breast cancer, Cancer Kitten, Cathy, chemo, chemotherapy, DCIS, Lumpectomy, Stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma, young woman with breast cancer
So, my last chemo is tomorrow (I am clicking my heels! For real. I have that much energy). The only thing that I am going to miss is the lack of my toe/foot hair. Officially, it stopped growing after my last chemo, and I couldn’t be happier. I am not a hairy girl to start with, but my toes didn’t get the memo. Oh well! I may not be happy about the foot deal, but of course I am counting the days until my head hair grows back. It’s not fun to be bald when you don’t want to be. For awhile, I would feel all brave and shave the little spikes that I felt on my head, but looking in the mirror after stepping out of the shower would literally drop me to my knees. After tomorrow, I know that I only have a few head shaves left until I can let it start growing back, and already tonight I am not so sad getting out of the shower.
A local yoga studio offers ten free sessions for cancer patients in conjunction with the Yampa Valley Medical Center. The instructor is a breast cancer survivor herself, and she (by choice) has the cutest little short hair cut, which I am looking forward to having myself someday soon.
This is a pic of Benny Boo and Me two days ago. I’ve somehow had the energy to ride nearly everyday for the past couple of weeks. I am hoping tomorrow’s infusions don’t change that. I think we are falling back in love with each other, and it feels addictive and healing at the same time.
Congrats! PS gorgeous pic.
End of chemo. Well done!
Glad for you that it’s over. You are inspiring.