Day 6 of Radiation

Day 6 – Bell Ringing
I believe that people cross your path for a reason.

While you are waiting for your treatment you see a lot of people coming in and out of the center. It is usually the same people because your treatment time is the same each day. So you become comfortable talking with each other and sharing your stories.

One of the people we met is Ms. Charlotte. (Yes, I got her permission to share her name).  Today, Charlotte got a chance to ring the bell. This is a big deal because it meant that it was her final treatment. The first time I heard the bell ring and people cheering, I was confused because this is a place where treatments are taking place, what is there to cheer about.

But once you found out what the bell ringing means you want to cheer every time you hear it. So today we are cheering for Charlotte and for her strength and loving smile she shared with us.  

The radiation treatment today went as scheduled. I feel a little tired and have more redness around the white of my eye, but overall everything is good.

6 down – 9 to go 


  1. I enjoy you sharing your story. It makes you think what if that was you. My son has cancer also. The kind of cancer he has is called Osteosarcoma. I understand your journey. Will keep you & your family in PRAYER. Love you All.

  2. I have read your post (entry?) again and again tonight, and I can’t stop smiling. You are so right when you say there are good things that come out of not-so-good circumstances.

    I love your writing style, and I am looking so forward to following your journey.

  3. 2 TIMOTHY 2:1-3
    1 You therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Paul knew that the Lord stood by his side and strengthened him during trials (2 Tim. 4:17). The Holy Spirit provides the courage and power to obey God’s commands, so we can rely upon His might to carry us to victory against any enemy. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this time. May God bless you!

  4. WOW! What a wonderful story and triggered so much in me. I’m thankful you shared, yet wish there was no reason for you to be there. However, I know God is in control, and as you say is true, there is a reason. People cross our paths and everything that touches or happens our lives have one. All things working together for good, I’ve learned to stop looking for the *good* and just look to God. I’m thinking of you and praying for you. I am thankful for you and your attitude. People will learn a lot from the from the first post on. It blessed me, not to let anything to keep me from living life. Rest and refresh, I see the strength.
    I love you

  5. Dearest Kim-Thanks for sharing your journey, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can’t wait to see the video of you ringing that bell!!!!
    Love you bunches!!!

  6. Kim you are an inspiration to so many. I’m sure more than you realize. As I read your daily post, I know God gives meaning and purpose to all situations. I will continue to keep you in constant prayer.

  7. Going to Mass in the morning to receive Gods Grace in the Holy Eucharist. I will remember you and your family in my prayers. We had so much fun visiting the other night. Thanks for your friendship. Keep smiling like you do soooooooo well, lovely lady!

  8. I’m praying that God given you strength to sustain you. I’ve claimed healing in the mighty name of Jesus. You are a victor and you will win this victory.

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