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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 09:56    Post subject: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Yes! We are going off to Tucson and we are excited! So, just getting you all prepared for a fun show report this year, albeit a wee bit shorter than usual. I discovered that I had a lump in my breast and it is cancer, so have a double mastectomy on Jan.14th. I will need a couple of weeks to recover, at least, then I am off to Tucson and am guest speaking at the Pueblo Inn on the 11th. We are entering some minerals in a competition, for fun, and will be co hosting with Jordi on the Thursday night of the main show again.
I will have my trusty D90 Nikon. If I see you, expect that I will life my camera, take a photo, then give you a hug!
So, just getting this thread ready to go.
I want to dedicate this year's show report to Chris Wright, who recently passed away. I loved that man, and miss him greatly. So, here's to you Chris! Cheers all, Gail



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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 10:48    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Dear Gail,

Gwen and I are very sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You look optimistic in your picture and with your positive attitude we know that you will do well. We hope Jim is doing well also.

Warmest wishes,

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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 10:54    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

"wee bit, carry on, cheers," I think your British heritage is showing through a "wee bit, Gail"

Good luck on your upcoming surgery and best wishes for a speedy and uneventful recovery.

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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 11:00    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Hi Gail,
Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, if it is any consolation, my wife went through the same procedure many years ago and we just recently celebrated her 10th anniversary cancer free.

Wishing you all the best,
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 11:00    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

We are praying for your safe travel and are very sorry to hear about your health. We hope you go through all this with no pain and trouble
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 11:06    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

My best wishes to you and to Jim. I know your indomitable spirit will prevail.

I cannot think of a better person to dedicate your report to than Chris. I had the pleasure of knowing him for forty years and some of my most favorite pieces were obtained from him.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 11:21    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Brave Woman (and brave husband)
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 11:43    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

I'm sorry to hear this diagnosis. Your strength to live overcomes the disease.
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 11:47    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

My sympathies dear lady, but I know first hand how strong you are and I fully expect to see you bopping around Tucson with your camera with your enthusiasm undiminished. My daughter just had the same surgery yesterday.
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 12:13    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Gail, wishing you a speedy and uneventful recovery! You are a strong lady and you will overcome this! And, looking forward to seeing you in Tucson!
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 12:39    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Oh no worries everyone, I haven't time for this, so will do my best to recover nicely, charge the battery on my camera, load a 32 GB card and start shooting! I am pretty positive that I will be okay, that I will beat this and will still collect lots of minerals with my wonderful Jim.
Thanks everyone, you are wonderful.
See some of you soon, and if not….let the fun begin on here!

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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 16:58    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Sorry to hear the negative news, Gail; best wishes for a speedy recovery without complications! Pay attention to body signs in recovery, just like you would on a long bike ride!
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2014 20:52    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Gail, So sorry to hear of your diagnosis, and best wishes for your surgery and healing. I am sending you my positive thoughts, love, and a big hug. Looking forward to seeing you in Tucson, I'll have my camera in hand also!
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2014 04:34    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Hi Gail,

Take care of you first before doing the report. I wish you a good show & I'm sure you'll beat this nasty thing the way you climbed l'Alpes d'Huez on Tandem.

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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2014 05:56    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Hi Gail!
I'm so sorry of listening to those bloody news about you. But... never get down! In 2005 my mother got the same bloody diagnosis as yourself. She was operated and took some 10 days in hospital and a relatively short (of course difficult and heavy for her) period of radiotherapy. Now she is very well and healthy and 73 years old, living with my sister and my nephews, still driving her car, still moving and travelling for holidays etc. In a word: she got living her life again as well as before her illness. I always support you, then you have one more friend here in Italy! Of course I always wait for your amusing report and pictures from Tucson!
Greetings, hugs and all my best wishes by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2014 11:47    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Way to go, Gail! I'm glad you'll be there (would Tucson be Tucson without you to be there and post photos and report on it??), and I'll look forward to seeing you there. Here's to your good health, always!
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PostPosted: Feb 12, 2014 01:15    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

Jim and I drove 17 hours through an ice storm and hazardous conditions, then onto the desert and finally to Tucson, yesterday. We arrived at our hotel at 11 at night, pretty much zombies!
Still, we were here, magical Tucson!
After unloading the car and settling in, we hit the bed and slept soundly.
This morning, Thursday Feb 11th started with breakfast with friends, looking at minerals, and then on to getting ready for my presentation at the Pueblo Inn later in the day.



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PostPosted: Feb 12, 2014 01:17    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

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PostPosted: Feb 12, 2014 01:20    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

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PostPosted: Feb 12, 2014 01:22    Post subject: Re: Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again...  

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