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Old 04-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #1681
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Oh my goodness, that's so scary about Denny, Mary Ellen! At least you took him to the ED when you recognized something was wrong and stood up for him when you knew he didn't need to be discharged. I'm glad you were able to extend your trip too so you still had time to enjoy yourselves and relax at HHI after that scare!

I have to say, DH and I would probably be thrilled to draw Agent P at one of the animation classes! I'd probably rather draw a classic character, if given the choice, but I wouldn't be disappointed with Agent P

Cynthia, it looks like you certainly know how to kick off a last morning in WDW! MK is exactly where I would be headed too. Fun that you got to meet up with some friends for BTMRR.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #1682
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What a scary experience, Mary Ellen. Your DH was so lucky you were so persistant. And that he recovered from it all so quickly.

No wonder you "had to" add a few days. You both needed a little "vacation" from your vacation visit to the hospital.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:15 PM   #1683
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I love days when I am running reports...plenty of time to catch up on some DIS while I wait for them to finish (wouldn't want to mix up projects, right?? LOL)

almost caught up but had to comment before I forget everything.

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Sorry about your kitty drama. what a bad run. Good thing Nick was on top of things -- I guess its a good sign when your child is old enough that you are actually allowed to be "mom-focusing-on-me" a little and not "supermom" .

and they are such cute cats! I always wanted to be a dog and cat home, but turns out Joe is allergic to cats, not dogs. and Thor would totally eat a cat.


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Near the IG we saw this scooter and asked if we could take a picture of it. Check it out - it's awesome





LOVE the scooter! so cool.

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The finished product - Cashel Blue and Dubliner Kerrygold Irish Cheese Souffle with Organic Mixed Greens and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette



So, so good!

After the seminar it was possible to buy Judith McLaughlin' s book and have her sign it. And that's exactly what Cynthia did.



that dish looks great- and its a good picture of Cynthia getting her book signed!



so funny of that man to insist you take the first sip. Such a Disney thing to do!!!

Love that big collectible stein/mug too. very cool.

Mary Ellen I was giggling to myself as I pictured you just a little buzzed, kicking back, taking random photos of people and umbrellas.

fun photos too.



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Another cool view of the lagoon


Oh Yeah!



Couldn't even put that beer down for a picture.



Actually I think the photographer told me to do that



These are great ....Cynthia looks just a little jealous of your drink, (even if it is just for the camera!)



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Yep. I bought the book. And being the master manipulator that I am, convinced myself (and Jeff) that I bought it for him. He LOVES shepherds pie. Adores it. I knew he would be thrilled with "his" present.
Please, she had me at the name of the book. "The Shamrock and Peach"


love how you get the win win of being able to shop for something you'll love AND get the points for giving Jeff a great gift!












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so cute the way they incorporated food & wine into it!


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First up, the Jamminators, chef style. Click on the picture for some bad jokes.









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this reminds me of a deli in NYC -- walls all decorated with caricatures of famous people. cool!

I love visiting the villain store. they always have fun tee's and things in there!

You were really getting a lot of shopping done this trip. Nice to be able to browse and photograph at will without feeling like you're holding up the gang.

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Sorry I haven't updated our update notice. I have to go to the live oak lodge to get on the Internet. My new freaking computer is so smart it won't let me sign on to something w a password. So annoying. Anyway we went to Savannah today and we are now in Tybee Island waiting out the rain. Extended our stay at the Disney resort and now were driving home Sunday. It's been an interesting vacation and not one that I wish to repeat anytime soon although I love HHI as much as ever and their hospital is pretty nice too. And I will leave you with that...,,
ummmm I hope you were at a hospital for an interview and not for medical care!


OOH I finished up. an interview would have been less stressful. Thanks goodness that you are such a good advocate for Denny and knew enough to speak up to the ED. What could have been a scary scary outcome was avoided. WHEW Glad he is feeling better!


Cynthia apparently I did not multi quote (or erased the photos) the post with your solo photo pass pictures. they came out nice and your dress is so cute!

ok back to work (with a little reading in between) for me!


Finally caught up. Cynthia you accomplished a LOT for your last morning.

I'm curious about the beads at Kidani. We'll be checking in there in 9 days (WAHOOO) and that sounds like something that both girls will be thrilled with. do you know any more?

I like the Pirate Periodic table. funny and nerdy at the same time.


MEK - when I saw the first photo of your drawing I though "OH cool she has Agent P" I laughed when I saw how unhappy you were. Proof that your kids are big! We love Agent P in my house LOL

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:34 PM   #1684
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I did forget one specific thing I wanted to comment on.

MEK, what a scary situation with Denny and I am glad you persisted in having him checked out further. I went through that with Mark and it is not fun.

I will pray for continued improvement for Denny.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #1685
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Wow Mary Ellen, how scary the events with Denny at HHI! I am so glad this issue was right in your area of expertise and you were able to push it to resolution! I'm guessing those less informed would have probably taken the original clean check-off and left happy, with possibly tragic results later! So glad they were able to handle the situation and you could still enjoy some of your trip!!!

Nice updates and some great pictures! Even though during the day I don't think DHS is all that much to look at aesthetically, I think it is a whole lot better when it is lit up at night and just seems to come alive!

I really like that picture of the Brown Derby Hat lamp!

I always enjoy exploring One Man's Dream, and no matter how many times I go in there I always seem to learn something new!

Agent P? Seriously???
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #1686
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WOW! That did not make a good trip. Glad he did go and have himself checked out.
I agree about HS being lit up at night. Love photographing there.
I would have been upset with Agent P as my drawing.
All caught up again. I am getting good at this. LOL
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #1687
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Oh my gracious Mary Elllen! I know that you had to be scared death. Thank goodness you stood your ground and made them admit Denny. I think that's pretty rude of them to make a notation that you were anxious. Of course you were anxious. Your husband was having chest pains.

Once when John had a grand mal seizure and his trough levels were way down, the ER doctor tried to discharge him saying that his levels were in the average range. I tried to tell them what his level needed to be and they wouldn't listen to me. I finally told them that we would sit in the middle of the ER waiting room in a wheelchair and let everybody know what they had done unless they called his neurologist immediately. Needless to say, they had us in a room in no time at all AND his neurologist was called.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #1688
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Mary Ellen-- scary with Denny at HHI. Glad you stood your ground and had him admitted and that he was able to get the care he needed. I like your comment-Genes rule--That's a good one to remember.

Cynthia--Love your first picture of MK, all decorated with its fall decorations. The sky is so blue--looks like it was a beautiful, last day!
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Thanks Jill! I am very grateful that everything turned out as well as it did. I just kept thinking can you imagine if we were on our cruise?

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I am so grateful that it is what it is, and not worse. So scary, so terrifying and yes, easy to ignore and write off. In Denny's defense...I bet he bought himself 15 years with what he has been doing, you can only deny the genes so long and given how well he does take care of himself I imagine it will only continue to help things in the future.
Exactly. I knew it was just a matter of time and not too long ago I remember thinking "It's about time for Denny to start showing signs of CAD". Boy was I right, I just didn't expect it in Hilton Head. That was crazy to go from no symptoms, nothing, to very classic symptoms in the span of 12 hours. Of course, everyone has to go from no symptoms to symptoms at some point.


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He is so lucky to have had you with him, to fight for him like that.
Ugh - I shouldn't have had to do that. I thought it was pretty obvious that he needed a stress and initially I was confused because it wasn't a given. It was weird but I knew I had to do the right thing and get him to stay.

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Not me I do think it's Pat. That's pretty funny, aren't there 2 of those crayons in there? I remember her posting about it.
That was a pretty funny post now that I think about it. I mean, I would never even notice something like that. Leave it to Pat!

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OMG, you were SO not happy that it was Agent P! I'd totally forgotten about that
I know. I totally wanted a classic character and I got Agent P. I know the kids love Agent P, but I wanted Dumbo or Eeyore. Is that a lot to ask?

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You got some lovely nighttime shots!

Thanks! Likewise. I think we have a lot of the same shots. At least my next update should have some variety since we went our separate ways.


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Wow, Mary Ellen - what an adventure! I'm sorry that you and Denny had to have part of your vacation in the hospital, but so glad that it turned out okay. Denny is lucky you are in the cardiac business! Thanks for sharing the story so we can all be aware! I'm happy that you extended your trip to make up for it too!
I am very grateful that everything turned out the way it did and that he didn't end up in the operating too,. That would have been a nightmare in more than one way.

Objectively I knew the right thing was for him to have a stress test. I'm glad I made the right call. And I appreciate Denny for wanting to share his story.

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Back to WDW - cool nighttime shots - I like your favorite best too!
Agent P - you did a good job, but surprising that he was the choice. They are really pushing the Phineas and Ferb stuff everywhere now.
That tot shot is pretty cool. I don't even remember taking it, so that makes it even cooler.

The kids in the group really seemed to like that choice but I was just "eh".

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Wow, Mary Ellen. I'm so glad that Denny was able to get a stress test and then angio, and is now okay. His symptoms sounded like those of a former boss of mine who passed away suddenly last summer. He never made it to the stress test.
Oh My Glen - that's terrible. With so much awareness of heart disease no one should have to die when they have warning signs. Yeah - there will always be people who develop sudden cardiac arrest, but chest pain should be assumed to be the real deal until proven otherwise.
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Getting myself caught up on your TR and just read your story about Denny's ordeal and I just had to comment before I kept going.

Wow! So glad he is OK and he only needed angio with a stent! It's definitely good he had you as an advocate for him, almost anyone else would have just gone home like a good patient and "resumed activity" and who knows?...

That's good you were at least able to extend your vacation so you could enjoy some of it.
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Slowly catching up so I can enjoy the photos. Your Animal Kingdom morning looks great. how nice to just go in, do what you want and head out.
That's exactly what we did and it was great. There really wasn't much I wanted to do, but I knew I had to see AK at least once on this trip.

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MEK GREAT EE photos! I felt a little dizzy on the backwards part how can you snap all those photos on a coaster?
That type of coaster doesn't bother me, but I can't do that on ToT because I am much more uncomfortable on dropping rides. But I've taken pics on EE before, so practice I guess.

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No you won't - you gearing up for a Florida trip, aren't you? Lucky girl!

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Not so much an aversion but a detail over looked. There are 2 yellow- green crayons in the queue one in the stand by and one in the FP line and they are NOT the same color. I guess it just bothers me.
I just think its remarkable you noticed that. I am so NOT observant and would never have discovered the difference.

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I guessed it right then. Rest room stop and even though unlikely, you had to be driving for it to happen, and home by around 11.
Yeah - time for a potty break and a driver change. I was supposed to make it through all of NC but discovered after we pulled out of the parking lot that I only had enough gas for about another 100 miles. oops!


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As someone who has had 2 very good friends survive the widow maker ( one with 5 stents) and both as well as myself are CPR instructor trainers, it is easy to dismiss some signs.
When you evaluate the signs objectively they are easy to see. When you put the emotional component to it, not so much.

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Thankfully you knew and Denny knew not to. That is certatinly a different way to spend the vacation but so glad everything worked out as well as it did.
So glad they were receptive to a cardiac nurse.... I also hope the ED doc realizes she needs to dig a bit more.
I hope the hospital realizes that they probably need a better cardiac short stay policy in place. Some hospitals have that were they will automatically stress test the patient before letting them leave. It's not a full hospital admission.

Yeah - I hope she was notified of his outcome. It's really important to consider family history. She just looked at him and thought "he looks in good shape" and his EKG and enzymes are negative. She still got a cardiology input, but she needed to emphasize the family history more.

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Very Nice Pictures of DHS all lit up.
I think we both got some great shots of the park at night. Glad we did that.


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Your dinner looks amazing.
I could go for that fish right now - oh - and that wine.

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Agent P really?
Apparently Agent P has quite a few fans and the kids love him. I guess I am just an "old fart" who only appreciates the classics.

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Nice to cap off a great evening with a late night TSM.
It really was, even though I was practically asleep when we weren't shooting.

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Glad Denny is OK. How scary for you guys !! Good thing you insisted on admitting him.

Yep. Those genes will get you every time .....
Family history is such an important risk factor. You can do everything right but you can't change your genes. Thanks so much for your good thoughts!

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I actually edited a bunch on the way home. It made the drive go much faster. Unfortunately, I didn't take nearly as many around the resort as I had hoped because that's when Denny was in the hospital. Once he was released we ventured out a bit, so I tried to catch up. I'll see if I can get them on photobucket before my next update.

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Oh my! Nearly complete occlusion! How extremely lucky for Denny that you knew to insist on the stress test which resulted in the cath which resulted in the PTCA. Thank goodness for your intuition! Glad to hear that it turned out well.
It's unfortunate that I had to come off as "anxious" or "pushy" to do the right thing. But it had to be done. I knew darn well we would be right back in that ED as soon as he climbed the stairs again. Ugh!

Thank you - I am glad it turned out well, too. It really could have been worse.

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Back to your TR.. great job for your Agent P drawing.. totally looks like him. As for the kids with the balloon hats.. hmmmm... yeah, that would be pretty annoying.
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Sounds like you opted for the "green experience" post dinner while Cynthia was up for the "orange, more intense experience" after HBD.
I think that's exactly what happened! Well said!

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Oh my goodness!!! That is such a scary ordeal to go through!!! And... I personally do appreciate your story...even if I don't really want to hear it.

See... I grew up with my father having one or more heart attacks a year. He was one of 13 kids... all of whom had issues with their hearts in some way. My dad... he died at age 45.
So you lived through what Denny did. He was 16 when his dad died and he still gets very emotional about it. That's really tough. All of Denny's uncles had heart disease too.

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At 30 I was diagnosed with PVC and PACs... nothing major, but experiencing arrhythmia's can be troubling none the less...and I stood up to take note. As you probably realize... I do run. I keep myself at a somewhat normal weight... and I like to think I am keeping myself away from that dangerous set of genes that I am all but certain I have. Now you go an make me think... maybe not? But... I am female. That makes a difference, right.
I definitely think modifying your other risk factors like weight and cholesterol and high BP and all that stuff helps. It definitely helped Denny, but it just couldn't take away the risk all together.

With woman your risk of cardiac disease is much lower than mens until menopause. After your lose the cardioprotective effects of you female hormones then womens risk will start to catch up to men. So - when you hit your mid to late-50's it would be prudent to have a stress test and just a general awareness of your risk.

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So will Denny be able to resume normal activities then? Will this be a problem long term for him? It is so good that he had you there with him.

I am so glad things worked out and you were able to enjoy a couple days after all this stress.

Thank you for the positive thoughts. I am glad it worked out as well as it did. Yes - he should be able to do everything he always did. I think he will feel more relaxed after he sees the cardiologist here next week. He is still just in shock and is worried that the stress of his job was a contributor.
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Cynthia, I am very impressed with your last morning. In one hour you were sure able to get around MK!
I'm pretty impressed too since I have no clue what I did. Hopefully I''ll figure it out when I see my pics.

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Mary Ellen, I love your Agent P. We love Agent P here... so Yes. yes, he is a real character.
My thought is you have to have kids to appreciate Agent P and since I never watch cartoons I have no clue who he is.


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Mary Ellen - how awful for you guys. So pleased to hear he is doing okay. Thank goodness you kept pushing.

Take care
Thanks for the good thoughts. I am glad I insisted he stay. We just would have been back and this time it may have been more serious, not to mention a big waste of time to leave and have to return.

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So glad everything turned out okay. You definitely deserved some 'make up' vacation days after that!
Thanks and I think so too. It would have been such a drag to leave the day after he was discharged. We were supposed to head to Charleston for the night. I'm glad we stayed the extra two nights. 5 nights is not enough in HHI anyway.

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Yes, that ToT picture is awesome! Hollywood Studios is a cool night park with all the neon lights.
Those ToT pics are pretty cool. So funny that we were both taking the same shots and I'm pleased with all the pretty night shots in HS.

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Pretty pictures looking across the lake from Boardwalk to Beach & Yacht Club, too.
Thanks for both of us!

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Health issues are stressful anytime but when they happen on vacation it is unnerving. I am so glad Denny is ok!
Thanks Dawn. I know you know all about health issues on vacation. Your last trip seemed to be plagued with them. I guess you just have to roll with it. Thanks for the good thoughts.

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Not classic AT ALL! You should have seen those kids in front of me. Now their pictures really looked like him. Not entirely sure about mine.

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Wow, Mary Ellen- so sorry to hear about Denny. I can't imagine how stressful and scary it was for both of you to go through, especially being far from the comforts of home. Good for you (and thank God) you advocated for him and insisted that he have the stress test. Sending positive vibes for continued recovery!!!
The surgeon I work with always says "Do the right thing" and I knew that meant insisting he stay. It was really the scariest when I thought he was going to need cardiac surgery. That had me a bit unglued. Fortunately it didn't go that route and he is now doing fine. He's just a little bummed about the whole thing.

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Thanks for sharing the story with us. I don't think you can reinforce enough that it is better to be overly cautious than to dismiss symptoms like that, especially if you have a nagging feeling things aren't quite right.
Denny was really supportive of sharing the story. He's not one for social media so I didn't want to write about him without asking for permission. But he thought it might help someone else.

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Back to Disney- what an amazing last day you both had!!!
Well, actually, that was Cynthia's last day. I still had one more entire last day to myself. muhahaha!

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Cynthia- the pictures in France are really, really beautiful. I always stop for solo photopass shots when I am alone- same reasons- the number of pictures of me on vacation, with or without family, are very slim. Plus the rest of the family always roll their eyes when I insist on photos, so this is another way to get my money's worth.
I know all about the eye rolling. Cynthia takes a great picture, too so she should at every opportunity.

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Gorgeous pictures, both from your walk to BW ( the one of the Yacht Club through the trees) and to HS. Both sets of pictures of ToT at sunset are breathtaking. Love them!

Thanks. that was actually a pretty cool time to be taking pictures. It worked out really well.

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Hmmm- the last two reviews I have read of meals at HBD have not been encouraging- mostly issues with servers (I am referring to emmysmommy's review). The food looked really good, though! Mmmmm- the grouper sounds incredible!
HBD always does a nice grouper and that is one of my favorite fishes. I just love how white it is and the consistency.

I still think its hysterical I barely noticed the waiter. I clearly was in my own little "zone"

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Great night shots at the Studios. What a gorgeous place at night.
It really is. I am please we both of our pictures.

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Cynthia- you had a fantastic morning at MK. I love how much you were able to accomplish in that first hour or so, before the swarms of people show up. I absolutely adore the picture on BTM with the castle and steamboat in the picture.
That's an awesome shot. Glad she got back over there. I ended up going back much later that evening (spoiler alert)

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Nice meet-up!
That is such a cute picture of Cynthia and Jenny!
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Ok, got a little bit behind...
I know the feeling only all too well!

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Great evening at DHS, for both of you. Even if you both handled it differently. I can't argue with the logic on either touring plan, but I'd tend to lean a little more towards one that includes Rock n Rollercoaster.
Looking back that might have been the correct one. Well, actually I wanted to go to the drawing class last June and never made it, so I guess I was making up for lost time.

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And I think if I got to choose a character to draw, Agent P would be near the top of the list...
See - you have kids. Clearly I need grandchildren or something so I can get into the Agent P loop a little better. I must be missing out.


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Cynthia - The MK morning looks fantastic. 2 mountains, a Dis meet and Pirates all in about an hour. Nice job!
I was probably still in the shower. I tell you - sometimes you get the most done when you are alone. Kudos to Cynthia for getting all that accomplished plus another DIS meet.


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I'm sorry to hear that HHI wasn't as much fun as it could have been, but I'm glad that you recognized Denny's problem and were able to get him taken care of before it became something worse.
Thanks! I am glad it turned out the way it did. It could have been so much worse and we did finish the vacation on a high note, so I'm really happy about that.

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Great update Cynthia you got a lot done that morning! Can't wait to see what tshirts you ended up buying.
I am curious too because I actually have no clue what she ended up with.

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Mary Ellen, what a scary situation you guys went through. I'm so glad he's alright now. Sorry about that ED doctor.
Thanks Pam! That ED doc was just following the protocol they use there which usually involves outpatient stress testing. Only that wasn't really going to work for someone who has to drive 11 hours for a stress test. I am just thankful it all turned out like it did.

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Mary Ellen, thank you for sharing Denny's story. I'm so glad it has a happy ending! It's a reminder that we/family are our best health care advocates and to listen to our intuition. I'm glad you were able to extend your vacation and I hope Denny is feeling back to himself.
Thank you so much! It did have a happy ending. Although I know Denny is still bummed about the whole thing because he really thought he would escape heart disease. And you're right - people really do need to advocate for their family members. It's so important.


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MEK - so glad Denny is better now. I know first hand the feeling of having a loved one admitted to a hospital out of town. It's bad enough being in the hospital but the added stress of unfamiliar surroundings and unknown healthcare providers makes it even worse. At least you were familiar enough with what was needed to get him the care he required. That is not always the case and the results are rarely optimal. Again, glad he is better and has a great prognosis!

Thanks Bill! Being out of town is tough for stuff like that. Thank goodness I did know what all the possible scenarios where. And, honestly, once he was admitted their care was very good and thorough so I have no complaints. There were a few things they did which really promoted patient satisfaction, so that was nice. I'm glad its behind us now and hopefully that stent will stay open for a long time.


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Wow Mary Ellen, I'm so glad to hear that Denny is doing okay! That must have been scary but I'm glad you got it all figured out.
It definitely had its scary moments. thanks for all the positive thoughts. The worse was thinking he might need surgery. In the end it all worked out well.

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DHS is best at night! It's so pretty. Love your pictures!
The lights are night are so fantastic. I think we both got some great night time shots!
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Great evening at DHS, for both of you. Even if you both handled it differently. I can't argue with the logic on either touring plan, but I'd tend to lean a little more towards one that includes Rock n Rollercoaster.

And I think if I got to choose a character to draw, Agent P would be near the top of the list...

Cynthia - The MK morning looks fantastic. 2 mountains, a Dis meet and Pirates all in about an hour. Nice job!
The E's would have been happy with Agent P I think. I do wish I'd gone again on RRC, felt a little robbed by the closed single rider line but once is better than none that's for darn sure! It was a very productive hour at the MK, perfect way to start the day.

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Great update Cynthia you got a lot done that morning! Can't wait to see what tshirts you ended up buying.
It was a productive morning that's for sure! Fun too

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Cynthia - Way to make Rope Drop! You had a pretty successful morning in the amount of time you were there. Great job!
Amazing what you can get done when you are solo!

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Ahhhh no, D Day already? Nice to have a late flight at least. MUCH better than my 8:00am filght and corresponding 4am ME pickup!
You got so much done in a short (early) space of time. and a Dismeet to boot!
Love the pirates t-shirts!
I thought those pirate tees were fun, though as much as the E's like Jack...they aren't necessarily into pirate gear.

A late flight is MUCH better, we had a 6am flight once. NEVER again.

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I thought so

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I took a picture of this one too, just because it cracked me up!
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Phew....I am finally caught up. There is no way I can comment on everything...I'd be here for a couple of hours.

I'll just say what fun updates and what beautiful pictures, as always. Now, I should be able to keep up until our trip in June (heaven help me after that trip and the wedding!).
We are just happy to have you here Kathy!

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Cynthia, it looks like you certainly know how to kick off a last morning in WDW! MK is exactly where I would be headed too. Fun that you got to meet up with some friends for BTMRR.
It was a perfect last morning, and I haven't left the Mk quite yet...!

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Wow Mary Ellen, how scary the events with Denny at HHI! I am so glad this issue was right in your area of expertise and you were able to push it to resolution! I'm guessing those less informed would have probably taken the original clean check-off and left happy, with possibly tragic results later! So glad they were able to handle the situation and you could still enjoy some of your trip!!!

Nice updates and some great pictures! Even though during the day I don't think DHS is all that much to look at aesthetically, I think it is a whole lot better when it is lit up at night and just seems to come alive!

I really like that picture of the Brown Derby Hat lamp!

I always enjoy exploring One Man's Dream, and no matter how many times I go in there I always seem to learn something new!

Agent P? Seriously???
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Cynthia--Love your first picture of MK, all decorated with its fall decorations. The sky is so blue--looks like it was a beautiful, last day!
It was a GORGEOUS morning!

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Exactly. I knew it was just a matter of time and not too long ago I remember thinking "It's about time for Denny to start showing signs of CAD". Boy was I right, I just didn't expect it in Hilton Head. That was crazy to go from no symptoms, nothing, to very classic symptoms in the span of 12 hours. Of course, everyone has to go from no symptoms to symptoms at some point.
I really do believe though he bought himself at least a decade by taking such good care of himself. Were they able to resolve with one stent or did he end up with more?

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Ugh - I shouldn't have had to do that. I thought it was pretty obvious that he needed a stress and initially I was confused because it wasn't a given. It was weird but I knew I had to do the right thing and get him to stay.
You would think but I swear (and you know we are going through this every 6 months or so know) some things that seem obvious to us the family, just for whatever reason aren't obvious to some of the healthcare givers we encounter. I mean why did we the family have to deduce that this is now a maintenance issue we will be facing every 6 months, instead of being told that it's likely the path he's on? Would have saved us a lot of stress if we knew it was actually likely his new "normal".

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That was a pretty funny post now that I think about it. I mean, I would never even notice something like that. Leave it to Pat!
And apparently not only are there 2 with the same color name, but the colors aren't the same. That was the part that bugs her

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I know. I totally wanted a classic character and I got Agent P. I know the kids love Agent P, but I wanted Dumbo or Eeyore. Is that a lot to ask?
I don't think so. Perry is kinda cute but I'm not vested in that show at all, I'd LOVE to get Dumbo at one of those.

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I always order grouper at HBD. I guess I need to break out and try something new, but its always done so well.
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Thanks! Likewise. I think we have a lot of the same shots. At least my next update should have some variety since we went our separate ways.
mine too!
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Mary Ellen I was giggling to myself as I pictured you just a little buzzed, kicking back, taking random photos of people and umbrellas.
Me too now that I think about it.

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These are great ....Cynthia looks just a little jealous of your drink, (even if it is just for the camera!)
LOL! Definitely not. Besides the fact that I've given up beer 99% of of the time (I think I've had 4 in the past year), that was not at all the kind I like. But I sure did get a kick out of the photoshoot.


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love how you get the win win of being able to shop for something you'll love AND get the points for giving Jeff a great gift!

those look yummy. I usually make it in a big casserole but the individual portions are a great idea.
Double prizes! I've never tried to make it in the big casserole, isn't that funny?


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is the going? I love the hat!
Just a rumor

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this reminds me of a deli in NYC -- walls all decorated with caricatures of famous people. cool!
There is one in Chicago as well, same artist.

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I love visiting the villain store. they always have fun tee's and things in there!

You were really getting a lot of shopping done this trip. Nice to be able to browse and photograph at will without feeling like you're holding up the gang.
By a LANDSLIDE it is was the most I've ever shopped at WDW. But for once I felt like I really got to see what was out there. And yes, not feel rushed or get a lot of mom look at this, I want this, can I get this....


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Cynthia apparently I did not multi quote (or erased the photos) the post with your solo photo pass pictures. they came out nice and your dress is so cute!
Thanks!

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Finally caught up. Cynthia you accomplished a LOT for your last morning.

I'm curious about the beads at Kidani. We'll be checking in there in 9 days (WAHOOO) and that sounds like something that both girls will be thrilled with. do you know any more?
It was a great morning and we are only 1 hour into it so far! No clue on the beads but maybe Jenny will weigh in? We did hit both pools, the Mara twice and night goggles...that's about all we had time for as we were only there 2 nights and one was a VERY full park day and the next one Departure Day. I will get to the other pool and night goggles soon but maybe not before your trip?


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I like the Pirate Periodic table. funny and nerdy at the same time.
I might have to get that for Jeff at some point, it cracks me up.
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