Friday, January 17, 2014

The Selfie Project

I've been working on a selfie project. I know, I know, selfies are soooo 2013. It's partially inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest.... but the link was to a spam site, so I don't want to link it here. Here is an image, though:

I guess the concept is that you take this pic yearly, and see how much you change. I like it. So, it got me thinking about my physical appearance. It is going to change so much, just as my hair grows. I tried to document my journey as much as possible, but I'm learning that I am sort of lacking in photos of myself. The other day, I was discussing with Jim that I am, for the first time, starting to look like myself again. I said to him that I never would have thought that cancer would have such a profound impact on my physical appearance. I became a person I actually did not recognize when I looked in the mirror, and thats not a metaphor. I knew I would lose my hair, but I did not anticipate not knowing myself. So, things are changing now. My hair is growing... See pic below. 

I'm starting to feel energized enough to accessorize and put makeup on every day, and I have even started with the earrings again. Those of you who knew me before all of this remember my fantastic earring collection, but for those of you who didn't, I have a pretty bad ass stash. So wearing those is part of it.  

Another inspiration for my project was this adorakable text I got from my dad the other day, "Katy, what is a selfy?"

I had to explain selfies to him and I learned that the Oxford Dictionary named it the word of the year in 2013! 

He then sent me the best/cutest/sweetest selfie I have ever seen. I think it is saved on my phone, but can't find it right now. I promise I will update and post later. 

Nice face, right? I took these pics just for you guys, in real time, so you can see what I look like when I blog. I'm actually sitting at my breakfast nook. It's my day off today, so Jim and I are having coffee, and Jack is playing with some pots and pans near our feet. I have also been working on some visual art, so thats part of neglecting you guys over here. 

Also, I talked to Dr. Sehbai yesterday.... We had gotten results of Jack's hCg, and it came back <0.6, which is very good, not detectable in any way. All of his other bloodwork was normal as well. His liver functions have improved and are now normal. So I let my main man know, forgetting that he is on a trip to Pakistan and Mecca. He sent me this amazing photograph, and such a nice message: 

His message said "this is the most sacred place in earth for us and I will pray for your well being and your family well being take care."

Let's hear it... awwwwwwwwhhhhhh. I love him! Please take a moment today to hold Dr. Sehbai in your heart and hope, or pray, if that is your thing, for his safe return. He's important to a lot of people! 

Jim and I are doing a few little projects around the house today, so I am going to get back to that. Have a good day kittens! 

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