Topic: Hawaii Bound

All CC members --- Here is my announcement---- departing for Hawaii early in the morning with pain pills and side effect meds in hand.  Also a bottle of sunscreen. be back on line around the 15th.  Wish you all the best while we are gone on this adventure! 31st wedding anniversary while there, I need to come up with a plan....
Hoola ,Hoola,
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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Have a wonderful trip Jeff. Enjoy the time with the Mrs.....with that red hair she must be a fireball. Soak up some sun, swim, dance under the stars.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Jeff, have a marvelous time, and go swimming with the dolphins!

Barb

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Ya' know, I've always wanted a coconut bikini. Would you mind picking me up some?:cool:

God Bless,

Brenda

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Have a great time in Hawaii!  Sounds wonderful!
Thank you for all of your helpful postings, by the way. I go back to the Cancer Center on Monday full of questions about 2nd opinions, other possible treatments, etc etc. Thanks to this entire site!

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Soak up some of that hot sand therapy for all of us Jeff.  Have a great time and happy anniversary.  We will miss your presence here on the board.
Patrice

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Enjoy Jeff~

I am going to Cancun Sunday-Wednesday. I went to Jamaica early Dec 07 and its time for the beach again.  Can't go too far, kids are in school and we need to get back.

Enjoy the SUN!

We will miss your post.

celoi (Charlene Eloi) daughter of David Cook

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Hi All !   Made it home safe and sound.  Wish I was still there.  The cabin was 20 feet from the waves rolling in and splashing against the rocks all night with a steady breeze.  It was so peaceful.  The first good full nights sleep in a long time.  We did everything that Kris and Barb suggested and more.  Took lots of pictures wish I could share them but 181 pictures is a bit to much.  As painful as it was I did swim with the dolphins and actually got a ride as well.  They are so powerful I wish Ihad just a quarter of their strenght.  I did hoola a bit at the luau with five dancers in coconut bikinis and grass skirts.  They picked me out of crowd of 200 and had me go back stage and dress up up as a Hawaiian King and helped with the closing number.  The joke was on them Ha! I had a little more hip movement than what they expected.  We took the submarine ride in Wakiki which was great.
Got to see white tip shark, sea turtles, and many fishes.  Also natural and man made reefs where most of the fishes hide from predators.  Finally the dreaded shopping!  If there is a store Valerie has to check it out.  Doesn't mean she'll buy anything but it has to be checked out.  Wore me to a frazzle.  The only CC problems I had was swollen feet and ankles everyday and quite a bit of left shoulder pain radiating down the arm. Very little liver pain.  Glad I took all my meds with me though.  Well, reality has already struck and will be starting back up chemo on the 20th.  Well that's maybe. I'm going to have some consideration on radiation of this shoulder as well.  Going on vacation and getting that sand and dolphin therapy was great.  I found a relaxation CD at walmart that sounded exactly like the waves in Hawaii outside of our cabin.  Like magic it put us right to sleep.  I did get a chance to check in on the site one time and noticed some good news floating around. I also so read some unfortunate happenings as well.  Michelle, My deepest sympathy for you! When your ready to deal with your loss you'll know. God's Strenght to you.

God Bless,
Jeff G.
P.S.  Thanks to my Daughter for such a nice Christmas and Anniversary gift.  She is a sweetheart!

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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Welcome back, Jeff!  Glad to hear you had a great trip - would love to see some of the 181 pictures.  Maybe you could add one as an avatar to your name.  smile

30-something caregiver

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Welcome Back Jeff.  I think I speak for all of us in requesting the photo of you as the Hawaiian King!

G

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Absolutely, that photo should be on the front of the site!  welcome back Jeff, hope the healing powers of dolphins worked on you!

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So delighted you had a good vacation.  Sounds like it was exactly what the doctor ordered.  Welcome back - we missed you.
Betty

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Hey Jeff- Would love to see the "King" picture.  Maybe we should have a once a year update on photos.   Welcome home and good luck with the upcoming treatments.  I guess you had your CC anniversary and your wedding anniversary while away, so hugs to you for both!
Patrice

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Welcome Home Jeff!  Sounds like your trip was great.  Thinking of you as you start your treatments up again.

Carol

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Maui baby!

becky
blessed are those that are cracked,
for they let in the light!