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thepinkribbonshop

Originally diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at age 32 in 2000, I have been living with stage IV cancer since 2006. From the mundane everyday to the monthly cancer treatments, I chronicle it all in my blog, called "Ya Only Live Once ... A Survivor's Journey." I am also collecting... Full Bio
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Pinkie Woes by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here's me, rocking the bald look on a recent happy day on my back deck ... one of my favorite places. Got a lot to catch up on here!  Sorry for taking so long si ... Read on »
ARK by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Well I was pretty low when I wrote my last post.  I've had a lot of ups and downs with dealing with my appearance and limitations.  Sundays are especially hard, as I try to ... Read on »
Feeling blahhhh by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I know it's normal to feel blah sometimes -- for cancer patients and non-cancer-patients alike!  Just venting here... I am sick sick sick of having to live within arm' ... Read on »
The latest ... I'm doing OK! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A few weeks ago, I had my usual round of every-three-month scans & tests.  And also a bone scan.  The CT scan of the chest & abdomen showed NO pleural effusion, NO enlarged ... Read on »
FUNDING THE CURE - Recap & Update! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer How about a little good news!? If you're a regular follower of my blog or shop, you may remember that a little over a year ago, The Pink Ribbon Shop established The Pi ... Read on »
Hanging in there by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Not been the best couple of weeks... Still having pain behind knee.  As long as I do virtually no activity, I feel good.  Any time on my feet causes pain.  I am not do ... Read on »
Brief Update by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Well I thought that once October ended, I would have more time to blog, but that hasn't been the case.  We just hosted a Christmas party last weekend, and its grown so much ... Read on »
Great news & happy days by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Well, I finally had my CT scans & chest x-ray to determine the effectiveness of Abraxane, which I have been on for 12 weeks.  It's working!  CT scan of the chest shows "Int ... Read on »
I am no wonder woman! by thepinkribbonshop 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So much time has passed since updated my blog, I'm sure I'll be leaving some things out.  I foolishly thought I would write more frequently, having more to say, once I star ... Read on »
Quick update by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today I received my 3rd dose of Abraxane... First, the positives:  it is not causing nausea or vomiting, or even a decrease in my appetite (darn it on that one!), I am ... Read on »
Coming up ... big baldy by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's been a crazy busy summer, as usual.  The kids all went to Camp Lone Star, Christa flew to N.O. for a week (by herself!) and went to a Lutheran high school youth gather ... Read on »
Exciting news @ The Pink Ribbon Shop! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today is our "official" announcement about The Pink Ribbon Shop Fund for Breast Cancer Research at MD Anderson!  If you didn't get our promotional email, here's what was sa ... Read on »
Slow growing cancer ... Yay?!? by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A couple of weeks ago, I visited MD Anderson for my 3 month check.  Good news and bad news.  CT scans showed minimal growth of tumors.  However, the radiologist also looked ... Read on »
Walk Like a Diva by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Saturday, my family and I participated in the Walk Like a Diva 5K Family Fun Walk in my little part of the world, Kingwood, Texas. It was a GORGEOUS day! The rout ... Read on »
Busy week!!! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Very busy week this week! A whopping 60+ new products are being introduced @ The Pink Ribbon Shop, which is quite a labor intensive task. Several weeks ago, Cookie the c ... Read on »
Pink Ribbons in the News by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Many of you may have heard that Komen has made the news with some not-so-great happenings. I'm certainly no expert on the latest events, and I don't, in the least bit, cla ... Read on »
Great-ish news! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The six weeks between my November scans and last week's scans have been laden with anxiety -- probably the most I've had about my cancer in a long while. I usually try n ... Read on »
Quick Update from Kim by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Just a quick update. Thanksgiving week I had my usual scans and lab work done @ MDA. For some reason I kinda had a bad feeling about them prior to having them. The results ... Read on »
Breast cancer awareness ... it's not over! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Now that breast cancer awareness month 2011 is history, I'd like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that breast cancer awareness doesn't have to stop in October! Th ... Read on »
October Madness and News by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer As breast cancer awareness month is winding down, it's time to let out a big sigh of relief and also a huge woohoo of gratitude! The Pink Ribbon Shop has been crazy busy, O ... Read on »