Relaxed to Rad
I guess now is a good time to discuss the changes cancer has made to my body and brain. It’s been 55 days since my last chemo infusion. Some studies suggest that I have been kicked ahead in time 10-15 years at the molecular level. These studies conclude that markers of ageing, such as decreased […]
All the Hair
Ahhhh. Can you feel it? The heat of summer has slipped away, only to return for a last hurrah. The welcome warmth after a cold spell. Sun. Heat. Humidity. Solar radiation. People smile and say “Summer is finally here!” I nod and sniffle with my hayfever and scratch my wig covered head. Humidity makes me uncomfortable […]
Here is a snapshot of all my hair and wig posts! Hair Today Gone Tomorrow Ciao Bella Oh, Heather … You didn’t! Meet Sophie! Foxy Roxy! … So this is Coco … I AM the Storm Go Red! Go Sasha! Jerri! Live, Love, Laugh! Lisa Read the blog @ Pink Dot Detour © Pink Dot […]
The Chronicles of Cancer – Pink Dot Detour
I totally forgot (#chemobrain) to introduce you to Jerri! Jutta and Gerry came to Chemo #15 with me so I that is how I named this wig. Meet Jerri! Jerri tells fortunes! That’s when I got her way back in 2011 for $15. She has been through many belly-dancing events with me. Jerri bellydances. Jerri […]
… So this is Coco …
This is the entire list of clean blog entries written since I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. These are heart and brain dumps as I go through diagnosis and treament. When I began to blog my journey, I decided I would write authentically and not hold back anything. I’ve written about the good, […]
She’s a little coo coo. Tower 10 as Bridget says, which I think means certifiable, without the cheque! She’s only coming out for special occasions … à la Coco Chanel. If you are just tuning in … I had Triple Negative Breast Cancer and am going through chemo now. I lost all my hair after […]
Do I shampoo or wash my head?
Introducing Roxy! You’ve met Heather and Sophie … it was time to introduce the wig I chose – or rather, it chose me – to be most like my real hair. I’ve always had curly hair – but wanted straight hair – the grass is always greener … I would spend hours blow-drying and feathering […]
… and other TMI oddball quirks that result from chemo. #1 – During my very first shower after having my hair shaved off, I put my hands up to wet my hair – and SHOCKED myself when it wasn’t there. This put me in a quandary … do I shampoo my bald head or use […]
Oh, Heather … You didn’t!
Hi everyone! This is Sophie … if you are following along on my Pink Dot Detour with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, you know that I lost all my hair 13 days after my first chemo infusion. Each wig – I currently have five with two more in the works – brings out different characteristics of my […]
Do honey browns with blonde highlights have more fun? You bet they do! Even with cancer! That’s me … second from the left in front wearing white like an angel … Thirteen days after I had my first chemo infusion, I lost most of my hair and had the rest of it shaved off. Saying Ciao […]