Sunday, 23 May 2010


Hi There!!
Today I am doing the Race for Life, here is why...

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

9 comments:

fi's cards and crafts said...

Kimmi...good luck for today. I'm at work today but there's of girls at work taking part in the Race for Life and we have done lots of fundraising as we do every year as it is such a worthwhile cause....think we all know somebody who has been treated for cancer.

lots of love
Fi
x

Macpurp said...

good luck! am very proud of you! have a lovely day. xx

Lisa said...

wow Good luck for today..you are a very brave lady..♥ your daughter is beautiful.
Hugs Sweetie.
xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

What a beautiful photo and what a lot to go through in such a short time - you are an inspiration and I'm more than happy to help out - good luck with the fundraising - and more importantly - with your health!
xXx

Kate's Makes said...

Thinking of you today Kimmi, good luck! x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sweetie, Ive no doubt you are shattered by now as its been so hot today, I hope it went well for you and you managed to get to the finish line without any problems.
Take it easy for a couple of days and look after yourself, be kind to yourself. Your photo is so gorgeous and you both look stunning. With love and huge hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Donna said...

Thinking of you today Kimmi, I hope you wore comfy shoes this year and took it nice and slow.....rest when you get home.
hugs
Donna xx

Rufus said...

So glad to hear that the latest test show that all is going well. Thought of you today, hope that you didn't overdo it! Congrats on doing it at all!!
R/

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Hi Kim x I am so pleased you are recovering x Your family, friends and baby are a blessing x Keep healthy hun x Leigh x