Monday, 29 November 2010
Autumn seems to have gone by so quickly. It is probably my favourite time of year. The sun is just so bright I immediately feel energized by it. The leaves are just beautiful, the colours, the patterns, I wish I could hold on to them, preserve them forever. Like the Autumn, I have definitely had more energy but that unfortunately is not always a good thing as I tend to overdo it. So I haven't been out as much as I would have liked but I have still managed to create a hat. The only thing was I really did not want to take it off!!
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
So an amazing friend from Uni asks me if he could use me as a model for his accessories project and of course there is no way I can say no if it involves my bald head!!! It worked out that the photo-shoot was going to take place the day after Chemo and normally I am quite bad after Chemo for at least 3-5 days suffering form nausea, steroid overeating, back pains, tiredness but lucky for me the doctors had tweaked my medication and it worked. I don't know if it was the excitement from the photo-shoot or the fact I was around some great friends but I was perfectly happy with no side effects that day.
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010
For Diwali I thought I would make a beautiful rangoli hat. Rangoli is a traditional folk art in India. They are normally found in doorways or courtyards and are a symbol of good luck. I used lentils, sequins, mirrors and ribbon to create my Rangoli. I hope you like my first hat...
Friday, 12 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
So most people think that one of the hardest things about cancer is losing your hair... I haven't found that. Though sometimes frustrating, I didn't mind it too much. I knew from the start I would lose my hair and so mentally prepared myself for it. One tip that really helped me was having my hair cut short. I had always wanted to have a bob but was always too fond of my long hair.
Though losing all my hair was not a big deal, having chunks of hair fall out made me extremely depressed. It just felt like it was all over me. So I made the decision to have all my hair shaved off. I enlisted the help of my good friend Lindsay. But being me it was not as straight forward as just cutting my hair off. A couple of days before the destined date I had an accident. I cut my ankle and had to go to A&E. They basically said that I had to keep my ankle away from water, which meant having a bath with my ankle out. This was tough but what was tougher was the fact that I needed to wash my hair before Lindsay came round. Now I know I was getting rid of my hair anyway but she couldn’t see it all dirty, so I began to mash my hair. I went for the final dunk but when I resurfaced something was wrong… my hair was stuck to the top of my head and it wouldn’t move. SHIT… I had just matted my hair to the top of my head. There was no going back now!!!! So Lindsay came and this is what we got up to... Oh and forgot to mention too that I had forgotten clippers or anything that you are meant to have to Lindsay had to use normal scissors and a razor. I think she did quite well really. But or course we had to have a little fun before we shaved it all off!!!