First off, ignore the cleavage shot there. I had no idea when we were taking photos how low that went! Good grief! I felt like Elaine on Seinfeld (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhIMV3lu6Qg) when I saw my gallery of family pics. I'm not even going to share some of the other shots. My wholesome family pics turned out a wee bit exposed.
Onward! to my first real haircut. It has now been one year (and a few days) since my last chemo treatment and this is what my hair looks like now. So a silver lining here... I literally get up in the morning, run my hands through my hair briefly, then go. That's it! I must admit having short, curly hair has its benefits. Now I have to figure out if I am going to keep it. Today I am going in for my first haircut and actually having the hairdresser trim the back shorter and trim a bit off my ends on the top. Now that my hair is this long, I no longer feel like I look like I had chemo so my confidence is back I guess. I'm trying to rock the short cut now for a while.
On the medical side... My white blood count has been low ever since I started the Tamoxifen. They have to monitor it every month with a blood test to make sure I don't go too low because my oncologist says I need the tamoxifen so I am still being extra cautious with hand-washing, etc. so I don't get sick.
Also due to some unfortunate bleeding in places I don't like to say, I have a colonoscopy scheduled as well. Man, I pray they don't find anything in there. Ugh.
Now to end on a good note, I am feeling pretty good. Still get tired early at night (I usually fall asleep on the couch at 9:15pm) but other than that, feeling good.
Hi! I'm Amy. I was diagnosed at 44 with