selfie central

I have a little tension in my heart. On one hand, I feel like I’m begging for attention when I put pics on Facebook. On the other, I think if I were a reader of this blog, I’d like to see a progression of pictures. I LOVE looking at other people’s photo albums, and fridge pics and the food inside the refrigerator, and their underwear drawers (just kidding!) So, I’m just gonna put a little gallery here.

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october 2014. approximately 7 months before the diagnosis. photo credit jennyrigneyphotography.comScheetz Family 2014-169Scheetz Family 2014-175
rachel knight curling my hair one last time
rachel knight curling my hair one last time, June 29

adrienne getting buzzed. june 30, morning
adrienne getting buzzed. june 30, morning
aveda friend, kathryn, cut my bob. felt so good, because chemo makes your hair straw-like. plus, it makes your head itch like crazy.
aveda friend, kathryn, cut my bob. felt so good, because chemo makes your hair straw-like. plus, it makes your head itch like crazy. june 30, night
 

hair cut party with michele. july 13
hair cut party with michele. july 13
on a quadruple date with palmers, pipers, leberts. hours after fifth chemo. july 15
on a quadruple date with palmers, pipers, leberts. hours after fifth chemo. july 15
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Chicago Kim comes to town July 16. We grab coffees and head to consult with breast surgeon.
with THE Dr. Margit Bretzke
with THE Dr. Margit Bretzke
silliness with this friend of almost 20 years
silliness with this friend of almost 20 years
can't take it anymore. by july 17, it's time to shave. brent does a great job for his first time ever cutting anyone's hair. sweet husband.
can’t take it anymore. by july 17, it’s time to shave. brent does a great job for his first time ever cutting anyone’s hair. sweet husband.
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August 19. With my baldie bestie, Adrienne. And my Molly wolly doodle all the day. Molly is more than words.

  

middle of september

Sums up how I felt about Adriamycin and Cytoxan 

hard times | October

Neely said, “Kickin’ Cancer’s butt, one 80s movie at a time!” Yep.    

Same day, wig on.

Catching a sunset is one of my faves…with two of my faves…    

 before (12.7.15) and after (12.8.15) surgery  
January 7, 2016 (Those are my REAL eyebrows!)

  

I’m posting the picture below for anyone who has to go through stinky chemo and–like me–wants to know is obsessed with how long it will take to grow back. Everyone is different, and no matter how long it takes, it feels like too long. My last infusion was October 28. Hair continued to fall out for another month. It was almost two months from my last infusion before I had a discernible hairline and eyebrows. It feels stupid to focus on outward appearances, but God made our insides and our outsides, and both matter. 

 

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5 thoughts on “selfie central

  1. I just decided to give myself a little tour of your blog, your photos, your chemo-on-the-side descriptions and pictures. I love it. I don’t love that you have cancer. But I love knowing more about you than I have for a long time. And you do look beautifully awesome in the midst of your cancer treatments.

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  2. I love that you added this section to the blog. And I love that you’re being intentional to take.pictures. I always forget. I’m glad we’ll all have these to look back on with you in 15 years.

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  3. How is possible that you can get MORE beautiful when you are going through something so crappy? Seriously– in that black and white that Brad Cheetz took you look like you should be in Vogue or something. I kept trying to click on it so I could see it bigger and closer, and it wouldn’t let me. Bummer. You are gorgeous. Deal with it.

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