Monday, September 4, 2006

Yesterday.....all my troubles seemed so far away.....lalalala

I had my first post cancer normal day yesterday and it felt WONDERFUL! My family, friends and myself went to see my Rachel perform in a local end of summer bash talent show.......she did very well in her performance, but didn't place this year...........we are both just fine with that, she did her best and so did the others in her age group and even though the young man that finished 3rd should of took 1st place..he was AWESOME....but hey the judges are human and each of their own set of standards on what was trophy worthy and what wasn't and I'm a firm believer that loosing sometimes helps in building strong character!

The afternoon and well into the night.....almost midnight was spent at the lake for the seasons final party pig roast! I got a chance to see people that had only heard about my new journey in life (cancer) but hadn't had the chance to see how well I am actually doing with dealing with it all.........I got to laugh, see friendly faces, smile at observing other people's quiet moments, did a little 'chair dancing' got a lot of great hugs! I needed yesterday.............I really needed yesterday!

Today will be spent regaining the strength that I used up all day yesterday and getting reading for the rest of this week.......Wednesday back to the Oncologist to find out my treatment plan, Thursday back to the plastic surgeon to remove more fluid build up in the new perky boob! lol and Friday back to see the regular surgeon for a follow up visit! Not sure I'm liking this weekly schedule of doctor visits, but hey........I've got a lot of living to do still and I want to be around to do it!

I think I'm almost ready to post the pics that I took of the new boob post op.....I keep going back and forth about doing it for the sake of helping others to become more aware of breast cancer and treatment options to wanting to keep some of what's going on in my life just between my family and close friends. I'll have to play that by ear and see where my head is at after some more time has past.

Life is good and I am thankful.........for every breath, every dancing butterfly and every smile that is flashed my way!

26 comments:

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pharmolo said...

Great to hear you're in high spirits, keep it up

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thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I am glad that you had a great day....and that you are in good spirits....sending you cyber hugs...hang in there you are one tough cookie...TerryANn

lindapaterson177 said...

HI Kim its so nice to see your entry in your journal and that your doing well, why don`t you give that perky new boob of yours a name? keep up the good work and take care.linda xx

pippa1116 said...

it is great that you had such a wonderful time yesterday.  Only share with us what you feel comfortable sharing. rest well. pip

nolefan38 said...

SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU, YOU ARE SO STRONG............... THE LAKE SOUNDS GREAT FUN AND TELL YOUR DAUGHTER HOW PROUD WE ARE TOO......... HUGS, SHERRY

randlprysock said...

Happy Labor Day!!  
Lisa

caromarls said...

I KNEW you would make it through with fire, life and determination!  You are such an inspiration to all of us.  I am so excited for you about the new bod!  Take it easy and look after yourself.  We are all waiting to hear (and see) more. God's blessings, Caroline
http://journals.aol.com/caromarls/ANewAdventure

mzgoochi said...

I'm so glad you're doing well. You've been in my thoughts. (((Kim))) Hang in there!

Love, Lahoma

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imshadowraven2 said...

I am glad to hear you had such a good day. Hope you have many more g/f
~~~~~~Robin~~~~~~~

shayshaydc said...

Glad you had a chance to get away and enjoy yourself and laugh and be with family and friends!!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

ajquinn354 said...

How great to hear you got to enjoy being with your family and friends and sharing some memory making moments, good for you dear. Glad you are feeling wonderful, now relax and enjoy time for you to get your strength back so you'll be ready to make all your visits come Wednesday. We all know you've been through a lot and thankfully are a success there, so any decision to show the pictures is truly yours to make or not make.  More important than anything is you and your family and friends who have been there for you dear; your J-land friends are here for you whether we see pictures or not.  We're just happy you are doing well. Bless you.....AJ

lazarai said...

I'm happy to hear you are up and about, enjoying your family and friends as usual! Share whatever you'd like, Kim. You are helping everybody by just being YOU with your usual wit and strength.

Get some rest....and write when you feel like it!

:) Carol

ashleekr said...

I am so happy to hear you are cheerful and doing well and got to get out and do something that was good for the soul!
{{{Hugs}}}
Ash

bmorrrick said...

Good Morning Kim,

Crazy AOL isn't sending me any alerts....driving me nuts! (ha)  It was great to come to your journal and see a new entry from you!  I'm so glad you went to the lake with family and friends, good medicine, huh?  You're truly such a huge inspiration to all of us, whether you decide to include pics or not.....just your positive, funny attitude is so refreshing.  I can't wait until there are no more doctor visits for you....just shopping trips and little trips for photo opportunities!  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, always.

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

bmorrrick said...

Oh, I forgot....if you feel like it, put in a pic of your new haircut, I bet you look wonderful with a cute new style!

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

sdoscher458 said...

I'm glad to hear that you had such a great day. Do conserve your energy though, please learn how to say "me" first, especially at this time.  Most Mom's can't. Hope everything goes well with the doctor visits and you are a definite plus against cancer.....Sandi

xomywayox said...

You're amazing as always. A day of hugs & laughs, you can't beat that. I am sooo glad that your heaing process is coming along well. Thank you for sharing if I haven't said that before.

Mucho Love...Brenda

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thinkingoutloud said...

I've been away a bit and am behind in journals so I'm working on catching up; for now at least.

I have been away at the 'lake' we go to here in MD.  Life is just so much better there.  :::::::::::sigh:::::::::::

I hope you are taking it easy with your treatments and doctors appointments taking up so much time.  (now that made no sense what so ever, but I hope you get what I mean).
I hope you are getting lots of rest/sleep when you can.  There.
hehehe ;0)

Yep, it's past my bedtime but I won't have puter access for another week or two.  Ewww;0(

Nitey nite and may your Angel be with you.

Love n prayers-
Niki