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Old 12-23-2015, 10:00 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Sarandipity View Post
I wanted to give my Escape family an update...

Some of you may remember: I purchased a used Escape (17b) in the summer with the plan to go full time in March of 2016. Well, best laid plans... I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia in October and I've been fighting this new battle since then.

The good news is: I'm now in REMISSION!

I'll need to continue my chemo for another 8 months, to keep the cancer from coming back, but oh, what a glorious word "remission" is. My prognosis for a full cure is excellent.

Even though my launch date for going full-time has been pushed back, I'm still working on the egg to get it ready. It gives me something wonderful to look forward to.

I started a blog back in Aug. called Sarandipity Travels to document the process of getting ready to go on the road, and then to share my travels and photography. It's morphed into a platform for also sharing my cancer story. If anyone would like to read about my travel plans, or my journey through leukemia, here's the link:

Sarandipity Travels

I hope to meet many of you down the road. Late 2016 looks like a good time to start attending rallies. Until then...
: Awesome !!

All things in life are easier to swallow with a good cup of tea .....
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:33 PM   #22
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Hi Sarah- so glad you are winning the fight. Hopefully you can take some time to at least camp in your back yard. Gilbert Ray campground to me is like being in a Bugs Bunny cartoon with the Saguaro and endless views & coyote howls.

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Old 12-23-2015, 11:36 PM   #23
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Linda and I are very very happy for you ! Pat
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:38 AM   #24
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What truly wonderful news. No doubt your fighting spirit and positive attitude has helped. Thank you for sharing such happy news.
Peace and Sunshine
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:21 AM   #25
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Keep on going on.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:52 AM   #26
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The BEST Christmas gift ever! Wonderful News!
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:01 PM   #27
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These responses made my day! Thank you for rejoicing with me! I've been shown such kindness and support along the way, which is one of the blessings in all of this.

I'll be having a very Merry Christmas since I've been given the gift of life and love. Who could ask for anything more?!

Merry Christmas to all of you and a very happy New Year filled with health and good travels!

My "Sarandipity Travels" Blog:
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:09 PM   #28
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What WONDERFUL news! Hope you can get on the road soon. Time spent traveling and camping is not deducted from one's lifespan. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

Carla Jean Pugh (and my guy, Ned)
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