Monday, May 12, 2008

Getting To Know You....

getting to knowwwww allll abouttttt youuuuuu. Sorry, couldn't help myself there. *smile*

I have decided that in order to get myself blogging regularly again that I am joining in on MommyFest 2008. The nice thing is that they have memes, prizes, and post ideas for me so all I have to do is type the post and they do all the hard work. YAY lazy me!!!

So the first thing I'm suppose to do is tell you a little about myself. Well if you want to learn ALOT about me then you are free to read my 100 Useless Facts About Moi. If you only want to know the non-gorey soso stuff then here goes...

~ I go by Jo but my full name is Jolene. Yes, my egg donor named me after that gawd awful Dolly Parton song. No, I don't like it when complete strangers sing it to me. Yes, I could possibly hurt you if you sing it anyway.

~ I have incurable cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation have no affect on it so we just play a waiting game until the tumors are big enough to operate on. Right now I have tumors in both sides of my neck, under both arms (armpits), in both lungs, and one in my right breast. I've already had several tumors removed from my neck and two from/with my adrenal glands. It's really not as awful as it sounds. At least I have time and that's more than so many others.

~ My oldest two children and myself have a rare disorder called MEN2a (multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2a). Basically it causes medullary thyroid cancer, adrenal tumors, and several other small noncancerous things. We caught the thyroid cancer early in the kids and they are now cured of it but mine had already spread so I can not be cured. I also lost my adrenal glands due to tumors and have to live on medication for the rest of my life.

~ I'm 6' tall and I really am a natural blonde. My natural haircolor is dirty blonde so of course there are times I will dye it a lighter color but all in all I'm a real blonde. Many people find that hard to believe because I have really dark brown eyebrows. No clue why and not much I can do about it. *laugh*

~ I had my first child when I was just barely 16 years old. I also got married for the first time at sixteen thanks to our families. We lasted two years and then the deadbeat became the scumbag that we all know and hate today. His name is Kirk Alexander Coiner by the way and he owes my son over $21,000 in back child support. He whines about how he can't pay it yet he can buy game systems, computer parts, pay for internet, go bass fishing quite often, and afford a truck sooooooooooooo.....

~ I love being a mom and I have three really great kids. My husband has been there for the oldest two for eight years now and I am so thankful. My two teenagers are so awesome and they give me very little trouble. Thanks to them the worst things I have to deal with are mouthiness, not doing chores, and my daughter being mad at me because I won't let her wear a bikini. Damn, life is good!

That's all I can think of right now. As I said, you can learn pretty much everything else about me by reading my 100 Things post. You are also more than welcome to ask me questions and visit my other blogs...

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Keep coming back throughout the week for more posts.

Hugz

14 comments:

tAnYeTTa said...

This is a great idea to get back into the blogging kick ;)

You're a mean mom too? I love it. That's why our kids love us. We're strict and don't allow bikinis! Yup, Yup ;)

p.s. i love love love the shoutout to the deadbeat jerk. you are hardcore! i love it ;)

Sogeshirtsguy said...

Well count me in as someone who looks forward to reading more of your posts and welcome back to blogging. Glad to hear that they caught the thyroid cancer early for the kids.

momof3feistykids said...

I am excited about reading more posts here. :-)

Emily said...

Jo, let that girl wear a bikini while she's got the body for it!

(Says the girl who lost her "bikinibody" at eighteen)

Killlashandra said...

Glad to see you joined in too. :) I like their meme ideas and I plan to those for the rest of the week too. Good encouragement and a chance at prizes. WooHoo!

Wow your ex sounds like my husband's ex who owes in the neighborhood of $25,000 in back child support too. She is beyond a deadbeat though and if she fell off the earth I'd be ok with it as we already know we'll never see a dime of it ever. And if she ever touches either of them again there will be lots of trouble.

You know it is weird we have slightly reverse situations with the older kids, you brought two to your marriage and my husband brought two to our marriage and look at that they are almost the same age!

Ok I think it's a weird little cowinkydink!

Gina said...

Nice to meet you!!

Mean mom's rock! lol. Although I have no issues with clothing/bikini's that's an area i'm pretty lax in.

Love your deadbeat shout out, that's the best!!!!!!

Hope you have a fun blog party!

gina said...

WOw -your story is amazing! Love your attitude- hope you keep up with the posts!

Suzie said...

You sound like a really strong woman. Enjoyed your blog. Nice to meet you.

Storm said...

My children will be grown and have their own kids and I'll still be getting child support because I rarely get now. Ugh... I hate the sperm donors (I do not refer to their biologicals fathers as dads) who act all high and mighty but don't pay their support.

Welcome to the Mommyfest party. Happy blogging!

1stopmom said...

Hi, It is really great to meet you. I love your blog. I love your honestly. You really sound like a great mom.

Have fun at the party!!

Dee S. said...

Happy MommyFest. I love the name of your blog and the header, so right. :) LOL we love them, don't we?

Jenny said...

Great to meet you! I'm popping in from the Mommyfest site. I enjoy your blog. It's really nice. Hope to see you drop on over to my site, The So Called Me. I'd really love to have you!

Happy Partying! <3

Corinna said...

Oh my goodness, I am still making my way through the blogs from Mommyfest and I'm so glad I did. You totally crack me up, and I love people who make me laugh! You sound like such a strong woman, just casually mentioning that you have incurable cancer. Holy crap! But I really enjoyed the part where you give out the name of the deadbeat dad. You rock! LOL I'm bookmarking you for later reading, for sure!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

List Mama said...

I also participated in Mommy Fest. That was a lot of fun! I look forward to doing another blog party. Maybe I'll see you around.

Jen
http://www.listplanit.com