Is It Working?

Yesterday, while at an appointment at Brenda Kay Hair Specialties the shop owner, Brenda, asked me about my cancer.

I’m very comfortable and open about my disease; sharing my story is my way of being an advocate. I touched on taking an oral targeted therapy, alectinib, that will soon be approved by the FDA. Confusion – all over her face.

“Oh, the pill I am taking is offered through a clinical trial.  It should be approved soon.  I am actually going to Florida next week to talk about my life on this drug.  I am a huge fan…it works great.”

Brenda asked, “Really?  How do you know it is so good?”

I started to chuckle and say, “I’m able to see you!”New Do

When the laughter died down between us, she gave me a look, the look of I’m still waiting for an answer.

“I have stage 4 lung cancer.  To be out and about, going and doing, laughing about loosing my hair, is a big deal.  Who knows where I’d be if I didn’t have this pill.”

“Wait.  You have stage 4…. stage 4 lung cancer???”

Exactly.  That reaction is precisely how I know that this drug is working.

About kimmywink

I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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5 Responses to Is It Working?

  1. Jennifer Lembach says:

    LOVE THE WIG!!! It looks really fabulous.

  2. Patty says:

    Kim you continue to impress me. Your positive outlook, openness to share to help and educate others, your tenacity to pursue clinical trials to help you battle this disease. I was serious when I said you will be on the cover of a magazine inspiring people and giving people hope to fight Cancer. Keep up the fight. Your hair cut is super cute. Have a great trip to Florida

  3. dearmaizie says:

    Big hugs to you and thanks for educating people.

  4. Kelly says:

    Cute ‘doo!

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