Monday, January 29, 2018

Hair Watch 2018

Unlike the previous hair watches, where I was singing Wilson Phillips  and updating the world that I was bald I have a full head of hair. However, as these episodes were more than 5 years ago, they still seem like they were yesterday.

I really did not mind being bald. I did not enjoy the growing back in phases process where I had mostly hair on my neck and some on the sides.

However, I am fully aware that not everyone fully embraces being a baldy. That is why as part of my upcoming celebration of 5 years of NED includes growing my hair out for donation. My good friend Mary has done this a couple of times and gave me the details on the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.  You need at least an 8 inch ponytail.

Guess what? I have a 5 inch ponytail right now (which is totally crazy for me and the longest my hair has been in about 30 years).

This is part of my giving back in the 5th year of NED.  Looking forward to finding more ways I can give back.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Here's to 2018

After a great holiday season spent with good friends and family, I am looking forward to the things to come in 2018.

I've adjusted to my new, new normal; cancer survivor on a blood thinner. I try exceptionally hard not to bang my head on ice (because brain bleed is now high on the list of hypochondriac concerns added in 2017) and do the usual new years things; Try to eat more vegetables, get back in shape (two jobs this fall killed my workout schedule), spend less time connected to my cell phone.

However, there are new items that I'm looking forward to in 2018, mainly planning how to celebrate reaching 5 years of being a cancer survivor. What kind of boob cake should I make? How many vacation days do I want to use? How great is it that these are the biggest issues in my life? And working on more ways to do good for those whose issues are bigger than boob cake flavors.

Happy New Year