Monday, November 12, 2007

Yummy Lunch

One of my favorite things to do during my days was to go out with my girlfriends. It always kept me smiling and feeling some what connected to life some how. I really loved rekindling and strengthening friendships during my treatments and while I needed to take life slow.
It is so good to have friends surround me.

There is something on my head!

Some of you have not seen me in a few months. Well this is what I am looking like these days. September 5th was my last chemo, so it has been 2 months and a week! My hair has grown this much!

So here are some pictures of the bald one who will soon be bald no more.

Everyone loves to rub my head and call me fuzzy, chia pet, a little duck and little chicken. So far these have been my new names. On occasion I hear Alena!

Sometimes I look in the mirror and I look like my Dad when he was little with a buzz. This picture reminds me of that look.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The wee little hair

My hair is coming in in slowly. You can still see my scalp but my hair is umm almost a half and inch long on top. There is a mixture of blonde and a darker color, so it is hard to really see the new hair. I can't wait to see what it will look like in a few months.
I am finding more mobility in my arm and I test myself to see how far I can reach. It is crazy to think about all the things I used to do with out thinking. Now I have to ask my self all the time if i am able to do certain tasks, but it comes with the surgery territory.
My energy level is coming along. Yesterday, all my family spent the day building a tree house. I was in a chair most of the time answering to "can you give me the hammer, here hold this or I need that pencil." I think I was the most tired out of all of them!!! I really laughed at myself over that one. I was falling asleep at dinner!
Thank you all for sharing with me a very important time of my life. It has been wonderful receiving so much love and seeing the capacity of love. It truely is endless. I hope all is well in your lives and that you are seeing the blessings God gives us daily. I love you all, Alena