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KathiJud (talk|edits) said:

27 September 2009
I've heard about this site before but never got around to checking it out. Put my burning question on the advanced tax board last week and have found quite a lot to talk about since. I appreciate the humor I've found and the opportunity to hash out some ideas among some kindred spirits.

If you want to chat about real estate, Lacerte or Quickbooks leave a message for me and I'll get back to you.

To sum up me: I worked as a bookkeeper after high school working my way up the ranks by learning on the job. After my three kids were old enough to be in school, I decided I wanted the sheepskin and after eight years of night and summer school got my CPA license. My sole proprietor employer helped me get through school and made me his partner upon completion. Our partnership lasted twenty years until he retired two years ago. Now I'm finding my way as a sole proprietor myself.

My husband and I have been volunteers in every position possible in local youth sports for almost 30 years. Our grown children are following in our footsteps of trying to give something back to the community and work with kids. We have ten grandchildren as well.

Thanks to all those who have responded to my messages - Nice to meet you!


PollyAdler (talk|edits) said:

10 October 2009
Kathi, us girls stick together around here.

KathiJud (talk|edits) said:

10 October 2009
Thanks Polly! The guys keep us on our toes though LOL~

Belle (talk|edits) said:

October 10, 2009
"us girls stick together around here."

Kathi....be sure you check under Polly's skirt. <w>

KathiJud (talk|edits) said:

21 July 2011
I found my original post from when I began using this site to communicate with other tax pros. It seemed appropriate to update with my current status which is suffering from stage 4 squamous cancer (usually a skin cancer) that is in several places inside my body. Two of those places are brain tumors which doesn't bode well for continuing my professional work. Does anyone know a tax pro in the Richardson TX area that may be willing to take on a few clients with a simple earn-out payment back to me? If client doesn't stay or pay, no money owed. Very simple arrangement. Email me off list at KathiJud@aol.com. Be patient and I will write back in between medical appts/procedures.

My path from finding out something was wrong to beginning chemo treatment tomorrow has only been 22 days. Just wanted you folks to know why I have been missing in action and may not be able to continue.

Seaside CPA (talk|edits) said:

22 July 2011
Good luck Kathi! Praying for you! Hope your treatments go well and are effective.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

22 July 2011
I wish you good health and a positive outcome from your procedures. As your post points out, we are very fragile beings. You will be in my prayers.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

22 July 2011
Discussion title change was my doing, not Kathi's. But it is appropriate.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

July 22, 2011
KJ, our hearts, prayers, and *sighs* go out to you...you're one of the best around here, I've always enjoyed reading your posts. (Father, heal.......)


Flybynight (talk|edits) said:

22 July 2011
I've also always enjoyed reading your posts and I hope you get well soon.

KathiJud (talk|edits) said:

22 July 2011
Thank you all very much. Today was quite an adventure with chemo round #1 followed by initial appt. with the radiation oncologist. I am determined to be a fighter!

Belle (talk|edits) said:

July 22, 2011
{{{{{ H U G }}}}}

That's for you Kathi - good thoughts & prayers flowing your way. Please keep us posted on your progress; we are all pulling for you during this difficult time. Unfortunately, I'm too far away to help with your clients :-(

CathysTaxes (talk|edits) said:

23 July 2011
(((((((((( Kathi ))))))))) Good luck to you. Praying for a speedy recovery.

Taocpa (talk|edits) said:

Kathi - good luck and keep up the good fight.


Joanmcq (talk|edits) said:

24 July 2011
Kathi-advice I was given when on 'chemo lite'...eat whatever you feel like eating whenever you do feel like it. Chemo will destroy your appetite. so if say, rice pudding is the only thing that looks edible to you, eat as much as you want. I had a period when only Breyer's vanilla bean ice cream would do; no other flavors, no other brands. Smoothies with protein powder were my friend too.

It's a hard time to be a sole proprietor, but you have the strength and resources of everyone on this board. I hope the initial round of chemo wasn't too bad.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

25 July 2011
Good luck Kathi. We will all be pulling for you

RoyDaleOne (talk|edits) said:

6 August 2011
Kathi very good luck, and God bless, I have added you my list.

KathiJud (talk|edits) said:

6 August 2011
Thanks for the continued good wishes from you all. Great advice Joan - I've started eating/drinking whatever I want whenever I want and it seems to help so far. My weakness is strawberries and Blue Bell vanilla ice cream especially at 2 am LOL. Yesterday was chemo round #3 and my hair is starting to fall out today so I had a bit of a meltdown....

KatieJ (talk|edits) said:

7 August 2011
{{{{{{{Kathi}}}}}}}} Hang in there, kid, we're all pulling for you.

Snowbird (talk|edits) said:

7 August 2011
Kathi, has your oncologist suggested enrollment into a clincial trial that are being done in addition to the traditional chemo? There are drugs in the trial stage that target the enzymes needed for cancer cell growth. My BIL has stage 4 lung cancer and he is enrolled in a trial program and responding very well.

Here is an article in the Smithsonian magthat provides information about the treatments. It was very helpful to the family in understanding what the trial treatment was attempting to accomplish.

By chance, when trying to find the link to the Smithsonian, I came across a clinical trial for squamous cancer. Here is the link: Squamous

We pray for you ... you can beat this thing :)

KathiJud (talk|edits) said:

7 August 2011
Thank you KatieJ. I have really come to respect the info you share so your words mean a lot to me.

Snowbird thanks for the info - I will look that over, print off some stuff and ask my oncologist. I love the clinic I'm going to here in the Dallas TX suburbs and all the staff are just wonderful. My oncologist is highly recommended (did my homework). My tumors began to shrink and respond immediately to the chemo they put me on and next week after 3 rounds I have updated scans, MRI's and bloodwork to see how I am doing. I'm just being human and crying over the stupid hair loss.

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