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Please share your happy days. Your happy pictures. You happy thoughts. Your joy.

Happiness is sometimes elusive when you are going through treatment, and especially when you are newly diagnosed.  A happy thread is here, to show there is joy and hope for those neck deep in treatment, when things look dark and dreary, and all you want is to 'be me again'.  And for those of us who are 'doing well', regardless of what that might mean to each of us. 

Post away. 

Tru

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Let me introduce you to Tru - Surviving Stage IV - Happy to be out in the wilds, surrounded by beauty. 

 

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Are those Aspen trees?  It must be a great place in the Fall.

Thanks for this post!

Life is good for me right now and I plan to be hiking again at Grand Canyon on the longest day of the year.

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OK Sandia - you look like someone who knows what they are doing.  I am trying to download some of my pictures (I have a super one of the Aspens in Autumn) but they are too big. I even tried to take a picture of a picture, thinking that might work, but it didn't.  Is there an easy way to resize, or do I have to open an account on a photo web page or something? 

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I use a photo program (Corel Paintshop Pro--probably about $20 on sale, free trial available) and simply pull up the photo in the edit function and resize.  I am confident that the photo edit program on your computer or phone has the same option.  Perhaps just double-click the photo you want to work with and then look at the options on the pulldown menus.  I have found that 3x5 works well for uploads to CSN.  Just save the resized photo and upload it to CSN as you are doing now.  Sorry I cannot be of more help.

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What a gorgous place, thanks for sharing!

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Good idea! I tried doing something like this on my Facebook page but had few people do it. I'm having trouble with fatigue these days, apparently my mganesium still doesn't want to get back to normal. Despite this I do have some good things going on.

I'm signed up for a painting class at the place that offers classes for cancer patients. It's this Saturday.

We went to a friend's place for a birthday BBQ and I managed to last the whole time.

I finally found something that is helping my horse with his chronic diarrhea (from having Cushing's disease) and he loves the stuff. It's a probiotic. And I have no idea how this is now in italic, I must have hit the wrong key.

I'm able to eat salads again if I'm really careful and haven't had a partial blockage in a long time. Knock on wood.

I redid our hardwood floor by myself and it looks great.

Lots of little things that I'm grateful for every day and thankful for the small blessings.

I'm not on chemo right now!!!!

Jan

 

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And you will take a picture of your first painting, and post it here, so we can celebrate it; right?!!!

Run with those good things, Jan. 

Tru

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I'll try. My phone will not sych with my PC anymore so it's a big hassle teo get pictures. 

Thanks Sue!

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I took a picture but I don't like it and it's not finished. Also, my horse has diarrhea again. So I was premature in counting that as a happy thing.

I got all bummed out at the art class and started crying. Damn, I wish I didn't do that, it's so embarassing. I was just having a bad day in general. The I got home from the class and opened Facebook and the first two posts were from my friend in the cancer support group, her husband lost his battle yesterday morning, and an on line friend's husband had a heart attack the other day and it did so much brain damage that they're keeping him alive for a couple of days so family and freinds can say goodbye and then they'll pull the plug.

Jan 

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Wish cyber hugs worked becaused I'd give you one right now.  I'm a crier and certain things set me off too, but can totally understand why your emotions were just getting the best of you and it would be to any person.  You deserve a right to be sad.  I'm sorry about your friends that gave you such sad news.  When you get a picture that you like, we would love to see it.  It's nice to take a class that you love so much.  Next class will hopefully be better for you.

Kim

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Aw, thanks Kim, you're so sweet. I'm not feeling well these days and am falling into the not wanting to eat and being very fatigued cycle again. I have an appointment with my GP and had my blood done today so we'll see if it's the low magnesium, the high calcium, or some other fun new thing. I am working on a picture of my own that I'm liking. I's a hummingbird in a columbine. Hummingbirds have special meaning for me because a week befoe my mom went in the hospital for the last time with her cancer she and my daughter and I were out in my back yard and the dwarf Koren lilac had probably tweint or thirty of them on it. We we're only about 5 feet away and it was the most magical moment of my life. I've never seen anything like that before or since.

Tomorrow I have to drive 3 hours each way to go see a horse with a friend and I honestly don't know how I'm going to make it. But the seller is another friend and it's a long story but I can't not go. I hate, hate, hate being tired all the time. It makes me so angry. I'm taking a ton of magnesium but it doesn't absorb well so I suspect I'll end up on another 4 hours IV for that.

But it could be my kidneys, too. They're not good. And then there's the fact that I've been positive for lupus for years but have never had it get really bad. Maybe it's flaring up.

Anyway, I'm happy if most of you are finding joy in life right now. Hugs to you all.

Jan 

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Just love them but don't see many in our yard.

Hopefully you will get some answers to you being so tired all the time and wishing you some type of good news.

The trip just might do you some good so go and enjoy it.

Kim

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It won't let me post the one picture that shows the stunning colours, so this will have to do. 

 

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Seeing the Oncology surgeon on Friday, may need more surgery. But in the meantime, my little Victory Garden is growing like a weed LOL. And I am so grateful to have been a part of my nieces' graduation. And am very blessed to have found an equestrian farm that not only supports me in my riding goals, but also understands that sometimes I just like to hang out and play with the horses.

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And I'm sure we would all love to see a picci of you riding. 

What a joy, to have your garden growing, and being out there, in the fresh air. I swear, its half the battle. The other half will be the surgery.. Good luck on Friday at your appointment. I hope things move along fast, and you can put this all behind you. 

Tru

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 3 people, including Kim Klinkner Haase and Richard Klinkner, people smiling, people standing

Sorry can't figure out how to resize this but this is my brother, Dad and myself at my dad's 85th birthday this past weekend.  We had a great party and although he lives about 2 1/2 hours away from me, I'll try to visit him at least every 5-6 weeks.  My younger brother passed 4 years ago from cancer.

Kim

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I can't resize pictures either, Kim.  

I swear, you have the prettiest dresses I've ever seen a lady wear, and I've seen several of your avatar pictures across the years, each with a beautiful dress. 

What an absolutely FANTASTIC picture!  May I grab it and add it to my CSN photo file, please.  I've got mostly little pictures, from avatars (and true, I did nick Sandia's without permission), from across the years. 

I am sorry about your younger brother didn't survive his Cancer.  

Tru

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Tru, thank you so much for the nice compliment and yes, you can use my picture.  You are one up on me as I'm not even able to do that.  I'm so bad at trying to change my avatar and sometimes get frustrated trying to change it, I'll just leave it. 

I'm a dress wearer and just love them.  During the summer that's all I'll wear.  Although I'm not out much on long extended hours during the day, especially if I'm having bathroom issues, I'll still dress up at home.  Just call me June Cleaver because yes, I'll be home in a dress dusting and vacuuming.

Thanks for your sympathies about my brother too, sad thing is my mother died of cancer at 56 and my brother was only 52.  Just really sad.

Hugs!  Kim

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Very beautiful picture of you and your family;I would never know you are ill,you really look great! All the best,Kim,

Suzy

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Thank you for the nice compliment.  Wishing you well.

Kim

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YOu look radiant my dearest Kim! Wonderful to still have you Dad--and handsome brother too! Sorry for the loss of your other brother..lost my only brother to Alzheimers 2 years ago.

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Sorry about your brother.  It's always sad to lose a parent or sibling.  My mother died of cancer at 56 and my brother was 52.  I'll be 61 on Friday and have outlived them both.  Bet it just seems like yesterday about your brother too - it's just so sad how a disease can take so many loved ones away.  Thanks for the nice compliment.

Kim

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Such a beautiful woman! I got a kick out of your June Cleaver comment.

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No, not the tree, the picture.  So, I cropped the picture and I guess that made it 'fit'. But what if I don't want to crop the picture? 

Anyhow, this is the one shot of the Aspens, that I have been working on since last night. 

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Did not know they had Aspens like that in Nevada lol! Reminds me of living in Colorado Rockies for a few years. Love the spirit of this thread!

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This is an absolutely gorgeous picture.  Do you do this as a profession?  You have an eye to capture things of beauty that's for sure.

Kim

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But no, I do not have any kind of profession. Allot of my pictures are hit and miss, and of course, I only post the hits.  

Tru

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This picture was taken about 6 months before my diagnosis. My son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and husband are my heart.

 

 

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picture of your lovely family. You are blessed-and you have a reason to fight to get completely cured! All the best to you,

Suzy

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It is great to 'see' you.  And look at that sweet little boy - I bet he is full of mischeif.  And I think I see a twinkle in your grandaughter's eye, also.  Ah, to have grandchildren. Lovely!

Thank you for posting you joy. 

Tru

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You all look so happy! What a great picture!!

Jan

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Thank you for sharing! 

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What a nice family picture.  You have a wonderful looking family and looks like you have a "ham" in the family with the tongue.  So typical of kids and that is what makes a family so great. 

Kim

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and even better, last night they told me that I am going to be a grandma again! This December! I could not be more pleased. So wonderful! Can’t wait to cuddle a new baby. All the more reason to be happy and healthy!

k

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