For a 2 1/2 week old, I'm doing well. I say that because my immune system is only 21/2 weeks old since I had to grow it from scratch for Harvesting. I try to rest a lot and am working part time (mostly from home). I enjoy working but I find that it takes a lot to get ready to leave the house so working from home allows me to stay in my pj's and not worry about make up. That saves me time and energy that I can then use sitting at the computer working.
My RSV (baby cold) is better but I do have a "Baker's Cyst" behind my left knee so my left leg is swollen and often hurts like mad. Tylenol is my new friend and I have a cane that helps me walk. Working with dogs is fun because they have a new thing to get use to. They adapt to the cane easily.
Here is a photo of me as a baby about a few months old. I am more bald now as I was back then!! It was cute then, not so much now. These photos are really old and not very well cared for but they are still photos of me.
Here I am with my mother a young bald baby!
And one more of me in the high chair at one year old, see, still not much hair!! I hope it doesn't take as long as back then to grow hair this time around. I was told once that I was about 2 1/2 before I got my first hair cut.
In the mean time if we go out, I wear my hot red hair.
Around the house I wear a hat to keep my head warm (plus you can't sleep in a wig)
But I have as much hair now as I did at 2 weeks of age. It's a reminder to myself that I am very much starting over again.
I debated over posting this photo for a long time. It's not easy for me to look at myself in the mirror or take a photo of myself and then post it. But I do post it.
I post this photo for 2 reasons,.
(1) I want to show Cancer that it didn't win! I did. It may knock me down but I will stand up again and carry on. God has given me the strenght to stand up and carry on.
(2) For anyone that has to have this happen to them, I want you to know - it's OK. You are more than what is on your head. You will find out just how strong you are and you will learn that Cancer is not for wimps. Stand in the mirror and remind yourself that you are more than your hair and you are stronger than you believe you are. You Are A Winner.
So How Am I?? I Am Perfect!! I am just what God wants me to be!! How Are You?