Being Flexible

I am flexible when it comes to plant and yard care.  A little of this, a little of that, no set plan. Occasionally I’ll refer to The Google or my Master Gardner friend Marcia. It works for me. Keeps it fun, light, and a few steps shy of very well taken care of.

I am not so flexible with my body.  Yoga helps – with regular practice. My right hip is always a trouble spot. A pesky joint that I often refer to as my storage container.

I am super flexible when it comes to meeting friends at an adjacent neighborhood wine tasting room Every Day Wine. A good time is always had gabbing at the bar with strangers or friends alike.

After years of training, I have become flexible with cancer stuff.  Details like size…is it 4 mm or 7mm?  or chemo…but I was supposed to have 8 cycles of chemo?  I have learned that timing is critical. The right time is out there, be flexible, it will come. Appointments get set. A date. A time. A plan. Be flexible.

Calls from your oncologist before/after business hours should be answered. Not flexible.

This week’s before 8 a.m. call was from radiation oncologist Dr Holland, my brain zapper guru. A tumor board discussion regarding my high resolution brain MRI resulted in a plan change.  The scheduled one day zap today, is no longer.

New plan is 5 days of brain SRS. Scheduled for Thursday (this afternoon) Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  More grays over more days – with a break for Labor Day weekend of course.

*** Thanks for sending me all those well wishes***Keep them coming***

About kimmywink

I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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10 Responses to Being Flexible

  1. Arrin says:

    Think of you often Kim. Always sending positive energy, high hopes and sincere prayers your way. This cancer journey forces the mind to be flexible – I have been gutted about mom, tears without stop and feeling of despair only for things to change a couple months later and things to feel “normal” again. You’ve got this. And we’re all behind you 100%.

  2. Betty M in Arkansas says:

    As always, I pray for peace and comfort and that you beat the hell out of this. Keeping a positive thought for you! Go get ’em!

  3. Kyle says:

    Sitting at MGH Cancer Center in Boston enjoying reading your post. I thought about canceling my appointment today, as my husband is away at Epic Experience. I managed to drive myself today! I love your attitude about flexibility. If you don’t bend sometimes you break! Keep kicking ass! You are inspirational!

  4. you seem to always come out on top! You know we are all thinking of you too. Isnt it strange how tumors dont need radiation on week ends and holidays. As Betty says, go get ’em!

  5. Petunia says:

    I believe that everything happens for a reason, although we may never realize why. I want you to know that this particular post really touched me. Specifically, “The right time is out there, be flexible, it will come. Appointments get set. A date. A time. A plan. Be flexible.”
    I’m on the verge of tears today, and I needed to hear that. I’ll be in the chemo chair tomorrow morning for my 18th infusion (August made a year of chemo). Thank you. You’re in my thoughts.

  6. marcia wieneke says:

    Kim, you have a gift for writing [ your mom was always good at it also] we enjoy reading your blogs . We wanted you to know that all our prayers and good wishes are with you. Lots of love from Aunt Marcia and Uncle Jerry

  7. Valerie says:

    Sending you lots of positive energy of this new series of zaps. Still missing you here at the office, these years have gone by fast.

  8. Tammy says:

    They must want to make certain you get rid of the entire “rock” in your head.
    Sending as much good “kerma” (reference your gray unit link) as can legally be transported intrastate!!! I am looking forward to hearing about another wine flight in some high-end part of France or next door here in Oregon.

  9. dearmaizie says:

    Good advice I’m just now learning and my treatment is almost over, which is another thing I’m not used to yet. Almost over. What do I do then?

  10. Mark H. says:

    At least you get Monday off! Hope the change of plans leads to a good result!

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