Monday, January 17, 2011

Self Portraits

Nine months of treatment.  Here we go.


first chemo

cut my own hair, starting to lose it

last night of hair

cancer Buddha

my favorite scarf

last chemo after two failed ports and failed PICC

first wig, aaaahh, I had hair again

My free wig from ACS, saucy red!

My Jennifer Anniston wig!

fuzzy wuzzy coming in

last chemo

5 months of chemo took their toll, and saved my life

just completed radiation

Five months chemo May 2010 - September 2010.
BLM and lymph node removal, October 2010.
Six weeks radiation, November 2010 - mid January 2011.

Can I go home now?

Update:  From Stage 3 to cancer free!  Almost three years out!  Wheeeeeeeeee!


masonmft said...

Nice to see you. xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Lady ~
You look absolutely "beautiful."

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics. Congratulations on your hair coming back and everything you've accomplished so far. Looking good, lady!

Anonymous said...

I hope you went out and celebrated, 'cause this was a MAJOR milestone girlfriend!!!!!! If you didn't, then you need to. I know you're not completely finished, but you've already been to hell and back, so you deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jill said...

Oh yeah, you did it alright! Definitely time to smile!!

writergirldreams said...

Yes Buttercup, I am celebrating, but not how I thought I would, and maybe not how you think. I am celebrating by finding satisfaction in simplicity, by pushing this body, by huffing and puffing walking this neighborhood, breathing in deep deep breaths and thinking yes yes yes, keep going, move past the pain, THIS IS NOTHING, after all I survived, THIS IS NOTHING.

I have said this before, every day I feel like George Bailey, running the streets of Bedford Falls, happy to be alive, happy to come home and see it with new eyes, among the people I love so much.

That includes all of you. My pep squad, my Angels.

Deepest thanks,


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