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