Tuesday, 10 May 2016

For better, for worse ...in sickness, in health...


I met my husband in 1982, the spark of attraction was immediate and after a few dates we moved in together and have been inseparable ever since. We've driven each other mad and kept each other sane as we lived and worked together 24/7. Today is our 32nd wedding anniversary. According to Mister Google, the appropriate gift for this year is a "conveyance", which could be anything from a double-decker bus to a pair of roller skates but today I had the best present as I conveyed Teo back home.  After 20 days attached to drips, he had his first chemo session and was allowed to leave the hospital.  We are extremely lucky that a state of the art oncology centre opened 6 months ago at the Acıbadem hospital in Bodrum so we will be able to continue the weekly treatment as an outpatient.  We married in Turkey so didn't make any 'for better, for worse - in sickness, in health' vows but we're in it together - whatever the future brings. 

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  1. Annie, Cok gecmis olsun! Ve evlilik yil donemin kutlu olsun!

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  2. Sending love and hugs to you both. Congratulations on 32 years. May there be many, many more. Axxx.

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  3. I'm so sorry, Annie. I had no idea. To wish you both a happy anniversary seems so lame but 32 years is something to celebrate.

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    1. Not lame at all, lots to celebrate

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  4. Congratulations on your 32nd wedding anniversary - you both look lovely in your photo, Teo - handsome, and you - so beautiful.
    It must be a very difficult and stressful for you both.

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    1. Handsome then, still handsome now. Thank you

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  5. 32 years and many more to come.
    We know what it is like to go through this sort of thing...but we're both still here and together and so will you be.
    Just try to look after yourself too.

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    1. Thanks Helen, I know you have been through lots of medical emergencies and you are both still standing and starting new projects. I'm taking inspiration from you.

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  6. Happy Anniversary to you both, our very special friends. Sending you all our love. Beautiful photo xxxx

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  7. Gecmiş olsun Annie. I wish you both congratulations on you anniversary and many many more to come.

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  8. I am so sorry to hear that Teo has been ill but pleased that you have him back home. 32 years is something of a record these days isn't it? Certainly something to be celebrated Happy Anniversary to you both and best wishes to Teo for a speedy recovery. With much love xxx

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  9. What a fabulous photo Annie. 32 years is something worth celebrating and having Teo home is the best gift of all.

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    1. Photo was taken by Suat Foto - in the days before iPhones, he would wander the streets of Bodrum snapping away

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  10. Annie, A big congratulations to you both, may you celebrate many more in the future. Warm thoughts and love to you both from Istanbul.

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  11. do celebrate, really celebrate, in whatever way you can - nothing can take away from such a track record. Geçmiş olsen, Teo.

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    1. We celebrated with homemade chicken soup - it's meant to cure all.

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  12. Happy anniversay and many more to come xx

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    1. Thanks Elaine, and thanks for your help while we were in hospital.

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  13. Christine kustu10 May 2016 at 23:54

    Happy Anniversary to you both .Wishing you all the very best .Teo a speedy recovery .Seen the unit in Acıbadem well done to them , Bodrum needed this so much x

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    1. Acıbadem has been very good to us - thank goodness for the new unit, otherwise we would have had to travelled to Izmir or Muğla

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  14. Dear Annie and Teo congratulations on your wedding anniversary and glad to hear you are spending it at home together. Wishing you both fortitude to cope with the present and very much loved to be shared in the future. With best wishes, Jane xxx

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    1. Thanks Jane - fingers and toes are crossed

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  15. Wishing you a very happy anniversary and many, many more of them. Such a lovely photo of you both. I'm so sorry Teo is having to go through this and hope the treatment does its stuff without too many side-effects.

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    1. Thank P, not too many side effects of the treatment yet.

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  16. Sevgili Annie, happy happy wedding anniversary, such a special note; our sincere best wishes for Teo for treatment too, dear friend, he has the best company in you. My thoughts are with you, anything we can be of help, could you please reach out, cok cok sevgilerimle, Ozlem xoxo

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  17. Annie, Your post is so sad but also so positive and life-affirming. As I read it, in my head, it sounded exactly like your voice: strong and positive, and despite everything it sounds like you are managing to focus on the good things even when so much is far from good. It is wonderful that Teo is back home. Happy Anniversary. P x

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    1. Thank you Philip - hope you both are well.

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  18. 32 years...wow, congratulations.... so sorry to hear Teo is having to go through this...fondest, and best wishes to both of you. jx

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    1. Thanks Janice - it gives me comfort to see you looking so well and enjoying life after what you went through.

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  19. Annie - remember sailing to the wedding on the beach in Bitez. Take care you two. Rod

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  20. Thanks Rod, I have your wonderful windswept arrival on video care of Robin P.

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  21. Thinking of you both Annie and many congratulations.. Lots of love

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  22. That post brought a tear. So lovely you've been together for 32 years - and yeah, bet you have been so close and also driven each other mad during those years! :) Sending big love from Fethiye, westwards to you and Teo and all those close to you. Happy anniversary to you both! xxx

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  23. I am sure Teo will be out winning Tennis trophies in the not too distant future. Best wishes to you both. Mark & Teresa

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  24. Congratulations on your 32nd wedding anniversary. You look so beautiful and Your husband is very handsome.

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