Traces - One artist's Breast Cancer Journey. Finding wellness through art, writing, photography, and travel.
I included the above photos on this page, because it won't be long before Jeanmarie gets her hair back! She's all done with chemotherapy, for now, and we couldn't be happier for her! My brother, Kent, tried on my wig, and I know he will hate this shot, but it cracks me up! Catch a glimpse while you can, because it may not last!

Next week I have three more scans; a MUGA scan, a PET scan, and a brain MRI. It's my week off chemotherapy, and I'm not looking forward to going back to the hospital three more times, but I guess it's necessary. Hopefully, things will still look good. I'm a little apprehensive, not knowing whether things have moved forward or backward, but I'm not going to think about it today. I'll think about it next week.

I've posted all of my emails sent to family members and friends since I learned I have breast cancer. I hope they might bring some comfort to others who are going through rough patches. Whoever you are, just know that we all go through hard experiences - some of us just don't let others know about them. I'm the opposite, and probably (no, make that "usually") talk more than I should, but it's truly in the hope that by sharing, I might help someone else along the way to know they aren't alone.