Which procedure is best? If it isn’t clear in your case, consider this.
You can find little ways to feel beautiful, even in the midst of all the awful.
For the newly diagnosed (or family members/caregivers) reading this, at a minimum, these are the questions to ask.
I remember how I felt in those last few sleeps before my first chemo appointment.
It’s scary and lonely. You waffle about whether or not it’s even the right decision…
A playlist for cancer treatment appointments can be a real comfort. Hello, welcome distraction and calming music!
Cancer (so far as I know) is squarely in the rearview mirror and I want to get back to feeling toned and trim and to enjoy the confidence that comes with knowing that I look as good as I feel. There is a bit of a reckoning that I’m working through though, and I don’t quite know what’s real and what’s an excuse.
If it helps you benchmark what to expect, understanding that everyone’s cancer is unique, our treatments were likely different, and that individual hair growth varies from person to person, here are pics and timeframes for my own hair regrowth, Year 1.
Thinking of skipping your colonoscopy? Don’t.
Rock a runway. In a wedding dress. With a fascinator attached to barely-there peach fuzz.
Jelly bean sized lump of nothing? *crosses fingers and toes*
It depends. Mine was erratic, but I’m still glad I made time for it.
If cancer cells are still circulating, I don’t want to know.