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Quick update

Friday, July 11, 2014

For whatever reason, I haven't been blogging much lately. I think it's because I don't feel like I'm doing much that is "blog worthy".

Life is good. I've been exercising pretty consistently. I go to 5 aerobics classes a week at my local fitness center and try to keep moving when I'm at home.

I've decided that the risk of lymphedema is too high for me to attempt long bicycle rides on my upright bike so I'm looking into tadpole trikes. We plan to go visit a trike manufacturer in North Carolina in a couple weeks to do some test riding. I'm looking forward to that.

I'm loving the summer and all the fresh veggies available from the local farmer's markets. We have one local market in particular that we like that only sells sustainably grown foods. We make a point of getting as much food there as we possibly can to support it.

My cancer checkups have all been good. It's nice to be going only for checkups and not for treatment. Hooray!

Wishing everyone a good day.

Hugs,
Kay

  
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KOHINOOR2 7/11/2014 7:05PM

    emoticon Glad you're doing well. emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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ICECUB 7/11/2014 7:02PM

    WAY TO GO GOOD DOCTOR VISITS I ENJOY GOING TO THE MARKET EVERYTHING IS SO FRESH.

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PHOENIX1949 7/11/2014 3:41PM

    emoticon I love those organic farmer's markets. Great on the cancer checkups.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/11/2014 3:36PM

    HUGS Good luck on the hunt for the trike!

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/11/2014 1:41PM

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful blessings!

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ZELLAZM 7/11/2014 12:52PM

    It's good to see you appreciating the "days of small things" after all you've been through! Enjoy! Looking forward to seeing what your trike looks like!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 7/11/2014 12:34PM

    How wonderful. The changes you made in your diet are helping your outcome. It's so good your finding what is working for you. emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 7/11/2014 11:46AM

    Awesome!!! emoticon So glad for you on the cancer front, and the exercise WOW. You do so much, puts me to shame even with my silly knees and back.
Glad you have options for your biking. Have fun checking them all out!
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/11/2014 11:37AM

    That is fabulous you were doing 5 aerobic classes a week! I am so proud of you! You rock girlfriend! That is awesome news that all your cancer checkups have all been good! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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NEW-CAZ 7/11/2014 11:30AM

    emoticon so pleased you're doing so well, such an inspiration.

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MISSG180 7/11/2014 10:50AM

    Glad things are going well!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/11/2014 10:40AM

    I appreciate the update; sooooo happy you are doing well. Very. Big hug.

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JERSEYGIRL24 7/11/2014 10:19AM

    So glad life is good. I love your positive attitude, and you so deserve it. I love your background, too!! emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 7/11/2014 9:35AM

    It's so good to hear that life is going good! And that is certainly "blogworthy" to me!

Those trikes look like great fun; if I didn't have a problem hip, I would look into getting one of those, but unfortunately, peddling on anything causes my hip to lock up on me.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 7/11/2014 8:59AM

    Blogging is for the blogger. There is great benefit in putting pen to paper to record your thoughts, or even putting blip to screen.

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Sprouts....A better way to grow them!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I've been growing alfalfa sprouts for the past 9 months for juicing. I had been using the old fashioned mason jar with a screen lid on top system. It works okay, but about a month ago I got something that is sooo much better.

It's called the Victorio 4-tray seed sprouter. I like mine so much, I thought I would blog about it. Here is a picture of it.


I got mine from Amazon.
www.amazon.com/Victorio-VKP1014-4 -Tray-Kitchen-Sprouter/dp/B005FVPP04/r ef=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403730801&sr=8- 1&keywords=seed+sprouter&tag=casldica-20

I start a new tray every day or every other day depending on how much juicing I'm doing. What I like about it is that it takes up very litte space on the counter and water from the top tray is used to water all the trays below it and is collected in the white bowl in the bottom. I use the bottom bowl for soaking my next batch of seeds to be sprouted. It works like a charm and is far easier to use than my old system.

I think it would work well with other kinds of seeds. The brochure that came with it lists alfalfa, broccoli, clover, mung, lentil and garbanzo and seeds that can be grown in the sprouter. There may be many others too.

  
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FLORIDASUN 6/30/2014 12:14PM

    What a COOL devise...I used to grow sprouts back in the day. Then I'd invariably forget to water them and next time I checked...dead~s~ville!

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e look great and they are sooooo healthy. I need to get back to my juicing again..but I'm still enjoying my tea...have ordered more since you sent me that wonderful little surprise.

Hugs and your new pic looks GREAT...I'm SO thrilled you are feeling so much better my beautiful friend!

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Bobbi Anne

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DS9KIE 6/29/2014 12:22AM

    hey I get one of those for Christmas and boy it works great and fast

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/26/2014 6:12PM

    I love sprouting. Of course I juice them.

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MOM2ACAT 6/26/2014 5:28PM

    That looks cool, but I know if I tried to grow those, my cats would be trying to eat them, lol.

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/26/2014 1:20PM

    Yum! Thanks!

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JANTHEBLONDE 6/26/2014 1:07PM

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing the link! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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OPALMOON 6/26/2014 10:56AM

    Very interesting! This looks like a pretty neat way to grow sprouts! Thanks for sharing with us, Kay.

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MISSG180 6/26/2014 10:10AM

    I used to grow sprouts all the time, I haven't for many years now. Maybe I will get back to it!

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NATPLUMMER 6/26/2014 9:20AM

    Cool!

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SELENITYLUNARE 6/26/2014 8:07AM

    I don't juice but I love to add alfalfa sprouts to my stir fry. It's impossible to buy any in Crossville so I will definitely be checking this out! Thanks!

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NILLAPEPSI 6/26/2014 7:34AM

    What a neat idea!!! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 6/26/2014 4:17AM

    Very cool - I used to have one like this, but only two levels. (I wonder what happened to it?) You may have inspired me!

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/26/2014 3:19AM

    I love sprouts! Thanks for sharing! I just might have to get one I'd use sprouts every day in my salad or sandwiches. I'll have to add it to my wish list so that I can get one soon. emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 6/26/2014 12:57AM

  This looks very nice. I have always enjoyed sprouts in sandwiches (a lot more interesting than lettuce!), but I am not big on smoothies. I don't know that I would use it enough, but I do like the concept. Thank you!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 6/25/2014 10:21PM

    Wow, thank you!
My friend's husband is a chef and uses mung sprouts...they are big and tasty!
I love alfalfa on sandwiches! Never thought about juicing!
Hugs,
Mary

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MOONGLOWSNANA 6/25/2014 9:53PM

  Gosh Kay, I think that would make up for how slow I've been getting my plants out this spring. Once I get started they could grow and grow and grow. I'm going to check out Amazon!

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    emoticon Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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BA5454 6/25/2014 9:16PM

    So cool! Thanks much for the link!

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JUNEAU2010 6/25/2014 9:10PM

    How cool is that?! Do you need sunlight? (My kitchen is really dark)

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LOPEYP 6/25/2014 7:35PM

    Nifty little thing. emoticon

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DARLENEK04 6/25/2014 7:10PM

  David used to grow his own sprouts to put in Chinese dishes he learned
to cook while traveling (with Uncle Sam) overseas...


Good going Kay...I will look on Amazon ....

Darlenek

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1CRAZYDOG 6/25/2014 6:17PM

    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/25/2014 6:10PM

    That looks awesome! I love sprouts on sandwiches and in salads!

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TERRIJ7 6/25/2014 6:04PM

    I've seen those but haven't used them. It's good to hear from a satisfied customer.

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/25/2014 5:35PM

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing; gonna check it out.

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HEALTHY4ME 6/25/2014 5:30PM

    Hmm interesting, I think that is cool. My daughter will be really interested in this. I don't know if I would use them enough, but smoothies and salads, hmm yea. lol

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UMBILICAL 6/25/2014 5:29PM

  Love em

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ZZYYGGY3 6/25/2014 5:28PM

    isn't it nice to fine new ways of doing things.

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    WOW! Thank you!

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Short bicycling vacation to Ohio

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 3 weeks since I've written a blog. That's a long time for me.

In a nutshell, over the past 3 weeks:

1. I had my first post-treatment checkup with my medical oncologist. Everything looks good! She doesn't want to see me again for 4 months. Woot!!

2. We went to Illinois (to see my grown children) and to Wisconsin (for my husband to be best man at a friend's wedding).

3. We went on a three-day bicycling vacation in Ohio. Ohio has miles of super-flat paved bicycle trails and going there enabled me to get some easy miles in on the bike. I hadn't biked at all since treatment ended a month ago so it was nice to be out on the bike again. I biked 75 miles over three days....I told you the trails were FLAT! I loved it!

Now we are home in the hills of Tennessee....I have my work cut out for me to put in miles around here!

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Live is good!!

  
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COLUMBINE2 7/2/2014 12:05AM

    Wow! I've missed you (I'm been AWAL from SP, I'm very sorry to say). You are doing so well...and your hair is cute, cute, cute! And that smile......it's a million $$ smile if there ever was one! Beautiful!

Keep up the great work, and be kind to your body, too! It's been workin' mighty hard for you lately!

Hugs & congratulations!
Nancy

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    That is GREAT NEWS!! emoticon

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TERRIJ7 6/25/2014 11:21AM

    I wondered if I was missing your blog notifications--glad to see that you've been gadding about!

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LSDALOIA 6/24/2014 8:40AM

    All great news -- especially about your doc's appointment. I can't believe you're back on the bike already. And doing so well! Way to go!

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MARYJEANSL 6/23/2014 7:43PM

  I'm so glad to hear that things are going well - and that you got a little vacation.

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MISSG180 6/23/2014 1:00PM

    Love to hear that you are doing so well!

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    emoticon Glad you're doing well. Sounds like you had a great vacation emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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LOPEYP 6/22/2014 7:10PM

    AWESOME!! I am glad to hear that you are traveling and biking again. It must have been great to visit family and friends and go on a little biking trip!!
Great news, my friend!

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FLORIDASUN 6/22/2014 6:08PM

    FANTASTIC...you are back in the saddle again! I'm thrilled for you. And big, big high fivers on the positive check up! I'm so VERY happy. Rest up and put your footsies up today...you DESERVE it! emoticon emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/22/2014 2:38PM

    So many blessings!

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MOM2ACAT 6/22/2014 12:46PM

    I'm so glad your check up went well!

I am impressed with the miles you put in with the bike riding, even for someone without health issues, that is a lot of miles! emoticon

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ICECUB 6/22/2014 10:08AM

    GLAD YOUR CHECK UP WENT WELL, AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK FOR 4 MONTHS. WAY TO GO BIKING 75 MILES.

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NATPLUMMER 6/22/2014 9:29AM

    Yay!

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OPALMOON 6/22/2014 8:50AM

    It's great news that your check up went so well and you don't have to see the oncologist for 4 weeks. You've had a very busy and interesting time over the past 3 weeks - so glad you had an enjoyable time. You did really well with the bike riding - that's a terrific effort and great going - you are doing so well! Woo Hoo for you!

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OPALMOON 6/22/2014 8:50AM

    It's great news that your check up went so well and you don't have to see the oncologist for 4 weeks. You've had a very busy and interesting time over the past 3 weeks - so glad you had an enjoyable time. You did really well with the bike riding - that's a terrific effort and great going - you are doing so well! Woo Hoo for you!

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ZELLAZM 6/22/2014 7:51AM

    Wisconsin is so pretty this time of year - we spent our vacations in Door County. I'm so happy to hear that you had a real, live and active vacation in Ohio!
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CATHYGETSFIT 6/21/2014 10:48PM

    emoticon Great news from your doctor. Great that you were able to get to Illinois, Wisconsin and bicycling through Ohio! I know you were anxious to get out on your bike again. emoticon You are doing so well so soon after all that you've been through. emoticon You are so inspiring!

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DARLENEK04 6/21/2014 9:54PM

  Good for you....whereabouts in Illinois? I used to live there...

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/21/2014 9:43PM

    Wow, I am so thrilled for you and your DH. Here's to a healthy, happy life!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/21/2014 9:41PM

    Sounds absolutely awesome!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 6/21/2014 9:26PM

    Sounds like you had a good productive three weeks...great to hear!
I hope the next three are even better!!!
Love & Hugs,
Mary

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JANTHEBLONDE 6/21/2014 9:01PM

    Wow! I am so glad you're first post-treatment checkup with my medical oncologis went well! That is awesome she doesn't want to see you again for 4 months. Woo hoo! That is awesome you went to Illinois (to see my grown children) and to Wisconsin (for my husband to be best man at a friend's wedding). Sounds like a wonderful time! That is a the fabulous you went on a three-day bicycling vacation in Ohio. I can't believe this was your first bike ride since treatment ended a month ago. I am so glad it was nice for you to be on at bike again. I can't believe you biked 75 miles over three days! Way to go girl! You are my inspiration! You are with Sparks is all about! Thank you for sharing your journey! Hugs!
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    emoticon I'm so glad you got some biking in!! I know you missed it. emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/21/2014 8:50PM

    That's awesome . . . 4 mths! Good news.

Glad you have had family time and enjoyed biking. That's what life is all about.

Hugs

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HEALTHY4ME 6/21/2014 8:46PM

    WOW I can't believe how fit you are for all that you and your body has gone through. So so happy for you!
Glad you have had a great time and even better that you are doing well and don't have to see the oncologist for 4 months!!!

HUGS!

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EBRAINK 6/21/2014 8:20PM

    YAY! Sounds like you've spent your time away from blogging quite happily. Good for you!

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/21/2014 7:56PM

    Wow after all that time 75 miles seems like a lot! Congrats!

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JUNEAU2010 6/21/2014 7:55PM

    So thrilled to read you're doing so well and having such fun on the bike!

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/21/2014 7:52PM

    So glad you were able to get out and about. My father is from Cleveland, and I regret that as kids we were not encouraged to get to know the area better.

So glad that your medical news is so positive!!! I am continuing to root for you!

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Curly locks and first 3 mile walk....at least in a while!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Yesterday, my hair popped into curls for the first time since growing out from chemo. I knew it was going to happen. It's quite common after chemo for hair to come back curly for about a year. I could see the waves forming, but yesterday was the first time my hair actually sprung up off my head after my shower. I don't know how well it will show up in this picture, but it's so different....honestly, I love it! I know it won't last, but I'm going to enjoy it while it's here.


Since yesterday was the first of June, I decided it was the perfect day to begin walking regularly again. I walked 3 miles. It's the first time I've walked that distance since starting chemo last September. I've been exercising more regularly since chemo ended in January, but with surgery and radiation the last few months, I've had some ups and downs with feeling up to exercise. Now that treatment has ended, I'm hoping there will be fewer down periods and a somewhat steady increase in stamina. I love walking outside. Not only is it good exercise, it is so soothing for the soul. Yesterday, I really enjoyed the smell of honeysuckle as I walked. Eventually, I'd like to get back into running.....not long distances, just enough to be able to run 5k's comfortably.

It's all possible!

Life is good.

Hugs,
Kay

  
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MAYBER 7/3/2014 3:04PM

    Thank you for sharing you good news Don't we all want curly hair if even just for awhile personally keep my hair short and straight just do not have time to fuss with it daily do not like perms Take care and best wishes as you continue on your journey one day at a time
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WENDYSPARKS 6/26/2014 4:03PM

    Loving your curls!! emoticon

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TERRIJ7 6/25/2014 11:20AM

    Yes, it IS possible! Love the curls!

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FRABBIT 6/11/2014 7:32PM

  What a fabulous picture. Amazing smile. Congrats on the long walk!

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LEANMEAN2 6/11/2014 7:00AM

    Congratulations! And thanks for sharing your beautiful smile.

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JUDYAMK 6/10/2014 4:17AM

    you have a beautiful warm smile, would light up any room you walk into. Your hair is so nice, I am happy it is curly. the chemo has ended I am so happy for you.I pray that you have continued good health. so good to breath in the good air & smells of the good earth when out walking about. I walk a 2 mile stretch on Market street where I live, and the trees lining the street have the most beautiful scent when in blossom.
Have a Blessed Day
Judy

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CASEYSAUER 6/9/2014 7:51AM

    Hi Kay! My hair is so straight but still so short. It is also completely white with a bit of grey. Everyone LOVES it so I'm not sure whether I am going to dye it when it grows out. It is nice not to have to do anything just dry and go! I call this hair do my "giddy-up-n-go" style!

So happy to hear that your strength is coming back. Mine is also. I did a PR on the bike yesterday -- 12 miles. My goal this year on the bike is 62 miles. emoticon

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PATTIE2101 6/8/2014 8:03PM

    Thanks for sharing!!

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BANNERMAN 6/8/2014 12:47AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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WHITEANGEL4 6/6/2014 1:30AM

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing with us

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AMBER461 6/5/2014 10:15PM

  Thanks for sharing. Keep on exercising, you are doing great.

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MRSRIGS1 6/5/2014 4:42PM

    I LOVE your curls!! emoticon

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2WHEELER 6/5/2014 3:47PM

    You look fabulous. Love that great big smile; it's contagious, you know! I am so happy fthat you have left the long, hard road behind you, and are now enjoying the yellow brick road that will open up to so many possibilities.

Your curls look great; enjoy them while they last. (I wonder why it comes in curly initially.)

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COOLRAIN 6/5/2014 2:34PM

    You're truly inspiring. emoticon

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LUVTOBOWL 6/5/2014 10:56AM

    Life is good! You are a blessed woman and an encouragement.

My favorite exercise to do is walking, I want to be able to jog my route some day soon.

God bless!

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DNRAE1 6/5/2014 10:46AM

    Impressive!! So happy for your curls, and the stamina to take a 3 mile walk!!! emoticon emoticon Here's to steadily increasing energy levels over the coming months! Have a wonderful day!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 6/5/2014 10:27AM

    Love the curls -- it's kindof like a new start for you. Sounds like you are doing awesome -- keep up the great work!

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PYNETREE 6/5/2014 9:52AM

    Love the curls! And Kudos on the 3 mile walk! So glad you are feeling stronger.

Thanks for Sharing your story of HOPE!

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ROSEYJO1 6/5/2014 9:14AM

    Congratulations on getting better. You have beautiful eyes and your smile reaches all the way to them. you inspire me to do better and stop whining and Just Do It! Hope your day is blessed. Thanks for the inspiration

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JERICHO1991 6/5/2014 7:31AM

    Great attitude! Life is good.

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GRANDMABABA 6/5/2014 1:01AM

    Cute culs...mine came in straight. Thought I'd keep it very short as I did like that pixie look, but I finally let it grow out and now I often wear a pony tail to keep it out of my way. Enjoy your renewed abilities day by day. Thanks for sharing.

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GRANJERRY1 6/5/2014 12:02AM

    God Bless you....you are such an inspiration emoticon
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    Awesome! emoticon Congrats to you! Wishing you all the best. emoticon

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MARIANNMC 6/4/2014 11:13PM

    I LOVE the smell of honeysuckle! You WILL get stronger each day. Congrats!

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SUNNYARIZONA 6/4/2014 10:54PM

    WAY TO GO! I have heard this many times, how hair would come back curly. The real funny thing today, are all those who STRAIGHTEN theirs because the WANT it straight. No one is ever happy, but I am GLAD you are. Curly hair is much easier to deal. Wash, shape and GO for that walk!!!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/4/2014 9:46PM

  That's a preety good decent walk after going through all that. It sounds like things are fresh and new and appreciated, after that ordeal.

Masy God strengthen you and may your health return in full measure!I like your attitude, pretty amazing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AUNTIEJOE06 6/4/2014 9:08PM

  Thanks for sharing! May your journey be blessed!

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NANNYVICKI 6/4/2014 7:06PM

    You have a beautiful smile! Way to go on the 3 mile walk! I wish you continued healing, strength and energy. emoticon

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VGASCON 6/4/2014 1:27PM

    Thanks so much for sharing! Best wishes for many, many years of great health and happiness!

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STARSHINE1CA 6/4/2014 1:19PM

    I can see the curls!! Beautiful!! Congrats on the 3 mile walk! So nice to see your energy returning to you. I did an 11 month treatment and I know how great it does feel when your strength returns AND hair. *s*

Blessings to you, Anita

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MBTEPP 6/4/2014 12:33PM

    May the road to recovery be short, and the road to good health very long. Love the smile. It says it all.

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GEORGIAGIRL26 6/4/2014 9:40AM

    I'm so happy for you my friend. The hair look good.
And I am glad that you are feeling better.
It wonderful that the chemo has ended for you.
Will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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SUNNIED47 6/4/2014 7:59AM

    That's wonderful! Love the curls. I have had 2 people I new get curly hair after chemo but it never went away. One is going on about 10 years. She loves hers to.

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PENOWOK 6/4/2014 7:55AM

    You look wonderful and your hair is beautiful!

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LAKEGIRL17 6/4/2014 1:50AM

    Congrats on the curly hair and the increase in energy and activity! I wish you good health and joy!

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All better!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I'm happy to report that my fever broke yesterday afternoon and I'm fine today! I slept all day yesterday and slept a lot more last night. I must have needed it.

I felt well enough to go to a beginning line dance class today. It was a lot of fun and a great way to get some easy aerobic exercise....just enough to get my blood moving and my "permagrin" going.
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I think I must have had some kind of virus that came and went very quickly. My PCP's office had called in an antibiotic for me but I decided not to take it. I'm glad now that I didn't. I really don't like taking an antibiotic without knowing what I have first.

In this case, it all seemed to work out.

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and well wishes yesterday. You are the best!!!!

Hugs,
Kay

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/2/2014 5:00PM

    I am glad your feeling better. emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 5/30/2014 10:20PM

    Smart not to take the antibiotic!

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CLEARNIGHTSKY 5/29/2014 10:52AM

    I'm so glad you're feeling better!!!

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OPALMOON 5/28/2014 10:33PM

    It's great to hear you had some really good sleep and are feeling better. Glad you enjoyed your line dancing session! Keep well and enjoy the rest of the week - hugs, Nattacia

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ZELLAZM 5/28/2014 3:10PM

    Line-dancing, even! So glad you're doing better! It's encouraging, too, that you bounced back so fast!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 5/28/2014 11:44AM

    Health is SUCH a blessing! So grateful that you're already out dancing again, beautiful.

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BILL60 5/28/2014 9:39AM

    Way to go!!

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LOPEYP 5/28/2014 7:30AM

    Glad that you are feeling better!

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NILLAPEPSI 5/28/2014 3:55AM

    emoticon So glad you're feeling well enough to dance!! Yay!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSG180 5/28/2014 1:22AM

    Best kind of virus! Woot!

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MARYJEANSL 5/27/2014 11:38PM

  Wonderful! I'm so glad for you - and especially glad you didn't have to take unnecessary antibiotics. As I imagine you have seen also, there is a huge amount of antibiotic use in cancer treatment. I know, and the doctors have also told me, that in many cases they have no idea if bacteria are involved. But if they are involved, it is urgent that antibiotics be given - so they give them, all the time.

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THESUBY 5/27/2014 10:53PM

    Great! I get sick a lot, so I understand your frustration. I'm glad you got over it relatively quickly to get back to an active lifestyle. Keep up the good work!

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DARLENEK04 5/27/2014 10:15PM

  Good for you Kay....

DarleneK

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FLORIDASUN 5/27/2014 9:45PM

    Oh...big breath of relief! I was a nervous~jervous all day yesterday! So happy you are back in the pink!

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/27/2014 8:44PM

    emoticon So glad to hear you are doing better! I too am glad you didn't take the antibiotic without knowing what you had. I was really worried about you yesterday!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/27/2014 7:43PM

    You scared the sh out of me! So happy to hear you are better.

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2BDYNAMIC 5/27/2014 7:32PM

    emoticon Glad you got sleep and rest ........ and that you are better!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/27/2014 7:23PM

    Sound like you had a little virus. Glad you are bouncing back.



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JANTHEBLONDE 5/27/2014 7:15PM

    Woo hoo! I am so glad you're feeling better! That is wonderful news! You been in my prayers! Sending you a big bouquet of red roses today!
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NATPLUMMER 5/27/2014 7:02PM

    Yay!

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MOM2ACAT 5/27/2014 6:45PM

    emoticon I'm so glad you are feeling better!

I don't like taking antibiotics either; it seems like my oncologist is always quick to put me on them if I get anything like a cold or the flu. I know he's worried about my resistance when he does that, but overusing antibiotics is not healthy either.

I'm glad you had fun with the line dancing!

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HEALTHY4ME 5/27/2014 6:38PM

    Fantastic!!! I am so glad it went. I was a tad concerned cos you are probably susceptible for things right now. So happy you are feeling better.
HUGS

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