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I now have a surgery date. It will be December 20th, (Guess who'll be missing Christmas at home?).
Winter Marie

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You will be missing Christmas at home but look at this another way, it is the very best Christmas gift you could ever receive.

Wishing you the very, very best outcome as you prepare physically and mentally for your upcoming surgery.

Take care - Tina

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Oh, actually we usually spend Christmas in Ohio, this will be my first Christmas not being with my daughter and my grandchildren, and my husband's folks. I've never celebrated a Christmas in California before. This will be my first. (My daughter always fixes Christmas dinner and goodies at her house, I would have to have done that here) And I very OKAY with that, even in a hospital room. I've been thinking about the good parts of this, one being I don't have to make Christmas dinner, LOL, and I certainly won't be putting on my usual holiday weight gain (my daughter makes the best ever pumpkin roll) and most of all, I won't be freezing my arse off in that cold Ohio weather!!!! LMAO.
I just hate to think of my husband sitting at home alone by himself on Christmas Day. What a bummer for him.
But mostly I'm being selfish, and I'm perfectly okay being selfish, I glad it's here, and I really honestly don't care about the timing, I'm HAPPY to get those tumors OUT OF MY BODY!!!! So truly this will be a very Merry Christmas for me, waking up to tumors being gone, now, that thought brings pure joy to my heart!!!!
Winter Marie

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thoughts and wishes to you.

michelle

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herdizziness
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Thank you Michelle, I'll take all the thoughts and good wishes I can get.
Winter Marie

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Glad you have a date, and I am from OHio and it is freezing here right now!!!
Hugs,
Kathy

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My daughter said it's in the 20's about now. Heck, I'm cold here at 58. LOL.
Winter Marie

khl8
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Yep in the 20's and it has been snowing for days!

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Winter Marie,

I am happy for you to have the date set. Christmas 2011 will be that much more special for you.

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I'm looking forward to 2011!!!

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Oh Winter Marie, I'm so happy for you! I know you have been longing to have this surgery. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Big hug,
Diane

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I appreciate all the thoughts and prayers sent my way, especially on the 20th!!!
Hugs back,
Winter Marie

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So sorry to hear that you will be in hospital for Christmas. At least by that day you should be well on the road to recovery. Who knows, Santa may show up to dance you down the halls!

Traditions are a wonderful thing and I am sure that you and your family will be able to carry on with it again in 2011.

As for the food you will be missing, tell daughter to make up a care package for you and send it on out! I have heard of folks sending entire Thanksgiving meals via UPS.

As far as hubby is concerned, tell him to get a Santa suit and come visit.

Prayers for all good results and a speedy recovery.

The other Marie

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The thought of dancing with Santa down the halls of Stanford!!!
Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts.
Winter Marie

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No more cancer...just in time for Christmas! Whhooo-hooo!!

-Sheri

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Thank you for the Wooo hooo!!!
I'm so happy to get my Christmas present early!!!
Winter Marie

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Just have the hubby come up in the evening and you can just have a little hospital dinner and watch some TV...and you can have company.

I remember being in the hospital 2 days after Chrismtas and spending New Year's in the hospital, but like you say, I had an operation that needed to get done and it was hard to sit around and enjoy it when you knew what was coming.

I'm so glad you have your date set now - you've come a long way, baby:)

-Craig

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I think I'll be enjoying a wonderful Christmas CD that day. Will have to get a portable CD player so I can listen to it on that special day.
Thank you Craig for your thoughts my friend.
Winter Marie

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Although it sucks that you will be in the hospital on Christmas, I know you are happy to have that surgery date! Definitely have your husband come to the hospital to spend the day with you, they probably will have special treats. I'm sure he will be glad to have those tumors out of your body as well!
mary

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I'll make sure I ask him to make the trip up to be with me on Christmas, that'll be my special treat.
Thank you for sharing my happiness with me.
Winter Marie

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Tina right its a gift you wanted. When I was a cop I missed many Christmas with my family but I never felt alone on those slow snowy nights! I just looked at the snow and thought of Christmas past and the ones yet to come! Merry Christmas hugs Lou

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I am so glad you got a date......just get that cancer out of there girl.....yayyyyy

mags

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You are an example of tenacity for all of us! You deserve it!
Again ,congratulations!

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I appreciate the congratulations! You're right perseverance is important for those of us with this d@mn cancer.
Winter Marie

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I'm so glad that others can share my happiness with me!!!
Winter Marie

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Yes, I remember when I worked for Columbia Gas in Ohio, on a couple of Christmas's I had to get up and go to work because of the freezing cold to check on our facilities at the pipelines, my children were little and couldn't understand waiting until mommy got back home to open up presents.
I'm looking forward to many Christmases to come!!!
Thanks for the thoughts and hugs.
Winter Marie

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I am so glad that you got your date! Christmas in the hospital? What a wonder gift to be able to get your surgery now. Start the new year fresh with it behind you. I will be wishing for you an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery. HUGS

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Thank you so much for your wishes. I'm looking forward to my "gift".
Winter Marie

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Marie, Glad you have a date for the surgery. I will be praying for you with smooth surgery and speedy recovery. Best wishes to you. - Lucy

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YAY!!!! Got your surgery set up. I am so excited for you. How long are you expected to be in hospital? Will you PM me your phone number? I would like to call you over the holidays if thats ok with you. Take care.

Jennie

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Phone number is sent. Please, we're friends, of course you can have my number!!!
I'm told 7 days, on the 17th I meet with the main surgeon and should know more, anywhere from 5 to 10 days I understand. Glad you're home.
Winter Marie

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What great news that your surgery is scheduled. Maybe celebrate Christas early this year? I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Amy

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I appreciate all thoughts and prayers sent my way, especially on the surgery date!!!
Thank you.
Winter Marie

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It's great to have a date. Now it's real and it is on!!

I don't think your husband will be alone. He'll be with you.

Kim and I spent Christmas in the hospital 7 years ago when our daughter Grace was born on Christmas eve. I know it's not the same, but you will have a wonderful Christmas adventure story to tell for years and years.

The Winter Solstice is the 21st. I'll be celebrating with a big fire and sending lots of sparks to you.

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Winter Marie,

I'm so happy you got the date for surgery. Keep up your positive outlook, it will serve you well. What a great Christmas gift, no more tumors, it just doesn't get any better. Will be praying for you and your medical team.

Don

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I'm so happy too!!! I appreciate the prayers for me and the surgical team!!!
Winter Marie

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And send those sparks!!!
Winter Marie

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Sorry about missing Christmas, but it sounds like you're A-okay with that! I'm so glad you are putting this thing in motion. Prayers going out to you, dear.

*hugs*
Gail

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It's going to be hard NOT to be nervous, but I'm going to try!!!
Winter Marie

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I appreciate the prayers and hugs!!
Winter Marie

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Best of luck with your surgery, I'm sure it will be fine. (December 20th is my B'day, so I'll be thinking of you and sending prayers your way!) Best wishes, Cynthia

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you on successful surgery and entering 2011 cancer freeee!!!

Merry Christmas!!

Angela

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Thank you Angela, I appreciate the prayers.
Winter Marie

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Hope you have a very Happy Happy Birthday. One of my grandson's birthday is December 19th!!
Thank you for the thoughts and Prayers.
Winter Marie

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I will be praying and sending positive thoughts your way. What a great Christmas present to be cancer free!!!

Hugs,
Sara

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Yeah! Great to hear.

You have your Christmas memories, dig deep into them when you are in the hospital. Also...Do you have a laptop with a web cam? How about photos of the past Christmas', pack them up!

Hugs!

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I'm laughing over the question do I have a laptop with web cam. Because yes I do, do I know how to use it? NOPE!!! Darn it!!!
Winter Marie

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I appreciate the thoughts and prayers!!!
Winter Marie

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Hopefully they can do something special for you in your room. Praying that the surgery is a complete success and that you heal quickly. Just know that you will be thought of during surgery and recovery.

Kim

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Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers!!!
Winter Marie

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