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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ten Years Have Got Behind You....

I have officially been NED for 10 years now.  (As far as anyone can tell.)  It went pretty quickly, and super slowly, all at the same time.

It is the only cancer related date I celebrate. I acknowledge them all, but only this one has me raise a glass anymore. And it's always a nice martini.

I always want to give a big shout out and send much love to all who participated in my care and treatment. Big, big love to you 
Dr. V, Dr. W, Dr. L, Dr. D, and all the wonderful day surgery nurses whose names I don't know, and especially my friend and chemo nurse, Ms. C, and also my ob/gyn nurse and long time friend Ms. F!

I'm also so thankful to the friends, both in real life friends, and those online friends I most likely will never meet in person. Y'all know who you are. Huge hugs from us in Georgia to you all.

And of course, my love, my O, and my mom..... All my family. Y'all know how I feel for y'all. Super lucky to have all of you. 

Grateful doesn't come close to describing the emotions when I look back on these past 10 years. Grateful, but also, still grappling with "the fear". That insidious asshole that lives constantly in the back of my mind. And I'm working on some fresh words about that, so that, especially right now, is a topic for another post.

So, join me, won't you, in raising a glass to NED, what I like to call "cancer-freeness", and also let's raise a finger to cancer.

Thought I'd something more to say...... But I don't. Here I am on the anniversary of the cancer-freeness on June 23.

In case y'all were wondering what 10 years of cancer free-ness looks like.
July 23, 2019


Kathi, the Accidental Amazon said...

<3 Glad you're still here. Amazing, isn't it??

Nancy's Point said...

Hi Kimberly,

Well, look at you! Yay for 10 years NED! Hoping you have many, many, MANY more years of being NED. Like the rest of your life number of years!

Totally relate to your feelings of gratitude but also to "the fear" of living with that "insidious asshole" that is cancer.

And thank you your friendship too.

Joining you in raising that glass...


P.S. Great to read a new blog post!

LunaTechChick said...

Hi Kathi! Yes, it's amazing. And you are amazing. Love to call you my friend! xx

LunaTechChick said...

Hi Nancy!

Cheers! Yes, may we all have a lifetimes worth of NED! So glad to consider you my friend. I knew y'all would know who you are lol!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Kimberly!

Evelyn from Madrid here;.)

So happy to read you hit the 10-year mark, and let many more to come!

I had the 5-year mark since diagnosis last July...My onc compared the bc with a fire in a wood: the nearer you are to the center, the more dangerous it is and more trees are cought by the flames. The farer one reaches, the less dangerous the fire gets.

Enjoy the remains of the summer and cheers!


LunaTechChick said...

Hi Evelyn!

So sorry I'm just now seeing your comment! Congrats on the 5 years. I like your onc's analogy.

Thanks so much for reading & commenting.