Tuesday, September 18, 2012

5 weeks and one step at a time...

So, it's been 5 weeks since my last cleanse.  I thought I'd have more hair by now.  Turns out I was mistaken and it's actually more likely to take a "good 4 months" for a buzz cut and 6 for a pixie.  This information is definitely reliable, as it comes from two lovely ladies who have been down this road.

I had a dream the other night that my hair grew back with kinky gray curls...lovely.  In my dream I was walking around, very proud to have my hair back and completely oblivious to what it looked like to the outside world.  When I looked in the mirror I saw long brown locks, but to everyone else, kinky gray curls.  Let me stop myself a moment and mention that there isn't anything wrong with kinky gray curls; they just aren't for me.  For now, I'll continue to wear my kerchiefs and maybe if the weather really cools off, I'll wear my wig a couple more times. 

In the meantime, things are seemingly "normal" around here.  I even made dinner twice last week.  Now that I think about it, there is nothing normal about that. :)  For those who don't know-I don't cook...Victor is the cook, he enjoys it, I don't.  

The routine of September has been good for all of us and we are enjoying the brisk mornings that the fall brings.  We are looking forward to apple and pumpkin picking.  

With fall comes the big 40 for me.  Although I thought I'd be finished my treatments by the time I made this milestone, I'm grateful for how far I have come and look ahead to the peak of the mountain...I'm almost there.   On the days that this is hard for me to remember, I continue to have my amazing support system cheering me on and reminding me of how far I have come.  It is then that I can put one foot in front of the other and get through this one step at a time.

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping."

-Chinese Proverb

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