Packing For….What feels like Mars

Solid 4.  That is how I rate the last few weeks.  Slightly less than a solid okay.  It felt like each time I took a turn, my road was blocked by some kind of barrier.  After the 6th or 7th consecutive time I lost it.  Tears…inability to make decisions…chills…  Plainly put – I was done.

I’m still teetering the line between breakdown and breakthrough.

I want to scream, “Don’t you know I’m done?! I’m full. I’ve learned enough for now. Leave me alone!” From past experience, I know it would do no good.

The next best thing is a vacation.  Thankfully I had one booked.  Soon I’ll be surrounded by 100+ lung cancer survivors at LUNGevity’s HOPE Summit.  Wow.  The timing could not be better.  From there, I’m off to Palm Springs after a quick 48-hour stop at home for scans and an oncologist appointment.

FullSizeRender-10I’m looking forward to the travels and the new perspective that comes with it.

I dug my climbing shoes out of the closet…it might be time for them to see some action at Joshua Tree National Park.  It has been years, do you think they can remember what to do?

About kimmywink

I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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11 Responses to Packing For….What feels like Mars

  1. Holly says:

    Feet don’t fail me now!

  2. Dann Wonser says:

    Looking forward to meeting you in DC, Kim. Maybe this “New Shoes” YouTube video will put you in the mood for travel:

    Funny, we’re both from Portland, we both saw Dr. L-C, and we have to go across the country to meet. I’ll watch for the climbing shoes and the travel bag. 🙂

  3. Anne Lewis says:

    Always love your posts and follow you. I am in Palm Springs today from my home in AZ.
    Come on down. Weather is totally perfect.

  4. lillytnin says:

    I’m so excited to meet you!

    • kimmywink says:

      It will be great! I won’t be in until the evening reception. We’ll have to find one another there. Again- look for the girl with poofy silver curls…curls were a generous donation from WBR.

  5. Have a wonderful time and may you be re-energized! Careful climbing, curly!

  6. Yay!! You’re coming!!

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