Circle of Strength Update: DNA Testing

Karla: Hope so cute wrapped in my teaching blanket I made to help youth talk about the words in the blanket as they pertain to their feelings and life.

Sally: What a sweetheart!

Lisa: Karla you are without a doubt one of the most giving compassionate beautiful humans I have ever had the honor to know. Love that photo of you and Nucky, you looked so happy and that sunshine ☀!! And the bubble wrap dress, loved it and your sense of humour is so awesome!! Xo 🌷😘

Daisy: The teaching word blanket with Hope wrapped in it is brillant💕When a person is hurting and life is in chaos having words, an adult you can trust and a loving animal to cuddle brings such joy, hope, understanding🐾💓💕Sunshine and love is You Karla🌼

Lauren: Loved getting caught up on the posts and videos today, go Karla!! So happy you seem in great spirits, taking it one day at a time and thinking of funny creative ideas with a positive outlook, that’s so inspiring. Positive mindset and all the positive energy in this group is infectious and uplifting. Sending it right back to everyone in here!!!

Karla: Happy Sunday…update on Catscan

Cristina: Karla! Feel my love and gratitude for having known you. You beautiful give so much back and are a wonderful example for us all. You look so splendid that I sometimes feel that this is all a fckg joke and not real. I pray for you from the depth of my heart and knowledge of connecting with smb up there saying to them Hey U! Come fix this! Right now! Ya, im angry sometimes. But ❤ U!

Patty Nixon: Yes, Karla you totally look great despite all going on…would never know you have cancer by looking at you. The fact that you do not always feel strong is just human but you are doing a great job regardless. You inspire with being real and transparent whether you are having a good or harder day emotionally. Always thinking of you and you are in my prayers. ❤❤❤

Deb M: Karla there is just no way to understand the magnitude of what you are going through. That you are always willing to give us a window into your world is immeasurably selfless. Sending you lots of love. ❤

Linda Radcliffe: Totally agree with Patty; even when you are raw and honest and showing your vulnerability, you are REAL. You ARE our champion even on the tough days. ❤❤❤

Jo Kenny: Karla we all love you so much and this thread contains women all over the world who wish they were closer to you – to listen to you vent, laugh with you, cry with you, marvel at you…This thread gives us some of that. It allows us to feel we are closer to share this journey with you and maybe feel a little less helpless. We are here for you to lean on, day or night – across various time zones- even if it is virtually. So if you are having a tougher day than normal as you digest news that is hard to hear – please don’t apologize. This is a warts and all haven and seeing you speak your truth in words and video is really such an inspiration. YOU do so much for US. XOX

Lauren: I love that you’re not afraid to go through all of the emotions and be real Karla, that is true strength in my books. When you allow yourself to be vulnerable and let us all who are around you be your strength when you can’t, you’re allowing us all to be with you on this journey. Let us help carry the burden with you. We will laugh with you and we will cry with you too, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Xo

Explaining what document I sent all of you as interesting for everyone

Sally: Thanks for the information Karla. This could help a lot of people to avoid drug allergies and adverse interactions.

Carol Devine: Karla echoing thanks for sharing that document and medical info also sharing when things suck too, as well as triumphs. I’m feeling this is an all-in embracing caring space. And when I see you doing yoga so much you kick my ass:). love from Mexico.

Some pink for Karla

Andrea Uzunov: Thank you Karla for your messages from the past two days!!! I want to hear the dings or pings on my phone day or night from you and from all of these amazing, strong, courageous, loving and inspiring women on this GalPal Power chat. Sending you much love and positive energy from Prague. Andrea U. XOXOXO. Thank you for the valuable info you have shared, stay strong and keep the “dings” coming. I am waiting for them. ❤❤❤❤❤

Hana Ferklova: Karla, you can’t imagine what profound impact your ‘realness’ (I am aware that this is not a word but reading and watching your posts it should be) has on (I believe) many if not all of us that visit here. It most certainly has a profound effect on me. You see, whenever I hear the word ‘cancer’ I just want to close my eyes, ears, hold my breath, stick my head into the sand and simultaneously run away…as if I did that it could go away and stay away, as if I ignored it and hid from it and then opened my eyes and started breathing again cancer would somehow cease to be around. But hearing you say “that is just the nature of the beast” and “you have to take it as it comes”, seeing you take it on, seeing your tears followed by smile, your vulnerability followed by determination and courage, it is all not only deeply moving, it is contagious. Your being this courageous and great and caring is contagious; it makes me reach deeper and straighten myself up, makes me strive to be more courageous and caring and simply better me. Makes me force my eyes open, not shut. You go, girl! ❤

Nan: So well said!! Karla you inspire me to dig deep and see who I am. You are so courageous.

About The Author

A few months ago, I was told that my boobs are trying to kill me and being misdiagnosed for two years allowed them to recruit throughout the rest of my body by way of my spine. Before this, I knew f*ck all about cancer. Now, between sipping chemo cocktails, I want to talk about the truth of living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer with my support system and people I have met along the way to recovery.

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