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    WildflowerNJ reacted to MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Where's Tomfest   
    Right back at you and everyone!
     
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    WildflowerNJ reacted to Nel in Happy Birthday WildflowerNJ   
    A little late, but....HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETH!
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    WildflowerNJ reacted to nurktwin in Sad News   
    Drove to Clev yesterday morn for 1st day of treatments. Radiation went fast, about 10-15 minutes and turned out quite well for 1st dose. After that was blood tests and chemo. Full chemo with additives before and after took about 7 hours while I sat in lounge chair and watched TV. That too went flawlessly and I felt great by the time it was over. They claim chemo and Radiation will get worse and take its toll starting about 1-2 weeks into treatments. While there, we received a message that out apartment at "Hope Lodge" was approved and ready. We stopped after the clinic to sign the paperwork and received our keys to the apartment. We will drive back to Cleve today for Radiation at 9am and then go to "Hope Lodge" and move in with clothes and food for the week. Come home on weekends and return weekly for the last 5-6 weeks. We got apartment # 110 in the back of the 1st floor and it overlooks the back garden with fountains and a round gazebo. The Cleveland Orchestra often sends musicians to Hope Lodge to entertain guests about once a week. And 2 weeks ago a donor donated a charted bus and luxury suite to all the guests to a Cleveland Indians game!!!! The lodge has a library, dining room, kitchens, lounge spaces, wi-fi and seperate computer spaces with CPU's. What's not there is only 1 or 2 blocks away and easy to walk to or take free shuttle buses. I'll be taking shuttle bus to the hospital for treatments about 1-2 miles away. That's about it for now. If I don't see you online from Clev, I'll be back Fri or Sat from home. Take care..................Nurk.
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    WildflowerNJ reacted to nurktwin in Sad News   
    recap:  I spent 9 hours in surgery last Thursday and everything was fine for the day. Friday morning blood in tongue went from bright red at 6:30am to dark red by 8:30am and they rushed me back to surgery. A vein was clotting and they opened up my neck again and added another vein. Neck cut was from ear to ear the day earlier to remove all lymph nodes from right and left side of neck. They removed 40% of the left side of my tongue and replaced it with skin and veins from my left wrist, then removed a patch of skin and veins from right thigh to replace cut out on wrist. I ended up with 5 drainage tubes (all removed now) and a tracheostomy. The trach tube has also been completely removed and should heal and close up on it's own in 2 weeks. Left arm is sore and could take up to 6 months to heal and right thigh will heal on it's own. Neck is sore and will probably be for a good while. Can't eat any solid food and can't speak well, but at least they removed the feeding tube just before I came home. Went to Cleveland yesterday for removal of last drainage tube. Have to go back Aug 13th to see plastic surgeon for post op and then Aug 20th to radiologist (may need radiation and chemo), then back Aug 21st for post op with operating surgeon. Side note: When they wheeled me to surgery last Thursday, when I got to OR the doc's and nurses were talking and getting ready. They talked to me and asked what was my fav band and song. I said "Something" by The Beatles and they placed an I-Phone or something next to my ear and said listen to this while we get ready. It started with "Here Comes The Sun" then "While my guitar gently weeps", then "Hey jude", "Ticket to ride" and finally "Something" started and they put me out. I lucked out, they didn't have to remove jaw bone, so they didn't have to operate on leg to remove bone from there to replace jaw bone. OK, I need a little break now, back is starting to ache from being on it for 10days in bed. BBL.........nurk.
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    WildflowerNJ reacted to nurktwin in Sad News   
    I'm home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't get home til 10pm last night and was completely drained. It took all day to get checked out by different doctors, paper work and even had 3 more of the 5 drainage tubes removed (1 in arm And 4 in neck), 1 more tube to go, maybe tomorrow after I measure drainage amount 3 times today. That means another trip to Clev tomorrow and today I have to call 2 surgeons and make appt for next week and the 2nd surgeon in 2 weeks. Appt already scheduled for radiologist Aug 20th. I have a lot to do today (new meds and stuff), but I'll be back later with a better report, I just wanted to let you all know that I made it through the operation and am back home. TTYL.....................Nurk
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Big Blue Sky in Sad News   
    Nurk, will be thinking and praying for you.....everything will be okay. 
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Big Blue Sky in Sad News   
    Yes, keep coming here. Prayers, my thoughts and love still coming, Nurk....
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from TomFest in Sad News   
    I am still praying, Nurk....
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    WildflowerNJ reacted to nurktwin in Happy Birthday WildflowerNJ   
    Happy Birthday Beth, have a great day!!!!!!!!
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Silver Spurs in What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?   
    Jeff Beck
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Marion in Jeff Beck   
    Ann Wilson, Paul Rogers and Mr. Jeff Beck played last night at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Ann can still sing those songs but I was there for one person. Jeff! It is possible? He just gets better every time I see him. Little Stevie was backstage, too....he loves Jeff! A night to remember for sure!

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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from StephanieEarl in Jeff Beck   
    Ann Wilson, Paul Rogers and Mr. Jeff Beck played last night at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Ann can still sing those songs but I was there for one person. Jeff! It is possible? He just gets better every time I see him. Little Stevie was backstage, too....he loves Jeff! A night to remember for sure!

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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Shelter in Jeff Beck   
    Ann Wilson, Paul Rogers and Mr. Jeff Beck played last night at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Ann can still sing those songs but I was there for one person. Jeff! It is possible? He just gets better every time I see him. Little Stevie was backstage, too....he loves Jeff! A night to remember for sure!

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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from TomFest in Jeff Beck   
    Ann Wilson, Paul Rogers and Mr. Jeff Beck played last night at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Ann can still sing those songs but I was there for one person. Jeff! It is possible? He just gets better every time I see him. Little Stevie was backstage, too....he loves Jeff! A night to remember for sure!

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    WildflowerNJ reacted to nurktwin in Happy Birthday Paul McCartney   
    Paul at the Virgin Megastore 11/13/2008 or was it 11/13/2006?

     
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    WildflowerNJ reacted to nurktwin in Happy Birthday Paul McCartney   
    Happy Birthday Paul. It's hard to believe that it has been nearly 10 or 12 years since me, Beth and Karen met Paul in NYC. We met at the Virgin Megastore pictured below.

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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from TomFest in Question of the day 4/30/18   
    RAIN- The Beatles Tribute Band Feb 11th, 2018
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Mikeyt in Question of the day 3/16/18   
    Don't really eat dinner. I have a late lunch. Just do not feel like eating, I guess.
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Marion in My Husband   
    That's great news, Marion! 
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Raelin in The Knobs @ Imperial Ball (with Tom Petty Tribute!!)   
    Wow, that was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Thank you for posting that.....Thank you, Knobs.....thank you, Mike.
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Marion in My Husband   
    So happy your husband is home now and doing okay.
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Mudcrutch in 2017 - Good or Bad?   
    My husband, Fred, lost his fight against cancer. 
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from Marion in I Love.....   
    I love looking through a book of all the places associated with Tom in Gainesville that Marion made for me and some others. It makes me happy seeing it again.....thank you for that, Marion. And, Tom.....you know we all thank you.....for everything.  
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    WildflowerNJ got a reaction from wild1forever in Your prized Petty possessions   
    Susan, that was beautiful to read. Thank you for sharing that.
    Well, I did share when this first happened....here at the Farm. But I shared this again on FB so I will share it (again) here.

    December 13, 2002….Tom and the Heartbreakers were playing MSG with Jackson Browne opening for them. Perfection! I had bought seats through the Fan Club and got floor seats….Row M, Section 4…it was the 13th row. Mmm…Friday the 13th and another 13? Is this a sign of things to come? I was sitting by a friend, J….I had first been sitting by friends, Caroline and Andrea way up in the front….2nd row. I even got to see a few songs of Jackson’s set before the people who bought those tickets finally came. Okay, back to my seat. It was still amazing to be sitting on the floor of MSG!!! I would always have seats way way up…this was heaven to me. 
    So after Jackson’s set…I go up to talk with my friends up there again. (I also got to give a special someone there a pin for Mike…I thank him very much for getting it to him) They said those people who were sitting there left….sooooo….I go back to J and say let’s go up there. Who knows….maybe they will not come back! So there we were in 2nd row…behind C and A. The lights go down….hey, still sitting here! ‘Ohhhhh….babbbbyyyy”…..it’s Tom….and the Heartbreakers! YAY!! So electric…so intense….so much fun!! We were rocking and dancing…singing and swaying….and…what is that shining on Mike’s lapel? Ahhh, it is the pin I gave him….he was wearing it right there and then! That in itself was the best thing in the world to me. But….there would be more this evening. 
    So, fast forward….I got a backstage pass along with my friend, J. Oh, my goodness…..here we go. We peel back the pass and put them on our chests. Reach a doorway and the guy guarding the entrance looks at us……..nods….okay, we’re in! Going backstage is not what you think it is of going back stage. There are different areas to get through. Some…just arrive at the first and that is it. So there we were…some tables and chairs…..forklifts moving…boxes….equipment…..alot of people standing around and talking. There was a table with a a galvanized tub filled with water and other drinks. We were just standing there for a few minutes when Dana came out. She said to follow her and we did! On the way we saw Scott…and Dana introduced us. He shook my hand and said..”Hi, Beth…nice to meet you.’ Okay, very strange I am not shaking yet, lol. There is Belmont…again introduced and shook his hand. He, too, said nice to meet you, Everyone back here is so friendly! She brought us to another smaller room and said she would be right back…..mingle. Mingle? Lol, I think I must have looked like a deer in the headlights. More people in this room….maybe some famous but I was thinking about that person I was going to be meeting soon. Saw Steve in this room….I told him I came to see the Knobs and that you guys rock, too!! Big smile came to his face and he said I need to come back and see more shows. I do. I still do. 
    Dana comes back to us now….we follow her to another room. A bit bigger. There is a table to the left as soon as you go through the doorway. Filled with food….looked like tunafish and some almost gone grapes along with cut up veggies and things. On the opposite wall is a bank of cabinets and a large screen tv. I see two men sitting on the  big brown leather couches. Dana says to Tom…’Tom, I want you to meet two of my NY friends.’ Okay, I am from NJ but I let that one go. Tom stands up and puts out his hand to me….shook my hand and looks right in my eyes and says, ‘Hey, Beth, nice to meet you.’ Okay, I will be honest to say I felt completely numb….I saw he had some ice on his hand and I asked him what happened. Ahh, now I KNOW what happened but my mind just was not cooperating! he was very kind to explain it to me……again. J and I stood there and were kind of silent….it just all seemed so surreal. He said some more things and then we started to go. Walking was a little easier…I was floating. 
    We all have people in our lives that make it special…make it tolerable. Life is hard….I do know that….and the moments we get to forget about things even if just for a bit feeds our soul. We need this music….our souls need it. My heart and my prayers go out to Dana….the family…..Tom’s music family…..my family of fellow fans. Life is just too short….and it is getting shorter with each year. How blessed we all are to have heard this man’s songs….his voice…shared in these shows in some pretty cool venues. God bless you, Tom…..thank you for your music. Thank you.
     
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