No more fussy hair after chemo, finally やっと抗がん剤後のボワボワ髪が無くなる

キャッツ洋子 Heal in Heels 髪の毛 抗がん剤 乳癌 Breast Cancer 髪の毛 生えそろってくる 時間がかかる

Since my last chemotherapy about 18 months ago, I kept cutting my hair because it came out so unevenly strong wavy.  I used to have straight hair in natural, but it came out very very wavy.  Finally, it looks like much more of the hair I used to have today!  (This picture is just before cutting for the final time to say good-bye to my wavy hair.)

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After the breast cancer symposium 乳がんシンポジウム無事終了

Yesterday’s breast cancer event went successful!  I was one of panelists at the event and shared a part of my stories.  Some issues that young cancer patients may face such as career, raising kids and future pregnancy issues during treatments were discussed.  It was a meaningful event to me.  I hope to encourage people goes through cancer treatments.

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Breast Cancer Discussion Event (in Japanese) 乳癌シンポジウムに登場(ニューヨーク)

I will be speaking as a panelist at a breast cancer symposium this Saturday, April 23 from 1-4pm in New York.  This event is only in Japanese.  I am excited about this opportunity!

ニューヨークで行われる、乳がんシンポジウムに パネリストとして登場します。2016年4月23日土曜日午後1時から4時まで。 日本クラブニューヨークにて。フライヤーのリンク。 今治療中、過去に治療した方、ひょっとしてと自分も?と不安に思っている方、少しでも力になれるといいです。ブログ見ている方で 会場にいらっしゃるようであれば、ぜひ声をかけてくださいね。

非営利団体のBCネットワーク  乳がん情報発信をしている団体のシンポジウムです。定期的に アメリカと日本で講演会をしています。

symposium 2016.04.23

 

http://bcnetwork.org/cn43/corner37/pg264.html

BreastCancerSymposium

Feel Like “Normal” Breast ごくごく普通だと感じる再建後の胸

キャッツ洋子 ヒールインヒールズ 乳房再建

I was digging snow this past weekend and suddenly, I felt like “wow, it is really normal” about my breast, which had been mastectomy and reconstructed.  I had no pain, and no pulling while shoveling the snow.  I talked about the look of my breast in my last post.  This time, I would like to talk about feel of the breast.

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Dissertation Defense: Pass! 博士論文口頭試験 合格!

博士論文 口頭試験 ディフェンス 乳癌 クリスマスシーズン

I passed my dissertation defense in PhD Economics last week!  My husband and son celebrated my achievement with a cake and Champagne on the same day.  It was a long, and sometimes rough, journey to come to this day.  I still have to make some minor revisions, but the major parts are all done!  A big relief! (Yes, this is THE big project I have been referring as a big project in this blog.)

In the picture above, I took off my hat while defending it.  I tried to look moderately stylish, but hopefully looked smart to defend a serious paper.  How do you rate?

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