Friday, August 25, 2006

All Better! Ü

Hello everyone!


I finally felt well enough to venture to the family room today for a quick update!


Wed, 16th of Aug was surgery day, My Doctors were amazing and the surgery went very well! They did the surgery in under the scheduled 8 hours!


Thursday I was up and sitting and walking the halls


Friday night I had a small party of people in my room....16 people to be exact, but in the wee small hours of the night, it became rough on me.


Saturday morning I did my cure little parlor trick and went into A-Fib, within a half an hour my heart went back into normal sinus rhythm, but I was taken out of the regular hospital and moved to the heart hospital......needless to say that small bump on the road to recovery took it's toll on me......I hated Saturday! So much for going home huh?


Sunday I was already out of my funk and was doing battle with the cardiac doctors that wanted to perform tests on me, that I would not of been able to do at the time.....I let them do a brain scan, a lung scan and ultra sounds on both legs to rule out a blood clot that could of caused a heart attack, stroke or my demise, but I put my foot down on doing any more testing until I healed from surgery, I had the backing of both my surgeons and one of the heart specialists to put the rest of the testing on hold.


Monday very good day because now I was finally being left alone to rest and heal


Tuesday was another good day and eventually they removed 2 drains and sent me home at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night in my own bed ahhhhhhhhh! :)


Fast forward to today (Aug 25th), my first excursion out of the house to have the final drain removed and to get the results of the rest of my tests........I AM CANCER FREE!!! Only 1 sentinel node tested positive for cancer. They removed 22 other lymph nodes and they all came back clear! Yipeeeeeeeeee! NO RADIATION! Yipeeeeeeeee! But because of the fact that I had 3 tumors of significant , but not scary size (5 cm's or larger) I will still need chemo....I want chemo..........I want to make sure that there isn't even the slightest chance that I have even one tiny cancer cell left.


I just wanted to thank you all for the blessings that I received during this time in my life! Did I mention that fact that this tummy tuck is soooooo awesome that the nurses had a hard time giving me heprin (sp?) shots in my stomach??? Now that's a tight tummy tuck! lol


I will try to update soon, but I don't want to over do anything to cause another set back.............I hope you can feel how very grateful I am for those who wished me well!


 


Love,


Kim

56 comments:

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I just got off of vacation....I have had you in my thoughts and prayers...I have missed alot...I am glad that the surgery went okay...will continue to pray for you for a quick recovery...Hugs,TerryAnn

sdoscher458 said...

Oh my dear I've been worrying about you and praying for you. I'm so happy for you that they say they got everything, hang in there babe I know recovery can be rough...my thoughts are with you....Sandi

jcole16757 said...

So good to see an update from you, as you've been on my mind.  Wonderful news on beng cancer free!  Try to take it easy and don't overdo yourself.  Continuing prayers your way~

ashleekr said...

You have really been on my mind, and I am so glad to hear things went well.  Continue to rest anc recover - we will be here when you return :)
{{{Hugs}}}  Ash

siennastarr said...

OMG!! I am jumping up and down and trying to type (it's hard so I better sit down)!  Oh, Kim.. I am so happy.. and I feel blessed for you!!  God does hear our prayers, and girl you had tons of them going up for you!!!  

The chemo is yukky, but hell, you are through the worst of it now!  You are going to be as good as new!!!! You'll sail through that chemo, just like I did!!   I am so happy and relieved!!!!!

Thank you for getting on here and leaving an entry.  We were all so worried about you!!!

Hugs and love and kisses and prayers!!!

Jackie
http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

pippa1116 said...

I am so glad to hear from you.  And you sound great.  You have been heavy on my mind.  rest well. tina

dcmeyer420 said...

Great news! Thanks for sharing that. A lot of us got worried when you did not update for a while. Don't you scare us like that again! Now that i got that out of my system, lemme give you hugs...  

mariebm56 said...

{{{KIM}}}
Great news!!!!
Now, rest...; )
~Marie

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lindapaterson177 said...

Really pleased that all went well, you`ll be back on your feet in no time, take care.
linda x
http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindapaterson177/IstartedofthislifewithnothingIst/

perkysgrl said...

(((Kim)))

So glad to hear you are doing so well!!

Sorry to hear about your little parlor trick :(

Dealing with heart problems is a scary-scary thing...

(My son has them :( )

Hope the rest of recovery goes smoothly!!

And AWESOME news about being Cancer Free!!

Best Wishes,
~Jennifer

texasinheart said...

Kim,
I am so thrilled that you are feeling better! :-) And everything went so well!! only one node! yeah!!!
Hugs,
Holly

justplainbill said...

Kim, looks like our good wishes and prayers worked so far. We will keep them up and look forward to your full recovery. Bill

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aniracj said...

Good to see you back Kim; sorry to read that things went a little pear shaped but you appear to be quite okay now.....and wonderful that you are now free of the big 'C'.......hope chemo does not take too much of a toll on your health.

nolefan38 said...

OMG we have been soooooooooooooooo worried about you................... once again the Lord was busy helping you................... Take care and we will talk soon. hugs and love ... Sherry

missheathyrmaree said...

Kim, I've been thinking of you && you'll continue to be in my thoughts && prayers.
Here's to a speedy recovery :]
xoxo
H

astaryth said...

Glad to see an update! I just mentioned to G. last night that I was starting to worry a little.... I expected to not hear from you for about a week or so, but was looking forward to an entry and good news--- which you have just supplied!! Now, rest & heal!

inafrnz247 said...

Kim,
 I am so happy to hear from you, and just elated to hear that you are cancer free... ::positively beaming::  You've been through such an ordeal ~ please take the time to rest and fully recuperate, and know that you are in the hearts and prayers of so many!!!  Thank you for letting us all know!  Continued hugs and prayers, Michelle

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chevyz71gurl74 said...

So glad all went well...
and you are cancer free!
Hope the chemo goes well
Keeping you in my prayers!
Have a great weekend
http://journals.aol.com/chevyz71gurl74/Youthinkyouknowbutyouhavenoidea
Hugss...~Terri~

ajquinn354 said...

Kim, cancer free, wow what wonderful news, our prayers have all been answered there.  Glad you are following up on the chemo as an extra double check.  Sounds like you shook everyone up with Atrial Fib there.  Follow up and do have those extra tests run for your heart dear, we want you stay good and healthy from here on out.  Oh such a tight tummy....we're all envious.  Glad you are getting along a-ok dear.....take it easy....Arlene (AJ)

xomywayox said...

{{{{{{{KIM}}}}}}}}}
Damn I am so happy to hear about this!!!! Cancer Free, that a very good thing. And only you would have a party in your hospital room!

Love Ya Brenda

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thinkingoutloud said...

Yay Kim!!!

This is great news here.  Fantastic!

Don't rush your recouperation.  Haste makes waste and all that jazz.

You sound(?) really good here.
Take care & stay in touch:)
Love, prayers n huggs-
Niki

dwhee70041 said...

Kim,  Everyone in our house is greatful for the good news.  Now for the chemo.  We'll be praying for you on that one.  Glad you are home!  David

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pharmolo said...

Very very pleased you've come through the surgery so well. Indeed, take it easy, update when you feel you can. Keep your spirits high!

gandsbrock said...

As a new admirer of yours, I'm so glad you've come back cancer free.  Yipee!  Now, rest, relax and heal.  And take care of your ticker.  Hopefully that was a one time thing.

http://journals.aol.com/gandsbrock/inperpetualmotion/

Stephanie

lifes2odd said...

It's great to hear from you! Sound's like the J-Land prayer circle was a success! So glad you are doing so well! You are a tough one for sure!
Martha

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tendernoggle said...

THANK YOU SWEET JESUS FOR BRINGING HER OUT OF THE SHADOWS!!! AND CANCER FREE....OH THANK YOU GOD...IT IS WHAT I AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR!!!!
GOD BLES YOOU SUGAR AND I HOPE IT WILL SOON BE ALL BEHIND YOU...KEEP THE FAITH!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

jilly78 said...

You go girl... you kick that cancers ass.  I'm soooooo happy you are doing well.  I will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.
Luv,
Jill

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topchelseagirl said...

What a relief to hear that the surgery went well Kim and that you are home. I think your attitude re the chemo is spot on! You take it easy and get yourself better. Angie

egre328 said...

I am so pleased that everything went so well and that you are now back at home - the best place to be to recuperate.  Please take things easy and stay positive, I am sure all will be well in the end.  Love and prayers are coming your way.

katie39041 said...

I  am so happy for you, rest rest and more rest then you will be able to show that fab little tummy off to all your family and friends. Your in my prayers
love and hugs
katie

lazarai said...

Welcome back Kim -- it's soooo great to see you back home safe and sound! Please don't overdo it, take it easy and rest up. I hope you're feeling back to your normal self soon!!

Hugs,
Carol

dotcomdiva831 said...

god bless u kim

jg4949 said...

So glad you are home.  I have prayed for you and your family.  

jeane

samnsmile5 said...

It's good to here that you're home and starting to recover and I'm thrilled to hear the good news....Cancer free!!  Wonderful!!  Now, for you to work your way through the chemo and getting better.  Take it nice and slow!  :)

Michele

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wh1368 said...

WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!! I knew you would do good!!! Giving you a gi-normous hug {{{{{{{{KIM}}}}}}}}.Rest up lady...cuz I'm looking forward to reading a lot more from you. ~Ann :) :) :)

mpnaz58 said...

Thank God, literally, that you are ok!!!!!  You have been missed, and the tone of your letter, you're back in full form, well, minus a part of you, but thats ok, it was bad.  Great news on the results of your tests.  Now, its just rest and healing...which for you, may be the hardest part of all.  Take care, literally!!
xoxo ~Myra

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randlprysock said...

Kim,
Welcome home and I am so thankful you have come through the surgery shiining and beautiful and with great news!!  We love you!!  Hugs,
Lisa

globetrotter2u said...

Kim,

God bless you girl, and your incredible bravery and sense of humor! Yes, you are quite the warrior- a model woman warrior for sure. I found your entry in words writing club from last month and was horrified. I went back and followed all the drama and trauma you have been through. I am so glad you are cancer free, now. My sister was diagnosed with the worst possible breast cancer 4 years ago. Today we talk a couple times a week and it's like a bad dream left behind. Modern medicine has certainly given women much to be thankful for.

Keep smiling, beautiful lady. I'm so glad the wedding was lovely and that all this is getting behind you.

XOXOX
MAryanne

sangrialel said...

I am so glad to hear that you are doing well.  I have been thinking about you and praying for you.  Keep resting and get well fast!  Linda

cste609371 said...

I am so glad all went well~

Blessings, Cheryl~

shayshaydc said...

Great news Kim!!!!!! I'm glad you are doing good and the you are cancer free!!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

wipforever said...

WooHooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It's killing my back to do so but I'm more than happy to do a little happy-dance for you!  You certainly deserve it!

Sorry about the parlor trick but after you told me about them and how scary they are, I'm glad that you had one in the hospital so that they could see for themselves.  I hope when the cancer stuff is over, you'll follow up on the tests.  Your attitude is infectious and we'd like to keep you around for a long, long time!

Gosh, wouldn't it be wonderful if the chemo took care of the parlor trick problem?  

Much love to you, Kim.  Thank you for being an inspiration!
Sheila

rgossett4195 said...

now that is great news!  rose~

pprrrr39 said...

Kim......I am so very happy that you have come through this ok.

Thank God that you will continue to travel on the road to recovery.
Hugs
Jayne

sunflowerkat321 said...

So glad you are feeling so much better and that the news is so positive.  Rest and take care....

cneinhorn said...

very good news kimberleigh.  thinking of you.  

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