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"!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
2nd Chemo Treatment
I'll try not to make this a lengthly epistle again--I probably shouldn't be writing at all since I am really feeling the effects of "chemo brain" at the moment. My chemo treatment was postponed from Monday to Tuesday since Dr. Prystas had to show up for jury duty that day. Mom came up Sunday night and is back to taking care of all of us. Dad is doing really well this week, and I am so grateful to him for making it so easy for her to come here and help--he not only lets her take care of us all--he genuinely wants her to be here and wishes he could be here too. What a blessing to have such great family! Julie came and brought lunch during my treatment yesterday, and the three of us visited while the chemicals were being pumped into me. My health has improved so much in the last 3 weeks, so we are very hopeful that the side effects from this one won't be as bad as before. It's difficult to describe what all the chemicals make you feel like. It's not terribly awful--but I don't feel great. I am amazed when I hear of these people who have a treatment and then go right back to work afterwards--wow! I just feel really out of it. I was glad Mom was driving home yesteday--I think I could have driven myself, but I don't think any of you would have wanted to be on the road with me! Anyway, physically I am getting along okay, and mentally/emotionally things are feeling better too. I've loved being able to get out and about a bit more this last week and seeing all my family, friends and valley neighbors has really lifted my spirits. There isn't a day goes by that I don't get a note, blog message, phone call, visit or other thoughtful act of service and that just makes my day! I know that "angels (are) round about (me) to bear me up." (D&C 84:88) I am so thankful for such good people in my life--how can anyone go through such a thing without such love & support? I am grateful that I've not had to experience that. Love always, Kim