Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Yesterday, Chemo and another gift from a J-Land Angel!

 

 Yesterday, (Chemo Day) was a rough one......I cried a lot before I left for the hospital, in a Walmart parking lot, in the waiting room at the Doctor's office, in the Nurses station, then my last tear was shed while seeing the Doctor....I love my Doctors! They are fighting as hard as I am to beat this Cancer!

 

After that last tear, which was once again when the subject of how my kids are handling this as well as Jim and I....I found my strength to once again "cowgirl up" which by the way is a term that basically mean....You know what you've got to do, just do it and NO WHINING!"

 

I finally met someone close to my age going through the same type of cancer that I have and it was the first time I didn't feel so out of place. I am very thankful that in my 5 trips to the cancer center that I have not seen one sick kid.....that would break my heart for sure.

 

So Jim, My Mom, our two new friends (Val and her DH Jim) and I took our chemo class together. I of course had to cheat, I was already hooked up to my chemo bag while attending class. It's not that I'm an over achiever or anything (LOL) But because I had to reschedule the chemo class earlier last week to yesterday, due to the fact I had my porta-cath put in and was not up for par at class, the only other class available was a half an hour after my first chemo treatment started....so in I rolled with my 'Chemo cocktail' lol

 

Afterwards I came home to a lovely surprise waiting outside my door!!!  Thank you Angel Jeanne! Your care of me has lifted me up and pushed me to be a better patient and woman. When I am all well again, I will "Pay it forward" on your and my other J-Land Angels behalf. That term means that when a blessing has been brought to you by someone else in your life, you repay their kind deed by helping someone else.

 

Isn't this gorgeous!!!!

 

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kmh 2006

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kmh 2006

 

Life is good and I am thankful!

35 comments:

jcole16757 said...

I'm sure there will be many emotional times for you and that's OK.  Just trust and know you will get through this with your incredible strength and that of your family.  Continued prayers your way!  Beautiful flower arrangement!

candlejmr said...

Awww, I am so glad you liked the flowers and that they arrived at just the right time!  (WOW..they are nice!  They look just like the picture!! lol)

Chemo #1 down..............

Those stupid cancer cells don't stand a chance!

((hugs))
Jeanne

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canyonsun04 said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL!!! ~~Stay STRONG~  There are a lot of people standing behind you :)
hugs
Angie

schoolgal040 said...

(((Kim)))
I've been thinking you a lot and praying that your day went well. That cancer is going down and out!
And Jeanne, what a fantastic thing you did. Those flowers are so beautiful...so are you!

Take good care,
Gayla

imshadowraven2 said...

I love you so much and i am thankful for you

shayshaydc said...

Beautiful flower!!!!! Yea... friends are the greatest!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

thisismis72 said...

You have been so strong and brave thru this, I don't really know all there is to know about you, but I do know that I admire you.  Your story is inspiring and I know there will be a happy ending.  its the cowgirl in ya.  lol.  
Missy

ann7inflorida said...

Sometimes a little bit of crying is good, know what I mean? You are strong, wise, beautiful and loved {hey, great mantra} And... you have a kick ass support team The flowers are perfect!!! You are very much in my thoughts. ~Ann:)

my78novata said...

wow that is georgous!!!!!!!!

mccine said...

A Hug to you from Chicago.

buggieboo1 said...

the flowers are so pretty!  
Thinking of you!

Sharon

midwestvintage said...

 The flowers are wonderful and what a great time to get them.  Crying is fine.  Why crying has gotten me through many a difficult time.  We are old and good friends because I always feel so much better after a visit.   Keep it strong.

                           Julie

lindaggeorge said...

Crying is a good release as long as it's balanced with laughter.

Take care and keep your chin up ( and as my husband would say) " and the other one!" He is so rude!!!

Linda x.

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thegirlnexdoor77 said...

It is very beautiful!!! Hugs girl!!! TerryAnn

pharmolo said...

Lovely flowers, you're well looked after. No shame in crying - it's no mean thing you're going through. Erm, yes it is mean, but you know what I mean ROFL

dwhee70041 said...

Kim,  I have missed your photographs.  Thanks for posting the flowers.  David

sangrialel said...

Very pretty!!  You are in my thoughts.  Linda

mzgoochi said...

Wow those are beautiful! Hang in there!

sdoscher458 said...

I can remember a time where people would not even talk about cancer, as if talking about it would attract it to them.  At least now you have understanding doctors, classes on how to cope or what to expect.  Knowledge is power and you have the power my friend...Sandi

purplehazebarn said...

Kim, so glad you have such strong support.  And what a lovely thing your Angel Jeanne did for you!  There are such wonderful people in the world--if we just give them half a chance.  We usually only hear about the bad ones--so glad you shared the uplifting gift of this Angel.  I know how flowers can change a rough situation.  Hugs to you.    LaVern

pippa1116 said...

that is beautiful!  and so are you!
tina

tendernoggle said...

Honey, you have every right to cry..You have been soooooo brave for your kids and family......It was past time for a good cry! I feel honored just knowing someone as stong willed as you are!!!
Those are the most beautiful flowers and they come at the best possible time...
God bless you sweetheart....
love ya,
carlene

reconcilinglife said...

What a wonderful thing for Jeanne to do.. The flowers are lovely, Hang tough!! Prayin for you, Bam
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chevyz71gurl74 said...

(((((((((Kim))))))))))
You cry all you want to sweets!
So glad you love your doctors...that
means everything! Jland angels are wonderful...
the flowers are beautiful!
Big hugs to you!
~Terri~

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yakima127 said...

It is so beautiful!  How very nice of her!  My daughter had her treatment in a child's cancer center, and it was heartbreaking to see those littlest ones, so sick.  It wasn't all that easy to see the teens, either.  
You are doing great...Jae

nelishianatl said...

Those flowers are beautiful but I swear you've got 'em beat!  I know you're crying now but soon you will all be celebrating when it's all over.  You are an overachiever. That's why you're still here.
Nelishia
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thinkingoutloud said...

Goodmorning Kimberleigh!

I've been 'out of town' and not around; so I have to catch up here.
Even cowgirls get the blues...don't cha' know?  So don't feel bad about that.  

The flowers are absolutely beautiful.  Very nice indeed.

I hope you are not still feeling the pain from the surgery you had to put the port in.

Your 'attitude' will get you through this.  You are one tough cookie that's for sure!
I pray you have a pain free day:)
Love n huggs-
Niki

bedazzzled1 said...

Beautiful flowers from a beautiful friend to a beautiful woman.

::hug::

cneinhorn said...

beautiful flowers....what a nice surprise to come home to....angels abound!

helmswondermom said...

So sorry it was so rough for you.  And so nice that Jeanne sent you such a beautiful bouquet!
Lori
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