Saturday, January 6, 2007

He ain't heavy...he's her Brother

I shared my personal battle with cancer in a very public way......the World Wide Web in hopes that by me sharing my story I could help someone else. I never dreamed how much love and support would be returned to me. Cancer stopped being so scary after many of you shared your own battles with this disease or that of a loved one with me. I also found a sisterhood with Trish over at My Breast Cancer Story and Stephanie over at in perpetual motion... We were all diagnosed pretty much around the same time with different types of Breast Cancer and treatments and I know for me personally, I never felt alone......I knew their hopes, their dreams and their fears....we are walking this path together even though we are miles apart.

I recently met a woman named Gina (she found me through my blog) who is losing her Brother Joseph to Cancer.........his started out as a mole on his butt cheek that he could have never found on his own and has spread through out his body. Gina recently started a blog to help herself through this...we all know journaling is good for the soul and I hope J-Land can show her the same love and support you have all given to if you get a chance please stop by and say hello to her, telling her Brother's story will help so many, get to know your body, listen to your body and your intuition....I didn't because as Mom's we tend to put ourselves on the back burner while we go about taking care of everyone and everything else first but by the GRACE OF GOD my cancer was caught in time....I am one of the lucky ones....and I will never take myself for grant it again...I will make and keep all Doctor appointments, I will finish all my medicine even if I am feeling better and I will rest when I am tired and I will learn to say "no" a lil more often....I am in charge of my health....and I was saved for a reason...perhaps it's because I am an open book for all to read and I want to pass along everything I have learned through this journey.

Here is Gina's blog ~~~~>  i love you joseph


ginabommer said...

thank you so much!!! with everything you are going through... to think of me is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! god bless you...and you will continue to be in my

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sangrialel said...

I will head on over there!  Linda

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pharmolo said...

I think your blog is invaluable to other women, and men, suffering from cancer. You have discussed quite openly what the treatments involve, and how you feel, both physically and emotionally. Am on my way to check Gina's blog now.

ajquinn354 said...

Kim you've helped so many through your journal as I'm sure hearing from others who were going through similar health problems helped you.  So many of us have been touched by cancer or other health problems that we all need to be there for each other and your journal and others allow all of us to do that.  Bless you all.  Will check your friend Gina's journal out...... I lost my brother-in-law Ron earlier this summer to melanoma so can feel her pain....bless her also and her brother Jospeh......have a good weekend dear......Arlene (AJ)

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candlejmr said...

Of course I will go and visit.  I lost my dad to cancer almost 7 years ago.  Watching someone die from that rotten disease...well, you just feel helpless.

However, we don't have any hopelessness with YOU!!!!  You are a Cancer Ass Kicker!!!!!!!! (lol)


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chevyz71gurl74 said...

You are such an inspiration Kim...
You have such a way with words and i
thank you from the bottom of my heart for
sharing your cancer journey with us!
Going over to send Gina some Jland Love!

glensfork4 said...

I jumped over to visit her, but needed to say hello to you also. You are quite an inspiration, I don't remember how I found your journal, it was around the time my MIL was diagnosed I think. I am very happy for you that you beat this UGLY disease! May God continue to bless you.

tendernoggle said...

You are one brave girl!!!!
love ya,

sugerb6 said...

Hi Kim
I have followed your journal as you have gone through your cancer journey. I am Terri's (chevyz71gurl74) mom. You have been an inspiration to me as well as so many others. I am so glad that you have shared with us the struggles that a person with cancer deals with every step of the way. I would like to thank you for the link to Gina's is my hope that I will be able to help her in some small way with facing each day as she walks this path with her brother. It is not an easy path...I lost my youngest sister to cancer in March...those of us left behind in her journey have a long road ahead of us. I now shed my tears On The Wings Of An Angel.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily.

gandsbrock said...

Kim, thank you for giving us a heads up.  I will definitely visit her.  - Stephanie

csandhollow said...

Kim I know I have not been commenting but I have been reading. Your courage is wondeful. I just hope that Gina can find some peace with her brother.

nana0014 said...

It's wonderful to find people who know exactly what you're going through.. Jland is a great place without it you would have never met those other people. That's how I feel too and I was scared to get on here before for fear there were weirdos like in the chat rooms, thank goodness I gave it a try and found out so much differently. I will get over to Gina's journal and say hello. I'm so sorry she is going through this with her brother.
Take care, Chrissie