Tag Archives: Girlfriends

From Cynthia

Words from Cynthia, the hippest lady I know… “All Hands on Deck When I first met Kim, almost nine years ago, it was at the rock gym which her then boyfriend, now husband, Spencer managed. She greeted me with a … Continue reading

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From Alison

Words from Alison… “Denial is how I live with watching a friend, who I consider family, fight terminal lung cancer. In her mid 70s my grandmother died of emphysema, which accompanied her lung cancer. My grandmother, my favorite relative, was … Continue reading

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From Jules

Words from my college friend Jules… “I’m not sure Kim would consider me one of her 20 closest friends. There was a time though, when I was easily in the top 3. I met Kim when we were 18, we were … Continue reading

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From Avery

Words from Avery… “Kim is the first person I know with Lung Cancer. Before her, I hadn’t really given any thought to the fact that lung cancer happens to healthy non-smokers at any age. I can say that I do … Continue reading

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From Mindy

Words from my favorite female climbing partner Mindy… “Kim got cancer. And lung cancer, which was even more of a shock. Where did that come from? Those first weeks and months were rather surreal—hearing updates, bad news, bits of hope, … Continue reading

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From Tracy

Words from Tracy… “What do you do when one of your otherwise healthy, non-smoking best friends tells you they have stage 4 lung cancer at 34? This happened to me 2 years ago May with my best friend, Kim. What … Continue reading

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A New Point of View

Weeks ago while speaking at Genentech I was asked a question I could not provide a complete answer for.  The question was, “How do I communicate with my friends about my cancer and how do they cope with it?” I … Continue reading

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Talking with Jillian

Days ago I met with reporter Jillian Daley. She was working on an OHSU Knight Cancer Institute article.  The article would be included in all Pamplin Media Group owned papers which covers a pretty big swath of Oregon. Today, the article … Continue reading

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Party Time

Last weekend SW and I hosted a party.  Our house was filled with friends, family, tasty food, and wonderful conversation.  A lovely combination. It was a Thank You party for all the special people in our life who have helped us in … Continue reading

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Leavenworth – town not prison

Getting away to Leavenworth, Washington hit the spot!  No demands what-so-ever!  I had no guilt for lounging around instead of planting my tomato plants.  (I’m having a tad bit of guilt about the tomato plants right now.) I was reminded … Continue reading

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