Do you see that? My nails are growing. My nails are healthy. For the past 6 months my nails have been paper thin and brittle. Finally they are growing and they’re strong again. I’ve been taking a multivitamin every day for months and in the past month I added a glass of milk to the mix. I don’t know if it was the vitamins finally kicking in or the milk but I’m a happy girl. I think I’m going to treat myself to a manicure soon to celebrate.
Tomorrow’s day 100. I’ll try to come up with a groovy picture in honor of such an auspicious occasion. :-)
Thanks for stopping by everyday. I love you all.
~ Carol Anne
I’m distracted tonight. I just watched President Obama and Senator Harry Reid speak about the budget agreement that will keep the government through Thursday. I swear to God I listened to both of them talk and I’m no more sure of what’s planned than I was before they spoke. *shakes head* I think I’ll buy a newspaper tomorrow to help myself understand what each side gave and lost. And while I’m on the subject of each side giving and losing … How about thinking in terms of what’s best for this country and our people and not what’s good for political posturing.
Oh, um, yeah. This isn’t a political post. I’ll stop here so I don’t end up pontificating about politics here.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I love and appreciate your daily visits.
~ Carol Anne
I had my follow up appointment with my new Oncologist today. I really like Dr. Hughes. She makes me feel comfortable and I am confident that she has my best interests at heart.
She and the nurse were both very happy with the progress my head is making. My stitches are scheduled to come out next week and if all goes well I’ll go in for my sim appointment the week after that. If Dr. Matthews (plastic surgeon) gives the go ahead I could start my radiation treatments by the end of this month. I told her that the first sim with the other Oncologist caused me a lot of anxiety and she told me that she is not going to have me laying on my stomach face down for treatments. She’s going to try to make me more comfortable. I’m very relieved. I had an extremely hard time getting through the last sim and it took days to bring my anxiety level back down. I don’t think that I could get through 6-7 weeks of that for 5 days a week for 30-40 minutes each day. I know I couldn’t do it without some sort of anti-anxiety medication. Just knowing that I won’t have to be in the uncomfortable and claustrophobic position during my treatments has already lessened some of my anxiety.
My parents took me to this appointment, so I spent the day at their house. After my appointment I took a walk down to their church to take pictures of the statue of Our Lady of Knock in the church yard. I’ve been wanting to for a while but circumstances such as lack of time or bad weather or not having my camera with me often intervened. Today the planets aligned and I remembered to pack my camera before leaving the house, the weather cooperated and I had plenty of time to take pictures so I’m happy. I think I’ll go back in a few weeks and maybe try for a morning photo to see if I can better capture the light and shadows.
Thank you for stopping by every day to read and comment. I love you all.
~ Carol Anne
Tonight, a picture of my fresh from the shower feet & legs in my most favorite lounging pants. Pictures of my beaming face will return tomorrow.
It was a beautiful, but somewhat chilly day here in NJ today. I spent a good deal of time outside taking pictures again this afternoon. I was playing with exposure and aperture and white balance. It was fun. Not everything came out as I’d hoped but some did so I’m happy. It’s been so nice to spend time outside doing something I love to do. It’s been relaxing and a nice break from the day-to-day rut.
A few of my favorites are below.