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January 20th – 27th
A BRIEF OVERVIEW, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE….
I always find
evening for the avid linedancer and workshops each day for those who wanted to learn dances.
The ALD award night at the Tennis Club was well attended and the guest performers were
The Borderers (they are fabulous).
If you get the opportunity to see them, don’t miss it!
What a buzz it was to have won Australian Dance Of The Year (Easy Int. Level) with Happy Dance!
I know that none of my own people voted, so to all of YOU out there who did…. THANK YOU!
I enjoyed my workshops again this year, and all going well, will be back again next year.
Thanks to Karen for assisting me. The dances I taught were:
Hometown Earthquake, My Mother, Angel Lies,
That Night In
Judging at the LDAA competiton brought back fond memories, and I slotted in like I had never been away.
I noticed that the more advanced dancers
who normally dance in competitions were not at
They are saving themselves for Mayworth, which is held in May at
I think this is a great idea because now all us ‘average’ linedancers will be able to come back into the competition
scene and compete on a more equal footing. I urge all you dancers, who may have stopped competing because of a few issues, to give it a go again next year. To those of you who may never have competed yet, but have
a little urge in their heart to do so, just bite the bullet and give it a go next year. If you are interested, drop me a
line and I will keep you posted on what is happening at Calrossy next year. Go on…. Give it a go!!! (-:
The choreography competition was well supported again this year.
Chris Watson usually runs the competition at the Tennis Club, but he has handed it over to the LDAA and
the competition was held at Calrossy this year.
Karen Coombes danced with me and I was lucky enough to bring home second place in each section.
I don’t mind being the bridesmaid rather than the bride - To tell you the truth, just competing is enough for me.
So, to bring home 3 trophies is terrific. As you know, I never keep trophies (too much dusting) so Karen has 2
and my mother has the other one… yes, for the dance My Mother! She is stoked!!
My dances that had success were:
BEGINNER LEVEL Hometown Earthquake
EASY INTERMEDIATE My Mother
INTERMEDIATE Angel Things
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It was a wonderful week in
A great way to spend the
ANNIE BRADBURY SOPHIE JAN AND DAVE SHERIFF
V.I.P. MUCH LOVED MAREMMA
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HERE IS AN UPDATE ON JAN'S
Her diagnosis is Breast Cancer HER2 Positive Grade 3.... (aggressive) Diagnosed in October 2010
Jan had 2 operations to remove the cancer, a lumpectomy and removal of the lymph nodes under her arm
Chemo started on 17th January after a few false starts because of the infection which persisted in her second operation site.
The chemo wasn't as bad as she thought, up until day 3, then it all started….
Gastro intestinal pain, colic, chills, altered consciousness to the point of passing out, 7 kg weight loss in 3 days, peeling gums, sweating, constipation initially followed by profuse diahorrhea, bile discharge ++ extreme pain in the ankles and wrists (heat helped) and a general feeling of lifelessness. She is deaf in the right ear and is experiencing blurred vision.
The Oncologist stopped Jan's chemo, it was way too harsh for her and would have seen her off the planet had it continued.
She did lose her hair, and that was after just one run in with chemo drugs. 5 months later, her hair is about an inch long all over.
Some of the symptoms are still hanging around, decreased hearing, blurred vision, digestive problems, tiredness, joint pain.
To add to that, she now has lymphadema of the right arm. Her Mum (85!) is her physiotherapist and works on her 3 times a day
and she has to wear a a lymphadema bandage at times… you can imagine how thrilled she is about that! (-:
Her current treatment is iv Herceptin in hospital, every 3 weeks. A recent echogram of her heart showed
some minor changes but not enough to stop the Herceptin. (a side effect of Herceptin is heart failure!)
She has also taken it upon herself to take Essiac, a natural herbal medicine that is reportedly an old Indian cure for cancer.
One of our friends in line dance, Judy Heathcote, died in hospital from cancer a few weeks ago. She was 61 and loved life!
Jan was in the room nearby having her own cancer treatment at the time. It was a very sad and depressing time.
started for Jan on the 14th June. It was so sad watching her drive away from home,
on her way to
Having radium means she was away from home for 6 weeks.. she hated that idea! She stayed at Charles Wanstall Lodge which is a an accommodation for cancer suffers, and a 15 minute walk from the hospital where she had radium every day Mon - Fri
Jan is still coping well and says that although the radium treatment was a bit scary at times, it was really not so bad.
By the end of the 6 weeks of radium treatment her boob was pretty well burnt and had holes in several places.
Those holes have all healed up now. She still has lymphadema of both the arm and the breast and that is
quite painful at times… but she thinks she is lucky to have just that!
A recent mammogram and ultrasound (September) was all clear! Her herceptin regime continues until about March next year.
Jan has thick curly hair now and it grows very fast. She has just had her 3rd haircut!
The class she
took over in Maroochydore while she was having her
As for me, I am very glad to have Jan back home again… it’s been a worrying time.
Life is still good…….Annie
15th JANUARY 2012 JAN HERE
Yeeeeehaaaaaaaa! I had my last treatment today!!
Ok, so there is still a few appointments with the Oncologist and some regular tests to follow,
but basically, I am a FREE WOMAN! (-: OMG! I can’t tell you how good that feels.
I did have a scare a few weeks back when another pea sized lump raised it’s ugly head, but lucky for me,
a biopsy showed that the lump is not malignant…. but we are keeping a good eye on it!
I am feeling well and still appreciating having some hair… I’ll never take it for granted again.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SENT CARDS AND GIFTS AND THEIR VERY KIND GET WELL WISHES.
I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET BACK TO EVERYONE (it’s impossible I can tell you!) BUT PLEASE TAKE THIS
AS MY VERY GRATEFUL THANKS TO YOU FOR YOUR ABSOLUTE GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT!
LINEDANCERS ARE JUST THE BEST!!!
VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES TO EVERYONE, I HOPE THAT 2012 IS THE BEST YEAR YET!
15th DECEMBER 2012
Well, here I am, 2 years and 2 months later…. and still going strong!
Not every day is a ‘diamond’, some days are ‘stone’, but regardless of that, I am still alive and life is good!
My Aunty Joyce died from breast cancer and before she left the planet she gave me this advise….
‘Make Every Day A Winner’ - and that is what I try to do!
Hope YOU are going along ok as well!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND A SAFE AND HAPPY 2013
See you next visit Enjoy your dancing and remember..
“DANCE FROM THE HEART….. YOUR FEET WILL FOLLOW”..
See you on the floor sometime….Jan ..