|What a way to spend the 4th of July,|
having chest tubes removed!
|This is the only wig I'll ever wear!|
|Did I mention that "pink is my signature color"?|
|I always thought it would be cool to have the GI Jane look!|
Here's my chance. My first buzz-cut...why not make it a party!
|A little bit of chemo isn't going to keep|
me from making snowmen with my sister!
|A goofy grin...and look, my hair is growing back...|
I even have eyebrows again!
My 29th Birthday
|...and I'm bald again!|
|See all the fun things you can do when you|
don't have to worry about fixing your hair!
|Hanging out in the hospital doing a little apheresis stem cell|
collection in preparation for my Auto Stem Cell Transplant...
|So happy to be out of the hospital!|
You can see my apheresis catheter poking out of my chest...
|Look at all that hair...I look like a mini-me of my mom!|
|'X' marks the spot! My radiation mask was a little|
claustrophobic, and made me look a bit Pinnochio-ish!
|Happy 30th Birthday to me!|
|So skinny from the Macrobiotic diet, but oh so happy too!|
And look, my hair is coming in curly!
|Nothing like a travel adventure to heal the spirit...|
and apparently the body too! (But really, it was all God!)
Backpacking through Europe
July / August 2009
|Mom and me ringing in the new year,|
and looking quite healthy I might add.
|Only days after my lung biopsy,|
I celebrated my 31st birthday.
|Camping is fun! Balloons are fun too!|
|Giddy up horsey! Gotta play now, because tomorrow|
I go to the hospital for an Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant.
|Bye bye hair. GI Jane, here I come again!|
|Check out that tan line! Sexy!|
|Moon face. Gotta love Prednisone!|
But hey, I'm cancer-free now!
|Still have that moon face, and still cancer-free and smiling!|
|With my wonderful oncologist on Valentine's Day...|
my face got really round again from an increase in my
prednisone dosage to combat some GVHD.
|My nurse Linda loved the pink wig...what a hit!|
She called it "pure sex"! I call it FUN!
|The Stem Cell Clinic staff and nurses with my mom and me.|
|My 32nd Birthday...my 4th bday since being diagnosed...|
and my 1st since being cancer-free!
|Ahh, it is certainly the least attractive look I've ever sported,|
but it just so happens to be my face right now after two
months on high-dose steroids to treat some chronic GVHD.