I shaved my legs this morning

For the first time since October 2014, I shaved my legs.

And because, dear readers, you have not seen any photos of either my bald head or my amazing horse in a while, I give you the photo essay “From Bald to Not Bald” …

November 24

November 24

February 6

February 6

February 12

February 12

February 13. My friend Sarah trimmed it for me later in the afternoon because I wanted it to grow in more evenly.

February 13. My friend Sarah trimmed it for me later in the afternoon because I wanted it to grow in more evenly.

February 19. Shorter. But thicker.

February 19. Shorter. But thicker.

February 22. Winner's hair.

February 22. Winner’s hair.

February 25

February 25

In other news:

  • The chemo-induced neuropthy (nerve pain) in my feet and ankles is finally starting to subside. It was basically my longest lasting side effect, other than I guess chemo brain, which I will claim to still have whenever I find it convenient, haha.
  • Menopause is not soooo horrible. I have fewer hot flashes this month than last month. However, I used to sleep like a champ. Now, I am lucky to get 3 uninterrupted hours.
  • When I read the “side effects” drug information on my chemotherapies last fall, it said it would make you feel “generally unwell.” Understatement! Hindsight is a real eye opener, as I continue to feel better and better and better. Like, I am a totally new person. I simply cannot fully articulate what a nightmare chemo is for your body, mind and spirit. And the better I feel, the more horrified I am to realize just how “generally unwell” I felt.

And because this is just the most beautiful photo I have seen in a long, long time and I can hardly believe I am in it (although how can you really look at anything other than the gorgeous Lucky Alex):

luckyduckbeauty

February 22, 2015 – Aiken, South Carolina
Photo credit: The incredibly talented G. Plumb (1 million thanks GP!)

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