Tag Archives: hair

An awesome package – What you’ve done with your hair

I received an awesome care package yesterday (thanks Jen). The awesomeness began with the card, which is theme for this mostly picture post. Receiving energy from the ancient tree while out on a short walk. Trying to capture just how big the tree at our campsite was. And giving it a morning hug!    

My bald head

There are times when I find myself wanting to cover my head in something stylish – and I like looking good. There are times when I run out to take out the garbage and I cover my head so as not to scare or make uncomfortable anyone who I might happen to cross paths with in… Read More »

Picturing a morning sail

This morning we headed off to San Francisco for a morning sail on USA 76 with ACSailingSF. We almost missed the boat, arriving just as they were about to cast off. Fortunately, we got there just in time, and they nicely sent someone up to fetch us at the gate. Hopping on the boat, I… Read More »

Bone-pain – a mixed blessing

When I didn’t experience a lot of fatigue or any bone-pain yesterday, I felt it was a mixed blessing. I wondered if the reason I wasn’t feeling it was because I had successfully managed the side effects (although that doesn’t describe the lack of fatigue) or was it that the Neulasta shot that came via… Read More »

Moving forward

I now have a surgery date – December 17th. It isn’t exactly the date I wanted, but it is something that I can work with. With that in place, I can now start to move forward with my life. Over the last week I have started to move beyond my diagnosis. My life is becoming… Read More »

Breast cancer, chemotherapy, and sexuality

A question that comes up on various breast cancer online communities relates to sex and breast cancer – and more specifically sex and chemotherapy. I have been fortunate, in that several years ago, both my husband and I were trained as Adult Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality educators. I have also been trained to lead… Read More »

Seriousness is sinking in

I’m starting to shed my hair. I noticed at first when I use the toilet, and then again when I dried my hair after the shower – seeing enough bits of hair in the towel that I had to throw it in the wash! At Wednesday’s oncologist appointment, when I asked about surgery timing, specifying… Read More »