- Houston, TX
- Member Since Sep 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Survivor: Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer
- Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 61, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage III
- View this journey (7 Experiences)
kmimsrice wrote on dmholt1957's wall
Thank you so much.
Yes, we survived for a reason, and I'm trying to live out that reason everyday, by sharing my experiences with others. I've written two inspirational books and have another one in the process of publication now. I believe that's my calling.
God Bless and keep you!
kmimsrice posted an update
When I was diagnosed with my first cancer, I was like most. First thing came to mind was "a death sentence". However, I found out later that it was truly "an awakening" for me; even after being diagnosed with "colon cancer" a few years later, and still here to tell about them both. I began questioning God. Why would he do this to me? What had I done so bad in life to have this placed upon me. But instead of bemoaning my fate, I decided to look for the positive side of it. There has to be a reason for it all.
I also realized that I was about to face a new beginning, new hope, do and see more with a whole new prospective on life. I knew that I would develop and gain strength from all my experiences, when I think of the gift of life I was given. Even with all the complications I now have to live with, I still feel truly blessed. For a while, I was unhappy with the way I look and the pain I had to endured each day, but I decided to snap out of it. I thought about the individuals that are no longer among us. I also realize that there will always be someone worse off then I am. I only lost skin and tissue, I still have my life; so who am I to complain. During my ordeals with cancer, writing became therapy for me. I placed all my feelings into poems. I took those poems and placed them into book form. I was blessed enough to have that book of poems published called, " True Simple Poems of Life, Faith and Survival". My poems are from the heart, as real as any could ever be. With the words and phrases of each poem of statement, I wish to make a positive impact on someone who's ill or otherwise, where they can proceed life in a whole new way.
I never anticipated becoming a writer, I just became one. I truly believe, when you survive a horrific tragedy or a horrible disease as cancer, it's for a reason, "you have a purpose", and I want to live to find out exactly what that is for me. I recently had another inspirational children's book published called "If Only I Could Fly,said Mattie-bee", (named after my first grandchild) and I'm working on my third. I would have never become a writer, producing inspirational stories, if I had not gone through all that I did. I'm a true example that you can survive cancer, not once, but twice, providing you catch it in time, have faith and allow that faith to direct your path.
kmimsrice shared an experience
Side Effects (Weight loss): Anemia, eating habits, hands, feet and body cold and stinging all the time, small amount of hair loss, but eye lashes and brows all came off, tied and weak most of the time, pain at times still in cancer area, chemo headaches, and other related issues.