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About kimmywink

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

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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Chaotic Mess

Several hours ago I composed an elaborate blog post. It was stunning. Awards were coming my way no doubt! No, I did not accidentally delete it, however, you still don’t get to read it. Not much more than and hour … Continue reading

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Sinking Rocks

“Kim, things are looking good, in both CNS (brain) and body.” Relief. With a deep exhale I crumple towards my swollen belly. Hunched over, I pause and take a few breaths. In (one chimpanzee)…out (two chimpanzee); in (one chimpanzee)…out(two chimpanzee). … Continue reading

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Musings of an Insomniac

Awake at 5 am this morning and out of who knows where, I’m the spider! hit me like a bolt of lightening. Remember that itsy-bitsy-spider that crawled up the water spout? Then rain. Sun.  Another crawling attempt. That is me in my … Continue reading

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Worth Your Weight in Salt

How is it possible that my sodium level is too low? I don’t understand. I’m a salter. Not an excessive salter. This home cook absolutely adds a generous pinch or two to dishes while preparing them. Evidently that is not sufficient for … Continue reading

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Hello Stairs!

I did it. A few times even. I’m going up and down stairs to my basement. Sounds pretty insignificant but hold your horses! It’s a big darn deal to me. Here is why… Clothes get clean in the basement. Relying … Continue reading

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Craniotomy + 20

“How are you doing?” “I’d love to be able to answer that question. Can you give me some options? Maybe I’ll simply pick C, it seems safe. Easy. I’m also very okay with changing my mind 10 minutes from now … Continue reading

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