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    hello friends - it's nearly 9 am now where I am - sitting in a hospital room in Phuket, Thailand - my friend has just been taken for surgery and it will be an all day wait - I hoped to take pics from the balcony and share - but gosh darn - I can't unload the images cause I have so many episodes stored of things like pretender and house - that I have to watch and delete some so I have room for the 1G on my camera's SD card -
    guess I am writing now cause it feels very alone - none of my blod family is online now - but experience tells me twelevers are always around - and are caring - anyone out there - prayers for my friend appreciated - I tried to talk her into doing this stateside and when I couldn't I came along - an 'extreme' makeover - but without it she didn't want to live and came close to ending a while back -hence this trip becoming a necessity
    besides any prayers being most appreicated - I am a firm believer in the power
    any helpful traveler hints from anyone with experience - most appreciated
    hopefully all will go well and I will soon feel comfortable venturing out and about - We came straight from the airport to the hospital about 39 hours ago and all I have seen so far was from the car window and the balcony of this room - a tantalizing view I admit - of a koi pond and at night they have strings of lights in the trees and beautiful blooming flowers everywhere
    help me to feel better just knowing friends are out here - needing to share
    cheers for the blunt chisel! giving me a place to speak
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    Wow - you are a true friend! Hope all goes well with your friend, and you get to enjoy the country.

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    thank you sue for your quick repsonse - some of the tension already leaving me -
    breathing a sigh of relief - indeed I am not alone
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    of course you aren't alone - we're here and thinking of you!

    how unnerving to be far away from home. But with the internet, it's like you are right next door to us. Who's up for a trivia game? You always acted like you weren't any good at it, but then you'd answer question after question. WTG BGB.

    Traveler's hints? Never been to Thailand so can't give guidance and I don't think scrollquest has left any goodies out there. But a quick google makes it sound like a beautiful place.

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    Your namesake is wishing you well, too! What an extraordinary thing you're doing for your friend. Never been overseas, so can't help you there, but the trip will be worth much more if you get to see something besides that window! Truly envious -

    Carol

    PS: Nodon - BGB's daughter helps her in trivia! They're an awesome team and hard to beat. You might stand a chance if she's alone, though you are known to be quite speedy yourself... Fastest fingers in the world.

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    thanks guys - it gives me a chill to read your posts - gives me a feeling you are indeed with me in spirit -
    maybe
    i'll try to get to trivia - without Zoe not sure how I can do - lol
    she's at regional academic team competition back in KY - the future problem solving team - hope she is doing well

    not sure if i can get ot chat - on a wireless net the hopsital provides -knowing nothing of their firewalls - lol

    gues i'll try and see
    thanks again all of you!
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    backgammon, you just close your eyes, click your heels three times and repeat after me,

    "There's no place like home,
    there's no place like home,
    thre'se no place like home.

    You'll be back before you know it.

    Once when I was in Europe, I felt very lonely and isolated. Although it feels strange and really scary to be that far from your familiar surroundings, you will have this wonderful, deep appreciation for the good ole USA when you get home. I honestly understood how people could get down on their knees and kiss the ground when I came back.

    You hang in there. We're here praying for you. benz
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    thanks so much benz for your words of encouragement and the smile you brought!
    I know exactly what you mean and I have some experience -
    I remember the new appreciation I had when returning from nearly a year in Japan in 1970 - even to this day I appreciate the hot water wwe have on tap! a luxury on the economy there in that time
    I also traveled to Greece twice in 2001 - but true vacations those times - this is so different - so much uncertainty - my friend under the knife in a place without the standards of the us - though I have done a lot of reading and understand this place to be the mecca for this type of surgery - I am hoping in a couple of weeks to be posting messages for some of the interesting thigs I hope to see when I feel comfortable leaving her side and exploring - and we will stay at a nearby hotel for 5-7 days after to accomplish follow up after release - partly it is the great length of the trip - I left feb 20th and will not return until the 19th of mar
    longest time ever from my family - I have left my youngest in good hands - but it is a long time
    I felt I needed to do this for my friend though - she has done much for me - a very reciprocal friendship and this is one of few things I can do for her. she is a kentucky native and has only flown once before - to Chicago for a job training and back -
    lol - there were supposed ot be 3 planes to get here - turned into 5 when last leg supposed to be taipei direct to phuket - turned into a
    taipei to hong kong - hong kong to bangkok - bangkok to phuket marathon - what an experience! leaving snow and icey roads the day we left - to 91 degrees when we arrived here
    thanks again for your words - they truly help!
    em - luanne

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