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    5-year cancerversary!

    I posted this yesterday on my breast cancer board. Thought I would repost it here today. I just wanted to thank all of you who posted waaaay back when I was first diagnosed.

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    I cannot believe it is 5 years today that I got the icky call!!!! Just thought I would shout out since there are so many new gals and always, the fear is like drowning.

    I know some people think Eagles are special, and so I will share this little experience we had today:

    we decided to make the 2 hour schlep into IKEA ..we are 1/2 way to IKEA when we see this bird (ha!)---HUGE bald EAGLE, swoop in front of our truck, make a u-turn and swoop back so it could pick up..we think it was a wood chuck ...bigger than a FAT guinea pig and bigger than two rabbits, so we think wood chuck---right in front of us...I swore if it waited any longer we would have hit it---and it lifted the prey up in his talons and poof....gone. WOW.

    This really happened today....so maybe this is a good omen!!
    Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'

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    That is wonderful news! Thanks for sharing and wishing you many more years of good health .

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    Oh, wow! That's excellent news. Here's to many more years of good health.
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    Wow, great news! Congrats and thanks for the Eagle story, really neat.
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    So glad to hear your good news!

    Also thanks for your thrilling bald eagle story. It was thrilling. I'm reminded of a time on a very lonely stretch of I70 in Colorado. A golden eagle was grasping a snake in its talons. Looked like the Mexican flag!

    Kay

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    Congratulations Ana!


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    Wow - 5 years! I'm so glad that you are doing well today. Cancer really is stupid.

    I am so appreciative of the responses you have posted to my threads and my questions, as well as to the other members of the board. You have shared so much with this community, including that icky cancer experience. For all of that, I thank you.

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    Thank you so much for sharing. 5 years - that is terrific! And I think the Eagle is a good omen of many healthy years to come!
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    Fabulous news. Thanks for sharing.

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    Congratulations, Ana! Every year is a thrill, isn't it? I'm so glad you shared your experiences, and really, really glad you are still here for this anniversary!!!

    Loved the eagle story! Good omens abound, if you're looking!
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    Congratulations! May you have MANY more!!!

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    What she said!! Congrats Ana, and continued good health!!
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    Very cool on both counts, Ana...your health news and the eagle!!!
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    Wonderful news...congratulations to you!

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    Congratulations on this wonderful anniversary, Wallycat!
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    Absolutely wonderful news!

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    That is truly wonderful news!
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    That is wonderful news! 5 years is quite an anniversary. May you have many many more.

    And what a fantastic experience you just had. That had to be quite a sight.

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    That's wonderful!

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    Ana,

    That's fantastic! Congrats and thanks for sharing

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    Ana, you better believe that was an omen! Congrats on your anniversary; may you have many more!

    We almost hit an eagle carrying off some sort of prey in the UP last summer. It had just taken off from the ground and was having a little difficulty getting "lift." They are HUGE birds, aren't they?
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    Congratulations Ana! Wishing you many, many more years of good health and happiness!

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    congratulations!! such wonderful news
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    Such a blessing!
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    Congrats and stay happy and healthy

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    Congratulations, Ana! That's wonderful news. My mother is a breast cancer survivor and I witnessed what a drain it was on her. May you have many more years of good health.

    I loved the eagle story. I believe that there are signs presented to us if we only would pay attention. A few years ago I was going to the dr. to have a heart procedure done. On the way there was a flock of geese that flew in formation right in front of our car, going in the same direction. It flew with us for a few miles. I took that as a good sign.

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    You were definitely a trooper with a great attitude. Congrats! Keep on being healthy.
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    congratulations on 5 years of success... hope you have many many more . Great eagle story.
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    Congratulations, Ana! Wishing you many more!

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    Congratulations on your cancerversay! I'm sure you are relieved to look back and not forward on that one.

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