November 25, 2021
I was going through some photos on my external hard drive the other day and came across this photo. Something inside me compelled me to pull this one and share…so here it is.
This photo was taken Christmas morning 1995…after having been through [ovarian] cancer surgery and chemotherapy. If I hadn’t completed chemo already, I was pretty close to finished – I went through 6 months of chemo…2 weeks on, 1 week off. After a couple rounds, it was discovered that I was allergic to one of the drugs so they had to give me Benadryl intravenously. Which in turn, knocked me out cold. This is one of the only photos I have with no hair, other than baby pics … if not the only one. I doubt anyone has seen this photo until now, I kept it tucked away. When I was going through chemo, only my immediate family and maybe a couple very close friends saw me without my wig.
I really didn’t like having my photo taken, especially without my wig, still don’t – but someone managed to snap a picture off. Probably one of my parents. I guess at this point, I’m glad to have it.
Anyway, dealing with the cancer prognosis and the effects of chemo wasn’t easy for me, especially when they told me that I may never have any babies without any help. I went down many a dark road, and sowed a lot of wild oats to get where I am today, but I have no regrets. Only lessons learned.
Life hasn’t always been easy, and I’ve made mistakes…but everything I went through – the good and the bad – made me who I am today, made me stronger.
Maybe one day I’ll share, but not today! Today is a day to be grateful! And that I am!! But oh how the scalp itched when the hair started growing back!
hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!
Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot
Psalm 95: 2-3
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God and a king above all gods.