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You are very welcome! Hope it is helpful in some way!
 

Originally Posted by bride81 View Post

Thanks Peach for the brochure!  I got it in my email, and that is a great idea.



 

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Congrats on setting your date! Mine is April 11 - Ocean Blue!

 

I hope the next 14 months go by quickly, as I can't wait! :)

Originally Posted by amstapleton View Post

Hello ladies!! I just got my date set through moon palace for april 20, 2013!!! So excited!!!



 

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Katie,

 

Thank you for sharing this with us,  Your story definitelty inspired me and makes me realize I should not sweat the small stuff...that as long as you have one another - that is all that counts!  I am so relieved to hear they got the tumor.  What a great Valentine's Day present.  Wishing you two all the best!!!  Happy Planning!!!!!  cheer2.gif
 

Originally Posted by katiemac View Post

Hi Everyone again and congrats to the new joiners!

 

I was reading this page on Valentine's Day, and everyone was so happy that I did not post.  My FI has been battling cancer since April of 2012.  He has had chemo, one minor and two major surgeries.  We were under the impression he was in the clear.  We picked our resort, ordered STDs, made our wedding website and picked our bridal party. My FI began experiencing headaches that were abnormal.  I emailed his oncologist and an MRI was ordered. On Valentine's Day, we were called and told that he had a 4cm brain tumor and to go to the hospital immediately.  We have been so positive, but when you hear brain surgery, I thought the worst.  He still made an effort to make me smile and happy on Valentine's Day even though we were in the hospital.  The surgery was this morning.  He looks great.  They got the tumor.  He has no side effects that we were warned of.  It is amazing.  The neurology team is amazing and sensitive and patient.  We are waiting for the pathology to confirm that the tumor is cancer, and he has to start radiation if so.  

 

I am sharing this because I searched BDW site for a group for the people that are planning their wedding in the midst of illness.  There didn't seem to be any.  Not to preach, but cherish your health, and the health of your partner.  I felt like the luckiest woman on earth today when I saw him in recovery.  I share my story, because I know people will wish him the best.  And we need that!

 

On a lighter note, I am pumped to go back to planning.  I came back from the hospital today to find my STDs delivered.  It looks like I will have something to keep me busy while I keep him company in the hospital--carefully print the addresses of my favourite people on the planet to invite to my DW in Mexico.  

 

Keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that this is nearly the end of our journey with cancer.

 

I hope this was inspiring rather than depressing.  

 

Katie



 

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Katie & Alicia - thank you both SO much for sharing your stories. I'm sure it wasn't easy, but know that we're all routing for you & your FIs.  Sending good thoughts & well wishes your way!  =)
 

Originally Posted by Dominican Ally View Post



Wow Katie! I can't imagine what you must be going through - but it sure sounds like you and your FI are amazing people! I wish your FI a speedy recovery, and positive vibes to both of you to get through all of this! Your post was indeed, very inspiring! I think that it is amazing that you two are powering through this, being positive, and planning your wedding!  When you two are standing up there getting married next year, the journey you've been on will make it all just that much more amazing on your special day!

 

You bring up a great point about their being a thread for people dealing with illness in the midst of planning their wedding. I have actually been ill for the past year, and off work. I just finally got back to work a month ago, and I was immediately full steam ahead to plan my wedding, since I was heading back to work and feeling better! We had originally wanted to get married this year, but an entire year of being ill really did set us back. I went through many tests, specialists, more specialists, and a whole lot of boredeom and stress being off work and ill. It drove me nuts to finally be engaged, and not be able to plan my wedding :(

 

I thought I was in the clear to start planning the wedding since I was finally back to work and had the next year to continue to get healthier....only to be set back the past week and a half with my illness. I was so inspired by your post, because just today I was thinking to myself, that perhaps I should postpone the wedding yet again. I really do want to power through, because I don't want to wait one more day to marry my man, and spend a week in the sun with my dearest friends and family.

 

Here is to health and happiness for all brides, and grooms out there! Thanks for sharing your story - and again, I wish you and your FI all the best!

 

Alicia

 

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Ladies, I think this is a wonderful idea to start a thread.  There may be more women out there with similar stories/experiences who will gain inspiration & hope.

 

Another reason I love this website - so many great women on here - not only with GREAT IDEAS, but amazing hearts!  xoxo

 

Originally Posted by katiemac View Post

Okay Alicia!

 

I am glad to know that my post gave you some energy! I love that!!!  To make this thread, we should name it.  Any ideas on the name?  And by the way, I think that you are fantastic with words.

 

My FI came home today.  Only one day after surgery!  Isn't that wild?  He is sleeping, eating, laughing, kissing....I am amazed.  We are still hoping that the cancer is secondary from his original cancer, rather than primary.

 

Let me know what you think, and continue to thrive off that energy.  You will make amazing things!

 

Katie
 



 



 

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Hard Rock is definitely out. For many reasons...I found QUITE a few things out that completely turned me off to the place for a wedding. It will be between Dreams Palm Beach and Excellence. :-)
 

Originally Posted by CourtandMatt View Post

I am sure  your TA will let you know what is best for your wedding.  Who knows?  Maybe Hard Rock is perfect for your group!  Their weddings look beautiful.   I really wanted Hard Rock, but it also came down to my fiance not wanting our service in Spanish and our TA saying no for us.  So, we switched to Jamaica.  However, to make us both feel better, we are going to the Hard Rock Punta Cana this April for his birthday (best of both worlds!). 

 

Courtney

http://CourtneyMara.com/Wedding



 



 



 

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Congrats!!  April 20, 2013 was our original date, but when we switched hotels we found that it was already taken :(  May 4, 2013 will do for us! 

 

 

Originally Posted by Sunshinybride View Post

We are also getting married April 20, 2013 Riu Ocho Rios!! Congrats

 



 



 

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