My Story of Breast & Thyroid Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Traci Kolinek October 2, 2012
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Moving Ahead Again

by Traci Kolinek October 4, 2010

So I decided this time to not work out my upper body for 3 months.   Just not worth the risk of messing up the “new girls”  So I will stay with working out my lower half for the rest of the year. I could not imagine another surgery, so I’m done.      I […]

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Healing Well

by Traci Kolinek September 28, 2010

Two weeks post surgery,  I am healing very well.   I am feeling good and have been off pain meds for 4 days now.    I am still limited in what I lift and do with my arms,  no need to bust a stitch.  But I have full range of my arms which is nice. […]

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Doing Well

by Traci Kolinek September 14, 2010

Hi All, Well,  I am doing well,   sore and have some pain.  But have good drugs.  🙂   There is a lot of relief from the expanders (which were rock hard) to be out. The surgery went really well, but Dr. Holzman had to do more than just take out the expanders and put […]

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Time for an Update

by Traci Kolinek September 13, 2010

  To all our loved ones, It have been awhile since I’ve updated you all on the boring life of the Kolineks.  🙂   You know it is never a dull moment in this house. The Kolinek’s are living a good life. Reeve started first grade and flag football. He is my sweet boy who tries […]

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Sometimes it hits you in the Gut!

by Traci Kolinek August 2, 2010

Last fews weeks have hit me hard as I hear and watch my friend in pain.    I know well that it is not the actual “cancer” the you pass away from this life from, but all the chemo that you body has to endure.   Your organs can only handle so much and then your body […]

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What does bald really mean?

by Traci Kolinek July 2, 2010

I’ve been meaning to write about “why is going bald so hard during cancer treatments?” ever since my dear friend Michelle went bald for the 3rd time.    On a walk one day I thought about it a lot, trying to figure it out.  When I was bald,  I really didn’t mind.   I wore cute hats […]

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Almost There

by Traci Kolinek January 17, 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!    I did not send out Christmas cards this year,  but really enjoy all of yours.    🙂   The Kolineks are doing really well, as most of you, since we are out doing all the joyful things in life again on a consistent basis.   Reeve […]

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Good News

by Traci Kolinek October 5, 2009

Today we got some of the best news.    Kaylynn’s kidney tests came back really good.   Both the left and right are the same size and functioning at good levels.  No scaring has been done by the bladder reflux.   The older sonogram was wrong.      SO  We canceled the December surgery and get to wait a […]

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Kolineks Just Keep Swimming

by Traci Kolinek September 18, 2009

I’ve been trying to write an update for so long, but I have to say we had a great summer that went way too fast and I never got to write what I wanted. May 27, 2009 Kaylynn had her 13th Hemangioma Laser in Irvine, CA again.    Mommy and Kaylynn went by ourselves this time.    […]

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