• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 184 (Post-Chemo Firsts)


    Sunday, January 11, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  0.00 miles;  Running Total: 123.65 miles)

    Day 184 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    Two really awesome post-chemo firsts happened today.

    This morning I woke up thinking of the story I’m working on. I hit a hiccup and couldn’t find a way forward for my character. Then in the middle of the night a way out occurred to me. I went back to bed excited about the work the next day.

    This morning when I woke up, the first thing I thought about was how excited I was to work on the story today. I couldn’t wait to sit down and begin typing.

    Only several minutes into thinking about the story did I remember that, oh yeah, I have cancer.

    This is the first morning since July that cancer wasn’t the first thing I thought about upon waking.

    It was like a surprise all over again.

    I lay in bed thinking, ‘Oh yeah, that’s happening too. Forgot about that.’

    Then on the heels of that revelation there was a mental shrug followed by, ‘mneh, whatever’. ‘

    The second thing was this: I wore mascara.

    Because, you guys, I have eyelashes to put it on.

    They’re short, but they’re there. I’m a little out of practice. Like a pre-teen applying it for the first time, I blinked too much and thought I was going to stab myself in the eye.

    But holy cow, I felt drop dead model sexy.

    *insert wolf-whistle*

    And here’s a bonus: I don’t have to draw on my eyebrows anymore.

    This isn’t a new development to today, but it’s worth a mention. Drawing on my eyebrows was my least favorite part of my getting-ready-to-go-in-public routine so I’m super happy to see my eyebrows growing back.

    They’re light and haven’t grown back entirely yet, but they’re present enough that I don’t have to draw them in anymore.


    Today’s silver lining: I can’t pick just one. This whole post is a silver lining.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

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4 Responsesso far.

  1. Pat Sincox says:

    I love it, I love it, I love it!!! Now you have to stop to think about the Big C. Now, we are making tons of progress!! Just hope your eyebrows don’t come in gray like mine are starting to do.

  2. Annette says:

    Hooray for eye lashes and eye brows!!!

  3. Tina Smith says:

    Normal is starting to grow back in. That’s awesome.

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