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Invitation to my pre-70th Birthday bash. All invited!!

Invitation to my pre-70th Birthday bash.  All invited!!

Hi girls.

My sons have decided that I should celebrate my 70th birthday early this year just in case I'm not here in December. No, honestly, they think that because we shall be in UK in August they should organise a party for me as it will be hot (hopefully) and most of my friends are in UK rather than France. As it's my call who comes I would like to invite anyone from the forum who can make it on Saturday 18th August - 1pm - in Essex - between Haverhill and Halstead. I would so love to meet some of you, especially those who have helped me through the bad times. Partners included of course. Please just either say here or pm me and I'll send details. I'll need numbers before the event of course. The party will be held at one of my son's houses but there is plenty of room to accomodate lots of people - so long as the sun shines.

Dress is optional just as long as you wear something. There will be children present and we don't want to scare them. No pets though - sorry.

If I get any bad news between now and August we'll have a combined birthday/wake. I've always wanted to be at my own wake just to hear what people say about me.

Love and hugs xxxx

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Kryssy, what a lovely idea, I so would, except I'm already committed to a dual 50th on that date. xxx

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That's ok. Have a brill time xx

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Sounds fabulous. I’d love to be there to celebrate with you but will be mid chemo by then. Love jo 🌸🌻🌹🌼🌺

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I'll be mid chemo too but still have to live but totally understand. xx

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Kryssy that is so kind of you.

My husband and I decided to make a celebration out of our 25th wedding anniversary last October for similar reasons. It was wonderful and I am still here so plan to fit in many more parties before I drop off my perch!

I too will have to make my chemo excuses but have a fabulous time!

Love Juliax

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Well done you for still being here. Don't know how well I'll be but will just enjoy the day xx

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Oh I so wish I could come but we have holiday changeovers as it is Saturday. Have a wonderful, wonderful time.

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Thank you xxx

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Well count us in. As long as I can defy the odds. Even if I come as a 👻

LA xx

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Hi Honey. Can't see your little picture so don't know what you may come as. Just so long as you are coming I'm happy. And you will defy the odds and November isn't so far away now either. Looking forward to seeing you both. xxxx

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Hi Kryssy, Would love to come and meet you and some of our forum friends but maybe a little too far, I think it's a lovely idea so you can celebrate with your UK family but I don't like the idea you feel you might get bad news ,look at me how many times I've been told I would not see that year YOU CAN NOT GO BEFORE ME and I intend to be around a bit longer. I'm 73 in July and intend to have a big bash for my 80th so start saving you are invited and all the ladies on the form.

I live in the blue mountains Australia on 1/2 acre so we can pitch tents if need be, see you all then ..Take care my friend Lorraine xx

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Looking forward to it xxx

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I of course knew what your reply would be but maybe one day, when I win the Lotto, I'll come over as one of my dearest friends lives in Perth and I've always promised to knock on his door one day as a surprise. You never know xxxx

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I would so much love to go to your B-Day party, Krissy! Unfortunately, I live in the US but will eagerly anticipate the day and celebrate from afar! Take lots of pics! Hugs! From the former mommoo65..Jill.

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Thank you and shame you are so far away. Another year perhaps xx

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What a lovely idea! If I didnt live so far Id be there like a shot. Gutted I cant be tbh. I do hope you have an amazing time !! xx

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Ah thank you Katmal. Hope you are well and happy. xxxx

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Kryssy would love to come, if I stay on this treatment plan I will be 3 days post chemo, however after yesterday fiasco I maybe changing chemo to Cisplatin.

Would it be possible to get back to you once I know for certain what my future treatment plan will be and when.

Hugs Ellsey xx

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For sure Ellsey. I'll PM you when I can get my head around directions etc. and keep you on the "yes, but perhaps not" list. It's a bit that way for all of us trying to plan anything. Take care xxx

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What a nice thing to look forward to. We are planning a trip to the holy city of Mecca for the hadj pilgramage in August but i hope you have a fantastic birthday and look forward to the pics when we return.Take care.xx

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Thank you and have a wonderful trip to Mecca. Sounds wonderful xxx

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Oh Kryssy how flipping lovely!! My sister is over and it would be a monster journey so I can't be there. It would be great to be there though so I'll try to have a think how to attend. Xxx

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That's fine. Just let me know in time. Hope you can work something out. All the best xxxx

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Hi Kryssy. What a great idea! 🎂. I would love to meet you as I feel I know you so well. But that weekend is both my sons birthdays (no, not twins just coincidence 🙄) so I need to keep it free. I shall think of your fab party and raise my glass to you 🍷on that day. What a great occasion for you to look forward to. Cheers xx 🥂 🌸🌼🌸🌼

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Thank you Carolyn. Enjoy your weekend with your boys. xxx

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Morning Kryssy,

When I was diagnosed, I swore I wouldn’t turn any invitation down, so I’m coming! It may be treatment dependent, but until I know for sure, please to kindly put me on the invitation list!

70 indeed - it’s the new 40 (or maybe even 30 you know)!!

Stay well, lovely: best wishes to you and your family.

Ali x

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That's great Ali. You are on the list. I'll PM eventually with details and directions. It's starting to sound as if it's real now. When the boys first suggested it I was rather anti but I guess if the Queen can have 2 birthdays then so can I. Look forward to seeing you. xxxx

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Awww I would if it was close to me 😳🍾💕

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I know sweetie. Never mind. Let's hope there'll be lots more times to celebrate. xxxx

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What a great idea and it will be a super day I’m sure! Would have loved to come but off to Portugal that weekend hopefully! Just waiting for outcome of scan at the moment so everything a bit up in the air.

Have a wonderful time and post some pics! Xx

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Wow! Portugal will be hot that time of year. I hope you like the heat. I'm bad enough in France in summer and at the moment we are mid 30s. Did Portugal for the winter a few years ago and it was just the right temperature for me then. Have a great time. xxxx

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Thanks Kryssy I love the heat, lived in Egypt for many years where it sometimes reached 50 degrees. Will be thinking of you all partying and have a great day xx

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what a fantabulous idea.... I hope very much I will be strong enough to consider coming so put me ( and hubby ) on the back burner invite list and I will do my very best to stay clear of this wretched disease for a longer period to be able to contemplate coming to this incredibly important event!!

Is your son in Suffolk or Essex? I Have relatives who are always asking us to stay in Kirby le Soken ( cousin), or Latham, Ipswich ( nephew) and my best friend lives in Norwich and my sister in Attleborough, so could be a round robin trip.... 5 years ago I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but making future decisions and commitments are so difficult to make.

A friend and I are having an Eve Appeal charity party on Monday... decided to do this a couple of months ago and glad I am going to be fit enough to see it through.

But my sister in law has offered us Wimbledon tickets in 2 weeks and that seems like a big deal to think of doing. Complicated train travelling, crowds, up in the gods on centre court, heat, cold...aargh, can I do it??

Anyway amazing party girl, nothing stops you....so hope we will meet and hug

Love Janet xx 🌈❤️😁

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Hi Janet. I'm so pleased you can be a yes, but wait and see guest. Even I'm like that at the moment but will give it my best shot. I'll PM with details and directions in due course and please don't worry if you have to cancel as it can happen to any of us. Fingers crossed you get to see your relatives too. My son lives north Essex but close to the Suffolk border. Near to the villages of Finchingfield and Stambourne. It's about 15 minutes south of Haverhill, which is in Suffolk. So it's the southern end of Suffolk. Any good to you? xxx

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Gosh Kryssy---I look for excuses to visit England again and this seems like the perfect one. I am going to discuss a trip overseas and if we do it, I am figuring out how to get to your party from London (how far?) as I would love to meet you and other women from this forum, if any aren't on chemo (lol--well, not really lol, just what I am reading above).

And congrats on your upcoming birthday but would rather think you are having the celebration early due to being in England at the time, not due to a possible early demise.

oxoxoxo

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Wow Maxjor. That would be wonderful if you could get over. London is a big place though. Which part are we talking about? I've done a quick calculation from the venue to London Bridge in the heart of London and it's 1h 30mins but of course if you are talking north London then it's less and south London is more. I'll put you on the maybe and hope list. xxxxx

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Fantastic Kryssy I think this will be a wonderful day😘I’m up in Newcastle unwell unfortunately but,will certainly be thinking of you and wishing you a fantastic time...best wishes,Clare xxx

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I hope you are better soon Clare. Thank you for thinking of me. xxxx

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Always Kryssy you take carexxx

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Kryssy, this is such a wonderful idea and if it wasn't for arrival of new grandchild due early August in Australia, I would join you in a heartbeat. Please post photos and I will raise a glass of bubbles to you on that day :-)

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Congratulations! Your new grandchild is far more important than me so please enjoy every moment. Take care xxxx

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You take care too and have a wonderful day xx xx

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I was like you. Terribly breathless from the pleural Effusion and couldn’t eat or drink. The CNS Nurse assured me that when the Chemo started working all would be well.

And she was right! Just after my second Chemo infusion, the fluid disappeared! I could breathe again - and eat and drink!

Thank goodness I am cleared now and enjoying life again!

Best wishes,

Laura

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Hi Laura. I think your reply was for something else but glad to hear that you are enjoying life. xxxx

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Hi Kryssy, thanks so much for thinking of us all. It's my daughter's birthday that weekend and as yet I don't know what the plans are so can't say for certain what I'll be doing.

I hope it all goes well and you enjoy it and many more birthdays. Look on the positive side as always. xxxx

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Thank you Zena. I'll try to stay positive. So much easier this weather. You keep well too. xxxx

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The first message was a not sure yet because of Jenna's birthday and the next message was looking forward to going to Australia. Let's hope all can be achieved. xxx

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Too far for me, but I hope you have an absolute blast and meet lots of the 'girls'!

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Thank you. I hope so too but it's a difficult month to organise anything - too many holidays and weddings etc. Take care xxxx

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Hi Kryssy,

I just wanted to say that I think it’s so lovely that you extended this invitation to all of us. I live in the US (with a recently expired passport, no less), but if I lived in England I would have loved to stop by your party! I hope you have a wonderful time and I’ll be toasting you from Ohio 🥂🎉

xx 💕 Gina

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Thank you Gina. I hope I make it to the real day in December. not ready to go just yet xxx

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Absolutely! I’ll plan to toast you again in December and for many birthdays beyond 😊💕

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Well I would be honoured to meet you and more! Here’s to s good August! And I’m away end so a great month all being well😘

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Thanks you but perhaps you will see from my latest post that we've had to cancel our trip back to UK. I'm so sorry. xxxx

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A belated reply as i’ve been away on holiday, with my head stuck in the sand and not reading posts much! It’s really lovely of you to extend this invitation to the forum Kryssy. We are in Hertfordshire so within reach hopefully! It just depends (the usual caveat) on how I am feeling, I have just started on Parp inhibitors which I thought might be a picnic compared to chemo but my oncologist said it could still cause anaemia, nausea etc - If they work I will have been on them 6 weeks by then.

So could I/we (assuming ok to bring hubby!) be on the possibly coming list for now and let you know nearer the time?

Hope you’re enjoying/surviving the football fever no doubt still going over there, now all over for England!

Love

Madeline xx

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Hi Madeline. I'm so sorry to say that our trip is off as I'm going on another chemo which will be weekly with just one week off after three so as we had planned to be back for 3 weeks whilst I was on the carbo/caelyx as it was every 4 weeks. But not now. I'm so disappointed. Perhaps another time, if I'm lucky. Good luck with your meds and I hope they work for you. Love and hugs xxxxxx

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