My Hair: Chapter Eight–One year post chemo hair growth

My Hair Chapter 1 was just about a year ago. Here is a summary of that post--this was what I considered hair at the time:       It is so very different now. Looking back, I'm feeling pretty satisfied.     Here are pictures of me now straight out of the shower. I towel … Continue reading My Hair: Chapter Eight–One year post chemo hair growth

Cancer-related Fatigue Is My New Nemesis

The Accidental Amazon recently posted an article about Cancer-related Fatigue (CRF) and it couldn't have hit any harder home for me. Holy shit have I been struggling! I think that since my surgery six weeks ago, I have only woken up refreshed three or four times. If I don't have any reason to set an … Continue reading Cancer-related Fatigue Is My New Nemesis

Reconstruction and Port Removal Surgery

Thursday, I had breast reconstruction-TE Removal with placement of permanent prosthesis and mastopexy. The nurse read the orders to me and she asked if that was what I was in for. My reply was a shrug and a, "Close enough." In layman terms, I received my permanent saline boob and a reshape of the other … Continue reading Reconstruction and Port Removal Surgery

Depression and the Cancer Girl

It's been a hard past few weeks for me. I have been horribly depressed. Not sad. Depressed. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) lists the the following as indicators of depression. I've checked all that have applied to me. Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood   √ Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism   √ … Continue reading Depression and the Cancer Girl