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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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How Kim kicks off breast cancer awareness month... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's somewhat ironic that I would be kicking off breast cancer awareness month with the start of new chemo. Here is an update on what's been going on with me. This week ... Read on »
My cup is 1/2 full! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Jenine, You have such a positive attitude and this is good medicine! You inspire others with your story. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Amy My motto ... Read on »
God bless my mom... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Kim, Thank you for your honesty and sharing your story with us. Learning to accept help can be difficult, but it is a time in your life when you really need support. Amy ... Read on »
Cancer has made me fight for what I want! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Cindy, Thank you for reminding us that sometimes a "lump is just a lump". Yet other times it is not. It sounds like you have a great group of doctors that treated you, ... Read on »
Cruise for the Cure by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Amy, I understand your feeling of wanting to do something. Big or small we all can do something to promote breast cancer. Thank you for organizing an event in your are ... Read on »
Kim by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all! My appointment with Dr. Green went well. Armed with my handwritten list of topics to discuss and questions needing answers, she patiently listened and answer ... Read on »
Who inspires me... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Cindy, Thank you for sharing this story about your dear friend Dorothy. We all need people in our lives that inspire us. Also, thank you Dorothy for sharing your life st ... Read on »
The latest on Kim by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all, The pathology has come back on my left flank nodules as being "metastatic deposits." This new area of cancer is unchanged from my previous tumors: ER+, PR+, H ... Read on »
Support and encouragement make a difference... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Thank you Trish for sharing your story with us. Congratulations on being CANCER FREE! Celebrating life is what it is all about. Bless you, Amy My name is Trish ... Read on »
Continue with follow up... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Brenda, You have so much courage. Thank goodness you were doing your monthly breast exams and you found your lump. You took control. We are faced with making difficult ... Read on »
My conversation with Abby... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Currently going through the motions of breast cancer at times can be hard. It has been over 6 months now with many tests from mammograms, x-rays, MRI’s and 3 Biopsies. ... Read on »
News from Kim by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all, Another update on my stage IV breast cancer journey. Monday I received mixed results from last week's scans. A couple of chest lymph nodes actually decrease ... Read on »
Kim's update by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Time is just flying by! Can't believe it's been over 2 months since my last update. In my last post (April 7th) I was awaiting test/scan results to evaluate the effective ... Read on »
Dealing with reoccurence... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Brenda, You have so much courage. We wish you a speedy recovery to your recent surgery. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Your testimony will save lives. Amy ... Read on »
Early Detection Does Save Lives by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Sara, You are living proof that mammograms really do save lives. We wish you many healthy years ahead. May God bless you on your journey and congratualtions on completi ... Read on »
My Mother's Story by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Kurt, Thank you for sharing your mother's story with us. It is so interesting to hear about breast cancer from a son's perspective. You have such a deep love for her an ... Read on »
Strength in the family by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Keri, Your family shows such strength and courage. What a blessing that your mother did not have a diagnosis of cancer. You being strong for your family and giving your ... Read on »
My hero, My mother by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Jessica, It is so hard to see people we love go through cancer. You are an amazing woman who made many sacrifices for your mom. You have a servant's heart. God is working ... Read on »
Get Outta the Way by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Heather, Thank you so much for sharing this story with us. Your mother is very courageous and brave. She is a role model for all of us. Amy I am 5’4 a ... Read on »
Big week next week! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's been a long 3 months waiting for my next round of tests/scans! Next week, I will spend 3 days at MD Anderson. Monday, I'll have my femur issues re-evaluated with a r ... Read on »