5 miles west of me now and 8 miles from the beach). It's usually a bit warmer here in the summer & a bit cooler in the winter (I'm in Gird Valley, which is a frostzone). We always have beautiful skies, though, and no smog!
  • Sandi1
    Sandi1 Member Posts: 277
    ldot123 said:

    Another Canuk
    Hello all,

    It is great to see where everyone is from. I was born, raised and continue to live in Toronto, Canada. Just got back from a holiday in Muskoka (which is cottage country in our province of Ontario) Peaceful, beatiful lake and we had the best weather of the summer. Did not once think about cancer!!

    Cheers, Lance

    Me Too
    Hey, Lance,

    I'm from Canada - born and raised in London, Ontario Canada. I lived there for 32 years and then moved to Orillia (Lagoon City to be exact) for a year and half, then moved to the USA and have been here for the last 10 years (New Jersey on the Coast)

    Nice to hear from another Canuk.

    Sandi
  • peterhw
    peterhw Member Posts: 69
    Sandi1 said:

    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

    Hi Sandi
    My chemo is Folfox+Avastin. The same as your husband's regiment. Your doc probably will order a medi-port for your husband. It is done by outpatient surgery takes about 45 minutes. Then you will have a training session with the nurse to explain the procedure and possible side effects. The first two chemo are the most difficult ones for me. I think it is because I am nervous. Once you know how it works it will become easier. Make sure you get an emergency number from your doctor. They should provide you a 24 hour call number just in case you have emergency. I have to use it once due to high fever in the middle of the night. I am glad I made that call. It was a deadly staph infection in my medi-port. I was hospitalized for 7 days to pump antibiotics to my blood. I have a new medi port now and it is working very well.
    Relax and drink plenty of fluid. My doctor said that 75% of people response very well to Folfox and Avastin. You husband should be able to handle it.

    Good luck.

    Peter
  • FlSunshine
    FlSunshine Member Posts: 7
    msccolon said:

    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

    West side of Jax also
    I also live on the west side of Jacksonville. I have one brother who also lives in Jax Beach. Was just down in St. Augustine several weeks ago with family from Georgia who came to visit. Sorry just now getting back to you. Haven't checked this site for a few days b/c of eye surgery.
  • Sandi1
    Sandi1 Member Posts: 277
    peterhw said:

    Hi Sandi
    My chemo is Folfox+Avastin. The same as your husband's regiment. Your doc probably will order a medi-port for your husband. It is done by outpatient surgery takes about 45 minutes. Then you will have a training session with the nurse to explain the procedure and possible side effects. The first two chemo are the most difficult ones for me. I think it is because I am nervous. Once you know how it works it will become easier. Make sure you get an emergency number from your doctor. They should provide you a 24 hour call number just in case you have emergency. I have to use it once due to high fever in the middle of the night. I am glad I made that call. It was a deadly staph infection in my medi-port. I was hospitalized for 7 days to pump antibiotics to my blood. I have a new medi port now and it is working very well.
    Relax and drink plenty of fluid. My doctor said that 75% of people response very well to Folfox and Avastin. You husband should be able to handle it.

    Good luck.

    Peter

    Thank you
    Yes, my husband will be having a medi port put in up around his collar bone before he leaves the hospital. Thankyou for telling me about the 24 hr number, I will make sure that I get one. The Oncologist told us that the regimen he's going on should do well, she said he probably won't have any side effects and if there are some they should be minor. That's good because he's anxious to get back to work. His entire family will be coming down for the surgery and his mother will be staying with me until he gets home from the hospital "so I won't be alone" - but I have two teenagers living in the house - I"m never alone! I will try to get on here maybe on Tuesday and let you all know how things went. We are very optimistic that things will turn out OK.

    thank you and good luck to you in your journey.

    Sandi
  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753
    i am here in fort lee nj, at
    i am here in fort lee nj, at the foot of the gwbridge.
    raised in hawthorne nj. lived here all my life.
    be well
    never,ever give up!!
    bruce
  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753
    Sandi1 said:

    Me Too
    Hey, Lance,

    I'm from Canada - born and raised in London, Ontario Canada. I lived there for 32 years and then moved to Orillia (Lagoon City to be exact) for a year and half, then moved to the USA and have been here for the last 10 years (New Jersey on the Coast)

    Nice to hear from another Canuk.

    Sandi

    hi sandi,
    where on the

    hi sandi,
    where on the coast?
    bruce
  • alexco
    alexco Member Posts: 4
    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!

    Colon Palooza?????
    What is this have just completed my first Chemo am on day 6 & am pretty weak & flimsey .Have lost 18 lb since my surgery July 23rd 2008,diagnosed for the second time in 5 years.This time its stage 111 ,seem to be fading away.
    The lovely thing is I live in Carlsbad, California.Have the mountains at the back & the ocean at the front.So its not all bad!!!!!
  • alexco
    alexco Member Posts: 4

    England
    I am British and live in Yorkshire (northern England). I lived in Italy (Tuscany) from 1998-2004 but otherwise have lived in England all my life (born in Bristol, raised in Winchester, university in Cambridge, then nearly two decades in London). I had an American husband (originally from Orange County) and have travelled quite a bit in the States (although only on the East and West coasts, never in the middle).

    Catherine

    You are inspirational still!!! From A Fellow Ex Brit
    Hi Catherine ,
    Itoo am from U.K.but now live in Carlsbad ,California.( which felt like my bubble untill it burst with the return of stage111 C?Im from the Thames Valley ,but came to California alone with my 2 children in 1977.It was supposed to be an adventure?Their father was outherwise involved with his "new love".Sounds as if you too, have lived your life to the full,the Tuscan bit sounds magical?At one point had the good fortune to be posted to Nairobi,Kenya.Where I lived & worked for 3 years.
    My kids are married with children ,they are fantastic.Im happily married again ,to a Brit.Just need to get on with the Chemo Battle & slay the Dragon!
    Hope to hear good things of your progress ,good luck .Alexandra.
  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876
    LIBERIA
    Born & raised in Liberia of an American mother & Danish father. Had triple citizenship. Went to high school in Denmark, went to college in Liberia & came to the US for my Masters which I never finished. I enjoy people from all over, love new languages & accents, really get into folk music from all over the world. The planet is awesome!
  • Sandi1
    Sandi1 Member Posts: 277
    fedester said:

    hi sandi,
    where on the

    hi sandi,
    where on the coast?
    bruce

    On the Coast
    Hey Bruce,

    I'm down just outside of Toms River.

    Sandi
  • bigCrandy
    bigCrandy Member Posts: 75
    dixchi said:

    Where Are You From?
    I'm here in Cincinnati....land of Skyline Chili that all the presidential candidates
    come to eat during their campaigning....even Hilary.....and Pete Rose/Johnny Bench
    REDS, boy does that date me! Originally from Alabama/Georgia.....land of collard greens,
    corbread and good BBQ.

    new
    I'm from Missouri the show me state, had a 10 year stent in Clovis, New Mexico before that I traveled the country job hopping and seeing the country but I was born and raised in Rayne, Louisiana-Go Tigers!
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Another Canuck :)
    Hey All,

    I'm from the west coast of Canada... Vancouver, BC to be exact :) I live here in the West End, across the street from the beach (English Bay). I am single (no, this is not a personal ad, I love being single ), and live in a one bedroom apartment with my little miniature schnauzer (Bridget) and a multi-handicapped cockatiel (CB). I have a kajillion friends, so my support group is huge, which I count my blessings every day, even on the days when I don't need help. I am super self-sufficient and independent, but one of my most favourite things is spending time with friends.

    Vancouver is considered the banana-belt of Canada... our summers never get too hot (a hot summer would be considered temps in the mid-80Fs) and the winters never to cold (very rarely does the temp dip below 0F). Very little snow, but LOTS of rain... and that rain can be in any month, hence why we are very green all year round. Hey, the city was built in a rainforest.. so one has to expect rain .

    Oh, I do babble on, don't I!?!? It's too bad there wasn't a photo album area here on each board so we could all upload pictures of where we live.

    Hugggs,

    Cheryl
  • ruggersocks
    ruggersocks Member Posts: 78
    Kanort said:

    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

    Wahoo!
    Hey Kay,

    I live in Cedar Park, TX, so close to Round Rock! I'd love to get together with you sometime to have a mini-palooza.

    I grew up in Alexandria, VA and when I got married we moved to Springfield, VA. Once we had our first daughter we moved to The Woodlands, TX and now we're here in Cedar Park, TX...about 15-20 minutes from Austin, TX.

    I'm so sad I won't be able to make it to Colonpalooza this year, but hope to make it next year.

    Hugs,
    Cheryl
  • chynabear
    chynabear Member Posts: 481
    Colorado
    Was born and raised in Colorado; however, we have lived between Houston and Galveston, TX for nearly a year now... If anyone is wondering, a hurricane sure takes the mind off of waiting for CT results! I had my CT days before Ike... still waiting on results, but just found out they were finally faxed to my doc yesterday so should know this afternoon.