Trying to explain PCE

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lemonz
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   Posted 7/12/2006 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, I am so sorry. Please forgive me. It usually takes someone to ask before I remember I am over due to explain....at least as best as you can explain an imaginary pink plane. tee hee. PCE came about very slowly. We started out in a big pink bus. Now close your eyes and see that! Then it seemed like everyone was do at important things on the same day, and needed us. Now even my imagination will not enable a bus to get to the N. E., Texas, and Ohio all in a matter of one hour. I was about to scrap the whole thing because some thought it was silly. Then there was the post that changed my mind. We had one of our ladies tell us how she closed her eyes and imagined us all there and it helped so much. She did not feel alone and she was surrounded by people who had been there or were going to be. Another actually told the surgical team to watch out for us! They thought she was overdosed with the happy juice. Tee hee. This called for a little more thinking, now if you know me that is not my strong point. Took me a bit of thought and the next thing you know I decided there is only one way to get to all these places in a hour, and then only with imagination running the engine. That was how the Pink Cloud Express was born. Next came a chip in with imagination as to what we ate and wore. We even have instruments and march down the hall of the hospitals. The funniest thing was in LV Sara actually handed me a drum. That was when the whole group found out I had never touched a drum in my life except my sons, when I moved it to clean. But reality has nothing to do with our mission. We are there with what ever musical instrument you want to play or not, with our pink boots and boas and march into surgery to chase that "I am facing this alone" feeling away. That is why people who need PCE request during the week of need. Women work well under pressure. Give us to much time and we really do mess up.  If I am not home, and do not answer one of the other ladies will usually take over. We have even had a four legged steward. Tavish was a huge help. Anyone that is a member can feel free to post any ideas and certainly to jump on board. New fliers have a membership dues to pay,when showing up for their first flight..Bet you can guess. A plane full of ladies........ LOL of course the answer could only be chocolate. tee hee. This can only be signed by the idiot known as Capt. Lemon..... May we welcome you aboard?


How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
 
 

Post Edited (lemonz) : 7/12/2006 5:18:28 PM (GMT-6)


claramels2
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   Posted 7/12/2006 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Joyce, that was some explanation.  I felt like I was climbing aboard the PCE.  I have always loved the idea that we can be there to support our sisters no matter where they are... and we've been known to be in two places at the same time.  Keep those pink boas flying Capt. Lemon.
 
Love ya, Libby


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Post Edited (claramels2) : 7/12/2006 6:44:32 PM (GMT-6)


MNlady13
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   Posted 7/12/2006 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Great story, Joyce. Love the imagry. I am heading into see a new PCP tomorrow for routine check up (and I am sure a lecture about my weight), and my annual mammogram. I don't expect any surprises, but it will be good to know you will all be sitting in the waiting room keeping me company. Dress light -- it's going to be upper 90s here in Minnesota tomorrow. Hugs, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
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postal2
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   Posted 7/13/2006 12:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll be there with pink bells on, Lauri!! Ok........I promise I will wear more than just pink bells!
L&H, Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
 
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lemonz
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   Posted 7/13/2006 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah we have added to our outfits. I love the pink bells. Can I attach them to my fools hat? After all the help you have given to PCE you know we will be there. Love and Hugs.
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
 
 


gma
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   Posted 7/13/2006 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL What a good way to start the day, reading a post by Joyce explaining our fun and imagination! Remember several of us got instruments in Louisville. Mine was the tambourine, now if I could just fit in the aisles of the plane I could play as we fly. We all need a little fun in our lives! Hugs MK


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   Posted 7/13/2006 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm chronically late.......
 
I usually follow in my mustang, (going really really fast)
 
I think I just dare to be different
 
I've been a recipient of that lovely planeful of pepto-clad ladies.  They are the tops and have gotten me through an upsetting mammo or two.
 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.

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MNlady13
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   Posted 7/13/2006 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for being there, Gail. I thought I heard those bells. Love the idea! It sure was early -- 8:20 a.m. Now I wait for the post card to come to tell me whether there is anything to worry about. I used to have a tech that would look at the films before I left. She would tell me if they looked clear pending the official news from the radiologist. But, this one said she could not tell me anything. :-( I suppose that's being safe and cautious. Had to wait a half-hour to see new PCP who did nothing more than take a history and represcribe meds. I go back in Oct. for bone density scan and pelvic exam with Pap. I guess that's O.K., but I would have just as soon gotten everything done today. At least the clinic is only five minutes from home. Lauri

"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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