Saturday, May 22, 2010

End of April 2010

So.... It is amazing how life can change in a heartbeat with little to no warning... One month I'm having a fabulous ski vacation with family and friends in Vermont and Quebec, and then a month later, I'm in the hospital with a crazy swollen neck, later to be diagnosed with Hodgkins' Lymphoma. Over the last 4 weeks, I have been through a rainbow of emotions and overwhelmed by the support from friends and family. Inspired by a friend/neighbour on my street who has been maintaining a blog during her battle with breast cancer over the last year - I thought that this might be a great way to keep in touch & it can be a way to keep anyone who is interested in keeping up to date with information and a great way for me personally to keep a journal to this crazy ride that I'm going to have to go through - So, my plan is to try to update this fairly regularly, and I hope that you will all keep me entertained with humour throughout -


  1. Thank you for letting us follow this journey with you Kelly. I miss you at work my friend. You will not only kick it but you will crush it.
    Julie xo

  2. Heather McDonaldMay 25, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Kelly we are all with you here in Calgary, and yes you are a force to be reckoned with!
    Kick ass girl one day at a time!
    Love you

  3. Great idea Kelly! I'm sure it's overwhelming to have to tell so many people the same story over and again. Now we can all stay up to date without bothering you! heeheee...

    Love you and miss my office buddy!

  4. Hey Beautiful Kelly.
    Robin sent me the link to your blog.... I am floored by your news sweetie. Know that you are always in my thoughts and in my heart.... you always have been!
    Half the battle will be fighting the ridiculous health care system we have here, so make sure your family takes that on like pitbulls. Then, you focus on healing.
    email me..... with your phone number. I will get Allison to call you. She's been through this as well.... 13 years ago. She knows the process and the players involved. She also understands the gamut of emotions that will accompany your journey.....

    "You just call out my name, and you'll know wherever I am......I'll come running...."

    love you.

    Muskie xx

    ps. I'll let Jess know too.

  5. Kelly; At least Dad was very quiet till the end of the interview. We do have to take control of the situation!!!! We will be heard. Love & Hugs Dad