Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Some good, some bad...but hey I'm still here right? lol

Ok, The chemo already stopped doing what it was supposed to be doing...the tumor markers went up, the tumor on my liver grew and so did the big one in my lung....good news I didn't need blood, I didn't need a lung tap, all the other tumors in my lungs became very small and my brain scan came back CLEAN!  Well at least my brain is in remission!!  :)  And Jim can only seem to find all but one lump near my spine....there were 4! And my new chemo is an IV PUSH which means I'm given a 15 minute bag of anti nausea meds along with flush liquid then the nurse uses a large syringe with my chemo in it and pushes through my porta cath.....(no worries no pain)....all done in less than a half an hour....before I'd be there 5, 6 7 hours! Ok, so 3rd time WAS NOT the charm...BUT>>>> I wouldn't have known it if I didn't try it right??? New Chemo is called  Navelbine and Navelbine Side Effects - Chemotherapy Drugs

So far I still feel good, there isn't supposed to be any fatigue with this, minor weakness but I'm hoping the physical therapy count reacts that side effect! I'm still banged up pretty good from my fall from the tub so I'm going to need to cancel Friday's PT appointment too. Kinda nice to get a 5 day break from having to do anything or go anywhere...Yeah I think I like that idea a lot!

Thanks for always taking time to read my blog, lift my spirits and for showing the kind of love that only J-Land is capable of sharing...I know not all see eye to eye on everything, but the majority is kind and caring and I have been very lucky to have met you all!

Love,
Kim

61 comments:

mutualaide said...

Kim!  You're right ... some good, some bad.  But we are all here to lift you up when you need it and to offer support each day.  Prayers and hugs always your way.  

siennastarr said...

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ladyvictoriak said...

I will be so hoping and praying that navelbine will be the one that works.  I'm happy that the treatment will be so much shorter and that there are mimimal side effects.  Enjoy your five day break.  Good luck!!!

Viki

tendernoggle said...

Kim....I am so happy that yur brain scan came back clean!!! YAY! I was so worried about that one...The others are going to go too...It may take a little longer,...but they are going to LEAVE>The good Lord is going to heal you KIM....I feel it..and I know it...God bless you,
love ya,
carlene

sdoscher458 said...

Well honey, some of it worked - so the glass is half full? It's amazing that they are making all these chemo drugs out of plant life...maybe our cures are right under our feet all the time. Hope this one helps more...stay strong...love ya...Sandi

kirkbyj05 said...

No tumours in the brain has got to be a big plus Kim. Fewer on the spine too?  O.K. You are whittling them down slowly.  I wish you every success with the chemo you are on at the moment.  That must be so good to have it done and then get out again within half an hour. You've spent enough hours in those places.  If I were granted a wish then it would be that the strength and humour you have shown agains this darned cancer would turn on it and blast it to Kingdom Come!
I would want nothing else from this life.  You are one fighter and I am in awe of you.  Keep up the good fight my 'Irish Eyes'.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always.

((((Hugs))))
Jeanie

eng79tay said...

Sometime God uses our situations and circumstances that we face in life to reveal Himself to us in a manner in which otherwise we would have never known Him.  

It is in His Word (Exodus 15:26) that He reveals Himself to us as "Jehovah Rapha"
(I Am The Lord That Healeth Thee).  It is our faith that must be able to take us from just "believing in God" to actually "beliveing God!"  When we 'believe God" we are able to see Him in the midst of whatever we are going through and know that "God Is . . ."

I'm praying for you!

Reverend M.R. Taylor



malagutigrrl said...

You're the best.  When my MS gets me down I think of you and it gives me strength.  Knowing what you're going through makes me realize I'm just being a big pussy and I need to cowboy up!
:)

breakaway1968 said...

You are always in my prayers and SO happy the brain scan turned out well!!  That is such great news.  

pharmolo said...

I'm glad the tumours on the brain appear to have gone, and the spinal tumours down to one - you'll knock the other blighters yet. Keep fighting, Kim!

carolhehe said...

It must be a great release to write in your j-land journal. I like what the clergyman wrote you. We all need our spirit to be healed.Loads of blessings to you:)

cvgflydis said...

I hear Karate Chops hitting that brain tumor, spine tumor. Hi-YAH! (I swear, I'm sitting here at work, pretending to a karate chop, well, the AIR!                              BOOOH-YA! Good news, good news. Keep up that positive attitude, girl!
{{{{{HUGS KIM}}}}}
Angel

topchelseagirl said...

No Kim, we've been very lucky to meet you! The fall from the tub sounds painful but as ever you're keeping positive and fighting. Gentle {{hugs}}
Angie

imshadowraven2 said...

We are the lucky ones my friend.............Robin

princesssaurora said...

{{{ Kim }}}  Warrior on, Warrior Woman!!!  May this be the one... at least #3 cleaned up your brain...  I pray this will clean up the rest.  I am praying... so much for you.  You are amazing.  I hope your bruises disappear, and next week you can do pt and continue your strength building.  

Sending you love and hugs... much love.

be well,
Dawn

candlejmr said...

You left me a comment this morning and it snapped me back into reality.  I feel like such a "whiner."  You are right, people DO have it alot worse than I do and I need to remember that every single day.  I cannot imagine going through what you are going through right now, but I do know that I will always, always, ALWAYS be here for you....no matter what.  

((hugs)) and love,
Jeanne

blpltt said...

Enjoy that five-day break Kim; good to have some `you' time.
Glad the brainbox is ticking over, the vibes that come from it are a joy to all.
Bunny xx

mariebm56 said...

Hang in there, Kim & enjoy your 5 day break.
Marie

jg4949 said...

Always enjoy reading your journal.  You are so upbeat.  Glad you are feeling better.  God bless.

Jeane

lanurseprn said...

We are the lucky ones to have met you. Hang in there girl!
Pam

rgossett4195 said...

I love how you look at all the positives!  that is so important.  At least the Illinois weather is lovely and no rain for at least this week!  xoxo rose

faithmtn said...

Wonderful news about the brain scan! Getting rid of those nasty buggers is a HUGE positive step! It sounds like you have very aggressive doctors who keep working to help you regain wellness; having good doctors is half the battle.

Enjoy your 5 day break and be good to yourself! Indulge, pamper, and just surround yourself with as much love as possible! Thinking good, healing thoughts for you!

ajquinn354 said...

Kim, good news on the brain scan, hopefully the new Chemo treatment will work and do its job for you dear. So like you dear to thank us for reading your blog when we should be saying thank you for always being so positive and bringing a "I can do it"  positive attitude to anyone going through a tough time who needs that extra push.  You are such a dear and a blessing to all of us.  Hugs and Love, Arlene (AJ)

jmorancoyle said...

     Kim, one step at a time. Just don't give up. You're in my prayers.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

chapjopapa said...

keep fighting the good  fight !! it seems to be working. and we are the lucky ones to have stumbled across your journal. you have made a huge impact on our lives. well mine anyway. you have shown us what the human spirit is capable of.  
1) what you are going through.... unbelievably strong spirit
2) and you have taught ours to feel compassion for another.
 
my prayers are always with ya....   Jo

danpat923 said...

Glad to see you writing your journal to keep us informed about your special journey in life.  
Wonder why we have so many paths we can travel yet we keep in contact with the internet.
I wish I could say I understand and feel your pain but I am not walking in your shoes.  I wish you the best outcome possible.  Just glad you are not suffering with pain and chemo this time.

canyonsun04 said...

You have such an amazing spirit. I hope you start feeling better from being banged up from the fall. Keep on fighten ;)
Hugs
Ang

gosso23 said...

Great news on the brain scan! Now just kick those other tumors in the butt! You can do it. Good luck with the new chemo. I hope the side effects are kind to you. You helped me get through my fight and you are still helping me when I come on and read your journal. You are a very special person. I read through your comments and you have touched so many people. Keep fighting. Trish

midwestvintage said...

 Glad the brain scan is good, now just concentrate on the other buggers.   Glad your taking a rest from PT to heal your body from the fall, I bet your pretty sunset colors by now.

                    Julie

sunnyside46 said...

lovin you... praying for you... hanging on your every word...you are such a blessing in my life.
Marti

thinkingoutloud said...

Thanx for the good news.
You deserve a week off.  Couch.  BonBons.  :)~

You probably need a week just to recover from that nasty fall.  I did the same thing about 3 weeks ago and I still have some residual issues. ha ha

Stay strong you amazing woman.
Love n prayers,
Niki

jckfrstross said...

praying for you:)

Deb

frankandmary said...

We may not all see eye to eye on everything else, but I believe most of us see you for the wonderful person you are. ~Mary

plieck30 said...

I'm so glad I met you and I'm sure everyone feels that way. Just look at your cheering section. Part of your news sounds good and I'm glad for that and looking for more good news in your future. paula

gandsbrock said...

We keep reading you because you are a neat person.  We care about you.  I hope the new chemo is mean to the cancer but nice to you.  *sigh*  Too bad you haven't found the one that will get rid of it all yet.  I hope this one does it.  take care,   Stephanie

sugerb6 said...

Kim, it is you who has touched the lives of so many not only through your heart but deep within the depths of your soul. You have reached out and touched the lives of so many and given them that lift in spirit they were seeking. Thank you from the depths of my heart for being such an inspiration, for being the kind, caring, loving person, that we all love in return.
Love
Debbie

hbound4 said...

Kim,

Good news and yes you are still here and think I speak for all of us to say we sure are glad.

Spent the day with my parents and my mom's two uncles. One of my uncles has prostate cancer and they have stopped chemo due to the fact it is no longer working, not a good sign. It was such a great day and I will treasury it as one of those you can think back on with really good memories. We went to the town where my mom and her brothers were born and where my grandparents are buried. Hard day for my uncle with the cane and all but it was really important to him to go and take flowers.

Keep your spirits up like they are now you sound full of vim and vigor!!!!

Sharon
journals.aol.com/hbound4/struggle-with-in

ab45yui said...

Kim its easy to love, harder to be angry or disagreeable.  If we could only remember that in this thing we call life!  I'm glad to have met you and you help me too, just wanted you to know that - you give me joy at times I need it, and I'm thankful for knowing you!  God Bless!

mpnaz58 said...

You are truly a warrior!
xoxo ~Myra

bmorrrick said...

Hi Kim,

I'm so sorry you fell, I'm sure that must have hurt alot!  I bet you are one fine looking technicolor babe! (ha)  Just have Jim kiss all your "boo-boos" and make it feel better!  I'm keeping you in my prayers and admire your wonderful spirit.  Your journal is a wonderful place to visit and I'm glad it helps you to know we are all here for you.

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

lazarai said...

No, WE are very lucky to have met YOU!!! You are showing us all how to be strong and how to keep on fighting.

Never surrender, Kimberleigh!!
Hugs,
Carol

votremlz said...

hi kim..

im so glad i came across you journal. you're one strong woman. thanks for being you. i shall pray for the miracle and god bless you.

love,
maslyna

xomywayox said...

Kudos to the Warrior Pretty in Pink Princess. You always find the sunnyside of something.


Ciao Bella....Brenda

redsneakz said...

Keep hanging in there.  I know Dr. Serious is looking for just the right cocktail for you, and one day, I hope it's a nice long, slow sip of Old Bushmill's.

Best,
sneakz

s0ngbird1962 said...

((((Kim)))))  Sounds like the last chemo helped, sucks that it stopped though.  Great news about the other tumors that have shrunk or disappeared.  ::::Watch out big lung one & liver one:::::  "You're next!"   You have an amazing fighting spirit, that alone will get you far.  Fight on Pink Warrior, fight on....

nelishianatl said...

((((KIM))) Praying for you and the family's strength to keep going on.  Always on my mind.

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

pippa1116 said...

you are welcome.  and thank you for sharing your journey with us.
Tina

sybilsybil45 said...

Hi Kim,  I am just back after two wonerful weeks on Safari in South Africa. I came home 5 hours ago and have just got in to look at the e/mails and my Alerts.235 !!! pf them. I have I must admit deleted all but thhose from last 10 days.  But I I find three from you very special ones.. . great to catch up again...Sorry to read about your fall bit knowing you  you will already be trying to forget about it.  You are a WONdERFUL person.  keep going our great warior.  Love Sybil.xxx

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shauneenie said...

Yes, dear Kim, YOU ARE STILL HERE!!Thank you for the inspiration you are to all of us here in JLand! Love transcends illness, it transcends distance, it transcends differences....Thank you for showing us that life IS worth fighting for and along the way,despite the agony,we learn more and grow more and BECOME MORE! Love and prayers for you dear friend...enjoy your 5 day break LOL ...Shauneen xxxx

bookncoffee said...

Stopping by as I do about every 3 weeks to a month...just saying "hi" and seeing how you are.  Take care.  Sorry about your fall.  Hope you get some relaxation in.  Every time I am here I crack up at your screen name.  LOL  I am sure you are so fun and wish I knew you personally!  I just can tell I would like you right away as a friend.
Sonya

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chevyz71gurl74 said...

I am very blessed to have met you =)
You are truly an inspiration Kim!

Hugs,
Terri

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ma24179 said...

I hope your new treatment works out for you!! I will keep you in my prayers. -Missy

danpat923 said...

kim where are you?  It has been a week since you have written?

ladyvictoriak said...

Hi Kim, I'm figuring your break is over and you've had treatment again.  I hope it is going well.  I know you and Jim must be very glad the strike is over, I know we sure were this morning.  In fact, we were sleeping when my husband's boss called to tell him the strike was over and to come on in right away LOL.  I don't know why they figure this stuff out during the night.  Oh well.  I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you.  Viki

astoriasand said...

HI KIM I GOT BACK FROM MY HOLIDAY IN THE STATES THIS WEEK AFTER THREE WEEKS THERE .JUST CATCHING UP IN J.LAND NOW.I AM HAPPY TO READ OF THE TUMOURS DISSAPEARING THATS GREAT NEWS.SORRY TO READ ABOUT YOUR FALL.THOUGH NOTHING CAN KEEP YOU DOWN FOR LONG.YOU ARE FANTASTIC.WHOOPS FLIPPING BLOCKS WHAT AM I LIKE? KEEP UP THE FIGHT GIRL YOU CAN DO I KNOW YOU CAN. TAKE CARE GOD BLESS PRAYERS STILL BEING SAID THOUSANDFOLD FOR YOU AND YOURS.Kath
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

layla44808 said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers your way...
Sheri

pprrrr39 said...

Glad to hear that the tumours seem to be responding............please God let the treatment continue to do its job

Hugs Jayne

psychfun said...

Just think of yourself as Bruce Willis and shot those tumors off one by one! :-)