Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Holy Crap-o-la, it's here! Finally after 4 long years our film will be premiering on TLC at 9 pm tonight! It's been a Seussical week of hairspray, eye contact, nerves and media. Hope you lovelies caught some of it. The Today Show was a trip! Each time I felt like I was about to sound ridiculous, hurl or cry, I pictured my cancer cowgirls (and dudes) on this blog and your triumphant
love-shine flooded me with a collective electric embrace. I am rivetted by each of you, your stories inspire me more than I could ever inspire you. I wish we could all hang out in sweats in my tiny living room tonight! Organic popcorn and tissues for everyone. Really, the film isn't sad at all. Remember, it's a cancer adventure story!

Now that the dust is settling (yeah right, I leave on Tuesday for a month long book tour) I will blog more. If you get a hot tomato minute, we'll be on Access Hollywood tonight and also the CBS evening news with Katie Couric, check it out!

Ok, off for a quick nap.

Peace and veggies!

Ps. remember it's a documentary NOT a series so hang in folks, it's 2 hrs long.

PSS. If you liked what you saw go to the TLC site and post on the Crazy Sexy Forum!!! Thanks loves.


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Angella said...

Hey Kris,
Congrats on the primere tonight, I'll definitely be watching it. I just want to say your attitude is so positive, you're truly inspirational :)

Best wishes from Nova Scotia,

Rani said...

already set the DVR... good luck!

Thi said...

hi Kris, I'm 21 years old and I have been dealing w/ Osteogenic Sarcoma for nearly two years now. It has spread to my lungs and I have refused second chemotherapy and lung surgery. After watching your Crazy sexy Cancer, I felt much better and definitely gained lots of inspiration from you!
With love and best wishes,

time traveler said...

Hi Kris,
I just wanted to say that you are a major inspiration!
Your positive atitude is invigorating! Both my mom and my grandmother got sick in the past few years, so cancer has been a great part of my life (and my whole family).
I can't wait to watch your show tonight and i hope to see you when you come to Brooklyn in a few weeks! Best of luck!

jennrobb said...

Thanks Kris for your strength to let it all hang out :-)! I was diagnosed on the 23rd of july. you came just in time!

Thanks again

cancer cowgirl xo said...

I'm here for you girl! Hang on sista, it's worth the ride...

Especially Heather said...

I'm sitting next to you tonight in spirit :)


Especially Heather said...

Organic, of course ;)

cancer cowgirl xo said...


You are right next to me on my small, scratchy sofa - my kitty in your lap! Thank you for all your support angel. Adoring you...

Joshua said...

Hey Kris,
watching your trailer made me want to THANK YOU!! For being brave to document your experience with cancer. I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at 22 and underwent high doses of Chemo. You inspire me to be a better person and share my story with people around me. I'm now 25, it's been 3 years and I teach and never miss a beat to tell a student about having cancer. You will survive, and be stronger then ever.

Keeping Fighting!!
Josh from VT

Jess said...

I want to thank you and the girls from the bottom of my heart! I spent my 28th birthday this year recovering from a total hysterectomy and the news about my lovely stage 3 ovarian cancer,and I start chemo next week!!! Your book and the series couldn't have come at a more perfect time because according to my doctors,it's extremely rare for someone my age to have as advanced of a cancer as I have. You have given me an idea to fall back on,words to remember when I freak,and an attitude to emulate on a daily basis.As scary as this has all been,I have learned already to embrace my body as it is, to make it better in all the ways i know how(diet,excersize, alternative meds,etc..)and to know that this doesn't define my life. I also have a four year old who is all the more reason to live it out,as crazy,and happily as I can.
I love you for what you have done to help girls like myself, and for helping yourself at the same time.


Mark said...

You wrote, "Sexy women are confident and powerful gals who speak their truth." This is so right on and all women should believe it! A person can be magically touched by spending one day in the presence of a woman, like you, who is fully living; that's better than years of just exisitng.

The world is blessed to have you spreading your truth. I will watch your show tonight.

Congratulations on your success!

p.s. You are proof that cancer can not only be sexy, it can be Smokin Hot Gorgeous!!!

Yeah for you!

Jen Singer said...

I am so glad I had chemo today, because the steroids will keep me awake to watch your show tonight! You've gotten a lot of press today, and you looked and sounded great, Kris. Thanks for being the voice for all of us cancer chicks!

If you need a laugh drop by the Wacky Wig Contest, designed to make my bald head look ridiculous. Cast your vote here:

Jen Singer

dp said...

Hey, Woman!

Wishing you a great celebration tonight.

Thanks for all you do!


Pete said...

you're awesome :) fighting disease with love, it's always the best medicine :)

i must admit, i almost teared up at the beginning, and it was only just in the intro of the show :)

optimistic1 said...

Your attitude brings hope to anyone dealing with cancer for themselves or loved ones. Both my dad and Grandfather have liver cancer and though the doctors say at least they can be treated it truely may never fully go away. It was tough to swallow when i heard they both had the same disease, but the doctors continue to monitor the growth and or reduction in size of the cancer. I too have to be checked as doctors say something like this that develops in the family culd be passed down. I thank you for the oppertunity to see how others cope with it and the attitude you have taken towards cancer. may not be cureable, but atleast manageable. Thank you for sharing.


Powerful, Empowering, Truthful, Scary, Real, Beautiful, Affirming, Inspiring, Touching, Funny, Sad, Scary, Exhilarating, Sexy, Unique.

I'm humbled by your moxy, courage, and attitude. You are truly an inspiration and a living example of embracing life, facing your fears and getting on with it. Bring that book tour to Florida I want my book autographed.


And I want to give you hug too.

Christina said...

Watching the your docu on tv as I type. Very inspirational and I admire your humor! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

Anonymous said...

A major inspiration indeed. Thanks so much for sharing so much of yourself with all of us.


cancer cowgirl xo said...

Wow! How cool, I feel like you guys are all in my living room. WELCOME. Thanks for your posts gang. I'll be blogging all night and I love your stories. What a fun night! Isn't that strange? But it's how this all feels for me. A signing at Barnes & Noble in NYC last night, the media today and the show RIGHT NOW. Pinches...
Back in a bit!

sarahsouth said...

it's commercial break - and i just want to say that it's amazing. you're amazing.

Satchu said...

Ya done good hun! The show was great. You made me laugh, which is the best medicine for healing the soul. Sometimes its harder than other times. My physical body may not be fixable, but I can still work on my soul and attitude. I don't want to be miserable. A victim.
Thanks for your hard work.
Best wishes. Peace
Cathy from Colorado

Kevnmusic said...

Hey Kris, oh my God!!! I was watching TV last night with my wife and daughter and saw your show's ad. We're watching you now. If you don't remember me, Some years ago, you and I worked on some song demos at my studio in Maplewood NJ. We were introduced by Gus Henningburg and his boss at the time Chip who knew you. We wrote 2 great songs called "It's Gonna Rain", and "Tempest Girl".
Our prayers go out to you and your family. You stay strong just like I remember you. You're a beautiful person. God loves you. I remember your life story as we talked before working on the music. You have been and always will be a survivor. I hope to talk to you soon if possible.
With love and haling prayers,
Kevin G.

Charleen said...

Oh So Real!
Thank you! Thank you! Your documentary is perfect timing! I was diagnosed with EHE in April and have been trying to get my head around it ever since. I had Hodgkins Lymphoma 18 years ago and successfully won the battle. So I thought...... Now I have a different fight ahead of me. This time will be different for sure!

I look forward to getting a copy of your book in DC next week.

Thanks again for creating the awareness for those of us that live with canser.

All The Best!

meghann said...

Hi Kris - I've been wanting to watch your film since I saw the ads a few weeks ago. I'm watching it right now. I'm laughing, I'm crying, then laughing again, then crying some get the picture. Congratulations on the premiere. :)

Kevnmusic said...

With love and healing prayers,

Kevin G.

cscfan said...

Hi Kris,
Wanted to say thank you and congrats for an awesome show!!! I just finished my radiation treatments for breast cancer and appreciate your show so much. I am a fan!!!!!

cancer cowgirl xo said...

Kevin!!!!!!!!! How great to hear from you brother. Big love and blessings right back at ya.

Tempest Girl Kris...


Studiobekka said...

I was diagnosed with lung cancer July 2006. I finally had surgery FEbruary 2007.

No chemo for me. I decided I didn't want it.

They seem to have gotten it because last month the CT scan of my chest says it's gone.

I know the pain you went through... the craziness of the "what if" syndrome.. "what if I hadn't done this, that, the other thing"... what caused the cancer.

I doesn't matter what caused it -- you can't go back and change it but you can go forward and live in the now.

I've learned a few things in the past year.

Dont sweat the small shit; there are too many things to NOT worry about; today is beautiful and you're alive to see it and so am I! :)

Ta for now... all the best.

Lancaster, California

Larry said...

Kris you have my highest admiration. I was diagnosed last year with prostate cancer. I was treated by having my prostate surgically removed. I had some complications afterward, and currently doing as well as expected physically. psychologically is a different story. If I had known the ramifications of the aftermath of the surgery, I wouldn't have it. I tell my family I feel like a neutered dog. I'm 54 years old and feel like everything that made me feel like a man is gone. There is no sexual function, bladder control is sporadic, and I have chronic depression. I think more emphasis should be placed on the patient's mental state, and education of the aftereffects of this surgery. I thank God for everyday I'm alive, but wonder if I will have the strength to make it through the next day, and if it's worth it even getting out of bed.

Travis said...

Thanks Kris. Your story helped me deal with my wife's cancer. I'm watching your documentary and am crying. Tears of joy and tears of grief.

Times like these I remember the endearing joke I told my wife when I came home to her crying which always made her smile:
If you are going to cry make sure to drink more water. -wink-

Colorado Springs,

Jaime ♥ said...

You are an inspiration. ♥

Julia said...

Hi Kris,

I have had to deal with a rare chronic illness for twenty years- can not even swallow food and must liquify everything....I have stayed alive through holistic help . Your movie inspired me....MY life has been very difficult but the wisdom and strength I have gained from this could not be learned in any other form of schooling. God bless you. You are blessing many.You are in my prayers.


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MaMiYoSo said...

Keep up with all the positive ‘chi’ with you, you may not be cured but your hard works will definitely make you as a survivor. You have shared your experience s and stories with bravery heart and also open the doors for those patients to look for better way to live. Also, want to pass an information from friend of mine, her father was diagnose with prostate cancer at his 80’s and was introduced to a health drink called “Mona Vie”, he started with one whole bottle a day (at once) with empty stomach, and months later his tumors reduced sizes. Overall, best wishes to all and thank you for the show.

Gymee said...

you're a wonderful inspiration to people living with cancer and even to those of us who aren't. Your strength and drive is a perfect model for super-human determination.

Dr. James Wong

natalie said...

i just wanted to inspire me. I am a cancer-free 20 something who has up until now lived my life like i am invincible to cancer and death.
my biggest fear is death and you have taught me a lot in the 20 minutes i have watched you.
i will be walking the race for the cure in your honor this year.

Jen said...

I took a sleeping pill and THEN stumbled across your doc. on TLC. I'm fighting the sleep to finish now (30 minutes left)--your show is RIVETING! The "Cancer Patient Blues" part so far caused the most laughter, and every time you cry *I* do--because you do it so infrequently.

You truly are an inspiration. I hope i never have to face your battles, but if I do it with even HALF the grace and spirit and positive attitude that you have, I'd be proud.

Ira in Toronto said...

After tonight, I'm sure you will get a lot of emails and blog comments! Sharing is one of the best human traits, thanks for taking the time to do it. One of my best friends, living in Charlotte, a dentist with 2 little kids, is dealing with an annoyingly rare cancer called malignant pheochromocytoma. I think she had a better chance of winning a really big lottery. She has shared with me, almost all of the feelings expressed in your film, and is one of the most amazing, crazy, sexy women I know. I live in Toronto and haven't seen her for sometime. I am looking forward to an October visit with her, more now, than ever.
It's great to be able to inspire people!
(not to mention the awesome message of us all needing to make better choices!)

Congrats on finding love.

I own a bike shop with a Spinning studio. Over the last 8 years, my partner Kevin and I have engaged our community to raise over $3.5 million to build a women's health centre named after his mom who passed away from cancer. I've learned that anything is possible.

go to and then Gears 24 Hour Spin

Roxi Phillips said...

I wish you love, happiness, and courage. You are a true inspiration! I love the edgy feel of your show...personalizing the face of cancer. life!


Deb said...

I'm watching it right now and it, and you are AMAZING. Bravo!!

cancer cowgirl xo said...

Thanks all! Home stretch now....Can ya feel the love or what? If you like what you saw go to the TLC forum! Spread the word and maybe they'll air it again. I know it's on tomorrow at midnight, I'll be snoring...

Love! Love! and more Love!

Mr. Harmless said...

Watching it right now with my wife. I am only about 3/4 of the way through, but wanted to get on here to see what kind of ending it had...

Glad to see that you are still around and blogging.

blonde said...


Thanks for sharing your story with the rest of the world. Because of your story, I realized what I want to do with the rest of my life, help people and families of patients with cancer. My grandmother was taken by cancer, my aunt over came it, my mom might have it (her biopsey results are not back yet), and my biopsey (thank whoever is out there) was negitive. I'm on the brink of my college graduation and I had no idea what to do with my life, but now, with help from you I know what I want to do.

Thank you for being an insperation and for sharing your story. You have truly touched my life.

outlawjesco said...

watching Crazy Sexy Cancer... It is wonderful and you are a great inspiration.

Live it up! Congrats.


cancer cowgirl xo said...

Mr. harmless,
You cracked me up! Yup, still alive and opening a can of whoop ass on cancer. :)


Kate said...

I am proud to watch this show.

Thank you so much for sharing your story.


Kate G
Arlington, VA

Anton said...

I just watched the trailer on your website and your film looks really amazing. I can't wait to see it on TLC!

Pete said...

very awesome movie, so moving and inspirational, even if you don't have cancer :) my power went out about 30mins into it so i missed like 20mins :( luckily they're having an encore at midnight :D

thank you :)

Fierce Daisy said...

Completely by chance I turned on the TV in my hotel room in Fredericton, New Brunswick and discovered your fabulous documentary! You rock the clubhouse!

I have to get up at 4:15am to catch a plane home and I couldn't turn it off to go to sleep. You inspire others with your perseverance... you challenge others with your attitude... and you love others by opening your heart.

Thank you and buckets of love,

twothirty said...

Kris-You Crazy Sexy Survivor! Congratulations! Your film is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I've been showing off my "wild, sexy scar" for 5 years now - yes that's how I introduce it. My nephrologist successfully removed my cancer and left a gorgeous signature... I feel very sexy when I look at it! Much love,
from another Crazy Sexy Survivor,

Kathy Marsico said...

Saw your show and loved it. In remission for 8 months for NHL. I especially appreciated at the end where you said that cancer is not a gift because you would not give it to anyone - it is a catalyst. So true. I have been wondering how to word that - I have been saying that cancer gave me a gift, allowing me to view life differently.
So pleased that real life DOES have happy endings, as you ended the program with your wedding.
Best of everything to you and Brian, and Long Life!

Cindy said...

Hi Kris,

Thanks for the unbelievable two hours. Amazingly beautiful. Thank you for you honesty and bravery. Keep shining!

All the best wishes to you and yours,

Wendy said...


Girl-- you SOO rock! Go girl! I'm lovin' that you've got this thing DOWN-- we're living-- and lovin life!
Seriously- Ya know that song: I feel so lonely baby-- I feel so lonely- I feel so lonely, I could die!
well,not anymore!
(and it was freaky seeing "my" hospital on the tv-
NAd i had wine and cheez doodles- no organic Popcorn for me!

Luv & Light!

canwag said...

I'm waiting for a diagnosis. I first heard the dirty 'c' word about 10 days ago... I went to the local Cancer Center the day before yesterday and found out I have to wait again. They're going to do a liver biopsy first before they address the main tumor on my ovary. I'm not new to illness - I had a heart valve replacement in '99 and have been living with lupus since '95, so this is just another "knot" in the macrame of my life. :) I was browsing the DirecTV and saw the show on TLC. It was WONDERFUL! It really opened my eyes to some of the things I can start doing RIGHT NOW to fight this nasty thing. YOU GO, GIRL!!! .... and thanks.

jess said...

wowwee zowee!
that was incredible! enormously tremendously, infinitely wonderous-
my heart has stretched into a bigger vessel.
with gratitude, lots of gratitude!

Dr. Duplex said...

Hi Kris,
Just finished watching your documentary...and I'm speechless. It was fantastic! Congratulations, and best wishes to you.

I hope you kick that cancer's ASS!

lcpolitis said...

Amazing documentary !!! I was channel surfing tonight... no idea about it, or about you, and in an instant I was captured by your personality and became glued to the tv. What a wonderful and personal glimpse into your world. Thank you so much for sharing yourself and letting us all be inspired by you.


O said...

Hey Kris,
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your documentary. It's like fresh air...
I found I had cancer 30 days before my wedding!! and had to undergo months of aggressive chemo. For the following months I was not sure which was more bothersome: the loss of hair or the uncertainty experienced each time I had the CT or a Dr's visit.
My cancer is now in remission and my wife and I have been married 8 yrs now. She is a courageous woman that has seen cancer directly in the eye and decided to stay with me regardless. Thank you for remind us how wonderful life is and how blessed we are for the people we have met during our journey and for living in this time and age where we have much better chances for staying longer in this world.. it might be for a reason...

janet said...

Just wanted to say I caught your documentary tonight (randomly flipping channels..) and you are one amazing lady! Loved watching it. Good luck with the upcoming book tour and everything else. Now I'm off to read older posts on your blog...

Juice said...


I just finished watching Crazy Sexy Cancer, and was compelled to learn more. It was a beautiful journey, I'm very glad I happened upon it. Congratulations.

I lost my father to cancer four years ago. As well, My Aunt, and her daughter are both fighting breast cancer. Since I happened upon your blog, I'd just really like to express how touching and inspiring "Crazy Sexy Cancer" was.

Justin, Toronto

K said...

Hi Kris,
I just finished watching your documentary on TLC and it was very moving. You are a strong, loving person and a inspiration to all. You have taught me not to life for granted and to appreciate everyday we have.
It was one of the best documentaries I have every seen!!!
Best Wishes from Calgary,

Jennifer said...

Hi Kris,
I just watched your beautiful empowering, inspiring, soulful! You are such an inspiration in how to live life, with or without cancer.
I wish your book tour was coming through Boston!! Wheat grass juice on me the next time you are in town!! :)

Good luck on everything!!

Cathy said...

Hi Kris!!

Just finished watching and kudos to you girl! What an inspiration you are! I am 38 and a 6 year breast cancer survivor who recently met you on myspace. I found out about you from the "imtooyoungforthis" website. After my mastectomy and at the end of my chemo bald and still sick I found a great guy who loved me despite my cancer. I also explored some of the alternative health diet changes you have done. I guess as a way to control what seems so out of our control! I am so glad you are doing well and have all this excitement happening, so well deserved.
Peace, love, and happiness....

Amy said...

I just saw your story and WOW you f*&%$# Rock! What kind of chic would call cancer sexy? Only a very Sexy Goddess with some huge wavoooos. I was so inspired by your journey, your honesty, and am happy you found a rock solid man to share your heart and dreams with. It was so raw (no pun intended) and real and I'm still warm and fuzzy from the tears I shed, along with the laughter watching your friend play the tambarine. Thank you for sharing your truth. You are a true inspiration, I can feel it you're on you way to Rock Star status!

Barbara said...

Wow! I should be sleeping, but I just can't stop thinking about Crazy Sexy Cancer. Thank you for sharing your story. Life changing.

DREES6 said...

Kris -
I haven't watched the entire film yet as I caught just the last 30 minutes -- Tivo is set for the encore presentation -- but I just wanted to tell you Thanks. Thanks for sharing your story.

I, too, am a young canser (love that) survivor. I was diagnosed with Stage II Breast cancer at the age of 37 last December -- had a bilateral mastectomy, 16 weeks of dose dense aggressive chemo, am on hormonal treatment now and have recently had my second phase of reconstruction. It's been a long time since I've felt Crazy Sexy! Enough -- canser has taken enough from me -- I'm crazy sexy and alive! I can't wait to watch the rest if 30 minutes can motivate me like this -- Thanks again!

SunSister said...

Awesome Kris...

You are my hero! I teach natural cancer prevention and believe in providing nutritional support to encourage the body's own healing ability. WOW! You have defied medical mediocrity in a huge way. I'm so excited to see what a beautiful spirit you have become.

I will recommend your website, book, and documentary to all my clients looking for empowerment and love!

Your inspiration levitates me!

Blessings of health and longevity
from Castle Rock, CO

stephaniep said...

hey kris,
i just finished watching your show on TLC and i absolutely loved it! i just had to look you up on the internet and i found this. your such an amazing person for doing all of this, and thought your story is amazing. you have such a great personality and high spirits its amazing! its such an inspiration for everyone. i hope the best for you in the future!

best wishes from Ontario,

charmed said...

Kris,your handsome hubby, and all the great actors and crew,

Wowzers! It was fanfreakintabulous!
I looked forward to your doc all day and it got me thru 'chemoland' today.
Your story and how it was told was
nothing short of magnificent, creative, raw, and oh sooo real!

For all of us who have cancer, dangit we ARE "sexy soulful sistas." {brothas too :)}

Tim said...

CSC was awesome, great job and it was extremely inspirational for my wife and myself. We have recently gone through a tragedy and know all too well the fragility of life. We wish you all the best and that you continue to be happy and healthy. :)

Take care,

JSG said...

Loved, loved, loved the movie.

You reminded me to live each day to its fullest, to cherish each moment, to live in the now. I loved cancer as metaphor. I loved your parting comments.

omlaule said...

Hi kris

I just saw your documentary and I loved it so much, I googled your name after it was done. It came close to my fav movie [the shawshank redemption].

Even though I don't have cancer I think you are an inspiration to everybody who has any kind of ailment.

P.S. Please make another one one even if it is about you having a cold. (Yes I loved it that much)

Love and good health

efmaher said...

I was so inspired by your story tonight. Cancer claimed my dad, so it is awesome to see how well you are doing. I wish you and husband all the best.

Kris said...

Wow! I must say I think somehow turning on the tv to watch your documentary couldn't have been an accident. I have been battling a horrible painful disease called Fibromyalgia since I was 13, over 11 years now. It's been a really rough life but I keep on trying to fight it. I've had a especially bad time dealing with it the past few months and felt there was no hope, & my life simply isn't worth living. Lately I've found myself struggling just to find the strength to go on & live another day. You truly deeply touched & inspired me beyond words. I know that what I have isn't the same but in each and every way I could relate to you. I think I went through 2 boxes of tissue's tonight. My father passed away last April of Kidney Cancer, he fought it a long courageous 3 years before it took him. He was also treated at Dana Farber with experimental treatments which helped give him a little more time but in the end it just wasn't enough. I wish he could have been here with me to watch it. I know your adorable, silliness would have made him smile as it did myself. Your personality is one of a kind I love it & your sense of humor instantly captivated me. Your just what I would look for in a friend. I truly admire you & everything you are. In my eyes you really are a hero. With love,
(We both share the same names :)

shivie1 said...

I loved your documentary. I have read the articles in Glamour and I am so glad I was able to watch your story. I am so sorry for any negative stuff you've received. Don't take it personally. Some people just don't get it. You have to have an open heart. I am a cervical cancer survivor (lost my mom the day before my surgery). I go to Sloan every 6 mos. I found out I had it 4 months after my daughter was born. I wish you and your husband the best and hope you do have the joy of having a baby. It too is such an incredible journey and the greatest joy I have ever known. God Bless you always.

Priscilla said...

What a work .... thank-you for sharing your life with us. I was riveted. Your spirit ... your fight to survive and your approach .... what an inspiration ... THANK-YOU ... THANK-YOU

Teresa Hartman said...

Congratulations on a great documentary! I have danced the cancer dance for over a year now, and love it when I run into folks that have attitudes like yours. Best wishes from the Cheeky Librarian

Lauren said...

Talk about taking the bull by the horns! You're story has calmed me and inspired me to move beyond the "I just can't seem to sleep" phase I've found myself in and take control of the rest of my joyful, sexy, long life ahead.
Thank you.

r said...

Hi Kris,

Just wanted to write and say thanks for the documentary. I am 23 and have an as-yet-undiagnosed chronic condition. Seeing you and the other young, vibrant, and creative women in your documentary helped me to feel less alone and weirded out about whatever's going on with my own (young! but you look so healthy!) body. The scene with the exam gowns especially made me want to laugh, and then cry. thanks again.

Cindy said...

Hi Kris:
I just watched the premiere, and I must trully say that you are an inspiration to all of us. Thank You for such a wonderful video, and for sharing your thoughts and life with all of us. I'm 100% sure that after tonight's premiere you have changed the way the world thinks about cancer, and about life. I am now a fan. God Bless you and your family! You are in my prayers. Love.
El Paso, Texas

lucky said...

I get the title completely and think the world needs more of this attitude. Not sure why people take it so literally .... of course "cancer" isn't sexy. I cannot imagine being in your shoes. Absolutely terrifying. I am one of the fortunate ones to not be part of the club ...yet. I absolutely live in the moment as I have seen far to much of it around me.

One word of caution though. I think we are still losing a large percentage of people that have cancer in the liver. Someone close to me lost their battle six months after being diagnosed and at the same time delivering her twin baby boys. She rejected the idea of cancer from the getgo and never right until the last day saw herself as 'sick' but it was a hundred steps ahead of her. The courage and battle she fought ....well, there are now words for it.
You are lucky in that respect that your diagnosis is 'rare'.
Thanks for the new perspective and sharing your story.

House of Big Cheese said...

Just wanted to say I love documentry.

I myself am a SURVIVOR and am only in my mid twenties. I know it SUCKS ass majorally.

Just wanted to let you know that you are an inspiration and I can honestly say I have had alot of the same feelings.

Big hugs and an even bigger thanks.

F*ck Cancer.

miss lizzah said...

Wow. I don't even know where to begin. I randomly caught your film after work and absolutely love it. Though, it was a major headrush when I watched you walk through the Dana Farber as I just did that a few weeks ago. Last year, I was diagnosed w/ St-II Hodgkin's Lymphoma @ the Dana only a few days after my 20th birthday, and I finished chemo in Aug '06. But anyway.. your documentary is such a flashback for me - it says everything I said and wanted to say (and more). I cried, laughed, was thoughtful. You know.. the whole 9 yards.

Good luck with everything, Kris. The Dana is a great place to be and if ever there was a cure, that would be the place to discover it. Say hi to Dr. Fisher for me. :P

Much <333.

Sean said...

I have had cancer in my family and my mother is a survivor. I have been very healthy so far myself but know the future is still to be determined. Based on my family history it's a matter of when, not if in most likeliness. I'm 32 now and can relate to the stage in life you're in. I have always felt a strong and vibrant atitude can affect all aspects of a persons life. After seeing part of your show on TLC I can't stop watching. Your charisma, strength and determination are inspiring. In a world where inspriration is sometimes hard to see or find there is a shining example out there for all to see. You will never know all the peoples lives you are touching and the impact you make will never go away thanks to the internet and TV. If human willpower and determination have anything to do with it and you're in Wisconsin we can grab lunch or something years from now when we can get our senior discount! Wishing you the best always:)


charmed said...

oops, I realized I addressed the real people in the documentary as "actors." So sorry:( I was typing faster than thinking.

Again, it was a masterpiece...


eclink said...

Hi Kris, I am from the West Coast so at this time (9:50PDT) it is still less than 1/2 way through your amazing film! I honestly have not heard of you, your documentary project or your book before the premiere on TLC.

I will most definitely tell everyone I know about your film, book, this blog, etc.! Spread the words of courage and hope!!! You are such an inspiration!

Cheers from Vancouver, BC
- Edmond

Scarlett said...

I LOVED it Kris! Amazing. I wanted to ask you.. how do you go about finding alternative methods and things? I'm completely out of options with anything else and I've been looking but apparently in the wrong places.

Melisa said...

You Rock!!!!!!!!!!! Your are such and inspiration to so many people! Thank you

Steven said...

Hi Kris,

I'm watching the moving right now and I must say, I am totally into it. I think you've made something really special here. Thanks you for putting yourself out there and sharing this with all of us. It is an important film.


Shereen said...

I laughed and cried while watching your documentary tonight. I think you're truly amazing and inspirational. My father is in the final stages of Parkinson's Disease and he is suffering every day. It was uplifting to watch you battle the evil that is cancer. Thank you, and I wish you massive amounts of happiness in life.


Life and Hope said...

Thank you for your show. I have von hippel lindau disease; a genetic cancer. I'm 31 and have had brain, spinal, eye, and pancreatic tumors. Cancer sucks, ugh, but I so appreciated your show. It is nice to know I'm not alone in the fight. I was laughing about the contrast. I have to have CT Scans and MRIs every four to six months and the worst part is drinking the damn contrast! Best wishes.

carrie said...

What I just watched was AMAZING. You made me cry, luagh, and be happy, and sad. You are amazing, talented, beautiful, and a awesome inspiration to any woman that is faced with cancer. I am so glad that you found true love. Thank you for making look at life through a different light. Thank you for all you do....Bless You- Carrie

carrie said...

You are Truely AMAZING, Beautiful, and a HUGE inspiration to any woman having to face cancer. Thank you for your courage with sharing your story with the whole country to see, It has for sure made me look at life through a different light. Bless you and your new love- Carrie K

Angella said...

the documentary was awesome! You, as well as the others, are completely inspiring :)

I was wondering, what was the song during the credits?

Anonymous said...

am watching the chronicle as I write. I am from the Texas coast. In 2001 I was diagnose with Squamous Cell Carcinoma on the base of the tongue deep within my throat. A large tumor presented itself on my neck as well. After 7,500 rads of radiation treatment, my salivary glands were toasted. My lymph nodes were removed as well as my shoulder muscle. This happened 10 years to the month from my first bout with Cancer in 1991 in a similar place. Lost over 120 lbs in a very short time. The jawbone is only good for 5,000 rads, so naturally it is in danger if infected or on need of a tooth removal. It would require a hyperbaric chamber to do so. It has taken 6 + yrs. to renourish myself enough to continue life. At the time it was very close to a death sentence in the timing. I lived in a hospice unit in a VA hospital during radiation treatment. The experience helped as I watched several people die including two roommates in the 4 month stay.If anything could frighten you more and yet take your mind off your own misery by trying to help others, I do not know what that could be.

A positive attitude, and a firm grasp on this absurd reality in which we exist helps settle the mind. (and a few anti-depressants)

In my case I am a survivor although left with a few disabilities both mental and physical.

You are a young and beautiful woman. Your attitude appears to give you some comfort. My heart is moved by your each daily endeavor escaping a certain amount of fear that you are able. Fear is a horrible emotion, at times it is a curse to even have emotion of any caliber.

My mother was in the hospital at the same time as I. She had no idea of my having cancer also. Hospital bound, I was only able to see her once before she passed in the hospital she was in. She died never knowing my ailment, which in a way was good. However, my entire family thought I was inconsiderate, rude and uncaring, perhaps my mother too. None of them knew of my hospitalization. I was afraid it would hasten my mother's death. Unfortunately, it left me only with my wife and son visiting from 200 miles away at home. Sadly, I hope somehow my mother did indeed know why I was not there for her. really sucked then and always will. But that too, is all a part of this illusion we call reality.

I can only give you my love, concern, and my deepest hope that a remedy, cure, or even a miracle happens in your case. You can be a realist, but NEVER underestimate the power of the unknown....Whether it be unexpected death or renewed life, coincidental, or spiritual healing is present no matter how remote. Live your life to the fullest Kris, your senses are all you can love, accept love from all who wish to share it. Love is the only good emotion we have that can multiply. Love itself can comfort if not heal any ailment.

I nor my family know you Kris, but please accept our love in your life. We wish you well..we wish you well...we wish you WELL!
Gordon, Beth, & Chris
Rockport, Texas

RoLo said...

I just watched your show, I "stumbled" upon it, it was meant to be. I am a Survivor. THANK YOU for sharing your journey with us. I immediately after it ended came up and googled you:) You, and everyone on your show are an inspiration.

Stephanie June said...

Popped my organic popcorn & watched you tell your story tonight. I cried through my smiles. I lost a friend to cancer when we were only 19. You are a beautiful, courageous woman who has taught so much. Thank you for sharing you with the world.
Stephanie June Johnson

Larisa's story (along with many of her friends & family who all share the same tattoo in her honor) is at

carrie said...

You are amazing, beautiful, and a true breath of fresh air. Thank you for sharing your story with us. congrats on finding true love. Do you know if you are going to put it out for sale? Thanks Again....Bless you - Carrie K

Sinduction said...

I don't even know what to say. I caught your show on accident today and I am blown away. What strength and hope you possess. I don't have cancer but I do have a disorder that will never go away. So far, I've been seeing it the wrong way. I feel so separated from life and myself. Now I can see that my disorder does not have to define me as a person. I will just have to find a way to live with it instead of chasing a cure that does not yet exist. I too have gone nuts looking for the cause! Thank you for being brave and working hard to get your story to all of us.

And I love the scene with the people smoking outside the clinic! Congrats on the wedding! You looked so beautiful!!


MAD in Washington,D.C. said...

I am 62 years old. You have done a marvelous service to woman, of any age. August 1, 2007 I had a D&C, and I was diagnosed with uterine adenocarcinoma. We are in Washington,D.C. for a scheduled total hysterectomy.Today it was rescheduled for friday. While channel surfing I found your program,and watched because you look and acted just like my youngest daughter. Well, the subject of the program surprised me!I watched because, I am seemed to have been thrown into this "club". Though, my prognosis is good, statistically, I fear the possiblity of radiation or chemo. We don't know that yet. They will get sample of the lymphnodes during the procedure.This is one of those unknowns and we must wait patiently for the answers
Your program has made me think, how diverse we are and how varied the experiences are. One thing is true for all, we must live! Being a woman and alive means being whole and giving and most assuredly, sexy. Sexy means being a woman, no matter what challenges we endure.thank you

happypuppytinkle said...


Thank you. Thank you for your talent, your strength (and vulnerability), your humor, your beauty, and your indescribable attitude towards life and all that it has to offer!

"Crazy Sexy Cancer" has single-handedly changed how I view adversity in my life. Your ninety minutes taught me more about the power of the human spirit than twenty-four years of proverbs and anecdotes ever did.

Once again, thank you--and congratulations on your success (...and your marital bliss!). ;-D

Most Gratefully,
Allison Flanagan

chrisk said...

Missed the show, no satellite access, arrgghh! I did have my friends TiVo for me to watch later. I am glad ro see all of the postive responses. I didn't expect anything less.
As far as the book tour goes... what happened to the Midwest? Chicago is one city, but there are alot of other MW cities (StL, KC) with alot of your fans. I have recruited alot of them.
Good luck on the tour. Tell your PR people, you need to be in the middle of this country to reach everyone.

CedarK said...

All I can say is THANK YOU. Yours is the first show about living with cancer that I've been able to watch since my diagnosis. Something about the trailer made me think I could and should watch, and I am unbelievablly glad that I did.

I am a 32 year-old mother of two boys, ages 7 and 10, and recently found out that my breast cancer (that I was treated for six years ago) had in fact not been eliminated and had been growing and spreading, and is now stage IV.

To hear that you have cancer is horrible, to say the least. To hear that it is incurable is devastating. Each day I ask myself how I'm supposed to live with this. I loved it when you said that we don't have to accept it. I refuse to miss seeing my children grow up. I definitely don't accept that, and intend to do everything in my power to stay around for a long time.

Thank you so much for showing us all that we can LIVE, not just survive.


Megan said...

Thank you for sharing your life in such a beautiful way. I have to admit, I didn't really know much about the documentary (maybe I'd seen a commercial or 2 on TLC) but just happened to stumble upon it when flipping through the channels tonight. But then I was hooked. You have such a presence and I love your spunk. I know God had me watch just as a reminder to be thankul and live within each day. I realized how much complaining I did today, wishing time away, instead of realizing all I have to be thankful for and making the most of it. So again, thank you. Your film will do so much good for all who watch it.

Jill said...


I just got finished watching your amazing film. I laughed and cried and then went and had some chocolate - non-organic. My younger sister, 46, has been battling a rare form of incurable colon cancer for the past 4+ years. When she was diagnosed “they” gave her 4-6 months. She showed “them”. She’s fading now. I think it is almost over. She contacted hospice this week.

She will leave behind five kids...the youngest is just 8. We have a huge family and the scene with everyone in the exam room reminded me of our "family" visits to the doctor. They actually set us up in larger rooms and bring in extra chairs. Kelly carries the cancer but we all have it. It's a family affair.

I’m one year older and the mother of six and I have never been able to get my brain around how this must be for her. Tonight for brief moments I felt like a maybe had a glimmer of insight into how she might feel and think.

Blessings to you and to everyone involved with this film.


Gina said...

The show was awesome!!

At first I did not want to watch the show...I knew it would cause emotion, and I was not sure I was up for it, but I set my DVR after seeing the preview 20 or so times.

I suffer from second-hand-cancer ;)
Lost my dad 2 years ago to the darn thing. He had lung cancer first, BEAT IT. Came back in the form of a brain tumor, BEAT IT. Then it came back in the other lung, TRIED TO BEAT IT, but died trying.

Today was one of those days where I was mad at cancer for taking my dad, and mad at the world for not finding a cure. Seriously, have we cured anything?!?! Or mad because the only thing out there to help are more poisons.

BUT, tonight your story made me laugh a little, cry a little, smile a bunch and sympathize a lot.
Thank you for that.

Most of all you reminded me that I got dealt a pretty good hand...and work, life, and tomorrow's hustle and bustle are gifts...because it could be worse.

I look forward to the rest of your semi-charmed, semi-healthy, fully-surviving life....Crazy Sexy Cancer Part II maybe??

Much love from Texas...

Max said...

Hi Kris,

Keep up the good work. I thought your show was fabulous. I look forward to "Conquered Sexy Cancer."
By the bye, you are quite sexy!


Holly said...

Thank you for the inspiring story, Kris. It really helps to see life in a different, more fulfilling perspective.

I have a 28 year-old coworker that is currently recovering from stem cell transplant surgery as he battles Anaplastic Large Cell Lympohoma (ALCL). You can read his story at

Thanks again and all the best to you and your new hubby. :)


Adrienne said...

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your documentary last night. I laughed and I cried thinking about my mom's experience with cancer. Thank you for sharing with us your courage and strength.
Warm wishes and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Hi - I watched the show last night and was truly inspired - I missed the first part - what type of cancer was the diagnosis? - I have carcinoid syndrome....

Tybear said...

Watched your amazing film last night and felt compelled to tell you what an inspiration you are to women like me, who have cancer. I went to bed smiling, thinking about all that I'm lucky for in my life. I was diagnosed at 26 yrs old with stage 3c ovarian cancer. I have been doing chemo for almost 2 years now, and as much as it sucks, at least I'm still here. I too, have a very slow growing cancer and was told that traditional chemo won't work, so I'm doing a clinical trial. I feel now though, after watching your battle, that there's so much more I could be doing for myself to help my body. You will never fully know how many lives you have touched...
I was also reading some of your comments and Jess, if you read this, please consider emailing me. I know exactly how your feeling right now!

Thanks Kris...
p.s. can we purchase a copy of this somewhwere?

Counting Your Blessings said...

Wow! It was amazing. I watched for my friend, Amy, but came away with some nuggets of advice for my own life. Thank you!! Blessings... Polly

Theresa said...

Thank you.

rubychild said...

Kris, I cannot tell you how much you have inspired me. I do not have cancer but your documentary openned my eyes to the many things I could be doing with my life - to live my life to its crazy sexy fullest!

Thank you thank you so much for being so brave to share your journey with the world. How truly blessed we all are that you have this beautiful spirit in you.

Peace, love, health, and happiness to you... for always.


Broker said...

OMG Kristin,

What a shock and truly inspiration you are !! I had no idea of your struggle and wish you nothing but the best !! I remember us laughing and enjoying life many moons ago at Wooster. Would love to see ya !!
Jose Aponte

Broker said...


Words can't explain the angel that you are !! It helped me understand a person that is close to me and ill as well.

Jose Aponte

Deb said...

I've been thinking about your story and the documentary all night. I know I've already commented once but you'll just have to bare with me again :-) I think your book and documentary need to be before a much larger audience than people who are battling cancer. Your story is relevant from a prevention standpoint. There's also a wonderful message about how to live life. It's a story EVERYONE should be hear and read. I'm ordering copies of your book and giving them to people I love...some who are battling cancer and some who are not.

Skyzi said...

Your documentary was amazing. I don't have cancer, hope I never do but in your journey I saw a light. Your evolution was so evident, you are an amazing woman.

I am not being articulate at all but the film blew my mind, made me cry and made me want more. I want to feel alive every day (atleast most of them), feel joy, feel healthy. I need to find that inner strength.

Thank you!

EMD104 said...

I stayed up until 1:00 watching the film last night. It really touched & inspired me. Thank you for sharing your story.

Rhea said...

I just read about your film. I love good documentaries and yours sounds amazing.

Jacqniel said...

You are a charming, courageous woman and your documetary was uplifiting and inspiring.
I am a 54 year old breast cancer survivor (first dx in 03) and have been wrapping my brain around my dx of stage IV bc for 8 months.
Attitude is everything. You can choose to let cancer define you or make it take a back seat to living. Happiness is a choice. I choose happiness.
Thanks for sharing your ongoing journey with us. The documentary was wonderful.

Shal416 said...

I saw your documentary last night and wow...I was left speechless. What an incredible, incredible film. I cried, called out in anger, laughed, and triumped with you during your wonderful journey and most of all--left inspired by who you are as an individual.

Your struggle helped me see how lucky I am to have the blessings I do despite the hardships I've faced in my life (whether they be illness or other issues). It has inspired me to not only be more positive--but to be more healthy in the way in which I live. I wanted to run out afterwards to Whole Foods and stock up on veggies!! (too bad it was 11pm at night!)

I'm curious, have you brought more balance into your diet or have you stuck to the regimen of a raw food diet? My heart broke when I saw how miserably you were during that fast..>I suspect once it was over you were able to sneak in some comfort foods as well.

I am so pleased that you found the love of your life, it gives all us single girls hope!

Thank you again...I can't tell you how much your film helped and motivated me to make the most of my life here on earth.


Megan said...

Hey Kris-I am 25 years old and I work for a cancer center in SC. I have been here for 4 years and I am inspired everyday! I watched your premeire last night and you are a HUGE inspiration for so many cancer patients around the world! I loved your documentary and how you are such a free spirit!! Thanks for letting the world in on your life! It was truly awesome!

Best of Luck from the south,

misskitty86 said...

HI Kris
My name is Lee Anne Therrien I watched your documentary last night but i only got the first hour.I don't have cancer but i have a grandma that died of breast cancer in 1984, my mom was only 14 at the time. I nevr got too meet her but i still feel as though i have some sort of connection with her. I am a smoker and after hearing what u said i actually want to quite so that i can decrease my chance of ever getting it. I just want to say Thank you and i hope you all the best.
Lee Anne Therrien

vdub06 said...

Your documentary was beautiful.
My favorite part - I have a present for you... . That little scene in the car when you give Melissa the f*ck cancer hat and she gets a spark in her eye and a spunk in her step. It made you laugh, made you cry and gave you hope in the same moment.
You sparkle - I wish you the best!!

Kathleen said...

I made sure everyone was in bed last night, early, so I could sit alone and watch your Crazy Sexy Cancer. Thank You. It was fantastic! It was authentic and real. I am sure you made it a little easier for others going through it too. It's comforting to know your not alone in it and that it's ok to let cancer be all consuming, for a little bit. Then just live life!

My faith, my family, my friends, my church and the most awsome set of doctors and nurses got me where I am today -- A SURVIVOR!! I am coming up on my 2 year anniversary of celebrating my life. My oncologist just "graduated" me to every six months on my follow-ups and I celebrated!

Ya did a GREAT thing!

I gotta get me one of those skull caps!!!

Thanks again and my prayers will be with you.

anna said...

Hi Kris,
great film, great story!

Celebrating my own 1 year of wait and watch today!!!!

Very sexy! Indeed!
I am not kidding!

kswaiz said...

Hey Kris!

You go girl! I am a 38 year old wife and mom. I am a teacher, a daughter and a friend! I am also a 5 year survivor of stage 2 follicular thyroid cancer. Your film made me laugh and cry! It made me feel empowered and hopeful! Thanks for sharing your fight and keep it up! Your raising awareness about this horrible disease! Big Hugs to you!

$#%@ CANCER!!
Rochester, NY

Mamalicious said...

LOVED it. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks for taking me out of my self for a bit to focus on - and hope - for you and others!

Valerie said...

Loved the show! I'm 35, diagnosed at 34 w/ stage 3 breast cancer. I only have one chemo treatment left and will be celebrating life every second all the way there. I am ordering the book today and am hoping there's info on your raw food diet in there. If not, can you let us know a little more about where we can get reliable info on it? I want to do whatever I can to live to my goal age of 100! Congratulations on life and happiness! Thanks for the inspiration!

ana said...

WOW..I couldn't stop watching..this was truly inspiring..I laughed, cried..I stayed up til 2am to finish watching..!

Chenise said...

Dear Kris,
I just have to say Congrats on the film. I love watching documentaries and i don't have cancer but it was interesting to watch this and be inspired by your fun and humor even though you have a fatal disease.
It taught me to live life and accept any circumstances i am faced with with humor and to laugh, because laughter is the best medicine. I am also a health junkie and love everything natural!!!!!
Keep inspiring others and ignore any nasty comments.

Also I wanted to know what camera it was that you were using in the documentary to take your lovely photos?
Keep pressing on and i will keep you and the other women in my prayers!!
After watching the film all i could do was pray and be amazed by your spirit!

GooChick said...

Hi Kris,

I watched your show last night with bated breath. I was nervous when the film began with "2003"...I thought, "Oh, no, not another sad documentary about cancer and death." You see, I work in oncology research and I'm not used to seeing such optimism and positivity. You truly are an inspiration! So many people think of cancer and death together and you showed that life can continue (and expand) WITH cancer....that it can be thought of as a chronic disease, rather than a death sentence. You have no idea how happy I was when you found love and came to realize that "life goes on". Thank you so much for your tenacity, strength, creativity and sense of humor!

Inspired in MN,

IFBdesigns said...

Your documentary was are such a strong woman! Thank you for for sharing yourself with the world!
Many Blessings,

bjgreer37 said...

Wow is all I can say! You did such a fantastic job last night. I was so humbled by it. It made me realize how thankful I should feel and how instead of sweating the small things or rushing through life, I should cherish every moment. I was an emotional wreck watching it. I put myself in your position of how you must have felt and how tuf that was for your parents to see thier daughter go through something like that. You surprised me with such a happy ending! I thank you and the other ladies who participated in the video with you so much for being so strong and courageous! I wish all of you a cancer-free and happy life! Best wishes from Brittany in Alabama*

Jennifer said...


You are truly a wonderful and inspirational woman!! I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 25, but beat the disease and now have 2 wonderful little boys! I now work with our local ACS office and Relay For Life and help survivors celebrate their achievement and life. Your documentary was awesome, I have sent the link to everyone I know!! I think I have a new hero!

Can't wait to meet you at your book signing in Chicago!!

Philip said...

Wonderful, beautiful, heart wrenching. I work in a cancer care center and hope that your documentary will be available for patients everywhere.
Best wishes and thank you.

Psychomom said...

I happened to switch the channel to TLC last night and boy what a treasure I found. Thanks so much for sharing you story it is very inspiring.

Thanks again,

Brittany said...

It was an amazing program.. great job!! I loved it!

Lea Ann Barnes said...

FABULOUS!!! You, your attitude, the show!! As a 51 year old, two time breast cancer survivor, I so appreciated your honesty at such a young age. You're a bright & beautiful beacon in the darkness of a what can be a very lonely disease. Your remark about finding "space" true & I've tried to explain it many times. Thank you, thank you. You were a such a gorgeous bride & I know you'll have a wonderful marriage. Please bring the book tour to Atlanta! God bless you & keep you happy, healthy & safe.

Jen said...

My husband and I watched your documentary last night on TLC. I left feeling a little bit sad, a little bit confused, a little bit like asking WHY all over again..but more inspired than anything else!!

My 9 month old daughter was diagnosed with a rare cancer at the age of 6 months. If she grows up to have the spirt, humor and fierceness of you, I will be one happy mamma. :)


Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing your experince with the world. I work in the medical field and I see cancer all the time. Everyone is touch by cancer in some way. If not personally then through a family member. It's all about attitude. Your attitude is so inspirational.

Greg G. said...

Your documentary last night was absolutely amazing. Your strong will and positive outlook is very refreshing. I was inspired by your story and will try to implement your point of view into my life. Best of luck to you!

Charlotte, NC

cera23886 said...

Hey Kris!
I just have to first say Congratulations on the preimere last night! And i watched every bit of it! Your attitiude alone is so uplifiting, and you are truly an inspiration to everyone! I lost my aunt to cancer about a year ago, and i wish she was able to see this great documentary because part of me feels if she did she would sill be here and not gave up! Well anway best wishes to you!!


Melissa said...

KUDOS to you Kris!
I'm 27 and lost both my parents to cancer. I was 22 when I lost my mother to lymphoma and my father died nine months after her from lung cander (he never smoked). In both instances we attempted to combine holistic medicines with the crappy chemo and radiation treatments and were constantly made to feel stupid by doctors. I APPLAUDE you and all that you've accomplished!! You're giving people a new lease on life!!!

Dan said...

Hi Kris,

Just had to drop you a line after my wife and I watched your amazing
documentary on TLC last night. Wow, what a show and what a story!

I am not a religious person although I do believe that some people, a very, very, select few, have a special glow about them that sets them apart from the rest of us. You, Kris, have that glow in spades. I am not surprised that
your (now) husband fell in love with you while filming the documentary. I think you will find that most of America fell in love with you while watching the show last night.

You are a beautiful and truly remarkable woman. The way you presented your triumphant story with such grace has touched and inspired me.

My sincere best wishes for a long and happy life!

Actress said...

I watched this film last night-WOW it was so beautiful! I want to recommend it to everyone I know that has cancer or even if they don't. Its very inspiring-especially to a single girl like me. You found your true love at your most volunerable time I think thats heavenly!! Congratulations on all of your blessed successes!

Tina said...

I had a hysterectomy 6 years ago. Really thought you documentary was tops. You show everyone a shot into the life of this beast. Best Wishes!

soccer2jfg said...

Hey Kris, Your documentary was amazing and you are so inspirational! Wishing you a long life of amazing things to come! Again congrats on everything! Take care and keep fighting

PS I'm running the NYC Marathon this year and I will be thinking of you when I do it....Your inspiration will carry me to the end.

With love and all my best to you and everyone who's fighting!!

XOXOX Jill from NYC

billy said...


I watched your wonderful film last night and thought it was amazing...After the film, I went upstairs and kissed my wife and 5yr old twins....Good things happen to good people and you are one of them.

Stay Strong
Billy from San Mateo, CA

Tnvolmom said...

Hey Kris,
I watched your show and it was awesome. I have lost 9 family members to cancer and the word scares me to pieces. Your show inspired me so much!!!! I will be praying for you everyday.


JP said...


I watched your film last night and laughed most of the time when I thought I'd be crying. Your story is a message to all that even when you think your life is being run by some outside force, you can still take control -- and maintain a sense of humor while you're at it! I also want to say happy birthday (CBS mentioned it's coming up). Here's to many more years of happiness and good health!

Anonymous said...

Hey Crazy Kris,

I watched your doc last night on TLC, and although I don't have cancer, I do have other physical ailments I battle daily. Your film has me "crazy" looking into the effects of the foods I put in my body, and desperately yearning to learn the best path to becoming really healthy again. Love your outlook and proactive personality.

I'd like to learn more about your diet, wheat grass and all. I hope you post more info and resources

Thanks for the flick!

Hot on the train from T-Town (Tacoma, Wash.),

Sonja H.

MAR DIR News said...

Hi Kris

I thought the documentary was great. I also have a rare slow growing cancer, endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS). I also got my protocol for treatment via Dr. Dimitri at Dana Farber cancer center on the basis of one other patient. There is also no remission for ESS. You definitely hit all the right marks in crazy sexy cancer. I followed the same path after being diagnosed. It is strange to have something that will never go away and wrap your head around it. You did an amazing job at showing how one accomplishes just that .

Thanks for doing the documentary to help others with cancer move on and also help our friends and loved ones better understand what it is like.

My mother, sister and I are going to try to come to see you read in DC. Thanks to you and the other brave women in the documentary for sharing your journeys. They are truly inspirational and remarkable.

Marissa Rauch
Washington, DC

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Ester said...

Watched your doc......YOU ARE AN AWESOME WOMAN!






seekuptbm said...

Kris - While I don't have cancer, I do have a bum back. Watching your film I realize while I have to live with my pain, it does not have to be my life.

Thank you for perspective.

From 9,600 ft.,
Tamara in Breckenridge, Co

Jeanne said...

Thank you Kris! Your film was beautiful, real, honest. After watching I felt so elated and hopeful and simply happy. I could see and feel your joy in life and love despite your having cancer. You are such a great inspiration to me. I am hoping for a follow-up to your story and to each of the beautiful wonderful women you presented. Best wishes to you.

Ashley-Rose said...

Hey Kris,

I saw your primere yesterday night. You are such an inspiration and a wonderful person. I rarely watch TV and while watching your documentary I was engaged. You are an amazing woman Kris and I am proud you allowed us to get to know you. Your attitude and outlook is amazing. I hope someday I can be half the woman you are.

Congrats on your success.

Best wishes!

Ashley from RI

Sally said...

Hi Kris,
I saw your documentary yesterday. It was so well done and inspiring. I am not dealing with an illness, but through your documentary you really showed me how to live right now. I love your attidude. Thank you for sharing your joys, humor, pain, laugh, smile, friends and veggies.

You are an inspiration.

Warm Regards,


Lori said...

THANK YOU!!! I watched your show last night...I wish my family and children were there to watch it with me so they could get an idea of what we go through. You verbalized MY feelings, frustrations and fears so well...from feeling like a kid when you have to have your parents take you to the hospital (I'm 48) to having melt down days when it all gets too overwhelming and seems so unjust...My children think I've gotten "weak" and have lost respect for me since I've gotten sick...they don't realize its a 24 hour a day thing to deal with and almost every decision we make is affected by the fact we have cancer. Your documentary is not only very helpful and inspiring for people dealing with cancer, but VERY INFORMATIVE for family and friends of people who have cancer. I would love to see it on TV again so that I can have my children and family watch it to get some understanding. Thank you for sharing your story and many thanks to the other beautiful women who shared theirs....TO LIFE!!!

BensDad said...


I watched the later replay of the documentary as I sat by my 7 year old son's bedside in the hospital. He was diagnosed last September with osteogenic sarcoma. I have learned so much from the way that he and the other children I have met handle their diagnosis and treatment. You have nailed so many points. Thank you for allowing the world to share in your journey. Thank for reminding the world that cancer is not the person's identity. It is as the children have shown me only a very small part of who the person is in the same way that all life experiences are.

Geoffrey said...

Well done. Please keep it up! I caught the film last night while flipping channels, and it was rather providential that I did. A few months ago my mother - a woman so alive and full of joy - was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with mets to her liver. She lasted on chemo for two months before it became too much. We've since learned that her cancer is not metastatic pancreatic cancer, but a very rare neuroendocrine tumor called pancreatic islet. To be sure, this is a much better diagnosis than the original, but, still, a very serious one. As a family we've been struggling to find a way not only to SURVIVE this disease, but THRIVE with this disease. Thank you for helping to show the way.

Mom of Twins said...

I watched your documentary last night, and I have to say it was one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen. You make the fight for cancer funny, emotional, angry, and well crazy, sexy. I think everyone should see this. Fabulous.

Anonymous said...

You're amazing. I do have to say that TLC did a poor job letting people know it was a documentary not a series. I loved it anyway, frankly I was hooked in the first few minutes and stayed up late to watch. Thank you for being a strong, creative, inspirational woman and role model.

Bobbi Gagnon

andig8 said...


You have captured the essence: "As we let our own light shine, we unconscously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." (Thank you Marianne)

God has granted the world a tender mercy by allowing us access to you. Thank you.

"The Culprit and the Cure" validates why your eating habits had such an effect on your body and why every one of us (cancer or not) should incorporate what you have done.

mary z said...

Hi Kris,
I stumbled across you show last night and I feel so thankful that I did. You are such a beautiful person and you did such a wonderful job on this film. I can't wait to read the book.
Thank you again, Mary Z

Tuesday Girl said...

Your documentary was amazing. I will be wathcing it again and again. You have such a great spirit.

maria said...


thank you for sharing your story. i don't feel so alone, being a relatively young woman with cancer. i never thought i would have to deal with a serious illness at this age.

i was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma in my left hip in late may, and received a hemipelvectomy in the beginning of july. i have just started to process the emotional side of cancer... something i didn't have the luxury of doing while coordinating a second opinion, testing, a biopsy, and surgery. watching your trips to dana farber, your expression in the car, the conversation with your parents... was like watching my memories (as i received my second opinion, and treatment from dana farber/brigham and womens hospitals).

i am lucky, no mets, surgery with good margins, and should be able to walk, play and jump without assistance eventually. doc is enthusiastic that it will not recur. but i am finding myself grieving, worrying, recouperating, healing. i am so glad i remembered to watch your film. as i said, it made me feel less alone, and less of a freak to know there are others, like me, that share the same feeling i am going through. i will be posting on the tlc site as well, so they know how much of an impact your documentary has had. i hope they show it again for other that have missed it.

have you thought about a dvd, or having your film being able to be downloaded from itunes for more accessibility to others? or distribution to cancer centers family resource rooms? wouldn't that be fantastic!

best wishes in your continued health

FotoChic said...

Just want to thank you for being so courageous to battle this disease and create this documentary. I'm 28 years old and I lost my mother with Ovarian Cancer three years ago and live in fear every day of living the same fate. I have searched everywhere for forums, organizations, doctors anything that can help and guide me to taking proactive steps in preventing the disease but have not found much. Is there anything you can share with those of us that would like to do whatever it takes to prevent this disease from your experience or the contacts that you have met along the way whether it's a good book to read, organizations dedicated to prevention or holistic doctors- ANYTHING I would be so greatful. You are truly AMAZING, INSPIRATIONAL AND THE DEFINITION OF STRENGTH.

Nicole said...

Hi Kris, thank you for your show, I am 28 and a mother of three and for the past 4 years having to deal with the early stages of cervical cancer, and two days ago found out that it has come back, I have been contemplating since the phone call just to have a hystrectomy, but have been quite depressed about it, but last night you made me smile about it. Thank you, Nicole Currie.
Lumby, BC

Peyton said...

Hey Kris,

I'm 21 and November 4th got diagnosed with stage 3b Non- Hodgkins lymphoma.I have relapsed 2 time and have done 3 different kinds of chemo, the next step is a stem cell transplant. I have a 3 year old little boy..who has been my only inspiration, until you. I've never seen someone with such hope, and such WANT TO. I cried a lot watching your show, but not because I was sad but because finally I saw someone who I could actually relate to. No one who doesn't have the disease, can never comprehend what it's like. You and the other women on that show are amazing people and I wish you, and them the best of luck.
Thank you so much for being who you are and fighting so hard, it really is motivational.

Sanbandit said...

Hi! Watched your show lastnight. Was fantastic! So inspiring! Thank you for creating it!
Sandy NY

Jennifer said...

Congrats Kris! Enjoyed your show. Have been dealing with ovarian cancer since end of 2005. I try to be upbeat like you! You've given me lots to think about... very inspirational. All the best on your up-coming book tour! Jennifer

florentine said...

Saw the movie last night and you were terrific! I have breast cancer, was inspired to improve my diet starting tomorrow!

Jamie said...


My wife and I watched your program last night, and I just saw your Today show clip. Kudos to you and your cowgirls for being open to letting others in to watch your process. And to you for taking charge of your treatment, and being willing to search for the answers that are right for you. I don't have cancer, but your comments resonated with me as I have some lifelong health issues. Your comment about asking "does it tire me or inspire me?" really cuts to the chase. If we could all slow down enough to really ask this question when faced with some of the choices we must make, what a different world this would be.
Best wishes from Florida to you and Brian.

PS: Are you still keeping a strict dietary regimen?

ampozzini said...

What a moving documentary! I hope it is repeated so my friends who missed it can watch.
Your story, as well as those of the other women in your documentary, was incredible! I admire your ability to be so openly honest.
God bless you in your quest to remain healthy and truly live your life!
Ann Marie
Wantagh, NY

ampozzini said...

What a moving documentary! I hope it is repeated so my friends who missed it can watch.
Your story, as well as those of the other women in your documentary, was incredible! I admire your ability to be so openly honest.
God bless you in your quest to remain healthy and truly live your life!
Ann Marie
Wantagh, NY

Michelle J said...

Hello Kris,
Just wanted to let you know i absolutely loved your documentary last night! I cannot stop thinking abou it. I don't have cancer but my mom does and you really helped me see that it doesn't have to be a death sentence! Keep up the good work and stay healthy and happy!

Best wishes from NYC

TSolorio said...

Hi Kris,
Thank-you for sharing your journey. You are incredibly Brave and such a inspiration. Thank-you for educating people about cancer and hopefully people will realize we are not contagious, we are still the same people, we enjoy food, sex, good clean fun.....

God Bless, T.Solorio

Julia said...

Your documentary moved me to tears last night... it made me laugh, cry, and put things into perspective in my own life. In two short hours, you really helped me to see the light. To understand how valuable my time on this earth is and that I just need to take a step back and live in the moment and enjoy life. Thanks to you and the cast for sharing such an important part of your lives with me.

I'll think of you all often!


Tammy said...

What an insanely powerful show - thank you Kris! I'm going to spread the word to the best of my abilities....
Michael Tiernan
18 year testicular cancer survivor

bonzocricket said...

Dearest Kris,

Wow. I watched your show last night and it changed my life. I have breast cancer. Dx last Oct. Done surgery, chemo, radiation and now I'm on the five year plan. You helped me to take the fear out of the disease. You and your husband make a gorgeous couple. I pray for you everyday now. You are more of a blessing
than you have any idea. I just know that as a collective body we could change the face of canser for people everywhere. I love you my sister. Keep fighting the good fight.
Heather from SoCal

Olive said...

Thanks for sharing your story Kris!
Also, thanks for the inspiration and the good cry : )

Oboe-Wan said...

All I can say is wow. You've hooked me. Even though the condition I'm dealing with is not cancer, I saw many of my own emotions I went through amplified in your experience. You hit it on the head: sometimes you have to be sick to truly live.

Thanks for sharing your story. You had me at "crazy"

Anonymous said...

I watched the doc. Let me tell you it was FANTASTIC!!! You are truly an AMAZING person and in those 2 hours I was glued to your doc I learned that life is a magnificent gift and we only get one chance to live it so I am gonna do everything I want to complete in this life. You are a life changer!!!! Jet Guer

sleepydog said...

My wife and I watched the show last night and were both impressed with your ability to deal with cancer with such irreverence and humor without losing perspective on how serious the battle really is. I hope that your show serves as an inspiration to others fighting the same battle, and we will keep you in our thoughts.
Keep fighting the good fight!

tholesapple said...

I watched your premier last night & you truly "enlightenend & inspired" me - you rock! Cancer has been part of my mother's life since I was very small & I have lost three people very close to me because of the crap! It made me fell very helpless until I saw your documentary, now I feel even "just being there" makes a huge difference - you make a difference! Thank you & keep up the great work! - Tanya

Sara Carpenter said...

My name is Sara and I was just diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in March of this year at the age f 24. I wated your documentay last night with my friend Meredith who was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer last year at the age of 23. We lauged, we cried, more than once we shouted "that's RIGHT, that's exactly how I feel!!!" Thanks so much for giving young girls like us a voice, and letteing the world know that we are forces to be reconed with!!!!

SolShine7 said...

I definitely liked what I saw!!! Excellent job.

Ariele said...

you are UNBELIEVABLE - gorgeous, gorgeous girl who truly shines from the inside out. I was crying when I saw you walk down the aisle - little girls everywhere inspire to be you. Lots of mazel and heart sandwiches,

stevendsnow said...

Hey Kris! Thank you so much for the show. I was a little afraid to watch at first but glad i did. No i don't have cancer but my wife Twila died almost two years ago from Breast Cancer. What a strong person she was also. She always had a smile and would always seem to lift others up although she was the one going through everything. She was my Hero!!! Last night i cried several times but also remembered all the good memories i had with her. Going to the doctor with her. Doing everything i could to be by her side. I do miss her so much but she gave me 3 beautiful children to see her life through. She was such an inspiration to me. I noticed that in you also. I will pray for you daily. I am a strong believer in God and he can see us through all things. Stay strong and keep that smile on your face. I do thank you from the bottom of my heart! Steve

So Sioux Me said...

Fabulous piece of art Kris. Loved it. Will run story on my blog tomorrow. Will buy the book and give it to anyone with any illness or disease. Beautiful, poigniant, eloquent. Really.

Kim said...

Hi there,

Great documentary. Thanks for your openness. I started my cancer journey on Feb. 14, 2006...stage II breast cancer...what a ride. I blogged the entire experience and I think it was a vital part of the treatment regime. It allowed me to get a the junk out of my head and keep on fighting. I'm sure creating this documentary has been very theraputic for you too.


Meg said...

Thank you thank you thank you for giving my thoughts, pain, fears, joy & sorrow of treatment, recovery and re-entry a beautiful intelligent gifted and hysterical voice. I laughed and cried my way through your program last night. I am a 33 yr old breast cancer survivor. I endured 7 months chemo, 3 months radiation surgery and your journey touched me. It is SUCH an important documentary. And your journey is SUCH an important story. Your work is a gift to all those effected by cancer. gracias, grazie, merci....thank you Kris.
Warmest Regards,
Meg Gallagher
Los Angeles, CA

Mary Jane Steele said...


Thank you so much for sharing your film with all of us. I cried. I laughed. From one Canser "Survivor" to another...THANK YOU! I have read your book and I can't wait to see you when you come to the San Francisco area. You are truly an inspiration to me. I can't wait to tell my infusion nurses about you at chemo tomorrow. I hope you don't mind but I told everyone in my blog about you and Crazy Sexy Cancer!!!

bebe2000 said...

Kris I saw your documentary last night. I watched parts of it more than once (dvr) there were times I froze the picture and just stared at you.
You are strong, shining, and beautiful and I send you and wish you all of the positive good health thoughts and vibes I have in me.
I am older than you and I see such a wise soul eminating from the body of Kris Carr.
Your wedding was great to watch and you and your groom looked beautiful.

Paul said...

brilliant! as i sit here in nashville with my son (who is a crazy sexy cancer kid!), i want you all to know that you have added hurricane winds to our sails and have reminded us how truly lucky we are. thank you for sharing your courage.

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