Thursday, March 29, 2007

coping, shoe shopping and nicknames

Hmmmmm......strange, very strange!

By now you all know my nicknames for my host of Doctors, there is Dr. Hollywood (My Plastic Surgeon) Dr. McHottie (My Surgeon) and Dr. Serious (My Oncologist)..and can't even tell you the name I have for my new Gynie! lol!

So with my last chemo round in January, Dr. Serious pats me on the back and says see you in May....now I'm freaking! See you in May? What about other tests? What about making sure that all the cancer is really gone? And I'm told that when I had the full body bone scan followed by the full body cat scan that the cancer(tumors) wasn't found anywhere else in my body.......just my breast, so removing that breast was in my best interest.....totally agreed. Dr. Serious said that the Tomaxifen that I would be taking for a long time would take care of the cancer cells that survived chemo.......yes you heard me right, cancer cells can survive even after chemo....kinda made my blood run cold.

So with all the recent health scares, I've let my surgeon Dr. McHottie take care of them.....he is extremely thorough and I am forever grateful.....he orders the tests, I have them done and they send the results back to him....Well, I guess this suspicious lesion made him want to alert my Dr. Serious, so at 8:00 a.m. this morning my phone rings....it's Dr. Serious telling me that I need to get a Lung Cat Scan ASAP........done that already! (It's tomorrow afternoon) and then tells me that he will need to see me right away as soon as the results are in....strange thing is....I'm not in a panic!

Like I said before....it is what it is and I can't change that fact....I only have control over how I deal with it. Cancer took a breast, cancer (chemo) took a few months of my life.....but I won't let cancer take today from me. And to sit and worry all day will give cancer another day of my life.....not gonna happen! lol

I'm going shoe shopping! lmaoooooooo

35 comments:

sangrialel said...

Shoe shopping sounds awesome!  You are in my prayers.  Linda

rap4143 said...

I have to give you a big hug (((((((((((((()))))))))).
Betty

pippa1116 said...

i love shoes.  and I live watches and purses too.
you are a brave and admirable woman.  you are an inspiration to me.  I am trying to wean myself off of estrogen now and it isn't going so well.  I like my estrogen! but you know what they say....
anyway, enjoy your life! and I will be praying about tomorrow.
tina

gosso23 said...

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mariebm56 said...

I love your sense of humor & your attitude!!
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{{hugs}}  
Keep us posted~
Marie

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ajandersonnotary said...

Since I am a pharmacist in training, let me straighten you out on something....the definition of "chemotherapy" is "therapy with chemicals."  Hate to be the one to break it to you, but since tamoxifen (a drug) is a chemical, then you are being treated with a chemical and therefore still undergoing chemotherapy.  Don't worry, I'm sure your docs are taking the best of care with you.  I'm happy to hear that you're doing so well.  Keep your chin up.

AJ in SF

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atkinli1 said...

My mother is a six year survivor - I watched her go through everything you're going through now.  You both have the same attitude.  You both are AMAZING! Keep your head up, keep smiling, keep fighting and above all keep SHOPPING!

Peace & Many Blessings,
Lisa

ajquinn354 said...

Kim keep that positive attitude, you'll get through anything just fine.  Enjoy each day, that's what I do ever since coming down with my heart problems..my motto No One Or Nothing Will Get Me Down, works for me.  Keep upbeat always dear. You are always in my thoughts and prayers....I can use a few extra pairs of shoes, size 7 medium please, lol...Arlene (AJ)

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lanurseprn said...

Good for you!  I hope you come back with loads of pretty shoes!
Pam

xomywayox said...

I'll take the pink sandals, please. I just needed you to know that even tho I have been MIA from my own poor journal. I have never stop reading and peeking in on you.

So doll, you know I am proud and happy for you & yours.

Cioa Bella...Brenda

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kirkbyj05 said...

Do you know?   I fancy a pair of red shoes.  Where I live hiking boots and parkas are the normal attire....wonder if I could do a Dorothy from the Wizard Of Oz in them next time I want to go fell walking..hmmmm?  Click!..click!....follow the yellow brick road...follow the yellow brick road...shoe shop here we come....Lol!
I have had bloods & x-rays done last week, and soon bone scans and ultra sounds.  Like you its one day at a time and why spoil those days with 'what if's'.
Way to go girl!   Lead on..... Jeanie  xxx

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gandsbrock said...

I vote for a new pair of walking/running shoes!  Breathe in the fresh air!  But that's just me.  I'm so glad to hear you in good spirits and not fearful.  Good luck on your lung cat scan.
Stephanie

somitg said...

good post

somitg said...

good post

wickedpink64 said...

New shoes fixes everything!

Hugs

Wendy in Oz

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shoot4mephoto said...

I am so grateful you stopped by my journal..leaving me a link.....
I feel sad you have been diagnosed with cancer. I believe you when you say you are a warrior.. Im inspired by your posts. Your strength, and your humor..its genuine...
I appreciate the way you look at life..
You have refreshing eyes...

shoot4mephoto said...

Good Luck......I sure hope they do not find anymore cancer...

tendernoggle said...

That's the way to go girlfriend...:-)
love ya,
carlene

rbrown6172 said...

positive attitudes win so many battles!!!  hang in there.  i'm praying for you.
gina

topazscorpio27 said...

Shoes are good!  Hopefully, everything else works out.  Still, go for shoes and try some expensive chocolate!  Expensive chocolate,shoes and either flirting or sex rank high on the list of life's happy things!! -Dawn-

gehi6 said...

So tough to do, but I admire your attitude! I think it is so important to keep the spirits up no matter what is happening or going to happen.  Gerry http://jourals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/

pharmolo said...

Well done yourself, not letting cancer reign your life :-D))

princesssaurora said...

Shoe shopping is good!!!

be well,
Dawn

monponsett said...

Fuc Kancer. You have the right attitude.

sunnyside46 said...

one day at a time
Love,
Marti

catladymusic said...

YOU GO GIRL.