Calling Team Kathy! I'm hosing my first cyber pajama party on December 11 (the night before my next chemo day). No need to physically attend, just dress in your favorite jammies and think positive thoughts for chemo #3. That will put me 75% complete with phase I. ...read more
My most humble and sincere apologies (is that over doing it?) for not sharing my new friend with you sooner. I thought I had, but after several requests yesterday, I must blame it on chemo brain. Shortly after my diagnosis, my good friend Debbie sent this doll to me...read more
This is just too cute not to post.read more
My niece is a youth minister in Texas and their church creates prayer quilts for people going through difficult times. The workers pray as they sew the quits. When they finish the quilts, they tie yarn to it and leave the strands long. The quilt is passed around, and...read more
So many of you send me text messages and emails with photos of you wearing pink on my surgery day. They were so fun to look at in the hospital and when I got home. I made a collage of many of the images. Click on the photo to see a larger version.read more
I have received so many cards, messages, prayers and gifts and feel humbled and supported by all of you. I have laughed at your messages and cried at your notes. I had a good week and I'm ready for surgery. My Mom has arrived, and mom's always make things better. ...read more
From my niece, nephew and sister: Kathy, Sending a few pics from our walk last weekend. We laughed a lot, cried a bit, and thought of you the whole time. I know I was thinking of you the whole time on our 3 mile walk because I had a small rock in my shoe. I took my...read more
The Virginia Gay surgery department in Vinton shows support for Team Kathyread more
I am surrounded by positive and proactive people. The first thing that most of you ask is, "What can I do to help?" This questions exhausted me at first, but with the help of a couple of friends, I have come up with a reply. First and foremost, you can make sure...read more
I'm forming a team for people who want to walk beside me and laugh along the way. I'm calling it Team Kathy. Since I'm the self-appointed captain, I want to make sure I have the right people on my team. I want: People with positive attitudes. People who can laugh...read more
The posts on this page were added at the request of several of my readers who wanted “the fun stories to continue.” Some are dedicated to a friend in her last weeks of life. These posts are a mix of travel adventures and random experiences and are in date order with the newest post on top.
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