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Happiness Is…

Healing, Growth and Resilience. I am immeasurably grateful for all three.

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Have We Done Hair Off Glasses On? (7 months)

Way over-gelled today, but getting nice and long! Related Posts: Watch it grow month by month They Make Me Feel Dressier Stubble Stings From the Mouth of Bayla #5 Hair Shaving Celebration (video) Hair Shaving (audio) Sorry about the photo … Continue reading

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Have We Done Hair Off Glasses On? (6 months)

And, thanks to chemo-induced menopause, my face is becoming furry! Related Posts: Watch it grow month by month They Make Me Feel Dressier Stubble Stings From the Mouth of Bayla #5 Hair Shaving Celebration (video) Hair Shaving (audio)

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They Make Me Feel Dressier**

I never would have guessed I’d miss my Groucho Marx eye brows. Even after I’d lost them, I would have laughed right out loud at the thought of coaxing them back. But, tonight I did just that. I googled growing … Continue reading

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Have We Done Hair Off Glasses On? (5 months)

It’s Curly! Related Posts: Previous Month Snapshots Stubble Stings From the Mouth of Bayla #5 Hair Shaving Celebration (video) Hair Shaving (audio)

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Have We Done Hair Off Glasses On? (4 months)

Related Posts: Previous Month Snapshots (progress!!) Stubble Stings From the Mouth of Bayla #5 Hair Shaving Celebration (video) Hair Shaving (audio)

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Happiness Is…

Being Me. It’s a month, today, since my final radiation treatment. In these four glorious weeks, I’ve been living it up and lollygagging with good friends and good family. I’ve grown some eyelashes and some hair. I’ve stepped up to … Continue reading

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No More Free Electrolysis

I shaved for the first time today. Never thought that’d be exciting news. But it is.

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Have We Done Hair Off, Glasses On? (1 Month)

If you look super hard, you can see sparse, white(!) peach fuzz. Related Posts: Stubble Stings From the Mouth of Bayla #5 Hair Shaving Celebration (video) Hair Shaving (audio)

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Chemo Brane

I didn’t opt for the regular brain MRIs and chemo brain study, so I don’t know for sure how my grey matter fared, but here’s what I’ve noticed: memory leaks (I keep losing things because I simply can’t recall where … Continue reading

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Okay, Is There A Carbon Monoxide Leak In this House?

I continued to work through the diagnosis, the surgeries and the corresponding recoveries. I put my head down and powered through the chemo. Maybe it’s catching up to me now. Or maybe it’s all my recent celebrating, real-life and staying … Continue reading

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T Minus Six Days and Counting

It’s Day 15 of my final round of chemo and my discernible symptoms are down to just stinging, watering, unable-to-hold-focus eyes and the unexplained patches under each. Six more days ’til I’m out and about.

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Are We There Yet?

Today is day 10 of my final chemo cycle. Yesterday was fabulous. Today isn’t. Either way, only eleven days to go.

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At Long, Long Last…
and well worth the wait

All winter long, I’ve looked forward to being on this side of chemo. And now, unbelievably, here we are! It may be tedious, but I’m so thrilled to have reached what seemed for so long like an unattainable mirage, that … Continue reading

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Ack!

I’m still feeling the effects of chemo#5 and we’re already just a week from chemo#6. But (big but) this will be the last one. So… WooooHoooo!!!

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