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Debbi

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #540 on: August 15, 2009, 04:26:49 pm »
Jim, Cheri - miss you and wish you were here.  Lots of great education, but the highlight has definitely been meeting other "forumites.". We are planning a grp hat shot tomorrow - for those of us who have them and remembered to pack them.  Gala dinner is tonite - none of the posties will be in heels!  LOL. 
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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #541 on: August 16, 2009, 12:30:26 pm »
I wore wedgies!! Pink ones!

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #542 on: August 16, 2009, 02:24:26 pm »
& boy were they cute too!!

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #543 on: August 16, 2009, 03:15:47 pm »
I hope you folks in Chicago are having a good time.

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #544 on: August 16, 2009, 10:10:43 pm »
I wore wedgies!! Pink ones!

Capt Deb

Now how did I miss those?  I must have been focusing on that new "Steve original" you were sporting later in the evening  ;)

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #545 on: August 17, 2009, 12:25:22 am »
Steve and I just rolled into Portland from the airport- our flight was delayed. We tried to log on here, to the forum, but the wi-fi would not connect

Captain got left behind in Chicago- as her flight was cancelled...

(Still waiting for an update... Captain tell us once you land back home- and how you be.)

Capt'n Deb rode in the taxi with us sporting this fantastic Pirate hat...

BIG NEWS!

4 people were presented with ANA awards at the huge ballroom Gala banquet...

Our Pearly Whites won the volunteer award ... we are SOOOH proud of her.

 :-* :-* :-* :-*


You folks are so awesome- it was great to meet you.

THe next one is in Cincinnati in 2011... Anne Marie I hope you come. Maybe we could be roomies... I was the only Canadian...

Virginia Fickel Ehr is an amazing woman- I am so glad to have met her.

I am sure we will post some pics soon.

Jet lagged and tired... but so glad I went. It was SOOH worth it.


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4cm Left, 08/22/07 R/S 11+ hr surgery Stanford U, Dr. Robert Jackler, Dr. Griffith Harsh, Canadian fellow Assist. Dr. Sumit Agrawal. SSD, 3/6 on HB facial scale, stick-on-eyeweight worked, 95% eye function@ 6 months. In neuromuscular facial retraining. Balance regained! Recent MRI -tumor receded!

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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #546 on: August 17, 2009, 05:39:21 am »
none of the posties will be in heels!  LOL. 

I was in heels, m'dear!  :-*  (granted, I had my "peg leg" to help the cause.....)

Yep, Kate... raised a rukus for sure (even had one of Chicago's finest in the elevator yesterday follow me towards our room.... until he stopped at the ice machine on our floor to fill up the water bottle!).... remind me and Deb and Taylor and Taylor's mom to share about us Pirates at lunch on Friday (or was it Saturday?) as we came marching in to sit at the Forum lunch tables...... I have to commend the ANA for recognizing the Discussion forums as we had special name tag labels for the forumites... were recognized at the opening ceremonies, etc.  That shows how much ALL of you do to help the cause around here! I even had Dr. Wiet (Dr. "Dad"), when he gave me hugz, commenting on our pirate gear.. the forums and all that is done around here. Told him he's buying lunch next time I'm in town... he noted as long as I was pirate gear again! :)

Dazy Hazy Lady.... SOOO glad you and Steve made it back safely to the "other" coast ..... even after the delays.... and thank you...... ;)  xoxoxo

What a fab time... for me to try to list all that I met... from Timb, Debbi, Lilan, MaryAZ, Jan, Lori (wearing a slightly tilted halo... and her lovely family!), Steve, Kaybo, etc... . just too many names for me to list... but most of all.... our fearless Captn Deb..... after 4 yrs...... with MAJOR tears flowing as I left for the airport yesterday........ and all the happy tears shed this past weekend...... YOU all are what make me who I am. Truly!

BTW, Kaybo...... thank that spouse of your's for returning my pirate flag, the scurvy scallywag that he is......... LOL!  Hoping curlie girlie is feeling better and I'm sure the girls will be tickled to have you home!

Ok, I'm wiped, back to office job (and forum whip wrangler)........

Hugglez to all!
Phyl
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Re: Save the Date for Chicago ANA Convention August 14-16 2009
« Reply #547 on: August 17, 2009, 09:47:08 am »
p.s.  Just read where Capt. Deb, as of 9:36 this a.m., was STILL at the airport!  Arrg!
Cheri

Just spoke to her on the phone and she's boarding the flight as I type..... will track her flight to make sure she FINALLY get's back home.  I have some pics that desilu sent me but on home computer (on work laptop from office right now... I know, I know... shame on me!). Will post them later today.

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