A Celebration, with Black and White

My oncologist says I should celebrate because I finished chemo-heavy and the results seem promising. He mentioned (for the first time — I guess he didn’t want to scare me before) that a certain percentage of patients don’t make it through all six treatments.

I started chemo-light on Wednesday, and so far, so good. I also started a drug called Gabapentin (Neurontin) which is supposed to alleviate neuropathy. It’s been difficult making jewelry with partially numb fingers — the operative words being “slow” and “clumsy” as opposed to my usual quick and agile. Gabapentin, like every other drug I take, has an encyclopedic list of possible side effects. Fingers are crossed (to the best of my ability) that the treatment will work and the bad stuff won’t happen.

The pictures below were taken two months ago but I kept forgetting to post them. Every time I wore that outfit, I got compliments. The past two weeks temps have been in the 90s, and you couldn’t pay me enough money to wear long pants and a knit top — but it was great in May.












black and white, cactus3

Fashion details: In 1969, my boyfriend got us both matching peace sign scarves, 5′ long and pure silk. Zebra knit top is from Chez Mom. There are zebras across the back, too. Pants are rayon, probably early ’90s. These are my favorite style of pants — elastic waist, baggy legs, and pockets. I have eight pairs in different colors of (mostly) ethnic prints. The zebra pattern necklace is here: https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Meredithbead/9704919/ and the big hoop earrings are here: https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Meredithbead/13183151

My eyebrows and eyelashes are half-gone in these pictures, and they’ve thinned out since then 🙁 Other than that, I love the pics.