Monday, June 02, 2014
Yesterday, my hair popped into curls for the first time since growing out from chemo. I knew it was going to happen. It's quite common after chemo for hair to come back curly for about a year. I could see the waves forming, but yesterday was the first time my hair actually sprung up off my head after my shower. I don't know how well it will show up in this picture, but it's so different....honestly, I love it! I know it won't last, but I'm going to enjoy it while it's here.
Since yesterday was the first of June, I decided it was the perfect day to begin walking regularly again. I walked 3 miles. It's the first time I've walked that distance since starting chemo last September. I've been exercising more regularly since chemo ended in January, but with surgery and radiation the last few months, I've had some ups and downs with feeling up to exercise. Now that treatment has ended, I'm hoping there will be fewer down periods and a somewhat steady increase in stamina. I love walking outside. Not only is it good exercise, it is so soothing for the soul. Yesterday, I really enjoyed the smell of honeysuckle as I walked. Eventually, I'd like to get back into running.....not long distances, just enough to be able to run 5k's comfortably.
It's all possible!
Life is good.