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Here Come the Barbarella Warrior Goddess White Blood Cells!

Tomorrow I get what I have now rebranded as my Barbarella Warrior Goddess White Blood Cell infusion. Thank you for all of your help in that rebranding exercise!


It is five times the dose of what I got a little more than a year ago. THIS is the Disease Free campaign!


I've now been in the hospital for five days--the first three getting chemo infusions to "soften up" my immune system so they'll welcome my new Barbarella cells. I am doing the same thing that I did with radiation. I envisioned the golden gates to my body opening up to let in those rays and my own cells running up to meet those rays and all of them running off hand in hand, laughing, to zap and vaporize any cancer cells, I've got a welcome party planned.


The white blood cells that stayed home are of course going to welcome their returning Barbarella sister cells. You know what it's like when girlfriends get together? Well, that's what it's going to be like in my body. All of my cells, those who have gone to Super Hero Training Camp, and the rest are going to work together to destroy any cells with the ICAM 1 protein in it. It is unique to the cancer I was diagnosed with. It shines out like a shiny red spot. The Barbarella cells will train their sister cells to recognize it, too.


For the past five days, I've been meditating, doing a two-mile walk on this hospital floor every morning, doing some weight routines, etc., etc. I've decorated my room like last time and everyone loves the lights and garlands of flowers.


Except for feeling a little tired today (and that could be the cumulative effect of getting waked up two or three times a night to make sure I'm okay--taking my "vitals," etc.) I am FINE!


Meanwhile, wonderful news in other aspects of my life! Tomorrow morning, an interview with me talking about my memoir will air on KPCW's Mountain Life. KPCW is the radio station I DJ for. The Mountain Life is available as a podcast, too. I am very psyched about that. What's cool about the interview is that they talked to me about how I used the Imogene Pass Run as inspiration, they were very into about how when women self silence themselves in relationships, which I did (I know, hard to believe since I am so loud with all of you but it is what I did in my marriage) it makes us sick. It's a very fun interview!


And, of course, I reference research supporting the thesis that women being over accommodating, always putting others needs ahead of their own, etc. etc. is why women suffer from more autoimmune diseases than men, and a whole host of other diseases, including cancer.


Always optimistic me has made sure my books are, or will soon arrive, at a popular Park City bookstore and, of course, at both the Park City Libary and the Kimball Junction branch of the Summit County Libary. Because I wrote a lot of the book in those libraries.


AND, in another fun surprise, I just sold an essay to The Ethel, which is the online magazine for AARP. It's again about getting cured of a stage 4 cancer diagnosis AND about curing yourself of cultural malignancies that contribute to diagnoses like mine.


It'll come out the day before my J-school reunion!


I'll take your prayers, healing thoughts and any good vibes you want to send me!!


Also, I can't drink alcohol! Please have a cocktail or two for me!



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Daily prayers for you, sister Kate.

Every time I read what you’re thinking and doing, I’m reminded of your good good heart and humbled by your “badassery.”

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Kate
Feb 22
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Oh, honey, YOU inspire ME! Thank you!

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You continue to beguile me, humble me, educate me. Let's GO Barbarella Warrior Cells, work your magic on this magical human!!!! Love you Kate.

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Kate
Feb 22
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Oh Shelby, I love you and thank YOU!

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So glad to know things are underway—Barbarella is an awesome spirit animal, she will serve you well. 👊🏻I am thinking about you and so proud of you, for so many reasons. I knew you were great the moment we met when Mia and Gav were little Ks.


Continue to feel good, be true to all you are and know that so many people are supporting you on this journey. ❤️🙏🏻

xxE

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Kate
Feb 24
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Oh, Elizabeth, thank you! Who knew the buddies I was going to get out of my kids' schoolmates!!

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Unknown member
Feb 21

Good luck tomorrow - may the new sisters be fierce and effective!

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