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Hair, rads and exercise

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I took a new selfie last Sunday and changed my profile pic to reflect that I have enough hair to cover my scalp now. This is me at almost 13 weeks post chemo.


I'm in the "little boy" phase according to my husband. Only this little boy has wrinkles!

Today is #11 of 33 radiation treatments. Other than fatigue, I'm fine so far. I'm sleeping a lot more again, about 10 hours a night. That's okay. I like sleep!

I've cut back on exercise and have just done 11 minutes on the elliptical today. I will increase it some, but I'm finding that I have to be really careful with my arm on the side that I had the lymph nodes removed and I'm getting radiation in that armpit. I really want to avoid getting lymphedema if at all possible.

It's been crazy windy here every day for the past week, so I haven't been out on my bike. With my arm issues, I'm going to have to take it easy with bicycle riding for the next six weeks. After that, I'll be able to build up some miles. I'm also looking into switching to a recumbent bike (or trike) to take the strain off my arm.
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NEW-CAZ 4/22/2014 2:35AM

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RAESUN54 4/18/2014 11:41PM

    You look great. You have a fantastic smile. You light up. You are doing great. It's good you ate resting and not over working your arm. That dreaded lymphedema. Take care and enjoy your Easter weekend.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/18/2014 4:18PM

    You look beautiful. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DARLENEK04 4/17/2014 8:25PM

  Hey Kay, lookin' good.....laughing here, you are still exercising more
than I have been.....lol
Beginning mowing season tomorrow tho, so that should pick up.

Blessings,
DarleneK

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WENDYSPARKS 4/17/2014 2:02PM

    Beautiful picture of you!!!!!! emoticon

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OPALMOON 4/17/2014 11:23AM

    Your new selfie is great! You have such a stunning smile and your hair looks really cute! I think it has the potential to be a knockout pixie style as it grows more. You are doing really well with all the exercise you manage to do. Wishing you well with each stage of your recovery.

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/16/2014 5:55PM

    You have a beautiful smile Kay! I'm glad you are listening to your body and getting more rest right now. It's important to get plenty of rest so your body can get through this. Keep flashing that beautiful smile of yours! emoticon emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 4/16/2014 12:15PM

    Looking great! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 4/16/2014 8:41AM

    That smile says it all beautiful Kay. The inner beauty just radiates through your smile and your bright sparkly eyes...I'm sooooo happy that you are such a wise and wonderful woman taking good good care of yourself!

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COLUMBINE2 4/16/2014 1:34AM

    You make such good decisions --- you should write a book! Glad you're backing off a little to avoid the lymphedema!

You look great. My hair is only slightly longer than yours & I sleep 9 hrs a night. I, on the hand, do not make as many wise choices.

That smile of yours is magnetic! I don't think anything can ever reduce your beauty --- inner & outer! emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 4/15/2014 8:25PM

    I love what MOM2ACAT said - you are beautiful inside and out!

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MOM2ACAT 4/15/2014 6:30PM

    I don't see any wrinkles, just a beautiful woman with a beautiful smile!

Just think, by next week at this time you should be at the half way mark with your rads!

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INBRAZILFORNOW 4/15/2014 6:15PM

    You are the most beautiful little boy I have ever seen!

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TERRIJ7 4/15/2014 5:43PM

    I was thinking the same thing about the recumbent bike and your arm. I know you like the elliptical, but the bike might be best for a while.

I agree that sleep is good right now--get all you can!

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2BDYNAMIC 4/15/2014 5:10PM

    I see NO wrinkles and I am glad to hear you have cut back on the exercise as I really believe after going thru all you have ...... rest and lots of sleep is right on! ....... You look lovely too! emoticon

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STRONGERLEANER 4/15/2014 4:05PM

    This is my first visit to your blog but I want you to know I think you look amazing! Your smile is beautiful!

It sounds like you're approaching everything in the healthiest most positive ways.

Wishing you all the joy and health there is to continue to share your smile with the world.

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CINDHOLM 4/15/2014 3:59PM

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BIGPAWSUP 4/15/2014 2:58PM

    You look amazing! Keep smiling.

I think you are doing fantastic. You go girl!

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LOPEYP 4/15/2014 2:53PM

    Love that smile! Keep on staying strong!! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/15/2014 2:49PM

    You are such a beautiful woman.

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NILLAPEPSI 4/15/2014 2:38PM

    Keep smiling! emoticon Slow & steady wins the race. emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/15/2014 2:26PM

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MISSG180 4/15/2014 2:08PM

    You look so great!

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STEVEN_D 4/15/2014 1:44PM

    You have the brightest smile. Thank you.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/15/2014 1:43PM

    Big hug, Kay.

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/15/2014 1:26PM

    What a Beautiful selfie! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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AMANDA3226 4/15/2014 1:13PM

    Beautiful!

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