Monday, May 7, 2018

A lengthy explanation (a personal one) and a cluster from Chrissy to share.

As some of you may have seen on the Kimeric Kreations FB page, I was rather upset last evening after seeing a post from Charles Hutchins on May 6, 2018 at 10:20 AM.  I have since deleted the post.  While the 'concern' is appreciated....i do not, in any way , shape or form like being told that  "It's obvious you aren't posting, too impersonal. Very concerned and praying you are doing alright".  Some of you may think I am taking this the wrong way, or whatever - but just because I copy/paste the same post (for the blog hop) at the top of each post  - it does NOT mean I've become "impersonal" or that it is NOT me posting.   It is a time saver to be able to copy/paste....and if you want other examples, go back a year....or heck, not even that long - October (DSD) - when we had blog hops.  You will see I've done the same thing for years.   Makes my life that much easier.    Oh, and about my life?   You want personal?    I have small cell lung cancer.   It's fatal - there is no cure.  EVER.   So - yeah.  I'm dying.  Slowly but surely, I am dying.   Small cell lung cancer is the rarest and most deadly there is other than pancreatic cancer (which my friend Jill Walls of Created by Jill has), and of course I had to get the worst one.  Stage four, too.    If some of you remember, I was admitted to Lacrosse hospital in October of 2016.   They gave me until Christmas, and had hospice talking to me.    Then, a Dr. Baumgart came in with a plan.  He wanted to try chemo anyway, even tho the tumor in my right lung took up ALL the lung capacity.    We went with it.  In two months, the tumor was gone.  The thought is to treat aggressively with an aggressive disease.    I'm still here.   I've gone thru 2 complete cycles of chemo, one with cysplatin and etopiside and the other with carboplatin and etopiside.    I have had 15 cycles of radiation therapy to my chest,  whole head radiation, and focused brain radiation to kill a tumor that sprouted up.    Everything right now is rather under control, and I am in clinical trials at the University of Wisconsin Madison Oncology Clinics.  The experimental drugs are used for immunotherapy, and work with other cancers.   There has been NO guarantee that it would work for me.  I wanted to try anyway - I have this NON DEATH WISH, you see.  I would like to live as long as possible.  I am only 60 years old for heavens sake.    The thing is, the immunotherapy IS INDEED working for me.  Tumors in my liver (where the cancer has now settled) are decreased by 35%.   It's the side effects of all these drugs that are wreaking havoc with my body.   As I type this, I have pneuminitis - extreme enflamation of the lungs.  Both of them.  Caused by the drugs I am taking.  So....I am on antibiotics and steroids - heavy doses of both for that.  Which have compromised my thyroid - I now have hypothyroidism - and its permanent.  More daily drugs for the rest of my life.    My heart has been compromised to the point where it won't squeeze out all the blood as it pumps thru.  In other words....basically, at this moment, I am a mess.  Sleeping is almost non existent other than in small intervals - I have no appetite but gain weight anyway from fluid retention from the steroids.  For which I take Lasix, which makes me pee all the time.  Which means my potassium levels drop to dangerous levels all the time, so I take one giant horse pilll for that each day.     Today we went shopping.   I THOUGHT I would be ok.   I couldn't make it around Aldi's for heaven's sake.   I was clinging to our cart like a mad woman - so out of breath it wasn't funny.    Eric got me to the car, and wouldn't let me back out, lol :)    We got home and he grabbed my shiny new wheelchair (yes , we finally broke down and got one, because its a long walk from the house to the car with nothing for me to hold on to for support)  and he brought me in and took care of groceries.   Eric is invaluable.  He loves me, he cares way too much sometimes....and will defend/support me with all he has to give.   He thinks its "fun" to help me cook and clean.   Works for me!.     For those of you who do NOT know - I own The Digichick.   It's a daily thing that has to be kept up with constantly.  I still design.   But I can NOT sit here for hours like I used to.  Dizziness takes over, and I almost pass out.   So I keep things sweet and simple.   LIKE COPY/PASTING posts!!!    Happy now,  Chalres Hutchins?   Personal enough for you?  I hope so, because I refuse to get into my bowel habits.   This is NOT a social networking blog.  It's a freebie blog, one that I have kept for six years now.   A simple Thank You would suffice.  I am THE only person to post here.  EVER.   So if you find the posts repetitive - keep in mind that perhaps, just perhaps - the author is having a bad day.  Doesn't feel too well.  Alright?

I will be gone all day tomorrow for testing in Madison - back on Wednesday .   Thanks for reading,  understanding, and putting up with me.  It's appreciated. - - Kim

Today marks the end of most of the sales for iNSD, so be sure to get what you want ! - and TDC has a fabulous blog hop for you to follow and collect pieces from to make one great little kit to scrap with, appropriately named "I Love Scrapbooking!".    I'm starting off the hop......and your next stop is Laitha Art Studio  .   I have an awesome cluster made with Everyday Stories - Country Chic to share tonight... from Chrissy!   



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70 comments:

  1. I can't understand the sense of entitlement of some people. They expect others to cater to their every whim and at their leisure. I've seen this behaviour in all kind of forums. You shouldn't have to put up with that kind of attitude. I didn't know you own Digichick, great designers. And as always, loving your kits and sending good energy to you.

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  2. Thank you for all the awesome freebies. I am in awe of all you do...pretty sure that I would not have the fortitude but I guess that it helps because it's so obvious you love what you do. Praying for you that things improve and your immunotherapy continues to work.

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  3. What a fight you are fighting! Don't stress about the shop or blogging or even doing freebies unless it is therapeutic for you. Everyone who cares about you would want you to put your own healing first. This is a great shop, and you have been a happy part of my scrapping for many years. Thank you for all you do. Thank you for this gift and for running such a great shop. Hoping for a miracle for you and for me (I am terminal too, but fighting and hanging on).

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  4. Thanks for your lovely freebies. Sorry you have to deal with unfeeling people along with your illness.

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  5. I have a cast iron skillet that I threaten to get out and use on people regularly. I now want to use it on Charles Hutchins. I've told you this before, but you amaze me. I can't believe how much you get done, even though you have to feel worse than horrible much of the time. I know Jill appreciates the support and advice you've given her, too. Know that I'm praying, sending positive thoughts and lots of hugs and love your way. :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing the "real stuff." It sure hurt my heart to read all that you are going through. I will keep you and Eric in my prayers, as well as all those involved in your care. You have a strength that is unimaginable. May God bless you.

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  7. You and all you provide to us are very appreciated!!!

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  8. You are so much kinder than I would have been. Those of us who check in every day understand that this is amazingly courageous of you to 'keep on keepin' on" and people who are SO insensitive are hard to understand.
    Every note I have read is totally supportive and grateful. You are an amazing talent and we are grateful for every day you can contribute to our lives. Thank you.

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  9. Kim, you are such a strong woman! I have been praying for you since the first time you shared what you are going through. Some of your latest kits reflect what you are going through, in my opinion, and they are just beautiful! How you do what you do running The Digichick and designing is beyond me. Then you go and talk about the delicious meals you are making and I wonder where you find the strength.

    Know that 99.9% of your fans care deeply about you and your well being. Thank you for sharing not only your talent but your beautiful freebies too! Now I am going to copy this so if it doesn’t post right I can just paste it back in. Copying and pasting is as good as sliced bread!

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  10. Don't know what to say, except God bless you!

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  11. Wow, I feel bad that someone would be so insensitive and just plain rude. I too am amazed at the amount of work your are able to accomplish while undergoing, chemo, immuno and radiation. Attitude is everything, and yours is phenomenal!! Hugs across the miles.

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  12. Tears rolling down my face as I read your post for all that you are going thru. Prayers for total annihilation of the monster that has invaded your body and your life. Gratitude for your always positive attitude. There are many days when reading your upbeat posts, knowing what battles you are fighting, I've come away feeling better and inspired to be more grateful and positive. And finally cheering for your fighting spirit! Love your blog, your designs, your freebies and should have known that you are behind Digichick because it is in my opinion the best of many great digiscrap design stores.

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  13. Hugs to you, Kim. You are superwoman in my eyes :) Keep on keeping on, girl.

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  14. We love you Kim and your strength is amazing! Hang in there girl! You got this! Muaaaah!

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  15. Sending love and hugs as well as thanks for sharing.

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  16. Wow! You are so brave. I admire your perseverance and zest for living. Please rest and take care of yourself. I'm sorry that toad's post upset you. And btw, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art with us! We love you. <3

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  17. Thanks for sharing your journey. Prayers for continued healing and strength. You are by far my favorite designer. There's just something really special about your designs that I have always loved, since I came across your designs years ago. I have to control myself to keep from buying every kit you post. Especially since I have so many that haven't been used yet. Keep up the fight!!! so many have said it before me, YOU ARE AMAZING and you can win this battle!

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  18. Prayers and more prayers. You are incredibly brave and So creative. Your designs stand out. I didn’t know you owned the DigiChicks.

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  19. You go, girl! Shame on anyone who would be less than appreciative of all you offer here, and even more for being so self-absorbed that they actually think they have the RIGHT to say something, ANYTHING negative about YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY! Sheesh. That just burns my hide. Sorry for ranting, but I SO appreciate your freebies, and all the work you put into it, and I love reading about your experience. You are an inspiration to me, because you don't quit even though you have so many issues physically. I'm a wuss when it comes to pain, etc. So, just know you are appreciated!

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  20. Thanks Kim for all you do. You are my favorite designer and I love the freebies you give us. Your team does beautiful work with the awesome elements & papers you give them to work with. My thoughts are with you and Eric as you continue to fight, best wishes to you both.

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  21. Kim do not get angry, you imagine-you think-you create precious things that you share with everyone, while you make your personal struggles, and that's incredible, do not let less bright people take up your time and energy. Better to think that person had a bad day and he was wrong to write that. You are worth more than that kind of people, your creations show us the talent and love that is in you, and it is wonderful. Thank you for your effort, we will pray for you and your recovery !!

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  22. Kim, I've only recently happened upon your blog and Kreations, I love your stuff and can't believe your generosity so thanks for that. People like C.H. are not worth another moment of your precious energy or time. Sending positive thoughts that you stay as well as your illness/medications allow. You are an inspiration!

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  23. Thank you for all you do! Your generosity is overwhelming.

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  24. My heart goes out to you with prayer, love and admiration. Your talent is amazing and so are you! I am grateful you share your beautiful creations with us on nearly a daily basis! Wishing you strength and better health with each passing day. May you be surrounded by God's white light of protection.

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  25. Thank you for the cluster. I have just recently come to your blog and I love your positive upbeat attitude with everything you are going through you are amazing. And I love the beauty you create and so generously share with us.

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  26. Good luck today on yet another trip, you are one amazingly strong and admirable woman. (Eric is strong too for you and recently his mother) You are VERY TALENTED with a GENEROUSLY GIVING HEART that is much appreciated by a whole bunch of faithful followers! (as for me, on a very limited income, I would be unable to enjoy my passion for scrapping if not for the awesome freebies) Prayers sent your way daily for both you and Eric and the physicians intent on helping you fight this horrible disease for not only you, but for others that will be afflicted with it! THANKS A MILLION FOR ALL YOU SHARE WITH US! God Bless!

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  27. You are an ispiration! A shining example of someone fighting a hideous disease whith grace and dignity. I'm in awe of your strength. Wishing you all the best!

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  28. As I have said numerous times, YOU ARE amazing and I admire your courage and the way you are upbeat most all the time. Thank you for being who you are. Never change...never back down.
    Hugs, Joyce

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  29. I need to tell you that those of us who appreciate all you do are many. As one who went through my sister's treatments involved with lung cancer you need to stop worrying about the world and take care of yourself. Do what you can when you feel up to it and you want to. However, You and your family MUST come first. You have many of us with you in spirit even if we have never met. Don't let the critics control you. Obviously they have not learned to care about those out of their immediate circle. I try to do at least one "nice thing" a day for someone I come in contact with that I do not know personally. Sometimes it is a s simple as letting the person behind me in line go in front of me when I have a full basket and they have a couple of items. I am amazed at how surprised and pleased they are. I just ask them to pay it forward. Remember most of us care and appreciate all you do.

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  30. Oh Kim, This post broke my heart. Not only do you have to battle a horrible disease, you have to put up with people who could not be more insensitive. It truly amazes me that you do all that you do. By all means, make things as easy as you can. All of us (with a few exceptions) are here for you, praying and wishing you well. Thank you for sharing your life and talents with us.

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  31. Kim, I´m so sorry to hear what you´re going through. I totally understand because I was the main caretaker of my father, diagnosed with epidermoid carcinoma in the tongue (stage IV). It is really hard. When the doctors fix something, another problem shows up and it never ends. It´s exhausting. However, I´m so happy and proud of your positive attitude. You don´t give up! You´re amazing and you deserve to win these everyday battles and the whole war! I´ll be praying for you and Eric (I suppose he is your husband). And I´d like to say a big Thank You for your work at The Digichick and your wonderful freebies.

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  32. I'm so sorry to read what you're going through, and will be keeping you in my prayers.

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  33. Thank you very much for all the wonderful freebies you offer us.
    I am really and so sorry for you.
    Sylvie

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  34. I am so sorry that you had to read a comment from an insensitive rude person. We know when you can't post it is because it is medically impossible for you. How you keep up with this at all is an absolute miracle to me! Copy and pasting is what everyone in the internet world does. Look at any site you would like, Mr. Rude Person, they all do it It is a way to draw attention to something important to people who might be signing in today that haven't been on the site for a couple of days. It is a wise tool to use and people writing blogs and FB pages and groups are wise to use the tool.

    I pray for you and Eric as you go through these very difficult days. May God be your peace and comfort as only He can.

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  35. Kim, you know that you and Eric have continually been covered in my prayers since you first posted about your illness. That will never change. Do not let 1 bad apple spoil the bushel and continue to focus on your battles.

    You are brave, courageous and beautiful and I thank you for all you do for the Digichick, your own brand, and for making us all feel your love!

    Kim Smith

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  36. Give Eric a huge hug from all of us. Having gone through cancer myself at 50,I know only too well how important it is to have a husband who loves you and supports you through all of this. Don't let go of the upbeat way you have handle this for I firmly believe it is a definite factor in helping to fight this disease. Most important is to remember that doctors are not God though many like to think they are. They do not know what God has in his plans. Never say never...or as you said EVER. Long ago when I was 25 I was crushed in a fatal car accident...me...three cardiac arrests and internally really messed up. Doctors told my dad it would be better not to pray that I live for I'd remain in a vegetative state. Wrong...God decided differently. Medicine is progressing exponentially so there is always hope for a cure.Look at how much progress has been made in all different areas. My mother died of breast cancer yet years later I lived. nearly 20 years in remission. Ever notice that God still performs miracles. So please... believe, live as you have been and may God bless you and Eric...Cynthia Stringer

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  37. Thank you. I admire your courage!

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  38. Dear Kim, I am so sorry you had to put up with such insensitivity! I so admire the faith and good spirit you have consistently demonstrated during this medical ordeal. I have some idea of how tough it is since my mother's side of the family is a textbook example of the weak gene theory. Right now there have been 4 generations of various cancers among us. All of my Mom's 6 sibling had one or more types. Mom had lung cancer too and only agreed to go through all the devastating treatments to buy time for my father to adjust to the idea of being without her after 50+ years. She held on for 3 years after being told she probably had only months. So much is changing in terms of treatment options. Only God knows when He will call you home so enjoy life as much as you can. We have been blessed with your presence and hope to be for a long time yet. Sending you healing hugs and lots of love. Thank you for all the love and hope you have shared with us.

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  39. Thanks for your update on all that is going on with you. You are a superhero to so many of us who follow your journey and daily comments. We worry about you, pray for you (and Eric), and always are hoping for God's divine grace to heal your body. I admire your spirit and talent. You are a special woman! Hugs!!!

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  40. Kim, You are such a warrior and with God's help, you will conquer this horrible enemy called cancer. I just finished a Bible study in Joshua and have been truly blessed by all the times God helped him conquer the enemy because of his (Joshua's) faith. I have been following your blog for many years now and have always enjoyed and cherished the beautiful designs you and your team have created. I have been checking your blog so that I could follow your progress. When there was a short hiccup in posts, I knew that you must be having to fight even harder thus, I prayed harder for you. I have just completed my sixth year of remission from cancer. I too had to have chemo and radiation and my body reacted with some terrible side effects also. I admire your strength and your spiritual gift. You are a blessing to me so I can only imagine what a blessing you are to your nurses, doctors, and fellow patients who sit in those chemo chairs next to you. Sometimes God uses people like you as an inspiration to others!! May God bless both you and Eric as you endure this trial.
    Pam

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  41. Thank you Kim for sharing your story. I have known something was wrong from reading your blog posts for quite sometime now, but it is nice to know the whole story so I know what to pray for in the future. As far as Mr. C.H. goes I would just ignore him cause some people just don't think before they speak. Keep fighting the good fight and don't overwork yourself, but I think work is probably what keeps you going. I lost both my parents to cancer one to lymphoma and the other to antiplastic thyroid cancer. Cancer is a disease that someday will hopefully be very cureable. Many HUGS! to you and your hubby Eric for all you do. I love your GENEROSITY AND TALLENT! Thanks Chrissy for the lovely cluster. Safe travel Kim to and from Madison and HOPE you beat this stuff. God Bless you all!

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  42. I think you are a totally amazing woman for keeping up with all this while going through what you're going through! Hugs, love and prayers coming your way. Keep up the good fight!

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  43. Dear Kim,

    So far you have beaten the odds, may you continue to do so. Bless you.

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  44. Thank you Kim for your candor. I knew a little of your battle and now more. It gives me greater appreciate your talent. The Digichick is my first stop and always look forward to the sales. You're the only designer that I've supported the most with purchasing nearly every kit you've designed; some twice to have the whole collection. I've made 4 scrapbooks with exclusively your kits, mix and matched, that I cherish. The Lord has blessed you this far, hopefully and prayerfully even longer. And it makes my heart happy to know that you have a wonderful husband that adores you and wants to take care of you. Many blessings to you both.

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  45. I am so sorry for the heart-rending challenges you are facing with your health. You show tremendous strength and courage. Thank you so much for your generous gifts through your blog. You have brightened the day of so many people with your lovely artwork. May God bless you and keep you safe. EMS.

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  46. I have just started to design myself and have come to appreciate the amount of time and effort which goes in to any design so to give those pieces of art work away shows a wonderfully generous spirit.
    I hope you take some comfort from all your followers who appreciate everything you have done throughout your creative career and not let the mean comments from one person take that appreciation away.
    I wish you all the best for the rest of your journey and know you will come through it. Love and best wishes Sue

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  47. luckily, i don't read Facebook, nor care to BUT your blog is the first place i go when i grab my morning cup o joe and turn on the computer. Yes, i've been following your struggle daily and am more than thankful for your generous freebies ... stunning additions to all the kits of yours that i possess and cherish. BUT the most important thing is the inspiration you give through this constant battle. i will gladly join the iron skillet army to crush anyone or anything that brings you pain. you are my hero as you fight daily against this insipid enemy that i can only hope and pray will someday vanish from this earth. not seeing a personal post in some time has only made me pray harder for you ... and hope for the best. I join everyone else who has posted here, adding my thoughts and prayers that you will indeed beat this horrible beast. may God bless you and give you strength. lisa

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  48. You are an amazing women...most would have stopped doing all the site work you do, in light of all the obstacles you are dealing with. I never had the pleasure of designing layouts for you, but I was part of Jill's CT team for several years and got a new appreciation for all the work designers do. And on top of that, you own and run a site! You are an inspiration to all women and I wish you all the best. Hugs a prayers will be on their way to you daily. Now I have to go get a box of Kleenex!

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  49. P.S. Anyone with an efficient bone in their body, uses Copy and Paste (that's why they have quick keys!)

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  50. Thank you so much for sharing your personal story. Those of us who have been checking in daily know how hard you are working despite your illness. As a mother of a child who did not survive cancer 15 years ago, I am so glad to hear that the medical community is finally taking immunotherapy seriously. We searched for someone in the states who was working on this to no avail. The American Cancer society told us we were crazy to look for anything new, just to let the doctors use chemo. (For a very rare cancer with no record of success with chemo.) We would have had to take her to Germany but her cancer moved so fast there wasn't time. I'm SO glad they are finally researching and having success with this method. I'm praying each day for you as I download your wonderful free gifts. You are very brave and strong and I'm sorry there are those who don't understand. I think you are one of the kindest most generous people in the digiscrapping community. Thanks for all you do and keep up your spirits. I'm also 60 and I have way to much living to do, I understand your will to try anything. Please know that your willingness to struggle through all the hardships will eventually help those who will be able to use a similar cure in the future.

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  51. thank you for sharing Kim. My family's prayers are with you in your struggle.

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  52. God bless you Kim. I'm keeping you in our prayers!

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  53. Only way I can get to comment do not have other accounts on list.
    Thank you for all you are doing for us, it is really appreciated. Thank you also for sharing your illness with us, it has made me appreciate all I have that much more and my prays are with you for being so brave, you are an inspiration to us all. Please do not let one persons remarks upset you so much, fo that one person there must be thousands wishing to Thank you and wish you all the very best. I have not expressed myself very well, sorry.
    Thank you very much all you do is very much appreciated.
    Kay Wisdom

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  54. Thank you for sharing and still continuing to do all that you do! What an inspiration.

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  55. You are a total inspiration, for all of us...I have said Prayers for you ever since I learned about your illness. Despite all what you are going through, you still remain positive,and I admire y our strength,as I do not know if I could cope ... Someone as "ignorant" as Charles Hutchins, has this thing called "Karma" coming after him...very soon I hope. Continued Prayers for you "sweet lady"

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  56. You are a miracle still being miracle-lized. I have not scrapped in years but retain your newsletter/blog in my email box because of the beauty and pleasure your designs give me when I click on the link. I am adding you and your family to my prayer journal and wish you the very best. She who refreshes others, refreshes herself. . . Keep being you. Thank you for all you do for so many.

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  57. Kim, Where do I begin? My heart is saddened that another person would so callously post a remark of that nature. The fact that you post a blog at all is amazing to me! You are truly an inspiration. You clearly have a passion for your digital scrapbooking design. You clearly have a love of life and intend to take every glorious moment of that life and bring joy to yourself and others through your designs. This may not be coming across like I want; but, it's important for you to know that you have every right to miss days of blogging; to copy and paste and to just say "to heck with it". I admire your will to live. I admire your ability to be candid. God bless you and give you peace as you continue down this path of your life, doing what you can - when you can!

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  58. You are one strong willed and tough lady! I am always amazed at the people who feel that they are entitled to something "just because". I have to wonder how old Charles Hutchins is - from my point of view, it is the younger generation that feel the they are entitled to whatever they want because they weren't taught otherwise.

    I have added you to my prayer list

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  59. O.M.G. Good grief, that person should have half of your integrity. I have cancer too and you are my hero(ine)! I wouldn't wish your challenges on anyone. Not even someone like that. The world is a much better place for having you in it.

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  60. Hi Kim, I just wanted to GIVE YOU A GREAT BIG HUG! I am so sorry that this Charles Hutchins is so insensitive.
    You are such an inspiration & I absolutely am grateful for the beautiful, wonderful freebies you have given throughout the years.
    Much aloha to you & your family :)

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  61. I am a longtime Fan, and follow your blog for specifically the "old book" type templates, freebies, ideas and products. My heart aches for you. I am glad you stood up for yourself. I am glad you opted for aggressive treatments as it seems to have served you well ( as could be expected) hopefully many more days to come. Your honesty and humbleness is appreciated. And you are such a talented lady all of us who digiscrap adore you. Sending the white light straight from me to you! Hugs ! and THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO !

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  62. I just checked in to catch up on you and your gorgeous freebies. I have always been a big fan of yours. You have always been so incredibly talented, generous and helpful. Years ago you gave me directions on how to extract alphabet letters. You included the extracted letters too! I thought that was such a lovely gesture. You have done SO well with all of your struggles! Don't let some insensitive dumb*** discourage you.

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  63. Dear Kim, You are a terrific person, very strong and positive! What a pity that the disease does not count with anyone, even with heroes like you! I am shocked by your destiny. I love you and all your talented works endlessly. I pray for you! I wish HEALTH! Many embraces, dear!
    Yours faithfully Olga

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  64. Cara Kim, I knew of your battle and I strongly admire you for your strength and indomitable will, I wish I could express what I feel but can not find the right words, my dad has had a lung removal too because of cancer and he is fighting too. They say it's fatal? Do not believe them! They gave you till Xmas, they proved wrong, do not believe them! As you wrote you are a fighter and you have not given up! People you know support you, everyone you made life sweeter thanks to your work and freebies support you, I from my little corner of Italy support you too, there's so much love around you, and love is strong, love does miracles, believe that, believe that as strong as you can, with all you have. Miracle happen! Con tanto tantissimo affetto/ with all my love xoxo

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  65. Kim, I just read your post. You're another admirable example of the strong women in today's society. You are a role model for other women because of the way you "carry on" in the face of life's adversities. I can only hope that if I were faced with the same challenges that you have that I could meet them with the same grace and courage that you have shown. Stay strong and know that you and your designs are much appreciated.

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  66. Kim, I have been a long time fan of yours and admire your talents. To be able to keep up with digichick,design,blog along with generously giving freebies is difficult for a healthy person. I noticed references to your health in earlier posts but did not know the extent of what was wrong. Thank you for letting us know what you are going through. Know that you are loved, appreciated, and prayed for by many. Thank you for your overwhelming generosity.- Much Love

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  67. Your story breaks my heart. I am so sorry for your struggles. I rarely leave a comment to say thank you, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart. Yours is my favorite scrapbook site. I download all your stuff. It's absolutely beautiful. You are an amazing, creative woman. You make the world more beautiful.

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  68. Deaest Kim, 'THANK YOU' so much for all your beautiful work, which you so generously share with us all. Sadly there are always people like Charles Hutchins, who just seem to take great pleasure in trying to upset you and everyone else, but trust me, nasty people like this are not worth your precious time or energy, Hun. You are a beautiful and strong woman, as you said, you are a survivor, and such an insperation to us all, and make our world a brighter and more beautiful place. Remain Strong, Create when you can, and rest when you can't, but no matter what, never give up, and ignore nasty people like Charles Hutchins. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using 'Copy & Paste' and I use it all the time, it is such a help, and time-saving. God Bless you and Eric. Much Love and Big Gentle Hugs to you both.

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  69. Working on some family pages and thinking about you. When I first started digi scrapbooking, your designs were my first love. I have only been digi scrapbooking for a little over a year and I have to say that I was not ready for you to go. I only know you thought your designs and your blog and I wish we had been given more time with you. to anyone who reads these post... know time is short! So LOVE today and embrace it, as we do not have a promise for tomorrow. Make memories and enjoy each moment you are given. Small moments can make a life time of memories.

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