Sunday, August 3, 2008

Today is the day I fight for my life!

To be diagnosed with Cancer is not funny, but sometimes humor will make the journey easier. Easier especially with kids, hence the name of my blog site. My daughter interpreted colon rectal cancer as butt cancer.

I was diagnosed 2 days ago with Colon rectal cancer. The scariest part for me is that I almost did not go the doctor because of embarassment. I don't have many details of the stage or if it has spread. I have an appointment with my oncologist on Wednesday. I do know that I need to start with radiation and then have part of of my colon removed.

Now about me.... I am a mom of 6. 3 boys and 3 girls. They are my biggest joy and best accomplishment. I work full time as an accountant for a construction company and am a part time consultant for small business and personal taxes. This was my life before cancer.

I am blessed to have many friends and hopefully a great support system. My new passion is for everyone to get checked . Have the test. Like Nike... Just do it.


Wendy said...

I am so proud of you and like you said your children are your best accomplishment. You are a great mom and I pray that you will be given great strength as you endure this part of life's journey. You have always been a fighter and survivor and I have no doubt that you do the same in this battle. It is amazing how during difficult times you realize how short life can be and to embrace each day. Enjoy life and your family. I love you and will be thinking about you daily. Give the kids lots of hugs and kisses for me.


Linda said...

I am so glad you are doing this blog, as it will effect many lives. You are a great example of inner strength and courage. It is amazing to me that you are a mother of 6 and work fulltime. I am so proud of you and your accomplishments especially your children, you are a wonderful mom and they adore you. You are a special sister to me and I love you for who you have become. As you embrace this new challenge in life, I pray you will find new inner peace and comfort to sustain you. You will not be alone on this journey as you have many who love you and want to support you in any way we can. You are in our daily thoughts and prayers.

All my love and hugs to the kids,

Regina Baker said...

Hi Kat,

Praying for you and believing the report of the Lord! You are already healed (by Jesus stripes).

Regina (from BBON)