Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Me and My Guy and quick update (revised)


Lil Jimmy behind the lens 2007


It's going to be another crazy couple of weeks but at I least I'm off chemo this week...I have to go in today for labs and  my bi-weekly shot of Aranesp  Aranesp®--Prescribing Information   and then I have to wait and get the lab results to see if I am going to be getting another blood transfusion today. 2 pints = 5 hours but I love the staff and we have a good time when my favs are there. So far I have 6 sessions of PT set up with more to follow I'm sure.

Tomorrow I have my psychical therapy evaluation and my 1st session...I have a feeling I'm not going to like it all, but I know it will do me a world of good getting my strength back and maybe some more of my independence....missing that the most! Now my 16 year old daughter who has her permit is LOVING that she gets to drive Mom everywhere....Someday's I have no problem focusing on driving, other days I have the attention span of a gnat..... Chemo, Norco, morphine patch, liquid morphine.....Me on the road? Rachel on the road? Both scare the hell out of me! lol

My days of multitasking are going to be put on hold....That frustrates me the most.....but boy do I love when I have a good thinking day!!! Where everything falls into place and I have some what of a "normal" day. Still waiting for the puffiness of the steroids to wear off...Dr. Serious weened me off of them because he thinks that is what is causing the leg weakness....it's always something! lol lol lol


UPDATE


Dr. Serious was on vacation last week, the test results have not been studied yet (Brain MRI and CatScan of C/A/P)   BUT.........I didn't need anymore blood, I didn't need the Aranesp shot AND my tumor markers were down.....3 good things IN A ROW!!!!


Life is good and I am thankful!

50 comments:

princesssaurora said...

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ma24179 said...

Lovely picture!... You are right the physical therapy will help you get your strenghth back, as well as your energy.... -Missy http://journals.aol.com/ma24179/MISSYZSTUFF

loverobin32 said...

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mariebm56 said...

Great photo!!!  

imshadowraven2 said...

You two loook awesome together . I swear  if  i didnt know u  had C u couldnt tell it by this pic.......Love ya girl

canyonsun04 said...

NICE LOOKING COUPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs
Ang

dwhee70041 said...

Kim,
What a great photo.  We continue to pray for you and a speedy recovery.
David

kirkbyj05 said...

I know just how you feel to get time off from your Chemo.  It just makes you feel that wee bit better ..doesn't it?  Nothing to have for a little while.  Lovely!
You look good snuggled up and leaning on your man.  He looks good too.
The steroids help in some ways but by jings!  They strip the lining off your innards....Lol!  Never mind they put weight on your bones...
Good luck with all  your tests and results...I hope just for once they all go your way and you are allowed lots of time off with good behaviour...Lol!
Physiotherapy lined up....who invented that torture!  
Wishing you all the best my Angel'.
Take care.  Thinking of you all the time and you will always be in my night prayers,

Hugs
Jeanie    xxxxx

mamawren said...

I have been reading your journal for a long time, have never comented before. I want to thank you for your wonderful words and your love of life. Many things have happened to me this last year and you have been an inspiration to me. I love reading about your strength over and over. You are an amazing woman. I wish you had a book just like you have written here. I would sleep with it every night to feel the love. Thanks Denise

lanurseprn said...

You both look great! Always keeping you in my prayers, Kim.
Pam

ajquinn354 said...

Kim, nice seeing pictures of you and your honey.  Hang in there dear, you'll get thru the PT, know you will.   Sounds like you are busy enough with all the stuff you have to do with labs, blood transfusion possibility, etc.  Know you are always in my prayers and special thoughts dear.  Sending you an e-mail on something I know you'll get a laugh out of. Arlene (AJ)

wwfbison said...

What a lovely couple you guys are!  As always you are in my Prayers, glad to hear you are getting a little break from the chemo.  My best to you.
Lisa

chat2missie said...

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malagutigrrl said...

Just want you to know that I don't comment much but I light a candle for you every day.  STAY STRONG!  :)
MJ

amyrangei said...

What a lovely couple!  I love pictures!

siennastarr said...

You look so cute together!  Thanks for sharing the pic, Kim!  Prayers for you.. always!

Hugs and love
Jackie

nelishianatl said...

You all look so good together.  I can tell when a couple just belongs.  I think of you often and prayers for you too.

Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PrayingandBelieving/

gosso23 said...

You look so cute! You guys make a great couple. Glad your gettng a little break for the chemo. Your leg weakness will get better. It takes time. Take care,
Trish

candlejmr said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the picture!!!  You and that hubby are so damn cute!!!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

plieck30 said...

Hope you have more and more of those good thinking days. The picture looks so great. Paula

mzgoochi said...

Yes! Thank God for some good news! That pic is so cute! Had my (crossing fingers) last chemo yesterday, got home today. Feelin pretty good. Glad to be home.

Luv ya sis!

Lahoma

danpat923 said...

didn't need the Aranesp shot AND my tumor markers were down.....3 good things IN A ROW!!!! "

Wow keep up the good things..........I admire your strength......and driving with a 16 year is scary sometimes but perfect timing.  I tried to get my 15 year old son to drive coz I didn't feel so good but he wouldn't.  Oh well..no practice no license....

pharmolo said...

Great news for you on the disease front, Kim. Liked the pic of you and your guy.

sangrialel said...

I will be praying for lots more good thinking days for you!  Linda

tendernoggle said...


Kim I am so happy for you and I am saying a prayer right now....

We praise Your Holy name Jesus, and we thank You from the bottom of our hearts for being with Kim and holding her up. Lord she has helped so many people with her show of strength and loving ways. Father, we ask that You stand with her, keeping her strong, and bless her with a healing miracle. In Jesus name, amen.

ladyvictoriak said...

Congrats on 3 good things in a row ;-)  Cute pic of you and hubby.  

Viki

sdoscher458 said...

A bit of good news is indeed very welcomed. Your Jim looks like he's protecting you by wrapping his arms around you...letting nothing harm you.. beautiful picture...rest, stay strong...love., Sandi

dplkjl said...

Life is good and you look great!  I love the pic - I love how when you look at that picture you see the love your Jim has for you - the picture screams it.  I love it.  So happy for the good things.  :) -Kelly

pippa1116 said...

you look amazing!

totallymentalben said...

You really do look great in your picture, Kim. Make that four things to be grateful for. And that you can keep your mind on other things while Rachel is driving? Now it's five. :-)

Ben
http://journals.aol.com/totallymentalben/better-left-unsaid

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inafrnz247 said...

I feel the love between the two of you just in looking at this photo..  

I pray that things continue to go well for you and that you are blessed with many "good thinking" days filled with peace and inner warmth.  Stay strong, sweet Kim.

::hug::

chelle

beckiepainton said...

considering everything, you look really well, and very gorgous!! a yummy mummy indeed!! beckie x

katie39041 said...

3 good things thats brilliant.You and hubby make a good looking couple.You and your family are in my prayers
love and hugs
Katie

blpltt said...

You look lovely, Kim, and Goldilocks too!
Glad to hear of the triple reasons for gladness - may there be many more.
Bunny xx

gehi6 said...

Prayers for you and hope for more days of life's joys.   I did smile at your fear of being driven by Rachel or yourself when your brain is not working so well due to heavy medical treatment. I just love the photo of you and your husband. It touched me somehow.  Gerry

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))Lovly pic of you 2.It made me laugh when you mentioned you being on alot of drugs adn your daughter driving you around.LOL.Have a nice day.

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chevyz71gurl74 said...

I love that pic of you and hubby!!!

Wishing you many more good things to
add to the list of three!!!

Keeping you in my prayers

Hugs,
Terri

icewitch96 said...

Love the pic hun!!!  And so glad to hear about your good news!!!!  Praying for more good news!

Hugs,

Jenn

carolhehe said...

sounds like you had a wonderful day. You two make a good couple! You will get better :)

sunnyside46 said...

and I am thankful fo r you
Marti

shoot4mephoto said...

You look like a baby doll!! You are so pretty! I am so Happy to hear your test results are Good!! Praise the Lord....You are an inspiration Kim!! Your so smart...Your a fighter!!! Im so glad are paths have crossed...If you only knew how much it means to me...to be able to witness your process!!! It means so much...thank-you for inviting me into your life....I am forever in your corner....
Love Lisa

stepjammer said...

Good news!

jmorancoyle said...

     Glad to hear it.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

bmorrrick said...

Hi Kim,

Great news!!  I hope you continue to get good news.  That is a wonderful pic of you and your hubby, you make such a cute pair.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

rbrown6172 said...

that is wonderful news!!  great report!!
gina

hestiahomeschool said...

GREAT!!!

pprrrr39 said...

Great news Kimberleigh.

Beautiful picture............well done Lil Jimmy ..... a budding photographer :o))

Hugs Jayne

psychfun said...

I finished my month of Vax-D treatments for my back in Chicago a week ago. Last week we started PT. I was told that when you are in pain for so long your muscles shut down...oh well that explains it...why don't these doctors figure these things out sooner & do something about it. We are doing strengthening of my core muscles now...abs are horrendous but I started doing them just when I'm blow drying my hair or like today on the bar stool watching the Cubs at our local bar/restaurant since I can hand my feet since I have to have them off the ground...getting easy to get them in. Today I noticed just after a few days of doing some my foot has sooo much less tingling than the last 3 weeks! YIPEEEEEE! I just wish someone work with my back like 20 yrs ago! Keep with the PT & you'll really see the results. Just work them in every little while. A couple here & a couple there. It will add up.