Saturday, August 29, 2009

How I Look Today

Thought I’d post a current picture of me ... my plans were to post one every three months but I was feeling and looking so bad, I just didn’t want to. The steroids/chemo had caused me to gain weight/retain water at an uncontrollable rate. I was just so swollen and puffy.

More recently, I’ve lost a few pounds and am looking better. I’m particularly happy with this picture because it tends to hide my turkey neck ... caused by the chemo/steroids.

You may notice a shadow on my head which indicates some hair growth. Yes since my chemo dosage was dropped, I have had some hair re-growth but unfortunately, it is too sparse and makes me look sicklier than if I had none, so I just mow it down. I have a bit of an eye brow and no eye lashes.

This picture is quite reflective of my day ... I like to lie on the couch ... one of my favorite blogging positions and of course my blogging buddy likes it too. Though it might not look like it ... she is most helpful and proofs all my blogs before final post.

I’ll post more pics in the coming months.

20 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

You look so beautiful!!! And you look so relaxed!!! ♥

Sandy said...

Your look great girl! Love that blogging buddy too. Heck, it is me that has gained the weight since TJ got sick. Nothing tastes good to him so I eat it. I have gained about 25 pounds and he has lost about 10. So not fair!

love98 said...

Hi, how are you? Success for you.

JJ said...

You look rather stylish actually. Covergirl material.

Isaura said...

Hi Daria
Happy you posted a pic, you look very good and you look very relaxed on your couch
Hugs...thank you for sharing

Peggy said...

Daria;

You look beautiful. My very good friend also is sporting a more sleek doo. Men make passes at her all the time!
Glad you posted this picture, now when I read your post, I can picture you typing away!

Barry said...

Looking good and relaxed and as ready to blog as we are to read whatever you write.

Tina said...

Thanks for sharing your picture! Beautiful!!

Jane said...

The smile says it all Daria - that is the true beauty xxx

WhiteStone said...

You're looking good! I've no lashes nor brows either...it's a bummer. And I don't draw brows very well...it's hard to get them to match. LOL. Can your dog come visit me?

donna peach said...

hey Daria, you are beautiful inside and out. We may not look like the average woman, but I've never wanted that, anyway :). We are all unique and now more than ever. We are in this together, so Lovely Lady, take and post those photos. Love and hugs, Donna

Holly said...

Daria - I love you!

Roxanne said...

You are beautiful inside and out!!!!

Jill said...

Daria, thanks for posting the picture of yourself. It is nice to actually see how you are doing. You look fantastic!
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs
Jill.

Sara Williams said...

You look GORGEOUS! What a lovely companion you have too! I have gained weight and stuff, I really want to be able to wear my real wedding ring again and not this temporary thing. I was thinking of making it into the shape of a breast cancer ribbon and wearing it as a charm once I am through with this.

Lovely to see you smile :0)

Joanie M said...

I think you look terrific!!

Jacki said...

You look BEAUTIFUL!!!
I heart you little blogging buddy!

Renee B. said...

I think you are a strong brave woman. Keep up the good fight!

Glynis said...

Atta' girl. You inspire us all! I know what you mean by the steroids. I gained 25 lbs, too, and puffed up like a marshmallow. But it gets better. Your positive attitude will take you far. Keep those eyes heavenward. God's got great plans for you girl. Rock on and rest well inbetween! x

Renee said...

You are beautiful.

xoxox