I have done some pretty crazy things the last several weeks since I was diagnosed with cancer. Here are a few of them:
I wear running clothes to chemotherapy. And when I am not wearing the same clothes I would wear running a marathon, I go out and buy “chemotherapy” outfits. So far I have bought three new outfits that I have only worn to chemo. And I have purchased scarves and headgear to match.
I let my daughter shave my head. That’s right, I handed a razor over to a 10-year-old and said, “Have fun…”
I bring my laptop and a puzzle book to chemo with every intention to work on my novel. I have not done one puzzle, nor have I written one word on the novel since December. I sit there for 5 hours, talk to other cancer patients, talk to whoever has rode with me, or I binge watch “Law And Order Special Victims Unit” on USA Network.
I have started running again. I announced on my Caring Bridge Site that I was running, and got a slew of texts, and calls telling me that I was insane for running, and running outside at that. In my defense, my doctor is fully supportive, and he said that he wants me running. I would never do anything to jeopardize my health or recovery.
I plan on getting a tattoo and piercings after I am done with chemo. I actually plan on getting a teal butterfly tattoo somewhere on my body. I want to commemorate what I have survived, and I also am thinking about getting my nose pierced. I don’t really care that I’m 40, and it may seem hipster-ish.
I have contemplated doing crazy clean eating diet, but opted for chocolate, jellybeans, and Fritos. I was going to do a green smoothie diet, with fresh organic vegetables, and lots of fruits. Unfortunately, I am allergic to bananas. (Sorry TMI) Pineapples give me the runs. And the only thing that really stays down are bagels, cream cheese, chocolate, jellybeans, and Fritos.