Monday, August 28, 2006

Home Alone but not over doing it! lol

I had set my first excursion out in public (besides doctors) for next week, but because I felt so good yesterday after showering and my middle daughter stopped by to cut my long hair into a much shorter 'do.' I'm hoping I won't feel such a loss when I loose the rest of it to chemo in the next two weeks. I look at it this way........what's a better way to make a statement about early detection for breast cancer than a woman my age (43) walking around boldly bald with a great set of earrings? Right? lol So off I went to the lake yesterday with what my DH refers to as my "Soccer Mom" hair cut......He prefers it long, a lil messy or as he likes to say "sexy messy!" but since he prefers me at his side for another 40 years.....we'll do the short hair cut, then the chemo, then the bald thang! lol lol lol


So for being less than 2 weeks post op, I'm doing remarkably well aren't I? Cancer is tough, but thank GOD..... I'm a little tougher and managed to kick it's ass this time! lol I told ya.......I am a warrior, I will carry a big stick and I will not go quietly!


Actually, seeing all the love there is in my life made it easier to push through what I had to push through...it is/was what I drew my strength from when I needed a little push....when I needed a little extra "cowgirl up" attitude!


Being that I now want to save the world from breast cancer of course I took post op pictures of my new boob and tram flap and when I can stand this chair that I sit in at this desk that is home to my computer, I will be a little more graphic about the surgery and the recovery. So far what I have taught my children and family is cancer doesn't always have to win........ More and more these days the patient gets the victory!!!!


Have you examined your breasts today?????

50 comments:

bpcorn48 said...

Glad your able to do a little you want but don't over due, just a litlle each day, diane

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wipforever said...

Gosh, Kim, that attitude of yours just continues to amaze!!!  Go get 'em, Tiger!!!!  Kick some cancer ass!

BTW, only thing that might get in the way of your bald woman warrior is cold.  you lose a lot of body heat through your head.  But I love your views on being an activist for breast cancer.

In regard to your very last line?  "No, and my husband hasn't examined them either!"  lmao!  Thought I'd give you a chuckle!

Love
Sheila

lazarai said...

You are soooo right, Kim!! I remember when my dad was diagnosed with cancer about 8 years ago, we all went into SHOCK, thinking he only had months to live, etc. We didn't KNOW cancer could be beaten! My dad, of course, had other ideas, and even though he was in his 70s, he never considered succombing. He went through both chemo and radiation, lost all his hair, but never his humor, and is now 85 and cancer-free! I don't doubt for a minute that you will be just like him.

I'm so glad you have your wonderful attitude and your terrific family around you -- cancer does NOT stand a chance!!

Hugs,
Carol

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I am so glad that you caught it in time and will keep you in my prayers....stay tough and shout at me if ya ever need to....hugs,TerryAnn

imshadowraven2 said...

A bald hot mama is what ur gonna be and if anyone says else wise we'll kickem in the ass. And i am so glad to see your entries when they come , you have become very precious to me. Love ya Robin

mzgoochi said...

No, it sure does not have to win and we need more women with attitudes about it like you Kim. To give others hope. God Bless you sweet lady. You are in my thoughts and I am SO PROUD OF YOU!

Love, Lahoma

mzgoochi said...

Ps- You gonna let us see the new hair do? I'm getting myself a wig soon. Even though I haven't had to have chemo in years, for some reason my hair is falling out just like I had. I'll post pics soon as I get it. I can't wait!!! ((big grin))

randlprysock said...

Reading about your ordeal makes me want to stop smoking and take better care of myself.  But I know even then sometimes nothing can be done and it is all sometimes just genetics and predisposition and who knows.  They say we get it from almost everything and anything these days.  I am so proud of how you have handled all of this!!  Way to go!  Hugs and more Hugs!!
Lisa  

thisismis72 said...

My prayers are with you and yours
Missy

nolefan38 said...

YOU STILL AMAZES ME............ STILL PRAYING.............. HUGS, SHERRY

xomywayox said...

Way 2 Go Doll...you sound like your doing great.

Brenda

shayshaydc said...

Kim I'm so glad that you are doing so well!!!!! Great attitude!!! It certainly helps to be surrounded by family and friends!!!! I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

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countrylady4071 said...

Hi Kim,
It was so good hearing from you, and that you are now cancer free.  I'm so happy for you!!!!  My thoughts and prayers have been with you.  
Hugs,
Pat

astaryth said...

w00t!!! There be some Cancer whuppin' going on over here!!! Your attitude is such an inspiration...... Proud to know you, Lady!

dwhee70041 said...

Kim, I am so glad you are doing well.  You have a "winning" attitude and thatis most of the battle.  Unfortunately, cancer won the battle at our house, but live must carry on.  I admire you and your fight.  Keep at it.  David

pharmolo said...

You're in flying spirits and fighting fit. May it long continue.

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lanurseprn said...

Kim, I'm so glad you're doing so well.  You sure are a fighter!
Pamela

justplainbill said...

Whooppee, sounds great to me. The best to you. Bill

missy92980 said...

Hey Kim! Thank you for so openly sharing your story with us. You are so inspiring!!  

Cancer runs deep in my familly, coming down both blood lines, so I am very aware of the dangers. It is so great to see someone like you taking this challenge head on and with a winning attitude! HUGS AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!

Hugs,
Missy92980

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trishaham said...

You are a true inspiration to both women and men alike. Your courage is amazing.
You are much admired!

Keep up the fight and your positive attitude. I know you are a mighty warrior.

God Bless and love,
Tia

Tias Tales

ajquinn354 said...

Dear you're be beautiful with or without hair, your beauty comes from your heart and we all feel it. Yes, more people are winning the battle with cancer, my Sis Mary Ann is a 2 time breast cancer survivor and doing great as I know you will also.
Take care, bless you.....Arlene (AJ)

sangrialel said...

You sound awesome!  I am so glad to hear that you are doing well.  I am going to examine them now!  Linda

rgossett4195 said...

Right on!  I am calling my doctor tomorrow to get my mammo appointment set up.  I am overdue for me.  I've had 3 surgeries (biospies) all negative, thank God.  But I don't want to push my luck!  Big huggies!  rose

tendernoggle said...

IF EVER I NEED SOMEONE TO BACK ME UP, I HOPE IT IS YOU GIRL!!! YOU ARE ONE BOLD AND FEARLESS LITTLE CHIT!!!!LOL WHILE READING YOUR JOURNAL, I CAME TO THE PART OF YOU NOT WAITING FOR THE TRUCK TO STOP BEFORE YOU GOT OUT AND GOT INTO YOUR DUAGHTER'S EX'S FACE. I LAUGHED MY BUTT OFF BECAUSE IT SOUNDS SO MUCH LIKE ME WHEN IT COMES TO SOMEONE I LOVE!!! LOL YOU ROCK!!! YOU WOULD MAKE ONE GREAT COUNCELOR!!
GOD BLESS YOU SUGAR!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

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sdoscher458 said...

Demandn I think you handle yourself with amazing grace.  You possess an indominitable spirit that will not quit.  I really think you could be a poster child for the spirit of the American woman...never give up.  Heal well my friend...Sandi

bmorrrick said...

Hi Kim,

Such wonderful news.....and so glad you doing so well!  What a treat to go to your journal and read great entries!!  We made it safely home from our trip and I was so relieved to see you are recuperating and getting better each day!

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

pprrrr39 said...

Great news Kim

All the best
Jayne

stevietwain said...

Awesome that you're doing so well!!!

Keep us posted hun,

Lv Stevie
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samnsmile5 said...

Glad to here you are doing so well....and I'm sure getting out of the house was nice.  Keep up the 'cowgirl up' attitude!!  ;)

Michele

missheathyrmaree said...

Kim,
I just love your positive && upbeat attitude! :]
You will continue to be in my thoughts && prayers!
Oh, and yes, I have checked my boobs today! ha ha ha ha!
Hugs,
H

lindapaterson177 said...

Great to see your up and about, Your positive attitude says it all keep it up.
linda xxhttp://journals.aol.co.uk/lindapaterson177/IstartedofthislifewithnothingIst/

shipalum said...

 Well, Kim, as you know I don't have to examine my breasts today or anyday.  No more mammograms forever.  Oh, but every 6 months I see my oncologist and plastic surgeon (I say he counts my moles, but he tells me he is connecting the dots).  My plastic surgeon took a mole off my face and the path report came back superficial melanoma.That was 12 days after loosing both breasts.
 As we always said in the cancer chats CANCER IS JUST A WORD, NOT A SENTENCE.  
 I am proud to say I am NED ... No Evidence of Disease.  I can't say I am cured or in remission so I am just NED.
 Please examine your breast and get those mammograms.  We don't need any more in the club call Breast Cancer Survivors.
 Kim, please take it easy and do what the doctors tell you.  You know how to get in touch with me if you need my help.

paisleyskys said...

Damn! I am also a Cancer survivor~
It was hard..very hard.
I am here as well as a great many others...friends and family take on a new meaning after this life event.
Here is a sincere hug, the kind that does those little pats at the same time. Then the squeeze....love TJ

carolhehe said...

I have not visited your journal in ages! I am sorry to read you are battleing breast cancer. I just had a freind come through with lung cancer just fine so far! She is doing fine and so will you! Hang in there, kiddo.

plieck30 said...

Just checking in to see how you are. Just as I thought still with your good attitude. You'll look cute with your new hair cut. Paula

magran42 said...

You will be beautiful with your bald head and the knock out ear rings because the beauty comes from inside.  The boldness of your beauty shines like a light in the dark.
http://journals.aol.com/magran42/FazeDaze/  

magran42 said...

You will be beautiful with your bald head and the knock out ear rings because the beauty comes from inside.  The boldness of your beauty shines like a light in the dark.
http://journals.aol.com/magran42/FazeDaze/  

trishaham said...

As with everyone else my prayers are still with you and your family. So are such a true inspiration to ua all.

God bless,
Tia

Tias Tales

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thinkingoutloud said...

Tell the 'Hub' you will have tons of sexy messy days ahead:)
I know a shower had to make you feel like a new woman right then and there.
Good idea to cut your hair now.  Remember, long hair, short hair, no hair...it's all good and it's YOU!
I hope your good days way out number your not so good ones.
Hang in there Ms. Toughie!

Love n huggs n prayers-
Niki

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