Boom Baby I’m Back. Sort of.

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So I’m back. Sort of. My island in the sun that I told you all about was a beautiful experience in my mind. The reality was spending a week in intense chemotherapy infusions. So, I am recovering, rather slowly. I’m here and will be doing the best I can to catch up on some blog posts and comments and say hello to all of you amazing people, but I might be a bit slow to respond.

Also, sorry for lying about the island. I wanted you to all be thinking happy thoughts. πŸ™‚

I am working on some fun posts for later in the week. It feels good to be back here with you all. Love you much XOXO

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136 thoughts on “Boom Baby I’m Back. Sort of.”

  1. I am very, very glad you are back. “Sort of” is sometimes the best we can do. Please take care of yourself, and I will try to write a fun post for you meanwhile. Take it easy.

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      1. Julian, has anyone let you in on the secret I’m rather arse over elbow for you? I could have used the other one but it would have been to glaring.

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  2. I’m in shock. Didn’t expect to read this. Praying for you and sending Fizzle your way. Now don’t run off to the store to stock up on apples. He doesn’t care about any of that right now. Just wants to be by your side πŸ™‚

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      1. Thanks! Laughter is good for the body and soul πŸ™‚ Did Fizzle make it there yet? He was pretty weighed down with a belly full of muffins, but determined to get there. He looked kind of like a bumble bee when he made flight, clumsily swaying to and fro. By the way, did you know that a bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but he doesn’t know that so he keeps on flying anyway.

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  3. Ionia, I’m so shocked and sorry to hear that your island vacation was really chemo. Bless your heart! I will be keeping you in prayer. Please know that we want to be here for you next time something like this happens! I’m sending a big hug your way.

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  4. Wow. I hope the sun has broken through the clouds (to borrow your words) and that everything only gets better from here on out. Missed you, so glad to have you back.

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  5. Happy you are back – you were missed by many. Just wish you really had been on a tropical island – but hope you were at least thinking about a tropical island to help you.

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  6. Wow. Shocked to hear your news. You are such a force of nature, Ionia, that I can’t believe your recovery will be anything but fast and complete. But just in case, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You were really really really missed while in that tropical paradise.

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  7. Welcome back Ionia! YAY!!!!!!!! I’ll do a snoopy dance! Hoorah!

    I hope you get feeling better soon. It looks like so many of us missed you! I know I did.

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  8. Welcome back, Ionia! As you can see you were very missed!! I hope you get stronger each day…don’t push yourself too hard too fast! Take it slow – rest when you need to! I am here for you πŸ™‚ xoxo

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  9. Missed your blogs! Glad you’re back on line. I hope you try the Island Therapy as well. It can make Chemo at least a bit more bearable. Suggest you try Waterside Apartments in Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles of the Caribbean. Quiet, beautiful Ocean and Great Hosts.

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    1. I am so happy to see you! I was telling the hospital staff about your book. I brought it with me to reread. I think the Caribbean sounds amazing.

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  10. We missed you so much. So sorry to hear that you have been under the weather, but glad to know that you are getting good treatment. Hoping all works out well. You a really the glue that holds this community together. We all missed you.

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    1. That was a very sweet comment and you don’t know how much it made me smile. I really missed it here and am so happy to be back with you all.

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  11. Hug for you. I kinda thought something was up since you never take time off, (at least where you are out of touch) I’m glad you are back and pray all is well.

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  12. I sat by my husbands side through the worse chemo out there. He is doing well and cancer free almost four years later. I pray you have even better results. Glad you are back. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. As I haven’t been on here much lately I wasn’t sure whether you had gone AWOL or I just wasn’t around when you posted things. Glad you’re back, just remember life is meant to be fun so take it easy.

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  14. I missed you so much mentor. I’ll be praying for you every night when I lay my head down to sleep. I know that I’m the new kid on the block, but you have made me feel so welcome. I’m so glad you’re back and I’m here if you need me. Blessings and hugs to my Ionia.

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  15. I wondered if that might be the real reason for your absence, but I feared it would be impertinent to ask. I am glad to see you back. I read Stonefly at your recommendation and gave it a great review, with a plug for your blog, on Goodreads.

    Please let me know if you can receive coconut drinks in the mail. When you feel stronger, we can toast from afar.

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  16. Did I just fall out of the nearest coconut tree or did I miss a blog post? If I could, I would bring you an island, complete with cocktails and those little umbrellas.

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  17. Oh i missed you! I’m glad you’re back πŸ™‚ I will be praying for a speedy recovery.
    And i was feeling so jealous of your island escape and here you were suffering intense chemotherapy infusions! 😦

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  18. I’m glad to see your back!!! I hope you are feeling better, you are in my prayers for a successful recovery my friend. ((HUGS))

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      1. doing well, thank you!! Missed you too! My inbox was getting a little boring πŸ™‚ Keep busy with work, enjoying summer, going out on the lake, kayaking, taking the dog swimming. now that it’s nice and warm out i’m not inside a lot. I hope you are feeling better. How often do you have to go get treatments?

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      2. For now I have an outpatient one later this afternoon and then it is evaluation time again. I’m waiting on insurance to see if there is another route we might be able to take. OOOOH KAYAKING!!

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  19. It’s so good to have you back, you’re much stronger than this shitty disease, kick its ass and move on πŸ™‚
    Welcome back!

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  20. Glad to see you back enough to be ready to give us some good insight. Missed you, and love that you’re such a fighting, yet stubborn as hell, woman!!! My kinda gal. Now, how about that drink while we watch a certain person wrestle a bear?

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  21. Ionia, I missed reading your posts and comments. I am glad that you are such a positive person and I am sending tons and tons of good energy your way, along with many happy thoughts for you. Your presence brightens my day.

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