Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Pretty in Pink??? lol

Usually the second week following chemo, my blood counts are low, my resistance is low and I am usually battling a low grade fever...with that comes the chills.....brrrr right??? lol so I am usually bundled up in my bed..sweat clothes, socks, slippers, a down quilt plus another blanket......My Jim even went out and bought one of those remote/temperature controlled space heaters...for the really cold days and our room is the coldest room in the house in the winter and the hottest room in the house in the summer..so I'm snug as a bug in the rug during this time...then a damn hot flash hits.......I'm new to this! They said most cancer patients going through chemo and female, that 60% of them start menopause immediately.....I am 43, my Mother was through with menopause by 40....my Sister is almost finished with menopause, she started at 42 and will be 45 in January.

So when one of these hot flashes hit.....I can't unwrap myself quick enough and the urge to run naked through the streets to the nearest snow bank almost overwhelms me! Now just imagine there you are sitting in your living room and this 40 something year old bald woman (I'd have on earrings of course! lol) with one sagging boob, one rather nice looking perky boob minus a nipple and an areola of course, with a rather large red scar from hip to hip ( but my oh so flat tummy! lol)  comes flying down your street and jumps into the nearest snow bank??? My luck somebody would arrive with a straight jacket and the hot flash would continue! lol lol lol

Hmmmm..... I wonder if they make straight jackets in PINK?? lol lol lol

22 comments:

imshadowraven2 said...

Now that would be funny and im sure on the local news at 6:00 . Now your neighbors once they figured out it was you would be like ohhhh its just Kim ......lol
Hot flashes r hell i mean really its like ur in hell...................Robin

emabecmar said...

you have the greatest spirit i have ever seen for someone dealing with cancer and chemo. i needed you around last year when i was going through chemo. all those symptoms above i experienced also. I wish you all the best. (((((hugs)))))))
Cindy

thisismis72 said...

heck not this saggy boobed momma, I'd be right there with ya,
lol, you even called me by name, hehe brrrrr   Melissa Burr yeah I went thru a bunch in school over brr it's cold outside,   and now these days I am the one making the lame jokes,  anyway, have a great day, Missy

sangrialel said...

That would be a site to see!!!  Linda

lazarai said...

OMG, just when you think it can't get worse, you hit menopause!! UGH, Kimberleigh, welcome to my nightmare!! LOL I started hot-flashing, etc. about a year ago at age 48....it got soooo bad I couldn't take it anymore and I started on bio-identical hormones. I recently switched to Estradiol only and it's doing the trick for me. It is controlling the hot flashes, night sweats, achy joints, moodiness, and lots of other symptoms for me. Maybe it would help you too. Meanwhile, keep doin' what you're doin' - you've almost got the chemo beat, and your attitude is still just AWESOME!!

Hugs,
Carol

lanurseprn said...

This entry made me laugh!  What a visual you described! LOL!
Pam

onestrangecat said...

LOL  
what a time to go through menopause.
i hope that I don't hear of a naked woman running down the street!

Kathy

mzgoochi said...

"So when one of these hot flashes hit.....I can't unwrap myself quick enough and the urge to run naked through the streets to the nearest snow bank almost overwhelms me!"

LMAO Kim! Boy, do I remember those!!

(((((BIG HUG))))))

tendernoggle said...

MAN........WHAT A TIME FOR HOT FLASHES, HUH? LOL WHEN I AD A HYSTERECTOMY, I WENT INTO MENOPAUSE AND THE HOT FLASHES WERE SO BOTHERSOME!
HEY, JUST GRAB A THROW COVER TO TAKE WITH YOU WHILE YOU RUN NAKED! LOL
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I am going through some of those hot flashes too...i will be praying for you...Hope you get to feeling better and soon!  Huggies!  TerryANn

knowwriter said...

Love the visual. I have a few more years before I get to experience something like that.

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ajquinn354 said...

Oh just love your wonderful sense of humor dear. You give me a good laugh every time you get into one of your special things.  Keep it up.  Take care...Arlene (AJ)

dwhee70041 said...

Kim, If I didn't know how uncomfortable you really are, I'd be LMAO!  keep up the humor, it helps
David

chat2missie said...

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gandsbrock said...

LOL!  Hey, you have a flat tummy, so who cares??  Maybe they'll come with cameras and you can show it off to the world!

Mercy.  That was a great description!  ROFL!

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missy92980 said...

Hey Kim! I can honestly say that I know about the hot flashes... My doctor put me into menopause when I was 23.  I unfortunately started in the summer when there were no snow banks for me to streak to. I'm jealous of you for that!  As you surely know, this too will pass!
HUGS!
Missy92980

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Girlie....u crack me up...
Keep up your great attitude =)
Hugs..~Terri~

rebuketheworld said...

My girlfriends tummy tuck scar is wrapped from one side to the other..and then I havve the big anchor scar from a breast reduction which I regret with all of my heart...but here us gals choose vanity with scars to display its course and trust me, I can only feel bad for a hot second....I do not know what its like to be in your shoes...I am not a fighter like you...or shall I say, I speak but done tired out,lol...Your strength just beams out...its so strong and obvious..I love to read your journal...~Raven

yakima127 said...

LOL!  Oh, my gosh!  This entry is so funny!  Jae

jmorancoyle said...

    I can see that. Only in this weather, you'd get your pink straight jacket muddy.
Jude
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