Monday, November 6, 2006

Busy but happy weekend......Ü

I had only a couple of good days this round due to some complications and side effects of the some of the drugs that I have to take to counter react against the side effects of the chemo! lol Kind of a vicious cycle but Saturday and Sunday I felt like the ole Kim and today is going to be a good day too! (tomorrow is chemo again, last bad dose and also my half way done mark) I can't tell you how happy I feel being able to say that......actually JOYOUS!!!! lol
EVERYBODY HAPPY DANCE WITH ME!!!!!

My In-Laws have been in town since last Wednesday and I am forever grateful to my Daughter Melissa and SIL for putting them up at their place since I was in the throws of my bad week last week. My FIL's last Brother passed away and even though the news of that was sad, it did a world of good for my In-Laws to see me looking and feeling well at the wake Saturday...I wasn't sure if I was going to make it after how bad I had felt, but I was blessed with my good days. Now my MIL and FIL won't break into tears every time someone mentions my name. It took this woman 20 years and I had to get BC for her to bond with me? Strange but true! lol lol lol Now I am the GOLDEN DAUGHTER-IN-LAW! lmaoooooo

We had a full house yesterday for DA BEARS game and it felt good to  have my home full and noisy once again. It will be soooooo good to put this chapter of my life behind me then I can go back to being the social butterfly that I was born to be! lol In my late 20's early 30's we were the "Entertaining King and Queen" with our family and friends.....big house, big lot and big swimming pool with party deck included. Then I got smart and a little tired of all the work that entailed....so we don't entertain at our house much, but between being on everyone else's party list and all the time we spend out at the lake together I still get to be the social butterfly but don't have all the mess to clean up afterwards at my house anymore! lol told ya SMART! lmaoooooo We haven't even opened our pool for the last 4 years! lol I'm done being the Kool-Aid Mom and that is a really good feeling too! lol

I think every Mother at this stage in her life looks back at her grown and almost grown babies and wonders how the hell we did it??? Ok, I must confess something here....2 years of therapy (cleaning up some childhood issues) and 2 years of Prozac (I think this had to do more with having 4 young kids of my own plus cool and kool-aidmom to many more) helped me BIG TIME lol back in the mid 90's! lol lol lol

So when Chemo, Cancer and my final surgery is all said and done, I hope to be looking back at this time say....10 years from now and wonder where I got the strength and perseverance to go through this and then pray that the next say....40 years is a PIECE OF CAKE! lol lol lol

35 comments:

brandyp0509 said...

I'm so glad you had a couple of good days and I'm praying that this next round is easier on you.  The halfway mark is something to get up and dance about.  Sometimes it takes something so horrific to allow us to truly bond with people that are in our lives.  I think it kind of provides a clarity about how fleeting life can be so we better love while we can, etc.  Of course you have another lifetime to get through and it'll be great!  You're in my prayers! ---Brandy

imshadowraven2 said...

Hi dear i am always so glad to see an entry from you and too see your still moving forward. Hope everything gets better and better for you.

                             ~~~Robin~~~

lindapaterson177 said...

Kim..you are the one person who should have your cake & eat it too!! enjoy.
bella xx

ashleekr said...

Still glad to hear you in good spirits!  I will continue thinking of you as you go through the second half.
Big hugs to you, Ash

nana0014 said...

Kim~
I'm so happy for you. You sound so upbeat. Glad you're having some good days too. I know what you mean about the MIL, mine didn't wanna get close to me until her son said he wanted a divorce. Now she wants to be my best friend and hardly talks to her own son. I've not been ill, but she has really bad so I'm thinking that maybe it got her thinking about her life and how she's been and that now is the time to correct. So I don't say much, even though I would love to ask why she never supported our marriage it sure would have made things a lot easier and maybe would have helped to keep us together, but those are things of the past and no sense in dwelling on it. Hope you're week go great.
Take care, Chrissie
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midwestvintage said...

 I am so glad your half way.  Now you have reached the peak and can slid down to home without any problems.  As they said in the service, you are now getting short.  I wonder sometimes how older parents do it.  My brother in law was 40 before he had a child for the first time, Yikes!  I think it helps to be young to raise young ones.

                    Julie

onestrangecat said...

So glad you are doing ok.
It's weird how cancer or other serious illness can bring people together.

I don't know how mom managed to raise me and my brother.  He was a handful!  

Kathy

pippa1116 said...

I think you can handle anything!  nothing is going to get you without a major fight!  
tina

pharmolo said...

Just another of life's challenges, Kim (tongue-in-cheek). Keep it up!

yakima127 said...

You are amazing...Jae

sangrialel said...

I am doing the happy dance for you!!  Linda

candlejmr said...

You are one strong woman and I admire you more with every entry you write!  You just keep hanging in there, fighting the big fight...this cancer doesn't have a chance in hell going up against you!!!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

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cgferrer71 said...

Having three kids 8 and under... ell, i in the mist of pulling my hair out!! And where do I get that prozac. Nice to see such a great sence of humor in such a tough time.
Christine

rainy35 said...

Doing the happy dance with ya.  I have 1 daughter who is grown.  That was enough for me!  LOL
Hugs,
Dana
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buggieboo1 said...

Happy dancing!  Thinking of you!

Sharon

lindaggeorge said...

I'm 53 and still do big parties but I think I shall be hanging up my hat soon, my back just can't cope with it anymore. After hours of preparation, all I want is my bed by the time the guests arrive.

Good luck with the next round.

Linda x.

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jmorancoyle said...

    I'm all for cake!
Jude
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rgossett4195 said...

me too!  rose~

astaryth said...

HAPPY DANCE!! <Imagine Snoopy and Woodstock in prime dancing action>
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chevyz71gurl74 said...

<<<Doin the happy dance>>>

So glad you are feeling good at the moment.

So sorry for your loss....
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugss..~Terri~

inafrnz247 said...

::happy dancing along side you::   ;o)

Michelle

ajquinn354 said...

Hey I'd be proud to dance with you and look forard to it.  Keep the spirit and the upbeat mind dear, you'll do great.  Bless you......Arlene (AJ)

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tendernoggle said...

SOMETIMES IT TAKES SOMETHING DRASSTIC TO CHANGE A PERSON'S REACTION TO OTHERS....BUT I AM GALD THAT YOU TWO BONDED!
YOU ARE SO AWESOME, SO STRONG AND BRAVE....I FEEL SO HONORED JUST TO KNOW YOU THROUGH THIS JOURNAL....
LOVE YA,CARLENE

sdoscher458 said...

I think you are a people person and you get alot of your strength from being around people you care about and who care about you....so party on my friend nothing will get you down that way....Sandi

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

SOOOOO glad you had some good days..and am dancing the happy dance for you for sure...in my prayers..Hugs,TerryAnn

gandsbrock said...

Half way through??!!  Yipee!  <doing the happy dance>  Cancer may have taken a boob, but it hasn't taken your spirit, your essence.

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stupidsheetguy said...

I'm gonna go right ahead and join in that happy dance. I just wish you could see it because you'd be laughing for the next 40 years.

I hope the good feeling is still going on today

Jimmy

rebuketheworld said...

With all due sincerity...I seriously admire you...COMPLETELY...I was talking to someone the other day and something settled in my heart...When life is chaos, and you've lived with good intentions, their is this glue awaiting...a promise...that hope is true....Its like all of it DOES mean something...I think when our hearts find that, no illness can win..........glad to hear your willing to be the social butterfly again....I am not good at that...I'm a seasonal social butterfly...lol..-Raven

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