All I can Do is Smile


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Sneak peek

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The wig game was strong tonight. More to come soon…

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Tomorrow! Tomorrow!

Looking forward to seeing people tomorrow. Sorry to my east coast family, as well as others spread across the country who cannot partake. I know you’ll be here in spirit.

As a friendly reminder, if you are have ANY symptoms of a cold, flu, etc. please stay home. We’ll pour some out for you, homie. But we cannot take any chances of my catching anything before this next round.

We have a special dessert coming from Birdy Bakes too! It’s going to be a grand time!


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Random Thoughts

On having a shaved head:

  • Turns out, you hold a lot of heat on your head. Its amazing how COLD it is without hair.
  • A shaved head has a similar texture and sticky-ness as velcro. Wearing beanies and laying in bed is a new experiencce.
  • I’m no longer just using lotion and sunscreen on my face. It’s a whole-head process now.
  • I really don’t miss it. I think having a good-shaped head helps.

On chemo, at least in this moment:

  • Apparently, I’m bio-hazardous for the first 72 hours post-chemo. That means no one can use my bathroom, or exchange any fluids with me. (Sorry, Kenji.) That includes sharing food. I include this here, because I forget sometimes. Help me help you.
  • Taxol backs me up. Cisplatin does not. And they both like to show me on Sunday/Monday after treatment.
  • Round 2 was similiar to Round 1, and yet, not. I was much more tired on my “good” week, but I did have a sore throat for most of it. It’s amazing how taxing that was on my body.

It’s sometimes possible to forget I’m sick, especially when I have a good day or complete a normal life task (who knew completing your own laundry could be so satisfying?). Part of that comes from knowing how two other girlfriends who are going through breast cancer treatment are doing. It’s been a lot harder for both of them and so I consider myself lucky (lucky?!) to be doing as well as I am. It makes me grateful and gives me perspective.


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Party Time

Wiggin' Out Party

Now that all the hair is gone, I’ve been pondering the purchase of a wig. Truth be told, I’m not totally interested in procuring a “normal” wig that I’ll only use sporadically. My hair has never been something that has defined me. One thing I’d like to think defines me is my desire for fun and silliness.

And so, I’m calling on my local peeps to join me & Kenji for a gathering and to bring any wig you may already have on hand. We’ll eat some grub, try on some funky wigs, and generally have a good time.

I want to do a bit of a photo project with these provided wigs, which I will post here. And yes, the intention is to wear them. So far, I already have Princess Leia, a blonde 80s hair band, and enormous afro wig. Awwwwww, yeah.

RSVP TO JOIN THE SHENANIGANS

ONE RULE: You cannot purchase a new wig. This must be a wig you already possess. Please also indicate somewhere within the wig that it belongs to you so I can return it to you once my treatment is complete.