The lighting is a little odd in the last picture, making my hair look darker than it appears in real life. But Aaron was grading papers when I asked him to take my weekly fuzz head shot, and I didn't want to be too annoying, so I just let him stay where he was comfortably sitting.
Speaking of Aaron, the other night he started calling me "Tin Tin." I had absolutely no idea where he got this, but he told me it was a favorite comics from childhood. Apparently my current hairstyle reminds Aaron of this. Here is the cartoon in question with his faithful sidekick, Snowy:
Of course, Mr. Tin Tin has a bit more up top than I do, and when I get that much hair, I hope to more closely resemble the model in this Nieman Marcus ad:
I won't magically shrink down to a size 0, but we're not all meant to be that skinny, right?!
In other, slightly less-fun news, I started physical therapy this week. I am basically back to my pre-surgery self, but I still don't have full range of motion in my left (cancer side) arm. I am also experiencing "cording" (axillary web syndrome for you medical types) which basically means that it feels like a tight cord is attached from my armpit (where they removed lymph nodes) down to my elbow. This, as you can imagine, is part of the flexibility problem. I have to be able to hold the "movie star pose" (hand behind head, arm bent at elbow, laying flat on table) for 10 minutes at a time for each radiation treatment, so I'm trying to regain my flexibility through a serious of stretches. It's painful, but I can already tell a difference!
Also, I've started wearing a compression sleeve because I have a moderate-to-high risk of developing lymphedema (swelling due to a blockage of the lymph passages). I am doing my best to wear it each day, but as it gets warmer and warmer outside, the last thing I want to do is put on a tight-fitting, hideous sleeve! But if I can avoid my arm swelling up, it will well be worth it. I'm lop-sided enough as it is, these days! :)
Happy Easter to all!!!