April 15, 2010


I don't have time for cancer. 
(Actually my husband reminds me that I don't have active cancer-
it's in remission so I will re-phrase that... )   
  The treatments I am undergoing are terribly inconvenient right now.
I simply do not have time to be sick. 
 The lives of my children and the exciting things
 happening in my family distract me from
 dwelling on the incredibly steep mountain that I have been climbing
The school projects, 
wrestling practices,
tournaments,  and 
School activities.
The family business,...
and plans for the future keep me too busy to dwell too much on the never-ending cycle of chemotherapy and fatigue, steroid bursts of energy followed by draining crashes, and exhausting side effects. 
  I used to feel sorry for myself that I had to get a rare 
cancer usually found in older men.  
That I had to deal with all of this while still raising a family.  
Now I am realizing that my situation actually  
helps me to fight harder,  
to strive to be an active part of my husband and children's lives, and to find joy in the simple day to day routines.  
   No matter how tired I am there are still people who need my attention and I need them.
So here is a peek at my life... as I look forward to some "peak" celebrations in my life!
Jace graduates from High School!                             Mallory is getting married in June!
and my son Tyler and his wife Dani are expecting their first baby..... and I am going to be a grandmother!!
I don't have time for cancer.  I am going through these treatments so I have time for life!


Nick and Amera said...

Ohhhhhh my goodness!!!! so much is going on!!! I hope you feel good enough to enjoy all this great sucess in your darling family! How fun! you deserve the best and you desrve to feel healthy! I love you!! I hope the best for you and your awesome famly!! Keep up the hard work Kris, you are amazing!

Unknown said...

I hear you on not having time for cancer. Being 29 with 2 kids and another due out any moment, cancer can get in the way. It also can help clarify and allow for more focused community, which I am sure you know very well! -Phil

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Andy and Robyn said...

I am still SO super excited for you and all your upcoming events!!! :) YEA!

Teresa said...

Kris, You have come so far. I am proud of you, you have faced this trial with determination and grace. You are almost there. Love ya.

Melinda said...

WOW!!! Everything is really happening at once. Hard to believe that we are old enough to be a grandmas. What a fun phase of life. I hope your climb to the top is soon over and you are able to sit back and enjoy everything happening. Please know that I am here if you need help with anything!!
Love ya

Deborah said...

What a wonderful post, as always. Best of luck with your beautiful life!

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