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Originally posted by yellowbird23
I just spoke to Egon on the phone and he sounds wonderful! His voice is clear and deep German accent. He seems very "up". It was great to actually hear him. He has been sending me a lot of "flash mob" videos, which I greatly appreciate, helping me to get into the spirit. All cards have been appreciated, although very few. His gift to me is loving life!
I did forget to mention that he does have trouble with his speech. I could tell that he was struggling to say what he wanted to, but really understood his problem. Hopefully, in the New Year that will all change with time.
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Glad to hear he is doing well! As long as he can communicate it is all good!
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Sorry Pat and everyone, I've been bad busy, just a lot of crap hit my fan. But I'm digging out and finally had a chance to catch up on this thread. Soooo glad to hear how well Egon is doing! I'll be out shopping this weekend and will get stocked up on cards to send him. Hope everyone else has been doing well!!
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Originally posted by 3dogsrule
Sorry Pat and everyone, I've been bad busy, just a lot of crap hit my fan. But I'm digging out and finally had a chance to catch up on this thread. Soooo glad to hear how well Egon is doing! I'll be out shopping this weekend and will get stocked up on cards to send him. Hope everyone else has been doing well!!
Missed you Karen! Sorry you've had problems. We all do from time to time, but hopefully it is all behind you now.
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For all who wonder how much a stamp is to Ontario, it was 85 cents from PA so it can't be much more for anyone. Small price to pay to make a great guy feel wanted.
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Santa is not being nice to my husband. He has the shingles.
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Pat -I'm sorry to hear that. I understand shingles came be very painful. I hope it doesn't last to long.
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Originally posted by yellowbird23
Santa is not being nice to my husband. He has the shingles.
Has he had the vaccine? I understand that with the vaccine, it is still possible to get them, but if you do, they will be much milder.

Egon has probably received my card by now and is wondering who the heck I am.
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Originally posted by PartyOfOne
Pat -I'm sorry to hear that. I understand shingles came be very painful. I hope it doesn't last to long.
Sweet Doug, thank you! Me too.
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Originally posted by burm
Has he had the vaccine? I understand that with the vaccine, it is still possible to get them, but if you do, they will be much milder.

Egon has probably received my card by now and is wondering who the heck I am.
I am quite sure that Egon was just so happy that someone took the time to send a card and I thank you from him.

As for the vaccine, no neither of us have had the vaccine. I just got a flu shot after procrastinating for the past 2 months. Hopefully, no one on here will get the flu this winter.
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Originally posted by yellowbird23
As for the vaccine, no neither of us have had the vaccine. I just got a flu shot after procrastinating for the past 2 months. Hopefully, no one on here will get the flu this winter.
Good for you. I read in the paper today that ER's here are so filled with people with the flu that waiting times are a serious problem. We have a lot of Noro, too.
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Originally posted by burm
Good for you. I read in the paper today that ER's here are so filled with people with the flu that waiting times are a serious problem. We have a lot of Noro, too.
"Here" is where burm?
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Originally posted by yellowbird23
Santa is not being nice to my husband. He has the shingles.
Pat - so sorry. Hope he gets better soon.
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Originally posted by jlb91454
Pat - so sorry. Hope he gets better soon.
Awe, thank you Joyce! Happy Holidays to you!
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Egon told me he has received 10 cards so far and he thanks everyone who sent one (and so do I). Merry Christmas everyone!
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So glad Egon's cards are starting to roll in. I sure hope he has a peaceful Christmas.

And I wish the same for all of you! I've really enjoyed reading this thread since I stumbled on it. There's not much these days that sink in and change the way we look at things, but reading Egon's words (and witnessing the warmth expressed by wonderful people on this thread!) has really struck me and stuck with me.

I guess it's the time of the year that we sit back and count our blessings (which I'm doing, along with the aid of a lovely chocolate-flavored cocktail or three). I've got plenty to be grateful for, and definitely on that list is finding this thread, Egon, and all of you.

Pat, Doug, Sue, Joyce and everyone else, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!!!
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NCL Star - 2-10-13 - W. Caribbean 7 day
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Hi all, I just wanted to add my wishes for everyone and especially Egon to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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So glad to hear Egon is getting cards and all the warm wishes they bring.

Pat, hope your husband is feeling better, shingles can be so very painful.

I feel so blessed to have found this group of very caring people who have followed Egon's adventures.

To all, I wish a very Merry Christmas and all good things in 2013!

Gail