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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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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 »
I am woman! (again) by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Whew, so much has happened since I last wrote! Summer proved to be even busier with the kids than when school was in session. Ok, so it's mostly my fault. I want them to be ... Read on »
Feeling much better by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here I am again, exactly one month since my last pathetic post. Lordy, was I ever in a pit when I wrote that! Amazing what severe, ongoing pain and around-the-clock narcoti ... Read on »
Snowballs, toothaches, and a brief sense of wellness by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Had my slew of scans done during the first week back from vacation. Great results! Many places where there had been cancer before, no longer showed any signs cancer, such a ... Read on »
Vacation boosts the soul! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all! Had a great vacation in Hawaii with my family (husband, kids and mom)! Visited Pearl Harbor, Volcanoes National Park, a black sand beach, the towns of Hilo & Vol ... Read on »
Rolling along by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yep, I've officially failed at my new year "to do" of blogging more often, after only 2 months! I really don't know where the time goes, all I know is that I'm ALWAYS busy ... Read on »
Good news and changes by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yesterday I went to MD Anderson for my Avastin infusion and to visit with Dr. Green. It was a chaotic morning at home. We had a low tire on the van, our tire gauge quit wor ... Read on »
Ups & Downs by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I am sorry that my last post was a little too much for a fellow cancer fighter. I certainly understand how it could upset someone getting ready to enter treatment. As I sai ... Read on »
Cancer talk by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all, and Happy New Year! Thanks for reading my rambling blog posts. I am doing fairly well, and I continue on the same two chemotherapy agents. Right now I have somet ... Read on »