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About kimmywink

I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.

June? Oh Sugar!

“Hello?  Are you there?” It’s been a while. Feels a little awkward. Like calling back that friend you have neglected the last several days that have turned into weeks. What will I say?  What is the reason for my behavior? … Continue reading

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Best Worst News of My Day

“What, no honey mustard? Well that’s the worst thing I’ve heard all day!” I said while laughing to the extremely hip woman taking my order. Nodding her head in agreement she responded with something along the lines of – it is a … Continue reading

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I want more…

“Thanks for keeping me alive, but I want more.” I feel like one of the worst people in the world by owning these feelings. I can’t suppress them. Not speaking them feels worse. For me the clinical trial (for alectinib) … Continue reading

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Where to Start?

Life has been going by.  It feels fast pace but no.  My brain and body are operating on low. I can easily shrug my shoulders and think hey…I’m still operating which is a very good thing. My time away from evil … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

  It’s here. That New Year. Time to shape up. Get that ball rolling in a new/better direction. Take what you’ve learned over your last year to make this one, this shiny new one even better! Peeling my right eyelid open on … Continue reading

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I got the Waiting Room Blues

Wow.  Is this really happening? What time are my scans scheduled again?  

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Ten Down

When I set out to watch 10 American Classics I expected to be wow’d. I sure was right. Wow’d I was! I finished the last film, Some Like it Hot, two days ago. Saving this for last was not intentional … Continue reading

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Lung Force Expo

I’m looking forward to connecting with lung cancer folks at the forthcoming Lung Force Expo, which takes place on on Friday, November 4th just outside of Portland, in Clackamas. It would be great to see you there! You will find resources, … Continue reading

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Death Happens

I’ve discussed my Certified Life Cycle Celebrant and friend, Holly Pruett, on my blog before.  She’s great in countless ways.  When you are in her presence, immediately you pick up the calm and compassionate air that surrounds her. A gift she … Continue reading

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Glamping, Hands Down

Terrebonne, OR bound to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. Located roughly in the middle of Oregon, it is no booming metropolis.  What they do have is Panacea At The Canyon.  Hello Glamping! I’m going to make 2 suggestions. Book a … Continue reading

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