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Postby gottahavesun » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:42 pm

I am currently down in Avon, North Carolina for the week and today for the first time since my diagnosises over 2 years ago I walked on the beach, which is my favorite place on this earth. Boy did I enjoy walking along with the water lapping at my toes, squishing my toes in the sand. picking up seashells, walking in the wading ponds created by the surf. My Hubby said he has not seen me this happy in a long time and he enjoyed just watching me. We planned this trip so it was not too hot, in the 70s-low 80s so I'll be able to stay outside most of the week. We will be fishing on piers, the surf, collecting seashells.... We rigged up a rod awhile back that makes it easier for me to reel in fish and if the fish is too big for me to get in, then I'm okay letting my husband do it. When I'm in the house we are staying in then I wear my reid sleeves so that I can maybe be without my compression hose at another point during the day. I just wanted to share this with everyone because I know we all write on these boards about our questions, vent some, and offer suggestions as well and I know I feel good when others tell me about their accomplishments and I wanted to share about being able to find a way to get back to my favorite place on the beach--the new way which works for me and now makes me happy. I left the suntanning beach bum behind right before I was diagnosised because it made my swelling worse, but finding a new way to enjoy the beach and water is okay because it makes me happy today, right now, which is the best way I live--in the NOW!!!

Please remember to find your way back to whatever made you happy before your diagnosis or find something new by trying different things.
Catch you all later---back to my gorgeous view from this amazing house, with my coffee and a smile!
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Postby Kim » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:06 pm

Oh Lisa! I'm soooo excited and happy for you! It all just sounds just fabulous! Way to go, girl!! :lol: :D

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Postby silkie » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:30 am

Hey lisaaaaaaaaaaa

go girl go

I did that threw caution to the wind and took off all my wraps and danced in the sea silly i know but it lifted me so high i was waving at them in the space station lol

I was reading earlier this year on childrens le site how our Moms

get surfing shoes for the kids to play safely in the water so as not to pick up cuts and graizes on the feet

I thought this a great idea might be worth checking it out


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Postby joanne johnson » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:08 pm

Hi Lisa,

I enjoyed reading about you pure joy at the beach. Remember when things may get rough for you during the following months when the weather is cold that next year the beach will be waiting for you. Keep those memories alive to enjoy. :D
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Postby patoco » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:12 pm

Hi Ya Lisa :)

Had to jump in here too and say how wonderful :lol: :D :!: :!: :!:

Isn't it just great to feel that squishyness of the sand :wink: :wink:

Make me so happy too, to see you enjoying yourself sooooo much.

Happy hug to ya :!: :!:

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Postby gottahavesun » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:58 pm

Thanks for your replies everyone, glad you enjoyed my post.

Hey Silks--thank you for sharing your story months ago about dancing in the ocean-that inspired me to get right back in the ocean as soon as I could.
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Postby bouncedrealitycheck » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:00 pm

Awww, this made me so happy, I got a little teary. :D Enjoy every minute of your vacation!
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