Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oh to tan!

In the past tanning was not an issue. I'd go out in the sun all day and not care! Of course I would use sunscreen, but it wouldn't prevent the great tan!
Well now that I'm sick and taking chemo, I can kiss the natural tan goodbye. :( I'm only allowed 15 minutes in the sun. Then it's sunscreen spf 30. I have to be extremely careful in the sun now...
So, what's a girl to do?
Well, this girl decided to take a risk and do an at home spray tan from neutrogena. Yep. I said it! I could turn orange... I'll take a picture once it sets. Needles to say, I'm hoping for the best.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Check in

I realize it's been a while since I posted, I apologize. I've never been one to journal or write about myself.
Life has become more routine. I have more energy and more motivation. I go to the doctor once a month for blood work. Every three months now for scans, tests and to see my oncologist.
I am now allowed to drive up to a 2 mile radius from my home by myself. Farther if someone is with me and I'm not on pain meds.
My hair is starting to come back :) slowly, but surely. I have most of it in except for  at the top. There's hair, it's just more thin. I got my hair cut today for the first time since going bald. It felt unreal walking into the salon and putting my name down on the list. I sat in the chair unsure what the hair dresser would do. I mean, let's face it, my hair was maybe an inch long. How much can you do with that?
She sat me down, wet my hair and started working her magic. She was able to trim my hair into an actual style (if you can call it that, it's so short).
I still have that dark patch of hair on the back of my head. The hair dresser and I are planning on dying my hair to match if the color doesn't even out. :p
I just had a doctors appointment. It went really well! Things are continuing to clear up and improve! I'm so blessed to have all of you praying for me! I couldn't do this without them.. And consequently without you. God is good all the time! I am blessed to have Him on my side fighting with me. By His stripes I am healed! Amen
God bless you all! I'll do my best to post more regularly :)