I was diagnosed with cancer in June. I finished my second round of chemo earlier this month and though I don't feel completely healthy I do feel good. This is the first day in awhile that I felt like eating something and I'm not bone tired. I'm still painting my nails (duh!) but I just didn't have the energy to post anything. Also, I feel weird making it public. The prognosis is very good but I will need to have chemo for at least six to twelve months. I'm getting into a routine with chemo and how it makes me feel so I am hoping that I can start blogging again because I really do enjoy it.
It's been rough trying to balance being "ill" with everyday living. I still had to take out the garbage, pay the bills, feed the cats and take care of my parents. I think, right now, I have found that balance but I feel like it's a shaky one. That means I may only post once a week or five times a week but I'm not going to put myself on a schedule. I have discovered some of my older polishes and realized that I have some great stuff. You may be seeing some older goodies!
When I was at peace with the diagnosis I had no concern about my hair falling out but I did ask about my nails. I've been leaving them long just in case I have to cut them and they are not breaking for anything! I keep expecting them to become fragile but so far nothing. I have a very, very full head of hair and what has been lost hasn't really made a visual difference. The idea that I may not have to shave my legs or other parts because of the treatment is kind of appealing though. I'm a hairy mammal!
So that is how I spent my summer so far. If you have stuck around, thank you! I leave you with photos of some of my fuzz butts. They are all doing fabulously.
|Alfred and Gus|
|Gus sleeping by the sink|
|Lloyd lounging on top of the bookshelves|