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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2002, 11:48:04 AM »
My dream is quite simple, to love and to be happy and for everyone around me to be happy and loved.

Also my not quite so realistic dream is to wake up with wonderful new knees one day!.


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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2002, 04:49:50 PM »
MY BIGGEST DREAM IS FOR MY CHILDREN TO FEEL SAFE AND HAVE THE STRENGTH TO FACE THE CHALLENGES LIFE WILL THROW AT THEM.

FOR ME, MY DREAM IS TO RETIRE IN 5 YEARS (ALTHOUGH WITH MY CURRENT EMPLOYEMENT STATE AND LEGAL STATE MAYBE IT WILL HAPPEN SOONER)

I WANT TO BUILD A LOG CABIN HOME ON 15 ACRES ON A PRIVATE LAKE IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN (WHICH IS AS DENSE AS THE BLACK FOREST IN GERMANY)  WHEN I MET MY HUSBAND I HAD AN INSTANT VISION OF HIM AND I SITTING ON OUR FRONT PORCH "UP NORTH" FISHING.  I LOVE HIM SO VERY MUCH THAT ALL I WANT TO DO IS SPEND EVERYDAY AND MINUTE WITH HIM.  HE IS SUCH A BEST FRIEND. TO ADD TO THIS DREAM, I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE GARDENS AS BEAUTIFUL AS ENGLISH COTTAGES, WHICH MEANS ALOT OF KNEELING WHICH INCORPORATES ALOT OF PAIN - SO AS TO FOLLOW SUIT WITH THE REST OF YOU - NO KNEE PAIN SO I CAN PULL WEEDS AND PLANT FLOWERS TO MY HEARTS CONTENT ON MY 15 ACRES OF SOLITUDE.  oooohhh i can taste it I want it so bad.

MY DREAM FOR MY HUSBAND:  THAT HE LIVES A LONG HEALTHY SUCCESSFUL LIFE, AND BUILDS ME ONE HECK OF A LOG CABIN :-*

MY DREAM FOR MY GERMAN SHEPARD SPIKE IS THAT HE LEARNS TO STOP BARKING AT THE GUNSHOTS FROM THE DUCK HUNTERS ON THE LAKE WE LIVE SO VERY CLOSE TO :D (hence the nickname sally dog)

MY VERY UNREALISTIC DREAM IS TO BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST FOR THE US DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR.  BUT AT 40 THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, SO I HAVE DECIDED TO PARTICIPATE IN E.S. AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.

A DREAM THAT I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER IS THAT THE UNITED STATES AND ITS ALLIES SUFFER NO FURTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS, AND THE WORLD FINDS PEACE :'(
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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2002, 06:21:48 PM »
For me, the dream would have to be to feel whole again.  The accident that left me with my knee "issues" didn't seem that bad at the time but I guess it was pretty serious, and could very easily have been moreso.  I'm told a great many people who crash on motorcycles on the freeways don't survive at all.   Still, now that the risk of death is so distant, I can say I'd sure like to feel as if I'll be normal again.   :-/
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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2002, 06:39:56 AM »
     I will keep it realistic.  First I would like to have my life before knee problems back.  Being spontaneous again would be wonderful, instead of having to preplan everything around the knee.  And have someone constantly reminding me of things I can not or should not do because of my knees.
    I would like to go to work (EMS Paramedic) and not have a patient ask if  I needed to be on the stretcher instead of them.  To actually work a shift and not be in pain.  It reminds me of how much I love my job and will probably have to give it up sooner or later unless I can get the knees back on track.
    Be able to coach the local girls softball team again.  Actually able to show the kids what to do instead of telling them what to do.  Was very involved in the community before knee problems.  
   To sum it up, I would just like to have a normal life again.
   

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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2003, 03:55:22 AM »
My dream is to walk without crutches and pain again, to suceed in my work and life in spite of my illness, to help as many people  as I can and make them happy throughout my life/journey and to reach my goal of travelling around the world to visit all the wonderful places and attend all the events I want to see and experience.

I hope that at least some are realistic goals for me to achieve, although somedays they do feel very fantasty to me.  But I'm certainly not going to give up on them that's for sure!  :)

My real fantasy dreams would probably include being able to ride and run competively again, being allowed to scuba dive and being able to fly a plane or helicopter. And of course the ultimate biggie dream, driving a Formula One car!!  8)

Above all though my biggest dream is to be happy and no matter what happens I can always usually find a reason to be!  :)

Good luck acheiving your dreams however attainable or fantastic they might be.

Love and hugs.....Jo
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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2003, 05:54:58 AM »
I realized reading back through this I have another dream...I wanna be able to go to my senior prom.  I want to be able to find a dress and a date (which I wasn't able to do this year for my junior prom) and I want to be able to dance the whole time and not need to sit down.  I'm not sure if this is realistic...I don't know if I'll be able to find a date or a dress or a knee that's able to be danced on...but it'd sure be nice...

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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2003, 01:04:58 PM »
I would really love to have great new knees but thats not possible but if there was a surgery that would fix them with no complications, always 100% guarenteed to work with PT that wouldn't go wrong, that would my dream, should I have to go through nore surgery if my TTT's are unsuccessful.

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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2003, 05:00:26 PM »
My dream is to be world champion indoor rowing champion in the 40-49 category. That gives me four years to get my knee sorted so another dream is to find an OS who can actually do something positive to allow me to achieve my first dream. I KNOW the first dream is realistic but I figure it will be dependent on the second dream!!!  ::)

I sometimes think I would like to run again and play team sports but to be honest I haven't been able to do that for so many years now I don't really miss it.    

Ergo

PS Everest Base Camp expedition sounds great perhaps we could tag it onto walking the great wall of china!  ;D

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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2003, 05:02:56 PM »
Forgot to add one of my favourite inspirational sayings - "If you can dream the invisible you can achieve the impossible".

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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2003, 04:37:11 AM »
Well I guess the biggest dream I have right now is that the TTT I just had is successuful.  
Since I am confident that it will be, then I hope to be able to hike the Grand Canyon with my husband during the summer of 2004 (in fact, I already have our reservations at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the canyon).
I would also like to be able to ride a Century Bike Ride with America's Team in Training with The Leukemia Society.  My sister died of Leukemia in 1996, and I would love to be able to honor her  and celebrate my recovery from reconstructive knee surgery with a 100 mile bike ride while raising money for leukemia.  I plan to do this sometime before I am 40, so that still gives me 4 years!
Also, the Everest Base Camp/Nepal Trek thing sound pretty good to me too!!  Maybe if we get a whole group together we could get a cheaper rate or something!!   ::)
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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2003, 06:47:18 AM »
We have a lot of aspirations...I have been thinking that I'd like for a good night's sleep to be the norm rather than the exception.   I'd also like for the security I used to have that I can walk from one place to another with no fear of falling down or having unpredictable pain.  Maybe, I could even walk unassisted and carry things at the same time.  Thses simple things would make me really satisfied--and then, i could go on long walks with my hubby and kids again and talk and laugh with them and enjoy their company like we used to do...Sylvia
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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2003, 11:01:46 AM »
Folks, when you're getting numbers for the gimp to the Everest Base Camp you can count me in!  I suspect I'd crawl to get to that.

God bless you all, believe in something and it WILL happen.  All it takes is belief and input!
I'm a grumpy old bear with a busted knee.  The growling you hear is my tummy rumbling!

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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2005, 03:45:40 PM »
My dream is to play soccer for Canada in the Olympics or world cup. I have had this dream since I was about 8 years old and I will strive to achieve it...no matter what the knees say.
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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2005, 04:24:17 PM »
Ooooo fantastic get to list all my dreams.

First dream would be some sort of respect from my geography teachers. Last year I barely scrapped an E after I had a bad time with parents (Dad kicked door down and threatened to kill me and I was only one in house. Kinda puts you off exams). I did a retake in january, I had a barely healed broken arm, I was drugged up completely because of my knee and I still had pain from the thing. And I pulled up my grade to a few marks off a C. Not a well done or any sort of acknowledgement just a bunch of sarcastic comments. If I still had my cast on I would have hit him with it.

In the summer my dream would be to get an A/B in Biology (definately achieveable, My minimum estimated grade based on random calculations is an E and they very rarely move that up more than 1 grade above for your actual estimated grade and I have been estimated a A/B), B in General Studies (I reckon this will be easy, it's basically arguing about a subject, lets hope a question is related to healthcare!), C in Geography (I think this will be the hardest just because of the teachers constantly making me feel worthless), C in Physics (I failed last year, we had poor teachers and everyone but 2 people failed).

This winter after I have sent off my applications to universitys I would be so happy if I got an unconditional offer to do radiography at glasgow. I would just rub it in the faces of those who doubted me to be the only person from my school to ever get an unconditional offer.

I also dream to do medicine after i've done radiography at uni. I know I won't get straight in to it as a first degree since people with straight A's don't even get on medicine degrees for a first degree!

Well thats the career stuff let's move on to the other stuff!

I would like to be happy again. I would like to be thin like when I was a small child. I want to go rock climbing, I tried a  few times before but my knee completely locked. I want to be able to go outside again without fear. I would absolutely LOVE to go travelling around the world, anywhere and everywhere! Specifically though Japan, Australia, USA, New Zealand, Antarctic, Peru, Italy, China, and Canada. Also put me down as another for Everest! My big dream's out of those countries are to walk all of the great wall of china and walk up mt. fuji.

All I need is money, a knee that doesn't hurt all the time and to lose some weight. Which is difficult when I can't do any cardio anymore.


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Re: What is your dream?
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2005, 01:54:49 AM »
How many would seriously be intrested in the trek to everest base camp? If we had some help with costs from brace companies etc that is. I know not everyone will be able to afford it.

 I've been having a quick look around and from the UK it costs between 1000 - 1500 which is 20 - 30 days including flights, meals, guides, tents etc  etc.

http://www.exploreworldwide.com/worldwide/tourdetail.jsp?tourbroxid=12398&xl=1

Is the site that seems to have stood out from all the others imo
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