Monday, January 28, 2013


On Wednesday after my appointments I came home to a surprise party dinner!! It was so awesome, I have such a thoughtful mother-in-law. She even got me balloons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why is that so exciting? I don't know, but I was really wanting balloons on my last day of chemo, so when I walked in to balloons on my last day of having cancer it was really exciting. And the best part is one of the balloons was Rapunzel! My favorite. I love Tangled almost as much as I love monkeys. And that is a lot.

Facebook was exploding with congratulations from people. It made me feel really awesome and excited. I'm not going to lie, my doctor's "NED" visit was a total let down. So I'm really glad I came home to a party and for the virtual party all my friends and family gave me via Facebook. I like social media for that reason. Thanks everybody for being so excited for me.

I haven't had a bloody nose in 9 days now! I am soooo glad. Definitely one of the more annoying side effects that I wouldn't have thought about. This is the beginning of the 4th week since my last chemo treatment. My hair keeps getting longer....but also more sparse. It is the weirdest thing. I know I've mentioned it before but it's still falling out! Ah well, I have quite the awesome spiky hair now.

My running also keeps getting better!! I'm down to 9 min/mile now (outside) instead of 13 min/mile. And I've been doing 3-3.5 miles everyday. I am sooooo glad I can finally run outside. I hope it doesn't get cold and icky again because running on the treadmill is bad for my brain. 

Saturday night Sterling and I went on a date. We got free fish tacos at Rubios (I love coupons) and went to the Dollar Tree in search of something fun to do. We ended up with some modeling clay! These are our lovely creations:

For some reason Sterling didn't really want me to get this though:
  I thought it was cool :)

Today I had a celebratory lunch with my aunts and older cousins and my mom at Macaroni Grill. Our waitress was so awesome. She saw we were celebrating something because I had a gift so she asked what we were celebrating and I told her we were celebrating that I don't have cancer anymore. So she let me choose ANY dessert on the menu: full size, for free and she sang opera for us. She was a dang good singer. Macaroni Gill rocks for giving me delicious chocolate cake (which made me feel sick but was totally worth it). Thank you miss waitress, I wish I knew your name because I'd call and tell your manager you should get a prize for being so nice.

Now that I don't have cancer I'm sure these posts will get quite boring to people, but since this has basically become my journal you can still expect updates.



  1. Congrats Kalina! I was thinking of you as I walked passed some UVU track girls today! Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many people, including me! :)

  2. Congratulations!!!!

  3. Congratulations Kalina! You really are incredible, and I love checking these posts :D


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