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Sandy3185
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I was thinking that there are several of us who live in Florida. Perhaps we can arrange a getogether  in the new year. I feel so close to the people on our board and I thought we all might enjoy meeting in person. I live halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Let me know what you think!  Sandy

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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Hi Sandy,

I love that idea.  I live in Inverness which is 1.5 hours or so to either Tampa or Orlando. I think there are a couple more ladies that live North of both of us.

I would be willing to host a gettogether at my home or drive to meet everyone some where else.

We are going to have to start an email to plan this out. :-)

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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Abbycat2
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I live on the east coast, 90 miles southeast of Disney World.  Tampa is about 2.75 hours away from my home.  Maybe Orlando would be a good place to meet.  That's only 1.5 hours from my home.   Let's see if we have any other women who respond to your post.  I feel so alone with this cancer and met only one woman during chemo with a grade 3 endometrial cancer.  Not sure what type she had-UPSC, Endometriod, Clear Cell or MMMT.  I also feel very close to the women here and it would mean a great deal to me to meet some of you wonderful women in person.  It saddened me that I never got to meet our beloved Ro.  I think I went to Moffitt when she was up in the Chicago area.

A Warm Hug to my Dear Sisters,

Cathy

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NoTimeForCancer
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We expect  a group picture!!!!

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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I'll be the bald one! Unless my hair grows back fast. Doubtful but who knows?!

I'm looking forwad to seeing what it comes back as... curly? or stick straight like before? same color? hmmmm

Eyebrows and Eyelashes would be a nice touch.  lol

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ConnieSW
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absolutely take pictures

Cucu me
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but ladies from Florida,

can you recomend me a great place in Florida to go on vacation with my family.

Just to rent an apartment and have beach and "whole foods" near.

Thanks

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Sandy3185
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There are lots of great options but my family has been going to Sanibel Island for years- beautiful beaches with lots of shelling, beach front condos and cottages you can rent by the week. Plus great atmosphere- much of the island is zoned as preserves so it is not all built up. There are plenty of boating, fishing and water activities available. We love the laid back atmosphere and the beauty of the island.

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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Sanibel is a beautiful place to vacation. Especially if you are looking for a peaceful place instead of the hussle and bussel of the theme parks.

So glad to see you planning something fun Cucu!  Do you have hair yet? Are your legs better? I think of you often. :-)

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

Cucu me
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sisters. Helpfull info as always.

Hair, yes, all over and more than I had before. Legs, pretty same.

My first scanner post chemo is good and follow up with the surgeon good too.

Best wishes to you all.

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Abbycat2
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I have been to Sanibel Island and it really is a beautiful place to visit. The ocean is calmer on the west side of Florida than it is on the east side. Here, in Indian River county, we have a resort run by Disney called Disney Vero.  It is right on the ocean and is only 90 miles from Disney World.  I sometimes go to Disney Vero for lunch with a friend who has been treated for ovarian cancer.  There is a veranda on the second floor overlooking the ocean and it is a great spot for lunch and good company.  Sebastian Inlet is nearby and boost one of the best places to fish and go surfing. Lots of shops along the ocean, too.  I also like Key West as it has everything!  

Cathy

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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I have ony been there once about 15 years ago. We stayed in a B&B. And only for one night and day so we didn't see too much of the area. I remember a lot of little shops that were fun to explore and we did some kind of a night tour where they told a story. 

Cathy and Sandy - Do either of you have input on this place?  It popped into my head this morning so thought I would mention it as well.

Cindi

Cucu me
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what about the weather?

The forecast is for not too warm weather.....in February.

So I don't know when to go?

Thanks

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Abbycat2
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Cindi, St.Augustine really was fun to visit. It's the oldest city in the U.S.A. and there is a lot to see. Cucu the weather where I live in east central FL has an average high of 74 in Feb and an average low of 51. Look up Vero Beach on MapQuest and you can see where I live. I live in the subtropics but if you go further south-Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Key West- in the tropics it is always nice weather in February.

The weather has been quite warm lately-in the mid-80's- but we are expecting a cool front by tomorrow. I can't wait for it!

Cathy

Cucu me
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I love hot weather, I dream of moving to live in Florida.

Thanks for the info, as always great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It has been an unusually warm winter so far. I live in central Fl between Tampa and Orlando and today was the coolest day we have had in weeks- high was in the low 70's and it is supposed to go down to the 50s tonight. We went to Disney and the weather was perfect! Usually we get some cold fronts in Feb but I think this year will continue warmer than usual. So if you want to spend time at the beach, it should be OK. And this is Florida, even with a severe cold front it doesn't stay cold long and usually warms up quite a bit during the day. Winter here is very pleasant and very little rain. In general it is a great place to vacation from mid October through the end of April. After that it is hot and humid! 

By the way, there are really so many great vacation spots here! As I said, we love Sanibel but the Keys, Miami Beach, Ft Lauderdale, the huge national beaches at Cape Canaveral, Vero Beach etc are all great vacation spots as well. Just depends on what your looking for as far as other activities go. The weather is warmer in south Florida and while there you can visit the Everglades, the keys and the great beaches on Miami Beach and in Ft Lauderdale. There are lots of great restaurants and nightlife as well. But it is not as laid back as the central Fl beaches on both the east and west coasts of Fl. Fishing and water sports abound where ever you go.  Hope this helps! Sandy

 

Donswife48
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OK, as I shiver in my warm home post chemo, I dream of your warm weather.  I can pile on the throws and sweats and still be cold today, so thanks for the day dreaming.

Cucu me
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Sandy,

It's very helpful!!!

 

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It has been -7 here for the last few days for a low.  With a little luck we may see 30 by Thursday, but that will bring snow.  I wish I was closer to Florida. it would be a lovely place to visit in the winter.  We have been to Destin but it was in the summer and very hot and humid.  Our son lives an hour's drive from there in Alabama.  Just beautiful beaches and we saw dolphins playing.

Hugs and prayers to all.  Lou Ann

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Your cold weather is supposed to arrive here by morning.  No sunshine so will just have to get my vitamin D in a pill form.  Florida ladies, enjoy getting yours from nature.

 

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We love Florida especially the gulf side.  We've been down there the past six winters but don't think we'll make it this year.  We want to retire in 2017 and spend our winters in Dunedin (just north of Clearwater Beach).  We spent some time there last winter and just loved the laid back life of that small town.  Spring, summer and fall are fine here but Wisconsin winters are way too long and cold!!  

Love,

Eldri

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Just joined the group here yesterday.  I live in Pensacola and the white beaches here are awesome for me.  I have visited as far east as Seaside, on the other side of Destin, beautiful there also.  I not sure I can get together with everyone as I am just now starting this journey but would love to keep in touch with Florida Women.

 

Jackie

Jodisgoing180
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I have ovarian cancer. Just diagnosed today, and live in Niceville. Jackie, are you at Sacred Heart?  I have my hysterectomy on Friday. 

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Welcome to the group, Jodisgoing!  Please let us know how your hysterectomy goes on Friday.  I'm hoping you have an easy time of it.  I had mine September 30th using the DiVinci robot and I literally danced out of the hospital the next morning.  

Love,

Eldri

Jodisgoing180
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It's going to be a "radical"hysterectomy. I'll be down and out 3-5 days, depending on how far it's spread. 

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Jacjac2
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As I type this you are either in surgery or out.  Yes I am at Sacred Heart.  I started chemo yesterday.  Feeling tired today, headache but not sick at my stomach.  I hope the medicine is doing its job.  Let me know when you are out. 

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Sorry that both of you had to find your way here, but glad you found this spot.  I find it a great place of comfort.  These ladies can give much encouragement and advice.  I have been to Destin once, our only visit o Florida,  and thought it was beautiful.  Got to see a dolfin swimming near the beach.  Nice place to visit, but t tell the true, I prefer my mountains and snow.

Jodisgoing, I also had a radical hyrsterictomy .  I was in the hospital a little longer because my bowels went to,sleep and they won't let you go home until they start working.  Nope everything goes smoothly for you and that you have a quick recovery.  Hugs and prayers to both of you,  Lou Ann

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Welcome to the discussion board. I hope your surgery goes well and you are up and about quickly.

Please come back with any questions or for emotional support.

I hope you find some time to read many of the threads here. Lots of us have documented our journey in the hopes of helping those coming in behind us.

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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