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"!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Just Trying to Keep Up

     Sorry to those of you who have been waiting for me to post.  Once school got out, it's just been crazy & I'm just doing my best to keep up with these kids of mine!  I had my last chemo treatment on May 29th & then received the good news that my CA-125 DID drop down to 148.  That was a huge surprise for us, since Dr. Prystas had told us a couple of times that we could expect it to actually go up the first couple of rounds.  The other really good news is that I can no longer even feel the lump in my chest muscle, so this chemo seems to be working pretty well.  It's actually the easiest I've had with all the different chemo drugs I've done.  In fact, I left for California 5 days after this last treatment & went to S. California with my boys & my sister's family.  We had a great time tromping around Disneyland & Legoland, but I have definitely been dragging since I got home.  In fact, about 3 weeks ago I ran into someone & caught myself telling them, "I don't know why I'm so darned tired!"  Then I remembered...Duh!  You have cancer....I actually thought that it was pretty cool that for a few minutes my thoughts weren't with this nasty cancer, & I was just trying to figure out why I was so darned tired that day. :-)  All in all, this summer has gotten off to a really good start & the next few weeks are filled with all sorts of fun activities with family & friends.
     I went to the S.L. Temple today & looked down at my temple recommend & realized that I need to get it renewed this month.  I just thought, "Yea!", because I remembered the first time I went to the temple after I was diagnosed & my recommend was still fairly new.  On that day, I was thinking, "I probably won't still be here to meet with the Bishop & Stake President for another one."  How incredibly excited I am to be able to meet with them this month & renew this precious piece of paper that allows me to attend the Temple.  Other than my own home, the Temple is the place I most want to be, & I can hardly wait for the day that all my children will be there with me & Vern.
     I continue to be so grateful for your faith, love & prayers.  Love, Kim


  1. Kim, You are truly amazing! Your post says you are just trying to keep up, but I see you sprinting ahead in strength & spirit despite the hardships & challenges placed before you. For example, hearing that you ran the last 9 miles of the Ogden marathon & then I see you running in the Radnar race in front of Chris's on Friday, with a great big smile on your face. I wish I had recognized you sooner to give you a honk & wave of encouragement. You are truly astonishing & an inspiration to us all. I am encouraged to hear of your recent good results. Your wonderful attitude will keep you ahead in the race. Love, Aunt Suzie

  2. Kim, what an inspiration you are! I love to follow your blog and keep up with you. Keep going strong. We sure miss you guys. LaMar and I just moved to St. George, hoping and praying that it helps him feel better. The lower elevation is better for him. We're building a home so it will be a crazy summer but hope to be in by September. Come visit us when you feel up to it! Take care and keep that great attitude going! Love ya, Tami Creamer