#didIlookbetterbald? This one stems from difficultly from the chemo perm and came up when talking with the newest breast cancer survivor at work. She is nervous about her hair curling. I assured her that it would straighten out. Her and I did discuss it being hard when your hair is not fully in and when it is weird textures, because you felt like you looked great bald. It messes with your confidence. It does get better and I think a little over a year after I finally have a full head of hair the texture may have stabilized.
#nevertoomuchpink I was at the gym this morning in my UA Power in Pink t-shirt, pink running shoes with a pink headband on. No longer can I have too much pink. Love it.
#MaryJisright #Nomoredramainmylife People often tell you not to sweat the small stuff, but it is hard when you don't have perspective. Well, life after cancer gives you perspective. I have learned how to let a lot of things go and avoid drama even more than before. Also, hoping for many more years of no medical drama. It makes for a peaceful, happy existence and really who doesn't want that.
#TMI #overshare #boundrieswhatboundries I blame this blog. I have become the queen of the overshare. I'm sure people don't really want to know every detail about my medical history, but they are going to get it. Broccoli slaw causing abdominal distention? Why this seems like appropriate topics for phone conversations, office conversations and conversation over dinner.
#ETforScans Sometimes you have so many tests and appointments in one day you have to take a vacation day from work to get them all in. And sometimes you have to have so many different dyes, radioactive isotopes injected into your veins that you might feel a little blah after and prefer to just go home. Sometimes you'll drink mochacinno flavored barium for lunch and want to go home to drink copious amounts of water. Sometimes this date is April 14th (Radiation Oncology follow up, Bone Scan and CT Scan X2).
My legs are tired and running is hard anytime after noon. #tamoxifen. I cannot pull out the technical name for a procedure, but I can describe it using hand gestures and pointing to organs. #tamoxifen. Hot flashes. #tamoxifen #thisgirlisonfire. [Only the last one is an actual side effect. I would totally overuse #tamoxifen for any of life's challenges]
#cancerfreelifestyle #organics4life #allmystorgaecontainersareglass #BPAfree #iworkout
I workout 5 out of the 7 days. I am back running competitively (with a new definition of competitively). I have made peace with my grocery bill and the cost of purchasing organic apples, celery, potatoes and other members of the dirty dozen. I am obsessed with organic milk. And as of last week all of my storage containers are glass. Even my morning yogurt is now in 2 cup pyrex.