About Me

Overland Park, Kansas
My name is Kate, I'm 19 years old, and on March 4th 2010 I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. I was told I had to get my left kidney removed- praise the Lord I have two! A month later they took out my kidney and told me the tumor was benign! I worship a God of miracles! I am a desperately dependent follower of Christ, who feeds on God's Word like manna! I know the healing hand of God and I believe He has plans to prosper me and not to harm me! I started this blog to communicate continued prayer requests, keep people up to date on my health and daily life, and most importantly share how Christ's love is transforming my heart everyday! Thank you for all your support! God Bless! PS I love to know who is reading the blog so comments are much encouraged and loved :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

sleep trouble

For some reason lately I have trouble falling asleep. It is so frustrating because I can't fall asleep for at least an hour or two after I get in bed. I feel like I'm five years old again because I dread bedtime... seriously dread it! It's because I know for the next couple hours I'll be up all by myself at home while everyone is enjoying their rem cycles and Im stuck hopelessly staring at the ceiling! It is so frustrating lying in bed trying to trick myself into falling asleep! Even during the night I don't get restful sleep. This is so annoying because I am the QUEEN of sleeping! It is one of my few talents! I have my follow up drs. appointment in a couple days so I'll ask my doctor about it... guess this would be a good prayer request :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

human again :)

It has been a little dehumanising to not be able to do anything on my own or live life as usual. However, I am hitting a turning point in my recovery! Today was my first day back at school which was pretty big. I also went to lifetime fitness and walked almost a mile on the treadmill and got in the pool for a little! WOW now that I'm reflecting on all I did today I'm pretty impressed with myself! Way to go Kaaate! woo! I think I'm gonna continue to try to exercise everyday to gain my strength back! I also discovered at lifetime how great the pool is to test my abdominal strength without killing myself! Even when I'm just standing still and I loose my center a little I'll start to topple over! haha! It's so great to be living a little more normally lately! Still got a good bit of healing ahead of me but I'm getting more used to living the "one kidney life". OH for example, yesterday my mom subscribed to a website that emails you kidney-friendly recipes every month! TOO FUNNY! Now I'm just trying to enjoy my last two weeks of high school- wow that is crazy to believe this chapter of life is coming to a close! Thank you for all your faith and prayers in my healing! ITS WORKIN!!!