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msccolon
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Joined: Oct 2004

Just wondering! I am from the Hickory, NC area.
Mary

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Kanort
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Joined: Jan 2004

Hi Doris,

I am just now reading your message. I would love to meet you. I'll email you my numbers.
Thinking of you.

Hugs,

Kay

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lisa42
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Joined: Jul 2008

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

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usakat
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Joined: Jul 2006

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 :)

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lisa42
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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!

rmap59
Posts: 266
Joined: Jun 2007

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

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2bhealed
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Hi Robin,

Is PF near that Christmas town? If it is we've driven through. Do you end up at Dollywood and Gatlinburg?

I love the Smokies. You live in a beautiful part of the country.

peace, emily

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mc1717
Posts: 21
Joined: Sep 2008

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.

JMARIE66
Posts: 56
Joined: Mar 2008

From Naperville, Illinois-suburb of Chicago!

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ldot123
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Joined: Apr 2008

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

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Sandi1
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Joined: Aug 2008

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

fedester
Posts: 757
Joined: Jul 2004

hi sandi,
where on the coast?
bruce

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Sandi1
Posts: 278
Joined: Aug 2008

Hey Bruce,

I'm down just outside of Toms River.

Sandi

fedester
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Joined: Jul 2004

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

kmygil
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Joined: Feb 2007

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!

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CherylHutch
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Joined: Apr 2007

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

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chynabear
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Joined: Jul 2005

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.

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jenjerandkatesmom
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I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and now live about 35 miles west of the city. We have a home in the Kettle Moraine forest w/ 3 acres of land. I live in one of the most beautiful states! (most people don't know that) Fall is just around the corner...my favorite time of year. Love seeing all the colors..we have LOTS of woods! Pumpkins...apple pies..Life is GOOD!

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2bhealed
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Joined: Dec 2001

hi jj&k's mom

I was born and raised in Racine! Hi neighbor! You DO live in one of the most beautiful states from start to finish and all points in between. I tell people that all the time too. WI is the best kept secret to the rest of the states *(not to IL --they know since they buy up our lake land for their cabins haha).

It must be awesome to live in Kettle Moraine.

We presently live in northern MN but will be back to SE WI soon.

peace, emily

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jenjerandkatesmom
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Joined: Sep 2008

Small world, Emily! My youngest daughter, Kate and her family live in Racine. Are you moving back or just coming for a visit?

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2bhealed
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hi there,

I privately emailed you.

peace, emily

dorookie
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Joined: Jul 2007

WOuld you mind giving me some information on how or what kind of treatment you did? I have read in other post that you did not do chemo but did it another way and you have been cancer free for about 6 years now. Was it covered by insurance? Just looking at different options.
Any info is greatly appreciated. My personal email is DOROOKIE2003@yahoo.com if you want to respond there.

Thanks
Beth

morningstar4
Posts: 15
Joined: Jan 2008

Hi everyone I am from a small town in Michigan called Plainwell, it's between Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids.My husband and I own a dairy farm and raise all of the feed for the cattle. And it's the begining of autum harvest. I grew up on a small inland lake and fell in love with a good looking farm boy.I was Dx July of 2006.stage 2 5fu,rads.Resection Jan.2007. Take down July 2007.As I was cutting down the sun flower heads from my garden and preparing them to dry for next years seed,I guess I lost track of the progress I have gained just since spring.I don't use a cane anymore and just about all of numbness and pain are gone from hips legs and arms I had lots of nerop. time does heal.Saying prayers for everyone May God Bless. Judy

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CherylHutch
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Congratulations, Judy! Sounds like you are doing wonderfully well!

I noticed you said you don't use a cane anymore and just about all of the numbness and pain are gone from your hips, legs and arms. Now, I know the numbness is the neuropathy, but what kind of leg pain were you experiencing and was it chemo induced?

I have leg pain, in my thighs and knees. My knees I know is arthritis and I think the chemo has aggravated it... but I was wondering if the muscle pain in my thighs was somehow related to the chemo. You are the first one I've heard who has specifically mentioned leg pain and having to use a cane. I have used a cane too, although am getting better at not having to use it all the time.

Thanks!

Cheryl

morningstar4
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Joined: Jan 2008

Hi cheryl, I believe the muscles that were involved from treatments became very weak over time.walking, and exercising has helped regain better muscle control pain started in hips radiated across frontleg ended just below knee.

got the go around answers from chemo doc,rad doc, and colorectal doc, each blamed each others treatments. My primary care doc. said probably a combination of all treatments,each person reacts differently. I don't think anybody has all the answers to treatments or cures but I think we'll take what we can get and hope for the best.Treating cancer phyically and emotionaly as a whole body experiance made me more awhere of directing positive thoughts,and a stronger attitude toward a better recovery.I share the pain, fears, and tears of everyone out here that has been touched by cancer, but most importantly I share your hope. Judy

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crg123
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Joined: Mar 2007

I am from Michigan. But not from the beautiful rural part, I live in southeastern Michigan, near Detroit. Yes, we have a crooked (former) mayor, and lots of crime. We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. We have the Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Tigers :-(
But more importantly, we have 4 beautiful seasons. (The leaves are just beginning to display their artwork ... Thanks, God!) We have convenient access to excellent health care. We are never more than 5 miles from navigationable waters = lots of boating. The Great Lakes surround us. Most important of all, this is where my family lives. All of my family and in-laws are all within a 25 mile range. We can be there for each other in a drop of a hat. No plane rides needed. It's a beautiful thing. I wouldn't trade THAT for the world!
Cheryl

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jams67
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Cheryl, Just checking to see if you got home ok. It was great to meet you and hang out telling stories of survival. Let me hear from you sometime. I have been exausted since returning to my normal life. Hard to get up and running again. I had some allergy issues when I returned. Not sure if part of it was jet lag or just eating and drinking all the junk we did. I'm sure after a B-12/mag. and an allergy shot on Friday that tomorrow will be a better day. It looks like it will be Halifax next fall. I understand why you can't make it, but just want you to know that I really enjoyed meeting you.
Jo Ann

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trainer
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Joined: Sep 2008

I'm guessing you were referring to Colon Palooza 6 in your note. Any idea when photos will be posted of the event? Also, if Halifax is the site for next year, has a date been set? We don't want to miss it. Thanks!

hopefulone
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Joined: Jan 2007

Upstate NY here. Not far from the capital near Albany. Area called the Mohawk Valley near the Mohawk River.

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butterfly23
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Joined: Mar 2008

Hi I am from the smallest state Rhode Island!!!!!!!!!!!

changing2
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Joined: Jul 2008

From south Jersey here!Atlantic County.

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Buzzard
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Been here all my 54 years....never want to live anywhere else, and probably never will.

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KathiM
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Southern California here....half way between L.A. and Palm Springs...

It's beautiful right now, breezy and cool, but sunny and warm in the afternoons. I am right now looking out my window toward the mountains...I can see them this time of year, no smog!!!

Hugs, Kathi

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jams67
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Southern California is smokin' right now. Hope they get it under control soon.
Jo Ann

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KathiM
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Not that I can see....but thanks for the info...I will turn on the news....teehee, this semi-retirement plays havoc with my information networks....I think there is one Tuhunga...that's a bit north of here...

Hugs, Kathi

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KathiM
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It has all sorts of homes burned, freeway closures, WHAT a MESS!!!

This is west of us...sigh...in an area affected by fires last year....

The winds bring out all the nutcases that just LOVE to watch things burn...sigh...

Hugs, Kathi

P.S. Porter Ranch now in flames...Chatsworth...NUTS!

laudena
Posts: 11
Joined: Sep 2008

High all, I was born and raised in Ohio, spent 40 years in San Diego, CA, and the last 9 in Sacramento, CA. I think we'll stay put now.

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Moesimo
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Joined: Aug 2003

I have lived in central MA all my life.

Maureen

HDLadyRider
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Joined: Nov 2007

My hubby and I were both born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI but now live about 25 miles NE of there in a little rural place called Grattan Twp, MI. It's peaceful, quiet and beautiful. Grand Rapids is also home to the new "Medical Mile" with a brand new Cancer Center that is 6 stories tall and loaded with all the latest.

I love reading these. It's amazing how far the posts come from, yet all join up in one little world here:-)

Janine

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VickiCO
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Joined: Oct 2008

I am from Fort Lupton - about 25 miles NE of Denver. Originally from Ohio, then California, then Illinois, now here. But we will be in Colorado forever now. Not only is it beautiful, but my daughter (and therefore my 3 grandsons) lives here.

Anyone in the area?

Vicki

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menright
Posts: 258
Joined: Oct 2008

I now live in Connecticut. I was born in Seattle, then moved to Chicago....Milwaukee...and now Northern Connecticut.

It is intereting to see the range of geography around the world involved in this fight.

Best to All

Mike

dorookie
Posts: 1736
Joined: Jul 2007

I currently live in Arizona. I have lived all over the US to include Alaska and Guam. If I had the opportunity to pick a place I would live it would be Albuquerque, NM. For me its the greatest place to live.

God Bless
Beth

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trainer
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We've lived in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1980. Love it here. Originally from Atchison, Kansas.

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