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I'm Back

Just wanted to pop on and let you know I'm back from the chemo coma. I can't even begin to describe how it sucks. I literally can feel the drugs coarsing through my brain, numbing it, making it almost feel as if it's vibrating. I know that sounds strange but it's how I feel.

So what have I been doing? Well, after crawling back into bed on Tuesday afternoon, I remember a Housewives of Orange County marathon, a Honeymooners marathon (I think that was New Years Eve) and a Bones marathon (think that was New Years Day) - it was pretty gross though so I think I finally changed the channel at some point.

I lost almost all the rest of my hair.

I ate two 1/2 pieces of toast, two ice pops and a bit of raisin bran, two glasses of welches grape juice (anti-oxidents) and that's about it.

I'm making up for it today though. There's a tuna sub with my name on it so back later.

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Kim, that sounds like a really hideous start to the New Year. I'm so sorry.

But it will get better. And you'll never have to watch Housewives of Orange County again.

That's sounds really horrible Kim. At least there could have been good marathons on for you. I can see you decided to skip the 24 hour Elf marathon. Tuna sub sounds deelish!

Wendy and Rob:

Blueberries have a lot of anti-oxidents, do you have the Odwalla drinks where you are? If so they have a blueberry smoothie type drink. There's always Naked smoothies too. No, you don't drink it naked ... unless you want to. :-)

Hope you had your fill today. Keep fueling up, Kim. W.

Hey, Kim,
Just stopping by to send a huge hug your way. How many more sessions with this dastardly chemo to go?
Ciao, bella,


I'm glad you are feeling better. I was worried about you when you didn't answer my email. Sorry about your hair, hopefully this means the chemo is doing what it's suppose to do.

Glad to hear that you've surfaced. Hang in there.

Barb Cabot:

Kim, I've been thinking of you and wondering what was going on. Now I know. This is hard stuff to be sure. Words are difficult to find but may I say, Friend my heart grieves that you have to go through this. I am with you in my heart though miles separate us. We've only met once yet through all of your words I feel as if I have known you much longer. My prayers for a complete recovery are said daily on your behalf. I look forward to a time when we can celebrate your wellness together. I'm with you.

One more down ... one less to go.

"I can't even begin to describe how it sucks. I literally can feel the drugs coarsing through my brain"

It truly is indescribable, and that is partly why this disease can be so isolating. It just feels so WRONG, on every level, to be doing this to our own bodies. But the thing to focus on is that if you are feeling so crap, then just imagine what it's doing to those miserable little cancer cells.

Just rest as much as you need to stay as healthy as you can, eat as well as possible ... and stay hydrated!


I have a devotional card to St. Peregrine, who's the patron saint of cancer patients, and I pray to him everyday for you and another friend who are battling this nasty disease. Hang in there.

Oh boy that sounds awful - glad you have resurfaced and that you will eat again! We are all thinking about you and wanting this chemo to end very very soon!!

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