Thursday, May 3, 2007

To be soooo loved! Ü

I met with Dr. Serious this afternoon and both he and I agree that me feeling so well so fast very well could be an early indication that the Xeloda is doing is stuff! Ü... Yesterday I went with Jim to the Orthopedic Specialist to check on his leg injury and thank God it's just a really bad contusion (bruise) They gave him a flexible leg brace to wear on his leg when he has to stand and that can easily be pulled down to the ankle when he is sitting and be taken off completely while asleep...Thank You all for Jim's prayers!


I felt so good yesterday afternoon Jim and I took an old dear friend of mine out for an early dinner so she could see I looked and felt great....that was the time Jim informed me how bad I looked at the hospital....I of course blamed it on the lighting! lol Who looks good in fluorescent lighting anyway?? lmaooooo After lunch we picked up my new meds...I was a lil shocked to see all the pain meds...morphine patches, liquid morphine for when I need instant relief and then a huge bottle of vicodin....I swear if I end up winning this battle with cancer it will be a miracle if I don't pick up a drug addiction along the way! lol lol lol  I only take what I need, when I need it so no worries there! lol lol lol....Jim says I am quite entertaining at times!


Tomorrow I meet with my newest Doctor to join my medical army...I liked her the moment I met her...she see's the urgency to get started immediately... she shall now be known as Dr. Nuke lol! (Radiation Oncologist) I told all my Doctors when I was in the hospital and given the news that it had spread even faster then they anticipated that I am no longer going to wait for anything....they are all in agreement and that gives me a great deal of peace of mind! My hair should start falling out in 2 weeks, of course by then I will only have one more week of rads (radiation) but such is life huh? I truly am Ok with this...I hope the facial hair blonde as it is falls out too! lol....getting tired of looking in the mirror and seeing Elvis side burns...very blonde but very ewwwww! lmaooooo


We ended up going by Jay and Annettes house last night (both mine and Jim's best friends) it was a long day but I soooo needed to be out of the house and socialize although there were many a party my 6 days at the hospital! lol lol lol


Today we both rest and that sounds lovely! Thank you for all the heartfelt words of love and encouragement....I AM A WARRIOR! lol lol lol


65 comments:

momiscool2 said...

Glad you are feeling better, keeping you in my prayers.

astaryth said...

Good news about Jim AND good news about your Docs understanding that you want to do everything NOW and aggressively! You are my favorite Warrior and always an inspiration. I'm sure I would still be curled up in a corner somewhere. Now for your cyberhug {{{{hugs}}}}
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inquestoftruth said...

If attitude counts for anything (and we all know it does) then you have this licked, Kimberleigh.  
~Meg

sybilsybil45 said...

Good on you...can we all join in the warrior brigade?  lets test out these latest weapons and nuke all these C's inside you.   I am so happy that you had such a lovely day out yesterday having dinner with friends, what could be better. We are having a wonderful spell of warm weather here in Wiltshire UK wall to wall sunshine.   Keep that spirit going, Much LOve Sybilxx

easteeleco said...

It's good to hear that you are up and about.  But days of relaxation are good, too.  I keep thinking I'm going to get one (a day of relaxation) soon, but something always comes up.   Estela

imshadowraven2 said...

So glad to hear your stud muffin is gonna be ok .And its good to hear you being so you. If prayers are cures your at the winners circle.............Robin

siennastarr said...

You rock, Kim!!  If anyone can fight this, it's you, my friend!  Bang Bang The Warrior, Baby!!  That would be you!!

And.. I don't care how beautiful you are.. NO one looks good in fluorescent lighting is Right!!!

Hugs and love
jackie
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kirkbyj05 said...

You are certainly burning the candle at both ends Kim.   You do right too!  Life is for living.  Glad Jim's leg isn't as bad as it first seemed.   That's a relief...yes?
"Jim says I am quite entertaining at times."   What?   Only at times?  Lol!  You are slacking girl!!!     Shake a leg!   wooohooo!   All the best to you and  yours.  Hugs  Jeanie

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ladyvictoriak said...

Hi Kim,  I'm happy that your hubby's injury isn't more serious.  I am amazed at how fast you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get on with it.  I really admire you for that.  Just keep hanging in there  :-)

Viki

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icewitch96 said...

So glad to hear that Jim's injury isn't too serious!  And again it's uplifiting to hear that your med's seem to be doing their job!  You Rock!

Love,

Jenn
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lisa41076 said...

Hi Kim, glad your husband's injury is'nt serious, have a great Thursday, Hugs Lisa

chatngirl32 said...

I admire how strong you are. I don't leave comments very often in journals but reading the journals I do, almost every one of them has mentioned you. My prayers are with you......Tami

nhd106 said...

You ARE a warrior!  And I'm glad you had a great day yesterday with Jim and your friend.

Hugs,
Nancy

jmorancoyle said...

Blonde hair sideburns are better than black. Glad to hear you're feeling better.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

millieukgirl said...

So glad to hear that your medication seems to be doing the job - and so lovely to hear from you.  Happy also to hear you had a happy day.

Hugs,
Millie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/millieukgirl/milliesmessings/

oddb0dkins said...

I'm glad the meds are working. I'm sure your positive attitude is as much a cure than most of them though. Good for you. B. x

lindaggeorge said...

You have to feel for those poor baby hairs that will have such a short life! I never did find out what the occasion was that you shaved your legs for.

Keep being strong.

Linda x.

sdoscher458 said...

Pretty soon we will need to put name badges on all those doctors...I love the one Dr. Nuke.  Stay upbeat my friend C won't have a chance. Glad that Jim's leg didn't need surgery...  Love  Sandi

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irenemaeclark said...

Praise The Lord that you are feeling so well on this beautiful God given day.  Enjoy it to the fullest!  I placed your prayer need on our churches Prayer list last night.
May God grant you a funny bone to be tickled...since it was written that laughter is the best medicine!  LOL!

rbrown6172 said...

yes you are a warrior!!!  and what a sense of humor....may very well be your greatest weapon.  :)  i'm so glad you are feeling better.  i will keep you in my prayers.  {{{{kim}}}
gina

ajquinn354 said...

Indeed you are loved and cared for by all of us Kim, know it's not an easy time, just hang in there dear, enjoy each day, allow yourself to have fun with family and friends and keep your positive attitude.   Glad your Xeloda is showing that it's working.  Glad your hubby Jim just had a bad bruise, time will heal that. Take care. Bless you always dear....Arlene (AJ)

gandsbrock said...

Glad to hear that Jim's leg isn't as bad as he thought it was.  And I'm glad you are getting the quick start on the medicine you wanted and that the Xeloda seems to be working.  I hope the radiation goes quickly and smoothly.  I can't imagine what whole head radiation entails.  Take care,  Stephanie

thinkingoutloud said...

Girl?  You rock!

I'm glad your docs are wasting no time on kicking butt to the 'c'.
It's patients like yourself that make their jobs worthwhile.

I'm glad Jim didn't do anything more serious to his knee.  

Have a nice evening:)
Love n prayers 2u and yours,
Niki

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Big hugs!!! You both rest!   I am so glad you are home.  Hugs,TerryAnn

ab45yui said...

You are such a lovely soul, lol.  Love your sense of humor.  Glad the doctors are steppin up and getting things done.  

missy92980 said...

Whenever I need a "pick me up" I come to your journal to get a 'dose of Kim'... and considering that you are facing a lot more than I am, it speaks volumes about your strength and inner beauty.  You have so many people here that love and admire you.  People that look to you for strength and use you as a guide on how to handle hard situations.  You are such an incredible role model and and amazing woman. Thank you again (for the hundredth time) for being who you are, and allowing all of us to share in this personal struggle you are fighting.  Thank you thank you thank you!!
HUGS!! Missy92980

klconard1 said...

I am so happy your docs are going to expidite your treatment instead of waiting around.  (((((((((hugs and prayers)))))))))
loving you
karyl

bowyerlori said...

  YOU HAVE SUCH A GREAT ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE!   THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO READ MY JOURNAL AND HELPING ME EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE GOING THRU YOUR OWN HARD TIME. I PRAY FOR U AND JIM EACH NIGHT AND LOVE READING HOW UR DAYS ARE.  LORI

tendernoggle said...

Good...I am with you...Time to start kicking cancer's butt....and yes YOU ARE A WARRIOR and let's not forget...MY HERO! GOD BLESS YOU.
love ya,
carlene

mariebm56 said...

I just love your sense of humor!  Ü
Marie

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jckfrstross said...

so glad Jim is doing ok and no surgery:) now on to you:) keeping you both in prayer. Keep your chin high and move forward!

Essayons

Deb

mosie1944 said...

You are, indeed, a warrior.  You are my hero(ine).

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gosso23 said...

I am so glad that Jim doesn't need surgery. It's nice that you are getting out and hanging with your friends.
Way to take control of your treatment! You go girl! Hope your getting your well deserved rest.
Trish

psychfun said...

I'm so glad you are feeling so much better.

canyonsun04 said...

It could be worse, your sideburns could be dark hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Morphine is some good stuff, can I have a patch??? LMAO
Hugs & love
Ang

ksgal3133 said...

You are a warrior and it sounds like you have a great team behind you :)

Prayers,
Gretchen
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ginabommer said...

my prayers are always with you... i have one word of advise... before the radiation ask the doctor for cream to put on your head... joey didnt use it and his scalp was burnt.... stay strong... and remember... KICK CANCERS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love, gina

wwfbison said...

A warrior indeed and quite an inspiration to all.  My thoughts & Prayers are with you.  LOL on the Elvis sideburns!!!

ginsherer said...

Hi, the facial hair is one of the side effects of the tamoxifin.  You're lucky....I have black hair and MINE came in SILVER!!!  I looked like a werewolf!  Needless to say I started shaving my face! Hang in there...it sounds like you have great doctors, and I'm sure they are as glad as mine were that you have taken charge and don't just let things happen to you.  My hair was almost down to my waist when we learned about my cancer.  I had it cut off, then shaved my head when it started to fall out.  The doctor looked at me the next time I went in for a checkup and said, "Good, you're taking charge."

Ginny

justaname4me2 said...

Kim,
I'm so glad your home and fully armored in your Warrior gear! I picture a Zena, the Warrior princess outfit, but I could be wrong. Although, anyone could look good in Steel corsets and a might sword, think about it :o) Kick some ass!
Rebecca

emabecmar said...

You are such an inspiration. I needed you when I was doing chemo and radiation. lol. Your in my prayers always, and you know what? I do believe your gonna kick cancers butt big time. ((((((((((hugs)))))))))))
Cindy

ajquinn354 said...

Hi Kim, just checking to see if we had another update from you.  Just dropping by to say hi and let you know I'm thinking of you dear.....take care....Arlene (AJ)

tmdalsanto said...

Kim,
This is the first time I have read your journal, stumbling on it quite by accident.  I was on the web and looking up breast lumps, having found one of my own just yesterday.  I just happened on this link in a search engine and curiousity got the best of me.  Because of you and your wonderful, inspirational, uplifting and candid words, I made myself an appointment immediately with the mammo dept at my clinic.  I laughed, I cried, I did not stop reading until I reached this last post. I had been feeling sorry for myself and already defeated not even knowing what the results of that mammo will be.  You my dear have moved me more than anyone ever has.  I am looking upon this situation in a different light, thanks to you. Thank you for your words and thoughts and sharing yourself with all of us who have had the good fortune to stumble onto this journal. Thank you Kim. My sincerest wishes for your recovery and continued courage and candor.  I am looking forward to that next post and the good news it will bring! Tami

nicolestar194 said...

Hope you get through! My best friend got cancer and she fought all the way through it. You're doing the same, and it makes me happy to see you as a warrior. After my friend got through cancer, I've always envisioned her as a warrior... and, well, just keep holding your head high and not let cancer get the best of you.-Nikki

shauneenie said...

Go GO warrior! You are changing lives Kimberleigh.What a great gift to come from your suffering-you are in my prayers! Love and hugs Shauneen
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hestiahomeschool said...

oh, sweetie, I am praying so hard for you.

The hardest thing for me when my hair fell out was my unexpected Brazilian.  :-)  But Dave kind of liked it.

Enjoy the pain meds. They will not make you an addict. But they are there to keep you feeling better.

love, Kas <--17 year cancer survivor

sunnyside46 said...

(making inarticulate warrior sounds)
Marti

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preciousone25 said...

Glad that Jim's injury is not serious!!  And I'm glad that you like Dr. Nuke... it's nice to be comfortable with your docs.  

Joann

adlessor said...

You are indeed a strong, mighty warrior.   Remembering you in my prayers.
Dawn   A Couple of Nomads

gaboatman said...

Kim
I'm glad you took a liking to Dr. Nuke and that there will be no more delays in your treatment.  Good news about Jim, thank goodness it was not serious.  You are a warrior indeed!  You have my respect, my prayers and my best wishes.
Sam

sugerb6 said...

Kim I have been thinking about you today and dropped by to say hi. Hoping that you are getting some rest and praying for you and your family.
Love
Debbie

carolhehe said...

Dropped by to see how you are doing. Thank God for drugs is all I have to say and thank God hair always grows back.

olachiaclan said...

You are a warrior my dear friend! And you will beat this thing! Just know how much your entries touch us all. You inspire me so much every time I stop by for a visit here in J land. I may not always comment, but I do read your every post. Keep up the fight! And know we are all here for you.
Christina

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midwestvintage said...

 Sounds like you had fun with your friends.  Glad Jim's leg is better. Take care.

                   Julie

coelha said...

You are an inspiration, Warrior Woman!  My thoughts and prayers are with you! :)  Julie

sybilsybil45 said...

You sure are a great lady,...Keep up  the good work. We are all behind you as always and surrounding you with prayers.  Love  Sybil xx

robe7479 said...

You are an inspiration to all. I have a friend who has had cancer and he is scared to death inside but you would never know on the outside.....quite a comedian. All of you angels are the most beautiful, brave people that I have ever met . I went with both my Mom and Dad for their treatmenets when they had cancer.Everyone that thinks they have a problem should go and spend some time talking with and meeting these cancer patients going through chemo and radiation .....you will come out a different person,for sure. God Bless you all, you are in my prayers always.Keep shaving your legs !