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#191 nimbleknits

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    Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

    Another 2013 Bride - July 2013, and it seems like it's so very far away!!  Even crazier that I am planning this so far in advance, but it's fun, and exciting to see my Fiance getting so involved in all of the planning details.

     

    We have booked our DW at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun!



    #192 Dominican Ally

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      Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:44 PM



      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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      Originally Posted by katiemac 

      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



       


      Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

      49 Guests booked, and counting...


      #193 bride81

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        Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:14 AM

        Katie- I can't imagine what you are trying to get through.  I am glad everything is working out for you and you both have each other.  I wish you both the best, and thank you for sharing your story.  Can't wait to see pictures of you both tying the knot.  Warm wishes from Chicago



        #194 bride81

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          Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:20 AM

          Thanks Peach!  I think we will probably go down to Mexico Monday of that week and stay for 1 week/10days depending on what we decide for our honeymoon.  Thanks for the heads up on the travel agent.  It just seems she wants our $$, but no deals for us.  

          I saw in one of your earlier posts about a before you leave brochure, what kind of details are you including?  Are you just mailing it out?

          Cheers and Congrats on your upcoming wedding.  You seem so organized, its making me jealous!  Teach me please :)



          #195 Peach

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            Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:38 AM

            lol, no worries! I may seem organized, but that does not feel the case. I am the kind of person who starts getting lots of stuff done, but have problems finishing those activities/projects, etc...

            BUT I can certainly post a copy of what I have so far for our mail-out brochure. It is going to go out about 6-8 weeks (theoretically) in advance of our trip, so I have LOTS of time to change things, which I know I will. For example, I found cute paper pads with headings like "What to pack" and "Don't forget", so I think I will post those lists on there instead.

            But anyway, as it stands, this is what I have so far...

             

            Hmm, I just realized you do not have 150 posts yet - I will send you a PM as well.

             

             

             

             

             

             

             


             

            Originally Posted by bride81 

            Thanks Peach!  I think we will probably go down to Mexico Monday of that week and stay for 1 week/10days depending on what we decide for our honeymoon.  Thanks for the heads up on the travel agent.  It just seems she wants our $$, but no deals for us.  

            I saw in one of your earlier posts about a before you leave brochure, what kind of details are you including?  Are you just mailing it out?

            Cheers and Congrats on your upcoming wedding.  You seem so organized, its making me jealous!  Teach me please :)



             

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            #196 katiemac

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              Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:51 AM

              Alicia,

               

              Thank you so much.  Your story is so inspiring too...maybe we should start a thread for people in our situations.  I don't think that you should post-pone your wedding.  So far we have not.  My FI actually proposed when he finished an 20 aggressive chemotherapy session over the course of 3 months.  Our wedding has given us something to look forward to.  A silver lining of sorts.  I must say, he doesn't so much as plan like I do, but I know he likes that I am all over it!

               

              I hope that your setback is only minor.  I know it is hard being off work, as Graydon has also been off since April.  I hope that you will keep me updated on your progress in regards to your health and planning.  Just keep looking forward to that amazing week in paradise with a bunch of people that you love around you.  

               

              Katie
               

              Originally Posted by Dominican Ally 



              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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              #197 Dominican Ally

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                Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:13 PM



                Thanks Katie!

                 

                I think maybe we should start a thread. You are better with words than I am - and your story is more inspiring, so perhaps you should start it :)  I will absolutely contribute! Hopefully if there are others searching for such a thread, they come across ours, and we can all support each other!

                 

                I love the way that you are looking at the whole situation, it has given me new energy, and I've even designed (or started designing), our wedding logo today!

                 

                We can use a new thread to keep each other posted, and reach out to others dealing with illness and trying to plan a wedding.

                 

                Alicia

                Originally Posted by katiemac 

                Alicia,

                 

                Thank you so much.  Your story is so inspiring too...maybe we should start a thread for people in our situations.  I don't think that you should post-pone your wedding.  So far we have not.  My FI actually proposed when he finished an 20 aggressive chemotherapy session over the course of 3 months.  Our wedding has given us something to look forward to.  A silver lining of sorts.  I must say, he doesn't so much as plan like I do, but I know he likes that I am all over it!

                 

                I hope that your setback is only minor.  I know it is hard being off work, as Graydon has also been off since April.  I hope that you will keep me updated on your progress in regards to your health and planning.  Just keep looking forward to that amazing week in paradise with a bunch of people that you love around you.  

                 

                Katie
                 



                 



                 


                Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

                49 Guests booked, and counting...


                #198 katiemac

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                  Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:37 PM

                  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
                   

                  Originally Posted by Dominican Ally 



                  Thanks Katie!

                   

                  I think maybe we should start a thread. You are better with words than I am - and your story is more inspiring, so perhaps you should start it :)  I will absolutely contribute! Hopefully if there are others searching for such a thread, they come across ours, and we can all support each other!

                   

                  I love the way that you are looking at the whole situation, it has given me new energy, and I've even designed (or started designing), our wedding logo today!

                   

                  We can use a new thread to keep each other posted, and reach out to others dealing with illness and trying to plan a wedding.

                   

                  Alicia



                   



                   



                  #199 LindsayOO

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                    Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

                    How are you all able to book so far in advance?? I am looking to book for next January/February but can't until about 8 months before......



                    #200 Dominican Ally

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                      Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:25 PM



                      Katie!

                       

                      Fantastic news that your FI came home today! Just proof of the power of positivity! It is truly amazing that one day after surgery he is home, and sounding very much like he is in great spirits. Wishing him a continued speedy recovery, and my fingers are crossed for you to get the news you are hoping for.

                       

                      I have been completely addicted to designing a logo today. I'm still not sure if I will go with one of my own creations, or choose a stock one from a designer. I've honestly just been happy to have this boost of ambition to do things wedding related, and I'm going with it! I am convinced that my FI thinks I am crazy after I bombarded him with my logos this evening. He can't imagine why I would want to spend so much time on a logo, nor does he even understand why we need it. He's too cute...and such a man! LOL! I do have to say, that it makes my life easier to basically be able to do whatever I want. He is super happy that I am paying attention to all of the little details - and I am happy that I don't have to run every little thing by him. I must admit, that I do like his input though, and he is very good at letting me know that I'm doing a great job with everything.  

                       

                      I'm not sure on a name for a new thread. Probably something simple with the keyword "illness". Maybe something as simple as "Planning your wedding, while dealing with illness", or "Illness while wedding planning - support thread".  I'm really not sure - totally open to your ideas!

                       

                      I should really get off of the computer and get some sleep - it is too easy to end up staying up far too late wrapped up in this forum - but it is so addictive. I love collecting ideas, and sharing information :)

                       

                      Alicia

                      Originally Posted by katiemac 

                      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
                       



                       



                       


                      Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

                      49 Guests booked, and counting...





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