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Old 10-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #76
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Now, you see, I see this as a sign that you should go - it is telling you that you need to go on the cruise and buy more jewellery

So we are just waiting on Nate to get the all-clear now? And then is the trip definitely a 'GO'
You know I have a feeling that even if the doctor recommended that he not go he still would. He's kinda like me.... non compliant and stubborn!

I'm confident that it is a go!
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Well, I'm glad to hear a little bit of good news

I did all those tests this past summer My one tip for the stress test, get to your target heart rate as soon as possible cus then you only need to keep going for about a minute after that It takes more out of you but then you can get off much earlier! I did the whole test (minus all the damn imaging) in under 6 minutes! The poor guy next to me was suffering through at 21 minutes because he couldn't get to his THR He was super grumpy and was yelling "That's enough!! I'm getting off this stupid machine!"

I am probably more stubborn than Nate and I would totally go too, no matter what that doc said

Good for you telling your doc no meds! People need to stand up for themselves and not rely on everything a doctor says! You know your body best!

When I told my rheumy back in 2010 that I wasn't going back on my Lupus meds, he was SHOCKED He couldn't possible fathom why I didn't want to take them. I just knew my body was okay and was going to recover on it's own. Of course, I felt differently this summer cus my body just wasn't rebounding but I knew it and took the meds

Crossing fingers, toes and everything else that everyone is healthy and that you all have a FANTASTIC cruise
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Should I stay or should I go now
If I go there will be trouble
An if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know
Should I stay or should I go


I vote go! Or at least that’s my wish anyway.
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I'm glad things are turning out OK, just buy a new Disney watch for every member of the family.
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So Nate has his appointment with the specialist this morning and unfortunately it was not good news… surprise surprise. So she recommended that he NOT go on the trip…although the nurse that took his history who had just gone on her first Disney cruise this past January said if it was her, she would go. We liked her a lot. He has more testing to go through but overall he is feeling much better! I think that the doctors HAVE to err on the side of caution because if anything were to ever happen it could fall back on them saying that “the doc said I could go”. Anyway we are going to go anyway… despite his outbreak…despite my (possible) heart attack… despite Evan’s lung collapsing…AND despite my Mickey Mouse watch breaking!

So to make us feel better we did a little shopping after the appointment. Evan got a new pair of sunglasses, and I got a new bathing suit and my formal night dress. Tomorrow we hope to finish off and get Luke a new suit and few more summer clothes oh and maybe our Halloween costumes if we find something that we like… if not I have to go dress shopping again for semi formal night. I can’t WAIT… 12 more days until we leave! And NOTHING else is going to happen between now and then!
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The Mickey Watch is more than a sign, it's a BILLBOARD, one of those electronic Hi Definition with a round the CLOCK Disney Cruise Line comercial

I'm glad things are turning out OK, just buy a new Disney watch for every member of the family.
Can't buy watches for the fam Manny... just blew the budget on my formal night dress
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Well, I'm glad to hear a little bit of good news

I did all those tests this past summer My one tip for the stress test, get to your target heart rate as soon as possible cus then you only need to keep going for about a minute after that It takes more out of you but then you can get off much earlier! I did the whole test (minus all the damn imaging) in under 6 minutes! The poor guy next to me was suffering through at 21 minutes because he couldn't get to his THR He was super grumpy and was yelling "That's enough!! I'm getting off this stupid machine!"

I am probably more stubborn than Nate and I would totally go too, no matter what that doc said

Good for you telling your doc no meds! People need to stand up for themselves and not rely on everything a doctor says! You know your body best!

When I told my rheumy back in 2010 that I wasn't going back on my Lupus meds, he was SHOCKED He couldn't possible fathom why I didn't want to take them. I just knew my body was okay and was going to recover on it's own. Of course, I felt differently this summer cus my body just wasn't rebounding but I knew it and took the meds

Crossing fingers, toes and everything else that everyone is healthy and that you all have a FANTASTIC cruise
Thanks for the tips Cass! I could totally see myself as that guy next to you

Well heres to not listening to the docs and hoping for the best
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I'll drink to that
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That's good news, because we had already taken a vote and were all prepared to "veto" you cancelling your trip!! Now, you just saved yourself from the embarrassment!!
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I'll drink to that
We will be drinking a lot to that... in 11 days
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That's good news, because we had already taken a vote and were all prepared to "veto" you cancelling your trip!! Now, you just saved yourself from the embarrassment!!
Well that's good since I already embarrass myself enough!
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Wendy to the rescue!

We are getting so close! We are leaving in one week tomorrow!!! Since we have decided to go against medical advice we’ve been in full out packing and shopping mode. It’s a little stressful since I’m usually all done packing by now. Thankfully we have only had to buy 1 suit between my 4 boys. Evan’s just needed some alterations because he just grew taller and not wider. We will have to take care of that on the cruise… after formal night of course.

I picked up the book Along the I-75 for my sister (thanks to the recommendation of Princess Trisha) We have been studying that book trying to see how far she could get and where she should stay. She called me yesterday saying that she was a bit nervous about doing 2 long days of driving and thought she should break it up into 3 days of driving instead. She is taking her kids along too, DD 17, DS 9 and DD 6 along with my Evan 16, so I totally get being in a vehicle that long with a bunch of kids could make a person homicidal. I don’t know about the good ol US of A but that is frowned upon here in Canada…. It might also delay them getting to Port unless Evan was the unfortunate victim… ok I’m rambling here. ANYWAY… so she thought if she could make it to Atlanta on the second day she could take the kids to the aquarium there. So knowing Wendy lives in Georgia I fb her asking for her expert opinion for driving through the very scary 16 lanes of highway in Atlanta…during rush hour! Also if she knew of any local discounts for the aquarium. So we decided to Skype last night and voila my sis and the kids are staying for the pre- PRE cruise party at Wendy’s! My sister and Wendy met on our last cruise so it’s not weird or anything. That is so cool and I have to admit I’m a little jealous of missing out lol. BUT Wendy and I will have 7 nights of partying and we decided that we will NOT be the entertainment this year and we will leave that to the kids. Sian (Joh’s DD) and my Cassie created “the pigeon dance” while Cassie was visiting them this summer and we’ve had no preview yet. So the debut of THAT will be on the cruise and WE will be on the other side of the camera this time. It’s so great that embarrassing ones self is hereditary.

So today I will be booking hotels for my sis for the journey there and back and picking up some more last minute things like candy for the meet and greet… oh and a clip board for the cabin crawl and magnets! It’s a home office day with one appointment so I have a feeling it will be a rather unproductive day for work.
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that's great to hear that the trip down is working well for your sister (and Evan). Because your sister will have more than 2 people in the car, she can stick with the HOV lanes in Atlanta (much less scary).

For me (even though I don't have a home office) I think every day from here to the 23rd is going to be rather unproductive for work because I just can't seem to focus on anything but this vacation!

I can't buy my chocolate bars too early (the Maynards candy are bought) because right now:

me + chocolate bars in the house = no chocolate bars for the meet and greet
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Yay, well done Wendy Although I am also jealous that I won't get to attend the pre-pre-cruise meet Although we do have our post-cruise party with Wendy and Rich to look forward to

In just one week's time, I will be sitting at my desk for the last time before the holiday - I cannot wait
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So we decided to Skype last night and voila my sis and the kids are staying for the pre- PRE cruise party at Wendy’s!
LOL. It's gonna fly by so quickly and they will all probably be so tired that the only thing they will remember about it is all the CATSscatteredeverywhere! (Luckily, the furry-four-footers have their own 'rooms' we can send them to!) And wait until they see the wooden doorway blocker we build to keep the kittens separated from the older cats while we are away... but that's about as exciting as we get 'round these parts.

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oh and a clip board for the cabin crawl and magnets! It’s a home office day with one appointment so I have a feeling it will be a rather unproductive day for work.
Do we have all 7 volunteer-staterooms decided?

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Because your sister will have more than 2 people in the car, she can stick with the HOV lanes in Atlanta (much less scary).
Hi Trisha! I haven't gotten to post to your pre-trippy yet but I read it and think you're driving through my town, too, to get to the port. Have a safe trip!

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Although I am also jealous that I won't get to attend the pre-pre-cruise meet Although we do have our post-cruise party with Wendy and Rich to look forward to
Didn't you hear? I am kicking everyone out of my house by 10AM, so I can make it to dinner at the port in time with some other friends of ours. In fact, you might want to warn Tony & Theresa about my 'southern hospitality'...
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So my stress test was yesterday and I completed like a rock star thanks to the advice of Timon! I did decide to take the meds 4 days before the test since he said that if my bp was high he could not do it. So he asked me if I'd been taking the meds and I said "yes... for the past 4 days" He said you're like a teenager cramming for the test! which I replied "that's exactly what I was doing" So now that my life has calmed down and we have decided that we are going my bp has naturally come down and I don't need those stinking meds!

Well in one week today at this time I will be on a plane! I have not gotten as far as I had hoped with my packing... that would require me doing laundry but I'm having a hard time tearing myself away from the dis and fb these days. I DID get my magnets done although a couple of the ones I really wanted got ruined in the laminating proccess If I have time (which is becoming very unlikely) I will reprint them and try again. I have quite a few from over the years so I really do have enough. I've come down to making lists that I need to accomplish daily since I'm getting a little scattered the closer we get. This happens every vacation... I get so excited that I can't think straight but I'm usually all packed and ready to go! Anyway my laundry is calling me so I better get to it!
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that's great to hear that the trip down is working well for your sister (and Evan). Because your sister will have more than 2 people in the car, she can stick with the HOV lanes in Atlanta (much less scary).


I can't buy my chocolate bars too early (the Maynards candy are bought) because right now:

me + chocolate bars in the house = no chocolate bars for the meet and greet
What are the HOV lanes?!? They sound important!

I hear ya about the chocolate bars... we've already gotten into them We are getting the mixed box of Aero's, Coffee Crisp, Smarties and Kit Kats so since the States have Kit Kats we started with them
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Yay, well done Wendy Although I am also jealous that I won't get to attend the pre-pre-cruise meet Although we do have our post-cruise party with Wendy and Rich to look forward to

In just one week's time, I will be sitting at my desk for the last time before the holiday - I cannot wait
I will be missing out on the post party too!

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LOL. It's gonna fly by so quickly and they will all probably be so tired that the only thing they will remember about it is all the CATSscatteredeverywhere! (Luckily, the furry-four-footers have their own 'rooms' we can send them to!) And wait until they see the wooden doorway blocker we build to keep the kittens separated from the older cats while we are away... but that's about as exciting as we get 'round these parts.



Do we have all 7 volunteer-staterooms decided?

Well I'm sure the kids will find that VERY exciting! I'm terribly allergic and I know Evan really likes cats and poor Lexi (my sisters DD) is allergic so she might stay in the non cat room... but her siblings are gonna LOVE them! My little nephew even has an imaginary pet cat! lol

As far as staterooms we are all covered
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