It's been almost a month since my last post. I hadn't realized it until my mom pointed it out recently, but I suppose it's a good thing. It doesn't feel like a month has passed, but it has! On friday, I am going to receive my seventh chemo treatment! I have just passed the halfway mark and I am so happy.
A lot has happened in this past month. I have shaved my head, which as it turns out, might've helped me keep all of my hair for chemo! I have started singing, rehearsing, and booking shows again, and I am almost done mixing a new single which will be released in the next month or so! Basically, I haven't let chemo and cancer stop me from living my life.
Thankfully, the side effects from chemo have been very minimal. I am basically just tired, slightly losing my hair (shaving my head has significantly decreased the falling out process for me,) and sometimes my stomach feels a bit irritated (as well as my mood-sorry!) I have been very lucky and blessed that it hasn't been worse for me. Of course I still have my bad days, but my family, boyfriend, friends, and Bella are always there to pick me up if I start to fall.
Okay, now for the shaving my head story..that was quite interesting lol! So, after my third chemo treatment, my hair started falling out very quickly and I became upset. I decided that I would shave my head the next day. I started chopping off my hair and my mom and sister helped out while my boyfriend was video taping it. Then, when it was short enough to shave, I started shaving it and then my sister took over. Apparently you can't use a face razor to shave your head. Keep in mind, I have never shaved my head before so I didn't know!!! There were bald patches on my head and I started freaking out and turned to my mom and asked her what to do. She suggested going to a barber shop that she passed everyday called, " Get Your Head Right." So off we go to the barber shop. Before I walked in, she had gone in to warn him of our situation. I sat in the chair and said, "I don't care what you do, please just cover up these bald spots." So he said he could make a design that would cover it up and asked me what I would like. I tell him to try the breast cancer symbol. A couple of hours later, I finally look in the mirror and there was a masterpiece on my head! Not only did he cover up the bald spots, he had created this beautiful piece of art that meant so much to me. I felt great, I absolutely loved it! Walking down the street, no one knows what's happening in my life. All they see is the badass hair cut and that makes me feel so good. I've gotten multiple comments and compliments about it. At first I was a little bit nervous because it was such a drastic change for me, but now I completely embrace it and I am proud.
I am so proud of myself, and thankful for everyone around me. I am almost done with the hardest part and you all have been such a rock for me. Thank you for all of your support, blessings, and love. I appreciate it more than you could ever know <3