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Quiet Place Exits Stage Left
Board: Event News and Planning
Nov 27, 2018 5:10am
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As much fun as I have had traveling the back roads and planting boxes wherever I go, I'm going to have to hang up my hat for a while. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 weeks ago. Tomorrow I have surgery. Sometime right before or after Christmas I will start heavy-duty kick-my-ass chemo, at which point I will likely hibernate even more out of sight than I already have been.

When Live & Breathe was going on, I had a few people ask if I had time to meet up for exchanges. I didn't because I was in the process of having tests. And, honestly, I've enjoyed the anonymity out here in Texas. I haven't been to an event since 2010 when I was living in east TN.

But I had planned to meet up with a couple of local letterboxers to pass off a couple of HH that I can't move forward. I thought I'd make a mini-event (which is not an event-event) to see if any other local (Dallas, TX area) letterboxers would like to come have dinner with us. There will be no event stamp because I have surgery tomorrow and I can't guarantee I'll feel like carving anything after that. (But if someone feels like creating one and donating it, I'll set it out.)

I'm thinking the best date would be Friday, Decemeber 14... evening because I don't know yet if I'll have appointments during the day. Location will be near Allen, TX. There are many letterboxes to find in the area, so if you travel to spend the night you won't be without letterboxes to find.

I want to go ahead and list the event this afternoon but I thought I'd post here for comments or suggestions before I make it official.
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Reply to: #968793 by Quiet Place
Nov 27, 2018 6:10am
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Sister survivor will be sending you a PM later today....

You got this!
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Reply to: #968793 by Quiet Place
Nov 27, 2018 7:39am
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Keeping you in thoughts and prayers!
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Reply to: #968793 by Quiet Place
Nov 27, 2018 9:42am
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Know that we will all be thinking of you!
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Nov 27, 2018 10:07am
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May you return for an encore!

Holding you and your family in my heart as you travel this journey.

Mama Stork
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Nov 27, 2018 10:25am
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I’ll be thinking of you and I encourage you to take it VERY easy for a while. I made the sorry mistake of rushing into things too quickly (I also had 3 children under 6 at the time) after my mastectomy and subsequent treatment. Please be easy on yourself. No stamp is worth sheer exhaustion. Trust me, just breathing for a while could be difficult. Everyone will understand. (hug)

Warrior Woman
been there
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Nov 27, 2018 12:10pm
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You will be in our prayers! If you need anything from your Texas Letterboxing family let us know!
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Nov 27, 2018 12:55pm
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So sorry to hear this. I had breast cancer, too, and it took me a while to get back into hiking. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay positive!
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Reply to: #968825 by Beachcomber
Nov 27, 2018 1:48pm
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There are so many of us survivors. Recovery takes a toll. It does take a while to get to "normal" and normal might be different. Battling and healing take an enormous amount of time and energy.
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Nov 27, 2018 7:05pm
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You're in my thoughts and prayers too. I hope you'll check back in here from time to time and let us all know how you're doing.
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Nov 28, 2018 12:08pm
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Hugs to you and your family. Wish we could come out to your gathering and offer our support in person, but we're on the wrong side of the metroplex and I don't like driving at night. We'll be cheering you on in spirit and hope our paths will cross at some point in the future.
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Nov 28, 2018 2:35pm
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I am so sorry to hear this! You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through all of this! Just know that you are not alone!!

Is there any way I can get your address? I would like to send you something!

Thanks!
Lindsey
Jlsd0218
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Nov 28, 2018 6:58pm
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You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have enjoyed finding your boxes over the years.
It was very obvious that you put a lot of thought and planning into your plants.

When I see or hear your name, I think of beautiful small white churches, in a small rural , quiet place. Thank you for sharing , showing me these wonderful spots through letterboxing.
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Nov 28, 2018 8:39pm
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You can beat this. All my very best...

Origami Hen, daughter of breast cancer survivor and sister of current lung cancer patient
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Nov 29, 2018 6:16am
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Wish I could make it for your event, but Houston is a bit of a ways to make it up to the DFW area. Defiantly in our thoughts and I second Baby Bear's motion, if you need anything from the Texas Letterboxers please reach out!

Sending soothing thoughts,
NLW
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Nov 30, 2018 7:21am
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Sadly work and distance will keep me from attending your event. I wish you the best with your health journey and I do hope to meet you in the future.
Hugs,
Corazón
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Dec 4, 2018 4:03am
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My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Blue Butterfly
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Dec 4, 2018 1:13pm
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I'll be there! Looking forward to meeting you.