Oct 20, 2011 - 1:11 pm
I'd like to start off by introducing myself. I'm Kim (Ann, or Anni is fine as well), I'm 45, three children and a hubby(can't forget him.) My oldest son is 21, then I have a 17 year old son and then my baby girl, she's 15.
I was misdiagnosed in October of 2010, and then correctly diagnosed in January of 2011. (I have gone through this with no insurance.)
At this point in time(October 20, 2011), I have completed Chemo and Radiation, I have a colostomy (You know, i still don't know the correct terminology for this procedure or what it's considered after the fact. I buy ostomy supplies, I had a colostomy...hmmm anywho, I think you get the idea.) I have a bag attached to my upper chest, below my right breast. I have a port in my left shoulder.
I belong and help administrate on a website, and due to that and the friendship I have with the other people who help administrate the website, I have a kind of blog. (I thought about actually creating one or posting on facebook. But I didn't. Couldn't bring myself to do that. I don't mind talking about what I've been through and what I am going through, but to have it on my page for anyone to see, well, that just didn't fit me.) I bring up the website I help with because it was there (in a hidden forum that only the other administrators could see) that I kept a written record of my journey so far.
After reading a bit here, I thought maybe posting it here would be beneficial to some or maybe just help me continue to express myself. (Be forewarned, I'm a wordy person. And my sense of humor at times can be really...well...I do find humor in some of the oddest places.)