Last Friday, I had a follow up appointment with my surgeon. She said all looks great! There are a few lumps where my port was but she confirmed they are just scar tissue and should soften over time. I will be seeing her again in 6 months for another follow up. Woot woot! I freaking love her. At my very first appointment, she took the time to explain my diagnosis to me and explained why she wanted to go the route she was suggesting. Unlike the first surgeon I saw. She has eased my fears along the way and I am so thankful for her. She really cares about my wellbeing as well as my family. Again, a badass member of my rad lady posse.
Also while at Kaiser on Friday, Harlon and I threw a few of our seed balls. There happens to be an empty lot next to the radiation parking lot and it just seemed like a perfect place for some wild flowers. If all goes as planned, I should see the blooms pop up while I go to daily radiation starting up soon. Reminder: I have my first PRE radiation appointment on Monday the 15th. I will post once I know when actual rads will begin.
After Kaiser, I took the boys to Nordstrom to pick up my new boobs and bras. I met with Sterling again and she fitted me with some perky new girls. Kaiser covers 2 prosthetics and 3 bras and Nordstrom sews the pockets into any bras I choose for free. What doesn’t Nordstrom do, right? It felt oddly comfortable to be wearing a bra again. These new boobs will be a fun option when I feel up for it.
It’s been about 10 weeks since my last chemo and I am feeling really great. Strong and healthy. A bit fucked up in the head but that seems about right, given….everything. Anyways, my hair, brows and lashes are really coming in and I am pumped! Like I’ve said before, losing the hair on my head wasn’t too hard. It was losing my brows that really got me. I felt like an alien if I didn’t fill draw them on. My hair is growing out to be much lighter than before , not sure if I’ll get the signature ‘chemo curl’ though. Still too short to tell. It’s so light, I look like a teenage boy from the 90’s- frosted tips and a fade. But I loved the 90’s so it’s all good! And I’ve been styling it into a bit of a faux hawk which is fun and easy. Who knew I’d love this part so much!
Fun fact: no hair/super short hair means that those typically naggy sales people at the mall with hair straighteners and styling crap, finally leave me alone. 😜