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CLL Society Tribune - My 2 Pandemic Poems

PlanetaryKim
PlanetaryKim

Very honored to have 2 of my pandemic poems published in the current issue of the CLL Society Tribune, which just came out today. They can be read here: cllsociety.org/2020/06/in-a...

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[Photo: Evening Primrose in bloom match my van in background. Evening Primrose open fully at dawn and dusk, and are pollinated by hawkmoths and also bees.]

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Bravo Kim!

PlanetaryKim
PlanetaryKim in reply to Name-1

Thank you! :)

Way to go Kim.👏

Thanks a lot! ;)

Congratulations Kim 🤗

Dana

Thanks Dana! :)

Immediately after reading I ordered a pie. Those bakery references are delicious.

haha! yes, they are. it's a sacrifice not being able to gather with friends in bakeries anymore.

Very cool. Congratulations 🎈🍾🎉🎊

PlanetaryKim
PlanetaryKim in reply to Iris123

Thank you! :)

Wonderful ❣️

PlanetaryKim
PlanetaryKim in reply to Naka

Thank you! :)

BRAVO!!!👏👏👏🤗KIM , I ADORE POETRY, AND I TRULY ENJOYED YOUR BEAUTIFUL POEMS!!! BUT, NOW I FEEL LIKE A BAKERY TREAT🍰😊.

I hear ya! I think we all feel like some bakery treats! lol!

bkoffman
bkoffmanCLL CURE Hero

We are very lucky to have the honor to have published them. Thank you.

thanks Brian!

Congratulations Kim.

jenny uk

PlanetaryKim
PlanetaryKim in reply to very

thank you jenny! :)

Congratulations Kim! 🐥🦚

Thanks very much! :)

Congratulations! Now I’m longing for an eclair!

PlanetaryKim
PlanetaryKim in reply to Mprm

hahaha! Yes, that is a problem for me too!

Kim,

I assume that there is more where that came from?

Satisfaction for the palate of the mind. 💆‍♂️

JM

yes, always more poems. :)

Good Morning Kim,

You are so very gifted, my compliments to you.

Keep up the good Spirit.

Any time in Vancouver for a Dr's visit?

Love to go to a great Bakery with you for a little talk

about our CLL Path?

Enjoy our rainy day,

Yours,

Traudel

PlanetaryKim
PlanetaryKim in reply to Traudel

Hi Traudel. Good to hear from you. How are you doing? I don't know if I will come to Vancouver this month for my specialist appointment or just do it by phone. Much as I would like to visit in a bakery, I will not be doing anything like that for a long while. It does not feel safe to sit indoors at public establishment for visits. Let's hope this pandemic will come to an end at some point!

PlanetaryKim
PlanetaryKim in reply to Traudel

I just got a phone call from BC Cancer Agency today. My appointment this month will be by phone, so I won't be coming to Vancouver. I am relieved by that because it was going to be hours on public buses and ferries for me to get there and back home. and that's doesn't seem safe at this time.

Thank you for your reply.

I understand.

We have many out door places, where we could meet,

if the time is right.

I'm doing alright. My latest results are very good, Spleen size down from 26 cm to 11cm,

Bloodwork shows as well tremendous improvements. Hope of further improvements.

On Ibrutinib since Decemeber 4th, 2019. Follow up appointment next week.

Might have to have a hernia Operation, hope to postpone till fall.

Enjoy your Path,

Yours,

Traudel

PlanetaryKim
PlanetaryKim in reply to Traudel

That's great that you have had such reduction in spleen size - all the way back down to normal. You must feel better as a result of that.

Kim, I love your poetry.

Way to go!!!!!

Thanks Charlyne! :)

Hope you're doing well. XOXO

Yes, I am, thanks! I'm doing quite well at the moment 5 months into venetoclax. This is really the best I've felt in a long time... as long as I am not in Afib. How are you doing?

Not too bad, I had too many reactions to Ibrutinib, even when reduced to 2 caps so I was taken off to give my body a break. My CT following Ibrutinib was almost clear, Dr, Hart was shocked so I must metabolize very quickly. Now waiting for my spleen to get a little larger in hopes of putting me on the Alcalbrutinib trial in Victoria as it has fewer side effects. . I am so happy to hear how well you are doing. Stay safe and healthy, we're pretty fortunate on the Island.

I hope the acalbrutinib goes well for you! Yes we are lucky to be here on the island during this pandemic. Low # of covid cases so far.

Congratulations!

thank you! :)

You never cease to amaze me - you are one talented gal!!

Congratulations!!

D.

thanks very much! :)

Let’s not pretend, you have a talent for writing and empathy, so important for this community.

Thank you Belkin! :)

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