August 26, 2011

Postcard Swap

I was part of the Liberate Your Art postcard swap thanks to Kat at!!  
It was a great experience for me because I got some beautiful postcards from some great women and emails from the ones who received my postcards.  It was extra special for me because I am on a journey through breast cancer right now and had started chemo when I was receiving some of the postcards so it help to get beautiful art in the mail on not so great days!!
below are photos of the postcards I received front and back

Thank you ladies for helping me get through this difficult journey with your art!!!

Peace Love Photography 
celebrating the baldness~~~!!!

August 24, 2011

Photos from 8/21-24!!!

I went to Long Beach on Sunday 8/21 to relax and enjoy the sea breeze before it got too hot and sunny
On this journey I am going through you have to take good days when you get them - so I decided that Sunday 6am was a good day to walk on the beach!!!

I decided to dye my hair pink on Friday before it all fell out 

Peace Love Photography

the drift wood below looked like a foot on the beach!!!

the water felt so good at 7am on Sunday morning - would have loved to have gone in!!!

think I will be wearing skull caps - alot!!  t-shirt saws it all raw fruits and veggies are the best!!!

a friend a work made this for me so I won't be cold during chemo!! 

My friend Karen gave me this cute cat after I cat sat for her!!!!

My friend Jen and her baby gave me the Pink bling as a gift!!!  love it

I will be flying to SC tomorrow and have to be prepared - not good to get sick while one chemo and germs are everywhere.... People on the plane will love me!!!!

August 20, 2011

Chemo #2 is complete

I went on 8/18 for chemo #2 - as I sat in the car I was pulling handfulls of hair out - they say it starts after 2nd treatment.  It's part of my journey and I know it will grow back so I have decided to dye it pink!!!!

The handfull of hair that came out in the car before 2nd chemo

Below is the needle in the port!!!

Below is the 1st chemo drug going in the IV!!!  yes I pee red after this lovely treatment but drink lots of water to flush it out!!!

Below is me after treatment - feeling good and going to get the hair dye!!

Picked up my favorite magazine to read this weekend while I am resting!!

Found the dye!!

Below is the bleaching job.
 The bleaching job looks good - want to just do pink stripes or highlights but then did whole head!!

below is the final pink hair - Fetish pink!!!  love it - got to be different before the hair falls out and I go to the bandanas and skull caps!!!

August 12, 2011

August 10 - still feel yucky

ok so no one warned me about having your period right after a chemo treatment - IT"S NOT FUN!!!!
I have been in a foggy state since Saturday my chemo treatment was Aug 4 - just thought it was part of the chemo toxins and poisons but then this morning I got my period - oh that explains it - the chemo magnifies  everything by 5 times!!!!!!   I am feeling a little better - need to rest but doing some work for work from home!!
Had my dentist appt this morning - good to see Greg's uncle he cleaned my teeth and said they were in good shape let's hope they stay that way.
Ok no one told me about the acne break out due to chemo either!!!  probably due to period but times 5!!! Chemo is not my friend.......

so here are some photos i haven't posted yet - enjoy......
 arrived at Hair Klaudt on July 28 to get the hair cut off in preparation for Chemo!!!

 Before haircut!!!!
 After haircut!!
 I love Uptown Charlotte!!!
 my good friend Lisa - she came to hang out with me before I went in to see Rocky Horror - rock n' roll girls together!!!!!

 Peace moblie at Rocky Horror!

 Going into Rocky Horror!!

 the Rocky Horror Cast was great!!!
 My BFF gave me this great bracelet!!

 this is me and Mrs. Epps - she's 94 yrs old and still going out to bars to see her son play his guitar!!

 Almost Famous at Steve's!!

 view as I was walking one morning!!!

 gotta walk to keep my mind clear and body in shape!!!

 went with my sister to hang photos for my Exhibit at WSOC in Charlotte, NC on July 29!!!
 me and my mom - dad in background - always good to be home with them!!

 this is in Charlotte, NC - another reason I wish I lived there - we don't have a place like this on Long Island!!!!!!!

August 7, 2011

Need to update blog with new photos

Sorry since getting back from visiting the Carolinas and then starting chemo on Aug 4 - I have been a little out of it!!! I have lots of photos to upload but can do it on iPad and no energy right now do sit in front of computer - the drugs you take after chemo treatment - emend and dex are making me loopy - which I kind of expected my system can't handle anything stronger than a motrin or tylonel!! I will try to post photos tomorrow of the haircut, visit home and first chemo treatment!! The nurses are great they love having me document my journey!! And don't mind being in photos - I am respecting the other patients and not taking their photos!!
Peace love photography