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This time tomorrow, we'll be flying into Mexico, where Karen will be harvested of her stem-cells prior to having her immune system killed off with chemotherapy. Then her stem-cells will be reinserted, her immune system rebooted, and maybe she won't have multiple sclerosis any more.

It's a month of radical treatment, during which time we'll be pretty much isolated within an apartment building and together twenty-four/seven.

I have no idea how this is actually going to play out, but one scenario says that we are going to find time hanging heavy on our hands. I do have a tradition of blogging about foreign trips; clearly this one may lack external input, but nevertheless, it is possible that I might revive this journal for the occasion. (For clarity, I never chose to abandon it; it just turns out that I can only maintain one social-media presence at a time, and Facebook is better for staying in touch with the communities I left behind me in the UK. Hence this has kind of gone by the board - but it's so much better for long-form blogging, maybe I shall revert. Maybe. Watch this space.)

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Date: 2017-10-07 10:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] njj4
Very best wishes to you both - I really hope everything goes well.

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Date: 2017-10-08 02:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tiger_spot
Good luck, good luck! I will cross all my fingers for you.

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Date: 2017-10-08 02:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
Good luck! Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do to help.

Do you or Karen have PayPal?

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Date: 2017-10-08 02:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
Thanks! I sent something to Karen's address. Let me know if it doesn't arrive.

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Date: 2017-10-08 02:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ranunculus
Really hope this will work. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Would love to hear more on the blog...

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Date: 2017-10-08 03:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
Travel safe and best wishes.

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Date: 2017-10-08 03:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] life_of_glamour
Watching this space and fiercely wishing her the best possible outcome! <3

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Date: 2017-10-08 03:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rosefox
Wishing you both the very very best.

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Date: 2017-10-08 07:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anef
I hope all goes well, and will be happy to read updates. Not everyone in the UK is on facebook, some of us are over here.

Very best wishes to you both.

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Date: 2017-10-08 08:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] julesjones
Love and best wishes to you both - and please do post occasional updates here for those of us who don't do Facebook, even if brief.

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Date: 2017-10-08 09:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] martianmooncrab
fingers and claws crossed for you.

Sorta like being in a fishbowl... day 111.. still havent found the door yet..

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Date: 2017-10-08 11:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrissa
Hoping for all the best in all of this.

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Date: 2017-10-08 12:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] muninnhuginn
Best of luck to both of you!

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Date: 2017-10-08 03:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shewhomust
It must be this time tomorrow by now - I hope all is going well. Updates gratefully received. We haz tenterhooks.

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Date: 2017-10-08 04:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] madrobins
Watching this space HARD.

And sending you and Karen all the patience, healing, and love I can find (aside from the usual deep wells, I am checking under sofa cushions and in pants pockets...)

See you on the flip side. And while I realize y'all are well represented at home, if there is ANYTHING I can do...I'm right here at the other end of the internet.

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Date: 2017-10-08 07:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] madbaker
Best of luck.

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Date: 2017-10-08 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] al_zorra
I'm finding any social media to be of less interest all the time since adverts, commercials and the entitled by romperman trolls have pretty much taken over everywhere. It's all so disheartening.

By the way, we're in Mexico also, as of the 18th -- mostly Veracruz. Return on the 1st, el dia de los muertos.

Edited Date: 2017-10-08 08:22 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-10-09 03:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] larryhammer
Best of luck to Karen. Holding her and you both in the Light.

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Date: 2017-10-11 02:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alfreda89
I'm in favor of long-form blogging. Maybe if we schedule on a blasted smart phone....

I hope you can somehow get some writing accomplished. Between Mexico and the clinic, I suspect you will be inspired.

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