Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hair & Boob Pics

Below - November 2008 . . . .about the 3rd chemo

Below - November 2009 . . . .11 months post chemo

Hoping that the curls stay. Never thought I'd hear myself saying this!
Well, as far as the boob pics go . . . .Gotcha

Tomorrow is a mammogram and blood work. Last blood work was good, mammogram had some architectural distortion.
Thursday, November 19th is the MRI. We went to the hospital yesterday to visit the MRI machine. Who in their right mind visits MRI machines? Me.

The anxiety has lessened somewhat since talking to the MRI tech and seeing the machine. Xanax to get through the days leading up to the MRI and Valium an hour before the MRI . . . . life through chemistry, ain't it grand.

For a number of years, fear of the dentist would send me to this same high level of anxiety. I've been able to work through the fear with two great dentists and hygenists (and a Xanax once in a while). Who knows, maybe I'll get to this same place with MRIs . . . . dentists and MRIs every six months, hmmmm.

We are still working on the daughter and granddaughters situation. I thank you for your words of wisdom, ladies. This has been 10 times worse than the breast cancer diagnosis. I could fight and do something about the cancer, but I can't do anything about this situation.

Talk to you on Thursday.




  1. You're a beautiful lady! Nice pictures! I know all about the MRI's. Do you have some nice CD's to listen to during the MRI scan? Music seems to help me a little. That, and keeping my eyes closed! :)

    Hang in there!

  2. Renee, you are such a beautiful woman, inside and out! I love the hair! Liked the scarf too.. I never looked at the outer appearance, I always looked inside you for your beauty and spirit.

    I hear you on the dentist anxiety, I have the same problem. Thank you Valium!

    Can't wait to hear the good news from your MRI.

    Luv ya.. Toni

  3. Absolutely without a doubt GORGEOUS HAIR!! I love it!

    I'm praying hard for you about the other situation.


  4. Hopefully Thursday goes well with the MRI. I love your hair. I didn't have the nerve to take a bald shot of my head. I couldn't look at myself in the mirror without my wig on. I have 4 months of hair now but I changed the color from my chemo black and white to dark blonde. I am curly now too.
    I'm so sorry about your daughter's situation. You must feel helpless.
    I don't get to see my grandbabies often but I am with them now. I would hate to have them taken away from me.
    Good luck tomorrow!!!!