Thursday, December 28, 2006

A New Year.....A new beginning

At least with the holiday season I was able to see family that I hadn't seen since last Christmas and I had a couple of days since starting chemo in late September I had a reason to paint my face, don on my goldy locks do (wig) and put on a pair of high hees...felt good, felt normal......which reminds me of a new favorite quote by Naomi Judd....."The only normal is a cycle on a washing machine!" Isn't that the truth....I don't think anything ever returns to normal, because everything changes....including all things normal.


Next Tuesday will be my final chemo treatment.....I hope I never have to say those words again, I think I should be given a "Get out of cancer free card" to carry around with me the rest of my very long, but healthy life...What would be even better is if someday soon, like all the yesterdays that have passed....we could say cancer and cure without having to add find to the same sentence.....I now understand why people stop treatment (when terminal) and just want to enjoy the few days they have left......... there is a lot of humility that is learned when one experiences chemo.


At least when I look back on the year of 2006, I can balance it with this also being the year that our oldest Daughter Melissa married her Tony (wedding and cancer diagnosis in the same month Oy Vey! lol) and was the beginning of their happily ever after......feels so good to have that as a counter balance to cancer.......maybe this time next year I'll have a grand baby??? hint! hint! hint!

27 comments:

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lanurseprn said...

You're on the downslide now, hopefully!!  Good job!

Wouldn't it be nice to have a grandbaby on the way? I'd forgotten that you went to Jamaica this last year....wow what a year you've had!  I remember all of the stress you had preparing for it.
Maybe after you are well again, you and Jim can go on another vacation together.  Just the two of you.  
Have a good day.....Pam

mosie1944 said...

Your FINAL chemo!  I believe it!  This time next year it will all be just an unpleasant memory.  But also lessons learned.  Happy New Year.

mikev009 said...

Yeah final chemo on the horizon.  I like that quote.  I'll have to remember that one.  ~ Mike

yakima127 said...

What a great job you have done in fighting back!  Congratulations!  Hope you get a grandbaby next year!!!  Good luck with your last treatment...Jae

cneinhorn said...

here's to a new chapter for you kim ....and how fitting that the chemo winds down at the start of 2007....a good way to start the year.  cancer free and chemo free.  

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plieck30 said...

I hope the New Year will be beautiful like you are inside and out. That quote is so true, Paula

pharmolo said...

Good luck with the final treatment next week, Kim - the start of the way up!

justplainbill said...

Glad the chemo is over for you.
Wish you the best in the coming year, you deserve it and I know you will enjoy it.
Bill

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sjnunn340 said...

so glad to hear this  is your last chemo your an inspiration to me on how to deal with illness with such bravery

happy healthy new year to you and your family
http://journals.aol.co.uk/sjnunn340/ups-and-downs-of-life
stacey
ps.  good luck on the baby hint lol

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pippa1116 said...

I am so glad you are almost to the end of the treatments.  and Yes, you just might have a grandbaby next year!

tina

psychfun said...

I say a reflection on a year of the most strength you have hand in your life & that nothing can get to you now! :-)

sangrialel said...

I wish I could give you that pass!  You will make an awesome grandma.  Linda

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Tuesday final chemo...Yippeeee! =)
Wishing you only the best for 2007
Happy New Year!!!

Hugss..~Terri~

ajquinn354 said...

Kim, may your 2007 be your best and happiest year ever.....you sure are deserving of having a wonderful, happy and healthy new one for sure. And, maybe you'll hear good new from your daughter and hubby one day soon.  Bless you....Happy New Year dear, you deserve a special one for sure....Arlene (AJ)

gandsbrock said...

Your last treatment is coming up??  Yippee!!  We're going from "I think I can, I think I can" to "I know I can, I know I can"!  Happy New Year to you! - Stephanie

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I am so excited that this is your last treatment!!  I am pushing the prayers!! Hugs,TerryAnn

sdoscher458 said...

Hope the time goes fast and this last one is easier. You are in my thoughts and prayers....enjoy the New Year dear...love, Sandi

tendernoggle said...

I just love you.....!!!!!
hugs,
carlene

bmorrrick said...

Hi Kim,

I admire your positive attitude and funny sense of humor.  You've been so brave with all you've had to deal with this year.  I hope you will be blessed with a Grandbaby soon, there's nothing better!!  They hold such a special place in your heart.  Keeping you in my prayers, as always.

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

lazarai said...

Kim, you're the best!! I wish you and yours good health in 2007....have a very safe and happy New Year!!

Hugs,
:) Carol

adlessor said...

I'll be celebrating the end of your chemo.  There is no doubt that you have been changed by this, but also know that how you handled it was an example to all of us.  May the new year bring you health, happiness, joy and a grandbaby.     Dawn
A Couple of Nomads

cuteybaby1981 said...

In the short weeks in 2006 that I have known you I have been blessed by your presence and spirit.  You are a good person and praise God for your last chemo treatment.  I thank God for your spirit, your kind words, and your humor through all that you have been through.  You could be negative and ask "why me" in all that you are going through you played the hand you were dealt and are coming out of all of this a winner.  I am firm believer that they are going to come out with a cure for cancer, but you won't need it because you are cured.

Blessings~~

Tia

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