Sunday, September 24, 2006

Feeling sunny again! lol Thank you!

Feeling better today, only once in awhile do I feel the porta-cath under my skin. I'm not sure where my head is at today though. The intent is to have a good day and go do something, the only problem is I don't really have the energy to do it. I think it's going to be another jammie's also a good thing I have no shame..I'll go anywhere in my jammies! lol I gave up coffee before my trip to Jamaica back in late June, but today I decided maybe a lil boost of caffeine might be in order, so off to the drive through window at Starbucks....jammies and all! When I get that "look" from someone wondering "what is that crazy woman doing running around public in her jammies?" I just stick out my tongue and say (with a wink! lol), "Insanity has it privileges!" I love the stunned looks on their faces as I go about my merry way! lol lol lol

So far I have gone to the grocery store in my jammies, much to the embarrassment of my two remaining High Schoolers living at home, I have driven them to school in my jammies, I've gone to the lake to watch football games in my jammies with our friends and family.....this is not too new for me, I spent last New Years Eve at a party in my and my SIL thought let's be comfortable this year and go in our jammies, so that's what we did....and let me tell you, we were the most comfortable people there! No high heals, no fancy clothes, no muss no fuss....just jammies and slippers! That is what I plan on wearing to this years New Years Eve party too! lol lol lol

I want to thank some of my Chemo Angels who have sent surprises to me since I have been diagnosed. I'm still a kid at heart and I STILL love presents! Of course with every package that has arrived, I had to convince the DH that I haven't been shopping on eBay! lol I was 'grounded' from Ebay for awhile.............MY BAD! lol lol lol

Thank you Jeanne from Journey to a new me for the book Chicken Soup for Breast Cancer survivors, and for the lovely Cancer Journal, and for the Pillow that was sent to me on your behalf to hold gently between my post op arm and post op breast (It really works in relieving the pain of skin on skin!) and also for the 'Queasy Pops" that were sent to me....I haven't tried them yet, I will wait till chemo starts and run the use of them past my Oncologist.

Thank you to Marsha from Mellow and sometimes not so mellow for the beautiful Cancer PINK shawl hand crotched by her in her prayer group! I love the concept of what your group does, with every stitch that goes into it, a silent prayer is said for the recipient...When I want to feel a hug, all I have to do is wrap that around my shoulders or lay it across my lap and I feel it girl! I just adore you Marsha but your already know that! lol

Thank you to Brenda over at Brenda's way who must own stock in the Hallmark company! She sent the most beautiful cards while I was in the Hospital and then again while recovering from home...for only knowing each other a short time she nailed my personality from the pinks, the shoes and shopping cards she picked out for me...I wasn't feeling so feminine after surgery, but those cards reminded me yes I am still a woman! Thank you!

Thank you to Sheila from over at Needles and Hooks for the pink and beautiful caps she crotched for my soon to be bold and beautiful bald head! Those are going to be perfect on the upcoming cold Chicago winters! I love the different shades of pink you chose and I especially love the one with the very soft trim around the edge of it! I will be styling for sure girl friend!

There are times when I am feeling down and all I have to do is remember why I decided to share this very personal journey of having Breast Cancer, if it just reaches one person.... who it might help, or make CANCER not such a scary word, or alleviate their worries for even just a minute then I am content and joyous.......These amazing women who I have mentioned above have done that for me along with all of you who have left me uplifting and comforting comments. Thanks for always being there to catch me when I fall.....your kindness has touched me more than you will ever know!!!!


Life is good and I am blessed!


mmartinez07 said...


psychfun said...

I think for 2 New Year's Eve's my two friends & I got in our fun jammies & played games & watched movies. It was a blast!

Hey...did you know there is actually research on prayer & cancer. They found that even if you do not know someone is praying for you, you get statistically significan't better if a group is praying for you! Cool huh!

buggieboo1 said...

I have a prayer shawl too! aren't they wonderful and comfy... knowing they prayed the whole time for you while making it!
there is a web site that tells the story of the prayer shawl... I will see if I can find it!

and I  did :)

thisismis72 said...

I need some new jammies, lol
glad you are feeling better.

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chevyz71gurl74 said...

I love stayin in my jammies.... =)
Your chemo angels sound wonderful!
So glad you are feeling sunny again!!!
Thank you for allowing us to come along
on this journey with you ~ you are such an inspiration!
Hugss ~Terri~

sangrialel said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better!!  I love the jammie idea.  I just might have to try it.  Linda

my78novata said...

OH My gosh I can only imagine your two kids being embarrasesed at you in jammies in th estore. BUT YOU deserve that and You take all week in jammies if you need to

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rebuketheworld said...

Jammies is fashionably correct where I live. Oregonians walk out of the house in anything and noone notices....I think its great that you do that.  I would buy some bright Christmas Jammies, invite a few gal friends and have a jammie night, hitting  the town like a walking slumber party...actually that sounds like so much fun, I may have to do that....Keepin you in prayers-Raven

trishaham said...

I was do glad to read you are better today. What wonderful and thoughtful friends you have. The gifts were no dought sent with much love and prayers for you.

I happen to love jammies. When I was sick and in bed more then out, I was always buying new nightgowns and jammies. I figured if I was going to feel like crap, then I would be comfortable and when feeling up to it, feminine. Thats why I bought lots of cute, comfortable to sexy nighties. I wanted to feel pretty, even though I knew that the illness had left its marks.

Hope you enjoyed your coffee.

lindaggeorge said...

I love the idea of the Prayer Shawl. Perhaps you could get them to make you some Prayer Jammies! lol.

Linda x.

mawmellow said...

  I'm the one blessed by being able to make that prayer shawl for you.  It'll do...until we get to meet in the "real world" for those hugs !!!  Jammie party .... I can see it now -- NW Arkansas will never be the same !!! LOL
   Love you !

pharmolo said...

You're well looked after, pleased that things are running OK now


inafrnz247 said...

::sending strength, smiles and hugs::   Michelle

sdoscher458 said...

Happy to hear that you are feeling better from having that cath inserted. I get a mind vision of you running around in PJ's and slippers...didn't the Chinese start all that anyway? I'm so proud of Jland and all the great people who have written you, supported you in your revives my faith in all mankind....Sandi

reconcilinglife said...

You are something else girl and very good for me...Bam

lindapaterson177 said...

still as positive as ever! I love the jammies stories ...I used to do that, give my Teen a lift to school in my jammies...Priceless!.
bella xx

plieck30 said...

Glad you had a better day in your jammies. Paula

gandsbrock said...

You crack me up!  And you have a great attitude.

wipforever said...

You are very welcome for the hats, Kim!  The pink one with the fur...I wanted to make a pink one to represent the breast cancer support/activism.  I'm just so happy that you are pleased with all of them.  Of course, if you want something in another color, just say something and it will be yours!

I'm happy to know that others have taken time to spoil you as well.  :)  Nice to know another crocheter around here too!!! :)  We love and care about you and what you are going through.


shayshaydc said...

Friends are the greatest!!!! And J-Land has the greatest friends of all!!!!! We love you Kim!!!!