Monday, September 17, 2007

cancer blah! cancer blah! cancer blah!



Ok, I have to admit Physical Therapy is doing wonders for me! I have stretches to do at home and then some balancing to do between bars (not those kind of bars! LOL) parallel bars....it's my legs and my balance that I need the work on. I could already tell the difference at home on my stairs (really hating this tri-level now! LOL) I have PT twice a week, Mondays and Fridays. I will be doing some weight training too at some point.

Tomorrow is chemo day and I also see Dr. Serious about my brain MRI and Cat scan of my Chest/Abdomen/ Pelvic area......I'm a lil nervous about the brain MRI because my migraines are starting to come back and they left last year when I went into early menopause due to the chemo treatments.....but it is what it is and I will deal with it. Food is back to being blah so it's just small bites of this and that to give me the strength to get through the day, I'm even taking vitamins! Do you know how long my Mother has been trying to get me to take vitamins?? probably over 35 years! lol So I'm a slow learner! lol I wish I liked the health shakes more, easy nutrition... but I stop short of gagging when I think I have to drink one, or it takes me a half an hour to get it down my throat!

Friday morning  I actually left the house by myself, I needed a couple of warm shirts for the cooler weather since none of my old clothes fit me anymore...."Extreme Cancer Make-Over" not the way I wanted to do it, but chit happens right? I guess cancer looks good on me! lol lol lol


We spent the weekend at the lake and I actually joined everybody for a couple of hours around the fire pit....I surprised even Jim when I came walking up that hill..a little bit of normal felt good, of course by the time I was ready to go back Jim had to walk with me, but it felt so good to be able to do something that I took for grant it all these years...a simple walk through the woods..........alone.

31 comments:

blpltt said...

Good grief, Kim, they keep you busy don't they!
Weekends at the lake sound wonderful: we have plenty of lakes here, but nobody seems to regard them in a fun way.  Good for you doing that solo walk.
Bunny xx

malagutigrrl said...

You're sounding good!  I'm happy to hear that.  Keep fighting, Lady!  You're an inspiration to all of us!

:)

loverobin32 said...

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pharmolo said...

Pleased to hear you're still putting the positive slant on things, Kim. Keep fighting!

olachiaclan said...

Kim, I am sorry that I have not commeted lately. I have been keeping up though. Keep up the fight sweet one. I hold you in my heart and in my prayers. I think of you and remind myself that this beast needs to be beat. Love and strength always.

Christinahttp://journals.aol.com/olachiaclan/the-uniboob-club/

kirkbyj05 said...

I'm sure your physio hurts like crazy but its nice to become aware of the good it does too.   A walk in the woods by yourself..I did a little walk through some woodland today too. I love Nature and all that it offers to the senses.  Wonderful!  Yes?
I had the gyp with Movicol during my treatment but I had to take it...it was the lesser of the two evils.  Good luck tomorrow my dear girl and I pray your MRI is clear too. I so love your humour...cancer and its treatments are not going to take that away from you.  It's turned cooler here in England also.  I had to turn back for my jacket instead of wearing my Gilette this afternoon.  Hothouse plant that I am!   Lol!  Keep up the good fight...praying always for you and your family.
You are always in my mind.

Hugs
Jeanie xxxx

ajquinn354 said...

Oh Kim, with all you are going through you always find the way to keep us laughing, bless you dear.  Hope Dr. Serious has good news for you dear when you see him tomorrow.  Glad the PT is helping you dear, I thought it would. Glad you got out to shop and also got away to the lake for the weekend. You just hang in there dear, we're here for you always. Hugs....Arlene (AJ)

princesssaurora said...

{{{ Kim }}}}  It is good to hear that there has been some normalcy in your life!!!  I am so happy and I am sending more prayers, of course!

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

tendernoggle said...

((( I love you KIM...I love You, I love You,I love You!!!!! )))

There now...just had to get that out and over to Ya!!!

GOD BLESS YOU, GOD HEAL YOU  AND GOD KEEP YOU...AMEN

LOVE YA,
CARLENE

sdoscher458 said...

You always amaze me (((Kim))). I know how much it hurts when I exercise, sore muscles and such - I can't even imagine how you feel. Glad that you got some of your balance back....love you, Sandi

breakaway1968 said...

Even tho your going thro so much you always seem to put a smile on so many faces thro your writings.  :)  My prayers are with you!  

astaryth said...

I know you've probably already thought of this, but... instead of those health shakes, make yourself a smoothie in the blender (can be as simple as orange juice frozen into ice cubes, some yogurt with fruit, and a banana thrown in), then add a liquid vitamin, maybe some flax seed. Go to a health food store and you'll find all kinds of healthy things you can throw in AND the smoothie still tastes good! One of my favorites lately is one with Lemonade/strawberries/a banana/ a little ice and a power pack thrown in. A -little- high on calories, buy yummie! AND portable <g>

sunnyside46 said...

I love hearing from you
you gave me a smile today
while I was reading your entry, "don'tfear the reaper" by blue oyster cult? was playing how appropriate for your brave self!
Love
Marti

bvaneps834 said...

You are really quite a gal. I hope you know that!! We have two friends going through exactly what you are . I wish they would write a journal also. I hope you will have printed copies for your family and friends to read someday. Stay strong!  I pray for you!!  barb

faithmtn said...

Best of luck with the brain MRI. WTG and keep up the good work with the PT! It feels good to be proactive with your recovery, doesn't it?!

Have you tried adding protein powder to a milkshake? You can get them at any healthfood or nutrition center...the vanilla flavored is very yummy when added to a milkshake. It gives you some added nutrition and calories without the taste that some people dislike about the nutrition drinks. If you haven't tried it, Ensure has a very tasty butter pecan flavor. It lacks that "vitamin-y" taste that many of the nutrition drinks have.

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jckfrstross said...

praying for you

Deb

sugerb6 said...

Kim, I am so glad you were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Keeping you and your family in thoughts and prayers.
Love
Debbie

plieck30 said...

I'm a little late and everything has beens said so I'll just say wishing you the best. Care about you, Paula

nelishianatl said...

They used to call the Physical Therapists where I worked at the Rehab hospital 'PHYSICAL TERRORISTS'.  People hurt but oh, the difference it made.  Jim was so happy I know to see you walk up that hill and more than happy to walk you back I'm sure.  You are one tough lady.
I admire you so much.
Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PrayingandBelieving/

nhd106 said...

Yes...good for you...getting out and enjoying simple pleasures that are no longer as simple as they seemed.

Hugs,
Nancy

preciousone25 said...

The walk through the woods sounds really nice, glad you were able to enjoy that!!  Glad the PT is making you feel better.

Joann

ab45yui said...

I used to love walking thru the woods, when I was a young thing.  I'm glad you got the opportunity to enjoy a moment.  Keep up the good work with the exercise, I go to the gym tonight for my first time in years!  

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gehi6 said...

Funny title to this entry, so apt.  All of these changes, so much that needs adjusting to.  But you carry on with your sense of humor intact.  People can be so great under the most trying of circumstances, so that they inspire us more than they upset us.  They are making history by showing us eternal verities in the form of courage ad faith.  Gerry http://journals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/  

mutualaide said...

I'm glad you were able to have a walk alone too.  Thanks for making me smile many, many days when I read your blog.  

jmorancoyle said...

    Good work! Let's hope there are many more walks like that one in the future. You're in my prayers.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

pippa1116 said...

so good to hear how are you.  you are the best looking cancer patient I have ever seen!!!
take care
tina

ma24179 said...

Hey, I told you the PT would do you a lot of good :).. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your weekend! -Missy

pprrrr39 said...

Congratulations Kim on making that walk.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself
hugs Jayne

psychfun said...

Hey...not sure but Oprah is suppose to have something on Mon about some shakes that Dr. OZ says she is on to something??? Check it out.

http://www2.oprah.com/index.jhtml