Kim's journey

Kim was diagnosed last Thursday, September 16, 2010 with ovarian cancer. As Kim's Family, Friends, Neighbors and Fans - we have started this blog to help share information, updates, support, and love with each other during her next few months of surgery, treatment and healing. We will try to update it whenever we receive information. Please feel free to leave a comment expressing your support, love, and encouragement anytime - as that is how we will all grow and strengthen each other - especially Kim and her family. We love you Kim, and our faith, prayers, and total support and dedication are with you as you embark on this "Journey"!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Turning the Corner

Thank you so much for your prayers. I've spent the afternoon pondering again the hand of the Lord in my life. When things aren't going very well, it's difficult to see His blessings, but as prayers are answered and I begin to see progress and feel hope again, His hand is so evident that I wonder how I could ever have missed it!
I'm thinking I may have turned a corner this week--I've had two pretty good days in a row. The nausea has begun to wane and it's getting a little easier to eat--not easy yet, just easier. Today was the first time I've weighed myself that I didn't lose any weight overnight--hooray! For the first time in over 30 years, I'm trying to gain weight instead of lose it. Over the years, I've run into people who struggle to maintain weight or gain it, and I've thought to myself, "Oh, boo hoo--that's a problem I'd like to have for two weeks!" Now I have a greater appreciation for how difficult it is for them. Thank you again for your specific prayers on my behalf--I feel them being answered each day.
Today I actually put 'real' clothes on and went somewhere in the car--and it wasn't the Dr.'s office or hospital! Mom and I went downtown for about 2 1/2 hours to run a couple of errands and find me a wig. There's a little place called Robert's Wigs and the owner, Melanie, was just the best! Of course, I ended up getting the first wig she tried on me--I think she's got pretty good instincts. I put it on when Braedon and Hunter got home, and Braedon thought I'd got a haircut and dyed my hair--until he realized that the wig was actually longer than the hair I presently have! Anyway, it's kind of cute and I guess I may be needing it in about a week.
I love you all, and so appreciate the many cards, messages and acts of Christlike service--we have certainly been given much more than we have ever given. Love always, Kim


  1. WOW!!!!!!!!!Will Vern ever be surprised when he gets home. A new woman in the house with a sexy wig and a new color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just flaunt the wig and enjoy the strength and energy that will be given to you by Our Lord, Jesus Christ. He wants us to have happy moments too. As Marilyn Froerer told me after losing Christian, the Lord has tender mercies in store for each of us when we are in need....maybe this little wig will be just the "ticket" We love and pray for you and your family each day. Love, Rick and Melanie

  2. Kim,
    You have such an amazing attitude about all this. You truly are an inspiration to us all that no matter what each of us is dealing with, there is something positive that can come from it. And we know that our trials will be but a small moment in the true perspective of things. Thank you for your words, and I hope you continue to feel better!
    Love you!
    Love, Haylie

  3. Um, pretty sure a "new look" is worthy of a profile pic on Facebook! Your fans want to know!! Love, B. :)

  4. Hi Kim.......I think you should borrow the long blond wig I got for David to wear in the Huntsville 4th of July parade...".Huntsville Welcomes Paris Hilton" should really give Vern a Buzz...... kiddin!!!
    It was wonderful to read your uplifting post today. A little progress is really BIG progress considering what you've been through. You are such an example of faith and testimony. Don't ever forget how much we love and pray for you. Eileen

  5. Darn, I was hoping that we could all shave our heads in support! Can't wait to see the new doo.

    Kim, I pray for you always. My heart is with you always. Several people have asked me about how you are doing and each conversation is filled with love for you.

    Now, I haven't received a phone call to bring dinner. I've asked to, but sooommmmeeeehhhooowwww, I think they are protecting you and the family. So, I'll continue to pray for you. And maybe when it's my turn to bring food, you can pray for me. ;-)

  6. Hi Kim it's Sue Owens--I love you. I do understand and will pray for you and your family.
    Andrea has a cute wig you can have, I'll bring it up!!Keep your chin up my friend.

  7. Hi Kim, if you are wondering who Gigi is it is me, Gail Campbell. I am so sorry to hear about the cancer. My prayers are with you and Vern and family to comfort all of you during your treatment and recovery. I do hope you have a speedy recovery soon. My prayers will be also be to help you with eating so think "Pounds On" as there are many prayers going up to our Heavely Father for you.

  8. Kimmy, I check this darn blog every day 2 or three times and every time you post I think how amazing you are--going through what most of us can't even imagine, and still managing to reach out and cheer and inspire others. Your posts always lift my spirits and help me see the good and hope in everything you're going through, which I'm not very good at. I tend to be tragic and angry when it comes to big bad things happening to people I love. YOU ARE AMAZING! Thank you so much for your shining, blazing light of goodness and hope. (wow, that was dramatic, but it's really what I see, you know.) Know that we think of and pray for you many times every day.
    Also, as you know, Gary has a rather large and colorful selection of wigs, should you feel so inclined. An enormous rainbow afro and a 3 foot purple beehive are a couple of the highlights!
    Love yo so much!
    Sherry and family :) :) :) :) :)