Tuesday, September 12, 2006

You've got a Friend

When things are fresh or should I say "RAW" I hardly share them in my blog, I have to wait until I am in a good, safe place before I can share them. Once I have decided that I am ready to share, I am an open book. I know that many people have touched me in so many ways by what they reveal in their own personal blog's. A connection is made and I feel as if we have made a kindred spirit connection. I don't need the face to face meeting for our hearts to connect. That is the one good thing that no one can ever take away from the "INTERNET" for every false person out there on the web, there are many real people out there that share their true selves with one another.

I started my blog over 2 years ago as another healing tool in my journey to re-discover who I am and who I am meant to be. I started out writing for myself, I had no idea how many people I would make that instant kindred spirit with. Since my diagnosis the emails and comments have basically been about how well I am handling this, the Breast Cancer and about what an amazing woman I am to share this personal new journey out there on the WORLD WIDE WEB. When in fact it is I who think all the people that I have met and bonded with over the past two years along with the new readers who not only leave inspiring comments to me, but also leave a link back to their own personal blog that I too can become a new friend in their lives. I have been lifted higher than I ever thought I could soar and for that I am forever blessed to have crossed paths with you.

Yes, life threw me another curve ball, but for everything there is a reason and I think my reason is to help others along the same path that I am on now. J-Land lost anther amazing woman to cancer (Pamela) earlier this year and what she taught me way before I ever knew how close I was to come to my own cancer was her AMAZING GRACE. She helped me not knowing that I would be embarking on my own journey with this disease and if I can just make it a lil easier for the next woman or man who falls or stumbles with this disease then all those that passed before me due to cancer was not done in vain.


I feel that since I have been blogging my own family has grown larger, I have many more siblings now, I have many younger and older sisters and a few really good older brothers now when I need to open up my world, here in this blog.

Now back to the lighter side of me......... :) The Breast Cancer consultant told me that the new flap of skin covering the center on my new breast will continue to think that it is located on my stomach, so if I gain weight in the mid section that too will gain weight..........now that will make for a very interesting "Beer Gut" don't ya think???

Bartender...........make that a Corona Light! Would ya please????

MY BAD!!!! lol lol lol

33 comments:

chevyz71gurl74 said...

ahh...girlie...ya done got me cryin over here...lol
You are such an inspiration to many including myself...and i am so glad to have met you through this wonderful community we call Jland...this is my second home i tell ya...Have met some wonderful people through journals.  LMAO@ the beer gut...
It's that lighthearted attitude that is going to pull you through this girl...and God willing you will be a survivor for many many years!  Always in my thoughts and prayers...

http://journals.aol.com/chevyz71gurl71/Youthinkyouknowbutyouhavenoidea

Hugss..~Terri~

caromarls said...

I LOVE your sense of humor!  You  make me laugh every time I read your blog, even though I often shed a tear too.  You are an inspiration to me.  Keep smiling, girl and keep sharing.  You make all our lives richer!  Love, Caroline
http://journals.aol.com/caromarls/ANewAdventure

bmorrrick said...

Oh Kim,

You have the funniest sense of humor!!  You have a way to make me laugh and cry at the same time....I admire you very much, and how you put yourself out there to help others......keeping you in my prayers!

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

candlejmr said...

Hold on one second here....so you are saying that if your STOMACH gains weight, your BREAST will grow too??????  That sounds like something out a a Science Fiction movie!  (I am watching the latest episode of "House" and this kid thinks he's being chased by aliens....guess its making me a little crazy! lol)

I agree that Pam touched us in a very special way.  I am so glad I got a chance to know her...and you!!!!!!!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

candlejmr said...

Hold on one second here....so you are saying that if your STOMACH gains weight, your BREAST will grow too??????  That sounds like something out a a Science Fiction movie!  (I am watching the latest episode of "House" and this kid thinks he's being chased by aliens....guess its making me a little crazy! lol)

I agree that Pam touched us in a very special way.  I am so glad I got a chance to know her...and you!!!!!!!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

tendernoggle said...

LOL I TOO AM WATCHING HOUSE!!!!
YOU , MY FRIEND ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL US WOMEN!!!
I AM SO GLAD I GOT TO KNOW YOU!!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

pippa1116 said...

lol, well, i had no idea THAT could happen.  of all things.......tina

sdoscher458 said...

You can certainly make me laugh woman!  I now have a picture of a ballooning booby ready to pop! LOL....again heal well...Sandi

thisismis72 said...

First I was in tears just cause you are such a caring and kind gal, but then I was in tears cause you are so damned funny.....
keep it up,
Missy

imshadowraven2 said...

You my dear were my first true friend online and from the beginning i felt the connection. I too have found new siblings and to be honest im normally happier with my "chosen" family than my birth family.....lol. And when you first told us about your cancer i didnt feel panic i knew this sista would kick cancer in the arse while downing a cold one. love ya sista...........Robin

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dwhee70041 said...

Kim,  I couldn't agree more....what a great bunch of brothers and sisters.  Thank you for sharing your battle with us.  You have prompted many interesting discussions between me and my wife.  She is due for her exam next month.  NO EXCUSES!!!  Thank you.  David

lanurseprn said...

That's so interesting that the flap has a "memory" of where it's supposed to be.  Weird.
Hope you are having a good day.
Pam

psychfun said...

So if you pierce your new belly button then what? If you laugh & your belly jiggles? HA!

Speaking of "Amazing Grace" I never liked the song because it reminded me of funerals so much but then I heard this woman's (below) version & OMG! You can sample it above. It sends chills throughout my whole body. This whole CD is great!

http://www.ceciliasings.com/hi/cecilia_feminine_spirit.htm

I have to get her new CD.

hadonfield78 said...

As always, you are a classy lady. I love your journal. You have been a great friend and confidant over the years...
I think the world of you.
You are very special to me, and to us all....

missheathyrmaree said...

Oh, Kim, you crack me up!
I'm thinking of you & would love to share a Corona Light with you!
Hope you're doing alright.
My email's always open.
Hugs,
Heather

jmorancoyle said...

    Interesting concept. Think of it this way. You lose weight.....
    Okay, so feel better, Kim, and good luck with the next step.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

sangrialel said...

OMG that was funny!!  I didn't know that could even happen.  Linda

pharmolo said...

Well, Kim, there you go, one Corona Light. Or two. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on blogging, I think there are many, many people who feel in a similar way about writing a blog and lightening the load that life can be.

lazarai said...

hehehehe...you crack me up, Kim!!

:) Carol

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dbaumgartner said...

OMG I had to laugh at the beer gut remark.

You are truly wonderful for sharing all that you  do.  I have not known you very long but your journal makes me feel welcome.

Deb

http://journals.aol.com/dbaumgartner/fibrohaze

dcmeyer420 said...

You're so funny. Keep laughing at those curved balls.  

lindaggeorge said...

Hello,

I've just discovered your Journal. I decided it was time to spread my wings and read some Journals from 'Across the Pond'.

My younger sister had breast cancer at 33 and she knows I was in a worse state than she was about it. As soon as I realised she was going to fight it all the way with our gritty, Black Country, sense humour (an area in The West Midlands). I was with her all the way and we laughed about the things that could so easily have made us cry.

She got through it, even though her first silicone implant had a pert life of its own, It was a bit like one eye on the pot and the other up the chimney! She lives happier now with her slightly droopier second implant and is having her 50th birthday next year.

So funny about your 'beer gut'.

Keep laughing, I've put you on my Alerts.

Linda x.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindaggeorge/GeorgeMansions/

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siennastarr said...

Kim...

I remember Pam well... she was such a brave soul...so much optimism and always full of love and laughter when she wrote in her journal.  She never ceased to amaze me, and I miss her so much.

I am so glad that you are doing so well!   I had no doubt that you would!  I know that the words that you write here in your blog.. are going to help someone else...or may even be helping someone else right now,  to get through a hard time with this ugly disease.

Forever the warrior.  I admire you and keep you in my prayers always.

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

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gandsbrock said...

Well I for one am thankful that you have opened up your heart and shared your journey with the world.  It has helped me in my own journey.  It's definitely a sisterhood of sorts.  Not one we want to belong to, but it bonds us.  I know what you mean.

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend.

Very interesting information about your flap.  :-D  Sorry, just have to chuckle.  I'm getting all kinds of funny visuals in mind.  LOL!

Laughter is good for the soul.  :-)

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ann7inflorida said...

You had to end with the tid bit about how your  boob will always think it's your stomach.... didn't ya! ROFL!!! Great visual! {No more carbs for kim!} Words can't express how much I admire your strength and respect your positive attitude. You are a breath of fresh air!!!