Self Portrait: One Tough Chick

Although I am  not feeling well at all today — I find such inspiration in the cards and notes that everyone has been sending me.  It is so nice to hear from everyone and when the mail comes — I smile and feel such love and hope from all my friends and family.  I received today a really cool cap from Joyce (One tough chick) — following my GI Jane theme….  and this awesome card from Amanda and her kids —-

It is the bald theme lately, as the “blonde hair” is hot and a little itchy and uncomfortable to wear all the time…  I got these really cool caps made from Halo from Road Runner Sports (made for runners to keep the sweat out of their eyes) and I think they are so awesome and comfortable and I don’t have to look at myself bald in the mirror.  It is such an odd look to see yourself with NO hair — with a tan face and a white skin bald head.  We did shave it down a little more despite warnings of infection, but it looks so much better.  

Experiencing a fever and “migrane” like headaches last night and this morning was completely debilitating.  First time I have felt that bad through this whole thing.  I try to sleep and rest and just can’t relax to get rid of it completely — hoping that with some rest tonight I will be better in the morning.  Hoping chocolate chip cookies will help!  πŸ™‚  I really don’t like going to the doctor — hate admitting that I am at all weak.  So back to hydration and eating whatever food will hopefully give me some energy and get some extra needed rest.

Back to the NO hair theme — loved the cards today!
“If people ask why you’re wearing a SCARF on your head and you say it’s because you’re a pirate…  They’ll have NO follow up question!”  πŸ™‚  (From Eden, Maren LaKier)  πŸ™‚

Advantages of Losing Your Hair:
1. Elimates Bed Head
2. Can be a “Shining” Example to others
3. No Need for expensive hair products
4. Takes off years, because you look more like your baby photo.
5. Gray hair?  What gray hair?  πŸ™‚
And the number one advantage of losing your hair…   More places to be kissed.  πŸ™‚
(From Joyce)

Love it!

Here is my self portrait photo below.  The photography challenges have me working on my photog skills and this is one of the exercises.

After 2 rounds of CHEMO and getting ready for the Mass General Trip next week — 2 – 10 hour days in the hospital — not looking forward to it, but I am sure we will get through it fine.

I am adding on to this with a few more of my self portrait pieces.  They all just look better in black & white (and not with a smile) — must be my mood.  It was fun to play with the photo editing to add some extra affect to these photos.  πŸ™‚

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.Β  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles.Β 

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