Thursday, May 31, 2007

Everybody Happy Dance with me!!!!

I had a great check up with Dr. Serious yesterday! Yahoooooooo!
Cancer marker tests were down 10 points.......any reduction is a welcome relief! lol Also my lungs are in no need of a future lung tap......can I get an amen on that one?? lol I will be having a thoracic CT/Scan in a couple of weeks to see if the tumors in my lungs have shrunk significantly to make sure the Xeloda Chemo is working it's magic.....then another Brain MRI in about 6 weeks to see if the tumor that is there is gone all together and then I will be a good candidate for a chemo booster they wanted me on before but because of the brain tumor it was too risky for a stroke....crossing fingers that I am able to do the booster!!!!


SIDE NOTE --Forgot to add that I started my 3 round of the Xeloda Chemo this morning too and I have lost a lil bit of hearing in both ears due to the Whole Brain radiation...keeps the teenage noise level down to bearable....side effects will wear off in a few weeks! lol


Every day that gets me farther from last Friday strengthens my life force .....it's amazing how much better I feel and I have energy to spare now. I will not over load myself......Jim won't let me for one, but I actually have done lots of laundry and shopping and I even cooked dinner last night......food is no longer my enemy! lol And did I mention a bowl of Moose tracks (ice cream) last night didn't hurt! lol

I wanted to show you how much my hair had grown before the radiation took it all away again....funny how only the lil stubborn gray/white hairs stayed! Grrrrr! Jim said my hair looked fiber optic because the ends were still blonde but the roots came in darker! I thought I took on a more schnauzer look myself! lol lol lol

The other two girls are my partners in crime....they went with me for my appointment yesterday...and they were making fun of me how I can't walk a straight line yet and how my words seems to escape me from time to time...so I called them Dirty Rat Bass Turds and said, "Hey you try walking around with a brain tumor and then tell me how easy it is!!!" Even Doctor Serious laughed out loud on that one and then left the room for a minute and then poked his head back in the door and asked again. "What did you just call your girlfriends?" I repeated DIRTY RAT BASS TURDS!! He laughed again and left the room............I think personally we made his day! lol lol lol

It's a great day to be alive and I ain't missing another moment of it!


 


   


The picture  above was to give you an idea how fast my hair grew back from my last chemo (first round) which was January 2,  2007 until my last round of whole brain radiation a week ago. If I knew how many brain cells I would have had to sacrifice now I think I wouldn't of been such a wild child during my teens! MY BAD!!! lol lol lol



Me, Mar and Michelle ( I think this was taken over a month and a half ago.........chemo brain, radiation brain, blonde moment, bald moment I have lots of excuses now! lol lol lol)


62 comments:

mikev009 said...

<<Dancing>> <<Dancing>> :) ~ Mike

ginsherer said...

Great news!  We are praying for you...hang in there!

lisa41076 said...

Kim, that is wonderful news !!!!!!!!!!! Happy Dancing with you, Hugs Lisa

jcole16757 said...

Kim, this is such wonderful news!  With or without hair your beauty radiates.  Continued prayers your way~

malagutigrrl said...

WOO-HOO!!!!

ladyvictoriak said...

That is really great news with your tumor markers going down.  It is especially good news about your lungs a BIG AMEN on that.   Keep on Keepin on Kim.  Take care.
Viki

plieck30 said...

Brought tears to my eyes to know you are improving. Nice pictures, nice earrings. Paula

easteeleco said...

Great News.. I'm doing the happy dance with you!  Hugs, Estela

buggieboo1 said...

This is great news ! Doing the happy dance with you!
Your so pretty!

Sharon

ktkamanski said...

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canyonsun04 said...

Here ya go...........AMEN!!! And so happy the ice cream made it with no problems going down the hatch!!!!
Keep up the good work ;)
Hugs
Ang

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gosso23 said...

Count me in in doing the happy dance with you. That is great news. I am so happy you are getting a little strength back. Don't overdo it! Take care sweetie!
Trish

ajquinn354 said...

Kim, you are just so exquisite....beautiful inside and out and even with all you are going through, you still have you sense of humor.  Believe keeping a sense of humor and positive attitude like you do dear, makes all the world of difference.  I can see why you had Doctor Serious laoughing with your Dirty Rat Bass Turds, you had me rolling on the floor, I'm sure you did make his day.  Glad to hear your cancer market tests were down and lung tap not needed.  Hope you get wonderful news on your thoracic CT/Scan.  Glad you are feeling more upbeat and have energy to spare.  You always amaze me dear.   Thanks for e-mailing me, was able to pull your site up just fine.  Take care.  Hugs too you.....Arlene (AJ)

thinkingoutloud said...

Wow!
I am so glad you are feeling so dang well.

And you got a laugh out of Dr. Serious?  Now that's HOT!

Thinking of you-
Niki

madcobug said...

I am so glad that you are doing and feeling so much better. I liked that short hairdo. Keep up the good work. Helen

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mawmellow said...

I'm happy dancing right along with you as I skip on over to the "Amen Sister" aisle, too !!!!!  Love ya !

princesssaurora said...

You sound wonderful!!!!!!  Yay!!!!  Full of life and joy!!!!  Yeee haaa!!!  I knew our prayers were working!  Love the pics... love RAT BASS TURDS too!  LOL

{{{{ Kim }}}}}}   You are MY inspiration!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

pharmolo said...

Along with the ride, as well as the dance, Kim. You sound great, and look great. Keep it up!!

lanurseprn said...

You had me laughing in this entry! I'm sure you DID make the Doc's day!
Pam

sdoscher458 said...

oh Kim I am so happy to hear this. My feet are dancing as fast as I can dear. Continued prayers being sent your way and to Lahoma too, I am worried about her a lot. Rest do not overdo...you heal when you rest baby...love Sandi

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candlejmr said...

Look at me...I'M DANCING!!!! OH YEAH, I'M DANCING.....(lol)

You are AMAZING my friend and I just love the heck out of you...with hair, without hair...who the hell cares???  You are AMAZING!!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

randlprysock said...

So happy to hear this good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Prayers and hugs!!!
Lisa : )

imshadowraven2 said...

Well i stood up  and did the happy happy dance  and my sons thought i lost my mind till i told them why and then  they joined me ......we love ya ........Robin

dplkjl said...

Wow!  What a great day!  That is amazing news! You must feel like you are going to burst!  I am beyond thrilled for you!  Thank God we live in a time where they can give people a fighting chance against this horrible disease!  MUCH LOVE to you & your DOCTORS! -Kelly

jmorancoyle said...

    Glad to hear this! I'm still praying for you, though. Let's finish this out completely. Your do looked great! When it comes back, you might think about keeping it short. And damn those gray hairs anyway. Those are the ones that really show up on my chin.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

amyrangei said...

Congratulations on the news!  You look great!  I will be praying for you.    Amy

psychfun said...

Woo Hoo!

Man your hair grows fast! Hey now you have a real excuse to have selective hearing with your hubby like they always have with wives...ha!

Oh God Moosetracks can cure anything! I love it! I purposely don't buy it otherwise I would be on that diet alone!

Hey, at least  you have a good excuse. Some say it & they don't...well maybe they are drunk! HA! Actually, I think that might be a better or worse expression..ha!

rbrown6172 said...

AMEN!!!  :)  wonderful news.  i'm so glad you are feeling so well.  i'm still praying for you.
gina

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oddb0dkins said...

Great news, want to do some more cooking and cleaning? ;O)
B. x

tendernoggle said...

I am so happy for you sugar!!! Yes I will do the happy dance with you !!!!! God's healing  is working!!! And so are the prayers!
love ya,
carlene

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Awesome news...will keep praying...Doing the happy dance for sure!  Hugs,TerryAnn

hsauls said...

You are the MOST BEAUTIFUL cancer patient I have EVER seen... and I'm not just saying that!
*hugs*
heather

fasttrack58 said...

I'm a Happy Dancing!!!!!
Linda :)

cgtperkins said...

I like the short hair!!!! Not many people look right with hair that short, but you my dear look GREAT!!! I am so incredibly happy about your news. I am still sending prayers up for you!!! WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!
Hugs
Carrie

jckfrstross said...

you look great! so glad you have your girlfriends to go with you:) have a good weekend

Deb

adsce51 said...

i have read all your entrys from about a year and a half ago when I received my computer, Im not very computer literate so I don't usually write to anyone but I had to let you know that you are a great person and your in my prayers, and I do believe in prayers also I wanted to let you know about a book called Cancer Breakthrough USA by Frank Cousineau, 21 days to be cancer free by Natural  ways.  I have not read it, but I do also believe in natural things.  I'm not saying to stop what your are doing but everything helps and this may help you.  I will keep you in my prayers because you are so full of life and such a happy person.  I know people that don't go thru half of what you did and they feel sorry for themselves and are so crabby.  You are an inspiration  truley.     adrienne,adsce51@aol.com

inafrnz247 said...

Wonderful, wonderful news, Kim...  ::happy dancing 'long side you::  

Sending love, strength and hugs,

Michelle

queenofmean1164 said...

I just read your journal for the first time. I was blown away. You are an amazing woman. My mom-in-law recently went into remission for Acute Leukemia. She was always so down that I never really knew what to do for her. I wish that I had found your journal earlier,but I am making her read it first thing in the morning. You are truly a warrior. My thoughts and prayers for will be constant. You admirer,   Liz

pprrrr39 said...

Great news Kim.........happy dancing with you....
You never cease to amaze me and if anyone deserves to beat this you do. You are an inspiration to other women.
May you be blessed with the strength to beat this horrible thing...... determination you do not need because i can see that you have that tenfold.

Take care sweetie
hugs
Jayne

deshelestraci said...

So glad to hear that your cancer is decreasing.  What a blessing!  Great pictures, you are beautiful!
Traci

shoot4mephoto said...

Kim,
  God put you in my life to show me another way. To show me a person that is truly doing everything she can to fight cancer. And lady you are doing it and you are a power to be reckoned with! God Bless you Kim!! and LIVE, LIVE, LIVE!!!!!!
Love Lisa

mpnaz58 said...

Amen, sister!!  
xoxo Myra

frankandmary said...

I happy dance every day you're here ;-) ~ Mary

irenemaeclark said...

Congrats!  Continue to get well!  Life throws us many curves, but how we handle them builds charactor!  I can tell that you are quite a charactor already!  LOL.  God bless you.....praise Him for not only the big things, but the little things that make life so important.  Glad to hear that you have a supportive husband, family and friends.  Peace.

gandsbrock said...

Lovin' hearing the good news.  Keep up the good work!  :-)   Awwww, your hair was coming in so cute!  I love Schnauzers.
Take care,  Stephanie

jilloctober said...

"what lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson

....what lies within YOU is beauty, grace, courage, strentgh and an inner light that serves as a beacon for others. be well.

mutualaide said...

Amen!  The pictures are great!

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swferstl said...

Another AMEN to that! Heya, gal...glad you're spirits are up &  you're feeling good! Besides the blonde moments, you can use the "can you hear me now?" excuse, too! :-))) Keep it comin', girl, keep it comin'!!!
mucho hugs, sher (wunzuponatime)

nana0014 said...

That is so wonderful. Loved the pics you look great. Glad you gave the doctor a laugh for the day. I'm sure he loved humor in his day. Leave it to you to provide it. hehehe
Take care, Chrissie

missy92980 said...

Hey Kim! For some reason you have been on my mind all day!  I have felt the need/desire to call you/write you/contact you.  I have kept you in my prayers and have just been sending as many good and happy and healthy thoughts to you as I possibly can!  Thinking of you... HUGS Missy92980

lionesscarol1 said...

Kim you look beautiful.  You're going to start a new trend in hair styles, lol.  My thoughts and prayers are always with you.  I check for your blog entries each day.  You give me inspiration.  I got through surgery for beast ca, finished six weeks of daily radiation, now on chemo med called Arimidex.  I had a huge hematoma from surgery, had to have incision asperated repeatedly,  then got infection, they had to put off radiation longer than they wanted to because of the problems.  It is so easy to relate to another person that is experiencing ca, no matter how much support, loving family and friends it is such a personal issue with each of us.  I mourn when you have setbacks and I praise the Lord when you get good news.  We shall overcome.   My heartfelt love goes out to you.  Just keep those Bas Turd friends of yours in line, ha ha ha.  
Love, Carol (LionessCarol1@aol.com)

chaispice1023 said...

It's amazing how tenacious the gray hairs are.  

Your news is FANTASTIC! :-D  and you are an amazing woman.

klconard1 said...

(((((((((hugs and prayers for you))))))))))  I am glad your cancer markers were down!  great news!
loving you
karyl

astaryth said...

I've been out of town on vacation and just needed to drop in and see how you were.... Super and strong as always! {{{Hugs}} And, I LOVE Happy Dancing with YOU!

preciousone25 said...

You look GREAT!!!  I love what you called your GF's... that's FUNNY!!!

Joann

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ashleekr said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! Awesome!
Ash