Tuesday, November 27, 2012

One THOUSAND!

According to my Blogger stats, this is post number 1,000 on my blog. I can't believe I've thought of 1,000 things to write about. I started writing this blog almost seven years ago, when WCK was a 15-pound baby with chubby cheeks and a little tuft of hair. One thousand posts later, she's a second-grader in a plaid school uniform who will be off to drama class in a few minutes. I could not have imagined this back on Post Number One.

I hope that I have a few thousand more posts in me. I hope someday we'll all see post 2,000, where I'm reporting that Jay is teaching her how to drive, and post 3,000, where she's getting ready to graduate from Big Important Paleontology School. I know that many more things will happen that I can't possibly imagine here at post 1,000.

I'm also a little amazed that there are people out there reading all of this. If you've been reading all 1,000 posts or even just a few of them, let me know who you are! Leave a comment here or on my Facebook page. Are you a myeloma patient? A friend? Just somebody passing by on the Internet?

Whoever you are, thanks for reading. Here's to 1,000 more posts. At least.

15 comments:

Madison said...

I'm a friend, also in Missouri, also a HUGE Bon Jovi fan. That's actually how I found your blog- the inspirational photos of a shirtless Jon Bon Jovi popped up on Google one time, as I was conveniently looking for shirtless pictures of him. Cause ya know..that's normal.

Sandy said...

After almost four years of checking in and up, I feel like a friend. I'm a part-time caregiver of a MM patient which is how I found your blog in the first place. The relative with MM has a young child and recently added twins to the mix, so the grandmother in me appreciates kiddo updates. You are a good and funny writer and have a good deal of respect for the English language - also appreciated! So I'll keep coming back for the next couple of thousand postings...

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 1000 posts:-)) I have only started reading blogs and I laugh a lot when I read yours. My name is Sharyn and my hubby has MM and we are in Australia:-) I look forward to reading about Jay tearing his hair out teaching WGK to drive:-))

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen - It's Janet from Naperville, IL...I think I am your second-cousin maybe, not sure of how that works out exactly, but your dad is my cousin. Your blog is funny and inspiring, and I enjoy keeping up with it. Yesterday I went to school humming "Hallelujah" all day! Looking forward to several thousand more posts from you!

Caroline said...

I found your blog through my work in oncology pharmaceuticals. I continue to read because you are witty and funny and I want to know that you are continuing to be in good health and humor. I have my own 6 yo girl so I also relate to many of your posts about WCK. Both of you make my days brighter when there is a post.

Caroline

Emily said...

I'm the wife of a myeloma patient and mom to an 11 yo boy. We're out in CA and I just enjoy your take on time, plus I like remembering back to my own son's WCK days (he's a "tween" now, he tells me, not a K).

Lovey said...

I'm a four and a half year MM survivor who had one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel at diagnosis but is doing well now. I LOVE your writing - the humor, the style - honestly, I think you may have a book lurking within those 1,000 posts. Think about it! I also have a seven year old, second grade WCGD (world's cutest grandaughter)! Best wishes for many. many thousands of more posts.

Team S said...

I think I've been reading your blog for 7 years. I've known you for...25 years? (I hope you're not trying to pass for younger than 25!) I've always admired you as a writer. I hope that stupid cancer thing doesn't interfere with another 25 years of good stories and blogginess!

JBM said...

Having lost my mom to mm ten years ago I love reading blogs of people living with this disease and seeing how treatments and quality of life for patients is improving. I have been raising money for mm since she passed and look forward to reading many more of your posts. Plus u are hilarious. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Found your blog on several other Myeloma patient blogs. 57 year old wife, mother and grandmother, diagnosed June 2012 with Multiple Myeloma after extreme back pain. Very encouraged that you have not gone for stem cell transplant as I have responded well to RVD treatment of 4 cycles and have decided to postpone transplant as long as possible and do maintenance therapy. Love your writing and sense of humor.

Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

Hi Karen,
I think I've commented only once on your blog during the many years I have been reading! I found your blog just after you began writing it. Maybe the 3rd or 4th post. But I don't remember how I found you. My mom was diagnosed with MM in 2004 and while searching the internet for more info, I happened across various MM blogs -- which gave me SO much more info than medical websites did. In a "language" I could understand. :)

I've loved your blog from the day I found you! Your sense of humor is incredible -- and I remember realizing pretty quickly we were both huge WOZ and Dave Barry fans. :) I also feel as if I we are good friends and yet you don't know me at all! Over the years, you gave me much to smile about and I pray for you when I knew you were worried or going to appointments, starting medicine, etc.

I'm in Iowa, so not too far from you. Congrats on your 1,000 posts and looking forward many, many more!

Karen's mom said...

10,000 more blogs would just about put you at that 71 years of life expectancy beyond your current age which I won't reveal. You could include how you successfully dodged the church van.

Anonymous said...

I'm a new reader. I found your blog this summer and LOVE it. I'm a Republican :-) - but you're a good writer and I admire you. I lost my mom this summer, and your blog makes me smile when I'm feeling sad.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen- love your blog and am always so happy when I see your good MM reports- high Hb! low M-spike! I started reading your posts about 4 years ago when I was diagnosed with MM (remember when you were smoldering- so funny- and your struggle with stem cell collection?). I think that I have read all of your posts over the years and you continue to be fresh and funny. Your writing reminds me of Dave Barry and I also think that you should consider writing a book...

Diane said...

I have been reading your blog since WCK was called WCB. My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz. Sadly I found your blog because of myeloma. Anyway, keep up the good work and congrats on post #1000!