I totally concur. Seattle and Vancouver are fantastic. It's funny though, when I think of trips to the Northwest I think of mist and the best salmon I've ever eaten. Just like I think of pizza when I think of Chicago. After 25 years of travelling, it's amazing what sticks with you.
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The MRI tube of gloom was OK. Although I did try to understand how Kay found it an escape. I do think when you do it the second time, it isn't as bad cuz you know what to expect. So I did the spirit sucking thing and I hustled across the street to see Dr Stefan. I had my films for Dr Slattery with me and Dr Stefan took a look at them and saw nothing. Dr Slattery will be the final judge on this one but it seems like there is nothing physically wrong with my brain, I'm just crazy. Of course there is my daughter's diagnosis -- my brain just didn't like getting messed with and didn't take kindly to it -- so it's getting back at me and went into pout mode.
But I had the greatest afternoon in a long time. I went back across the street to meet Kathleen and her husband. She looks fantastic. Not long after that, Nancy (NL) joined us. She had a pre-op meeting with Dr Stefan. Her Retro is tomorrow. Wow, it was very cool. After reading about how all you got together in the Northeast and Texas, we west-coasters bonded. (Lainie, you're in on the next get together -- maybe when Nancy is freed from captivity). It was the first time I met a real ANer in person. So now I'm rethinking my ethnic based theory. I'm now thinking that ANs are caused by the really beautiful people gene that comes from the heart. Nancy got some pictures. I'm hoping that she posts them as a postie. Wishing you the best tomorrow, Nancy. Wow, what a day!