Sunday, 7 February 2010

I'm doing Race for Life 2010 again this year!


Hi There!!

As some of you may know, I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in December 2008. I had only given birth three months previously, so to have news like this was earth shattering.

I was scoped on the 1st December, diagnosed on the 9th and had surgery on the 17th to remove the tumour. I went home on the 21st December, to be with my family!

I was given news while in hospital, only a day out of surgery that I had 'tumours' in my liver, and that I would need scans and treatment. I then had to visit Basingstoke Hospital twice for specialised MRI scans to look in detail at my Liver and had to got to another hospital to have a PET scan to see if there were any other 'nasties' growing in my already battered and abused body!

After results came back and I was told that the Liver was not a problem at the moment and they 'keep an eye on it' as there was no evidence of Cancer, or anywhere else in the body, I underwent 6 months of Chemotherapy.

We celebrated in August 2009 my Daughters 1st Birthday and the finish of my Chemotherapy.

I have since had a scope and a CT scan and everything seems to be satisfactory of which I am hoping will stay that way!!

Sorry for this long post, but I just wanted to give you a bit of information on my story..

The photo is of me and my gorgeous Daughter only an hour after birth. She's been my inspiration and my little rock to getting me through some difficult times, as well as my loving boyfriend Stephen who I love very much, my parents, his parents and my close relatives and friends! Including a very special Aunty Shelagh and my Best Mate Charlene!

I hope you will sponsor me, or someone you know who is running/jogging or even walking the Race for Life this year, as the Tesco slogan says - 'Every Little Helps!'

If you are not already donating to the cause by sponsoring anyone, please use the link in my sidebar!! 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Kimmi xx

14 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Good Luck Kimmi I hope it all goes well for you with the Race for Life, and your future. With love and huge hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

crafty amy said...

Hiya hun,
Good luck with your run I will be going over to sponsor you as soon as I finish typing it is such a good cause I hope you get loads of money for them.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Lorraine A said...

you are an inspiration to everyone Kimmie :-) I will sponsor you with pleasure :-)

I am so glad all your test results are OK :-)

good Luck with the race :-) I am sure you will raise loads of money :-) x
Luv
lols x x x

Di said...

Oh Kimmi my heart goes out to you hun! i will sponsor you! glad you have the all clear.
Good luck!

Hugs Di xxx

Mary Lou said...

Oh my Goodness Kimmi~~ what a story! Keeping you in my prayers that everything stays clear forever.
Blessings
Mary Lou

Tracy said...

Your a very brave and strong woman, and I wish you all the best in the future.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lorraine said...

goodluck with your run and i am so pleased that things are looking better for you and what an adorable baby thankyou for sharing your story on your blog xx

Diamond Doll said...

What a fab thing for you to do Kimmi for a great cause.I am so glad to hear all is well.There is nothing so precious as a Child.
Good luck with the race.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Nancy said...

OH Sweet Kimmi:O) You know you make my eyes wet every time I read your story too:O) I am sooo glad that you are well now, so Here's to a long healthy life for you as well, my dear friend:O) Poppy is a darling angel, and Stephen is a lucky man to have you;O)
Best of luck with your run, count me in:O)
Take care, sweetie.
Huge hugs to you and yours;O)

Cheryl said...

oh sweetie good luck with the run,and the best of luck with everything hun you really deserve it love hugs cheryl xxx

Sue said...

Good luck with your run. And fingers still crossed for you Kimmi.
Sue

Leah the Orange said...

so VERY happy for you and that beautiful little daughter of yours! congrats on the end of the chemo, and the road to a long, happy, and fulfilling family life! :)

scrappinlil said...

Wow you have come a great way and I understand why you are doing the race for life...good luck and I am glad that the cancer is gone...TFS

craftingmanda said...

good for you for running, I am running for the first time this year on the 25th July in Bedford, where are you running ? and can I just say for an hour after the birth you look INCREDIBLE and your daughter is so cute.