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Hi my name is Kathy. I am here to get me back. I was telling my 12 year old daughter some of the crazy things I would do with my friends. Some stories I could not tell....must wait till she is older. (wink, wink) but I started to feel really sad. I said to her "I miss me. I want to get me back!!"

Here is some back ground info of what got me to be where I am today....
When I was 12 (3 Decades ago) I had sprained my right ankle. By the time I was suppose to be healed I noticed that the swelling never really went down. So of course my parents took me to the doctor and to make a long story very short I was diagnosed with Primary lyphmedemia in both legs.....from the knee down. Thank God only my right leg swelled. As a kid, and even now as an adult, I get questioned as to why I only wear one stocking or why one leg is swollen. When I was growing up I did not let the lymphedemia stop me. I played basketball and as a teen worked as a clown on skates!! I love to roller skate!! If I win a million, I would love to open up a roller rink.

I got married in 1990 and I had my daughter in 1995. I always wanted 3 kids but it wasn't meant to be. I had 2 miscarriages and that was enough for me.

In Easter 2003 I noticed some changes in my right breast. I went to my gynocologist and had a mammo and a needle core biopsy. Everything came back fine and I was relieved! But the doc's wanted to keep an eye on me. So I had another mammo that Fall. The tech who was doing the test asked me how long my breast was kinda pink. I had no idea but I said that I would keep my eye on it. That mammo came back clean! But I was concerned about the color plus the skin was starting to take on the appearance of the skin of an orange. I did not think that was good. Back to the doctors who now wanted to do a MRI and a needle biopsy with a ultrasound. I being the have to know type started looking on the computer. What I found scared the daylights out of me. It was a picture of a woman's breast that looked just like mine and she had Inflammatory Breast Cancer!! I was shocked. It was listed as stage III. My mammo's came back clean!! NO ONE IN MY FAMILY HAD CANCER!!! HEY I AM ONLY 38!!
Well, I too was diagnosed with IBC on 12-17-03. Christmas eve I was sitting in an Oncologist office making plans for 8 rounds of chemo. Maybe 4 rounds then surgery then the other 4 rounds. ( I had ACT) Depended how the mass did with chemo. ( I did all 8 rounds before surgery). On May 12, 2004 ( 2 days after mine and my daughter's b-day) I had a MRM. Then I got to heal for a month or so. Then off for 6 weeks of radiation. After came Arimadex. I won't go into alot of detail be I did have rare reactions to some of the stuff I went through. Well say I did not stay on Arimadex long!! I was switched to Aromasin.

Because I am estrogen positive I need to be in menapause but chemo did not shut down my ovaries so I had them removed August 2005. Also in 2005 I developed lymphedemia in my right arm. Not a great year, huh? Well May of 2006 I started to get my period AGAIN!! So I had to switch to Tamoxefen. Another long story short I had surgery in May 2007, and the surgaen removed what she described as a 3rd ovary. Weird stuff huh? I went through everything with a sense of humor. I cried also don't get me wrong but a good laugh helped me a lot more.

Well I am a 4 year IBC survivor. I told you all this because I just wanted you to know.....even tho you have been through SO MUCH, you can make it. I do not know what you have been through but you can make it too! I am just starting to feel pretty good again....but I want to feel even better. I am ready to put one foot in front of the other and getting started with a healthy eating and exercise program!!

Bright Blessings at all!



Member Since: 12/14/2007

Fitness Minutes: 6,520

My Goals:
By July 1st I will fit into my size 12 button fly jeans. :o)

April 1 2011 175.5 (174.5 on 3-31-11)
May 1 2011 172
(172 on 5-01-11)
June 1 2011 168.5
July 1 2011 165

I reached this goal and was feeling wonderful. Then on Dec 8 2011 I fell and badly broke my right wrist! i stopped doing everything positive for myself.

My new goals for 2014 are here!
Start August 19 194
Sept 189
Oct 184
Nov 179
Dec 174
Jan 169


My Program:
Mostly Sparkpeople and Fat Smash Diet. Also I joined the 5K training program.

Check in to yoga.

Also I bought into The Firm (darn infomercial--LOL) will try to fit that into my week also.



Personal Information:
Name is Kathy. I live on Long Island, NY
I hade 6 wonderful kitties but my two oldest (17) have passed :(
I now have 4 beautiful kitties. one is 7, another is 5, and the "baby" is 3 (ages as of 3-2011)
Plus one the has Adopted us I have no idea how old
he is!

Update my Kitty that adopted us....Thomas.....passed away 4-22-14 I miss him terribly


Other Information:
Great Quote.....Failure is easy success takes work!




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  • v TEENY_BIKINI
    Have a great week!

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    32 days ago
  • v KIKI20
    Thanks so much for your reply and encouragements. I hope that it works out well. By the way, you look fab! Keep up the great work! emoticon
    1384 days ago
  • v WILDFIREKRISTIN
    Hi Kat,

    Where are you girlfriend? I am missing you tons! I hope that life is treating you well and we will be seeing you very soon!

    Hugs,

    Kristin emoticon
    1703 days ago
  • v WILDFIREKRISTIN
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    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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    Missing my Kat! How are you my friend?
    1742 days ago
  • v WILDFIREKRISTIN
    Hello Kat!

    Thinking of you tonight and wondering how you are doing? I read your blog and it gave me good insight into your life, awesome blog~!

    Are you enjoying summer? What are you up to my friend? Whatever it is I hope you are having the time of your life and will check back in soon to catch up.

    Many hugs,

    Kristin
    1794 days ago
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