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, July 3, 2012

This Summer So Far..

Things are going well so far this summer.  I went in last Monday, June 25th for my chemo treatment, but my white blood counts weren't high enough and they had to put it off until yesterday.  They still weren't quite where they wanted them to be, but Dr. Prystas decided to go ahead.  The Doxil has worked very well as my CA-125 has gone down to 65.  Whoo hoo!  That's the lowest it's ever been since I began this journey!  I'm still trying to get used to this new chemo treatment.  It is definitely much easier in many ways, but it's been kind of unpredictable.  With the last chemo, I knew that I was going to feel crummy for the first 5 days and then I'd feel better.  The Doxil is slowly released over a period of a few weeks, and so I'll be feeling good for some days and crummy for others--I just never know when I'm going to have the crummy days, so it's more difficult to plan things.  I also got some bad burns--from the inside out--on the skin between my fingers and toes about 18 days after my last treatment.  They are still sore & healing and I hope they won't get worse with this last treatment.  It has been an extremely busy summer so far.  We've had a lot of family company from out of state the last couple of weeks--and I have been really tired at times--but it has been wonderful to have them here!  I'm so thankful that I can still be here, and feeling well enough to have spent this time with them.  We are waiting for Jarett's mission call to arrive this week (hopefully), and I know this is going to bring some big changes in our lives the next few months.  Life is sooo good!  What a blessing to be on this earth at this time--to have my family, friends and the gospel of Jesus Christ--He is everything!!!  All my love, Kim

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