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About kimmywink

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

I miss sleep.

I was all in my head!  So much pressure. Excruciating amounts of pain.  Dizzy. Nausea. Vomiting …and some. Hours later, post admittance to the neurology ICU, the pain killer + steroid blend had me feeling quite  chilled out. Not exactly the way I intended … Continue reading

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Big Smile

Yesterday a cluster of friends  working at Genentech left me a voicemail exclaiming”Alectinib is FDA approved!!!  ” Water pooled in my eyes. Tears of happiness. Wow. Wonderful. So Significant! Fantastico! ALK+ lung cancer patients have another option! As for me, I … Continue reading

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Profiles in Lung Cancer – Day 30

Welcome to the November 30th Edition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015.  Trying to understand what is going on in November – read November 1st blog post.  I am happy to connect you all with lung cancer advocate Jamie Shull. Jamie … Continue reading

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Profiles in Lung Cancer – Day 19

Welcome to the November 19th Edition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015. Trying to understand what is going on in November – read November 1st blog post. I am happy to connect you all with fellow lung cancer survivor Anne Gallagher. Anne … Continue reading

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Profiles in Lung Cancer – Day 6

Welcome to the November 6th Edition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015.  Trying to understand what is going on in November – read November 1st blog post. I am happy to connect you all with fellow lung cancer survivor Jessica … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015

Yup, November is the month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month. In this month, the great month of November, those of us impacted by Lung Cancer unite. Every day this month, a group of bloggers will be profiling people advocating on behalf of the lung cancer … Continue reading

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The Going is Getting Good

Trend: Upward and excellent. Cause: Two successful speaking events and one brain MRI that shows SRS did its job. Current Status: Designing next glass project; investigating what went wrong with my flat as a pancake, chocolate-banana bread.     Huh.

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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 … Continue reading

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Come on Get Happy

It might be here. Happiness that is! After a not-so-fun summer, fall is already looking better. The wonderful cabin in the woods at Manzanita was our home for a few days to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Simple. Easy. Cozy. Block … Continue reading

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PDX Regional Hope Summit 2015

Nothing like a last minute announcement!  Thankfully I have a non-disputable excuse, brain SRS. One more day until Lungevity Regional HOPE Summit Northwest- survivorship conference for people impacted by lung cancer. There are a few seats left- so register now. Arrive … Continue reading

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