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1 Year Anniversary of Breast Cancer Removal Surgery 乳がん摘出手術から1年記念日 Pose#535
yoko katz June 24, 2015

1 Year Anniversary of Breast Cancer Removal Surgery 乳がん摘出手術から1年記念日 Pose#535

Today, I mark the first anniversary of my breast cancer removal.  I made it!!!  I felt like ROAR, (like Katy Perry)!   I am surviving.  Coco Rocha's Study of Pose book had a great pose for that: #535.

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Regaining Senses on My Reconstructed Breast 再建乳房に感覚が出てくる。Pose #489
yoko katz June 11, 2015

Regaining Senses on My Reconstructed Breast 再建乳房に感覚が出てくる。Pose #489

Teaching has been over awhile ago, but my treatments go on.  I visited my plastic surgeon today, 3 weeks after the nipple reconstruction procedure.  (I visited him last week, too.)

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YES, finally! I fulfilled my appetite! やっと食欲が満ち渡る!
yoko katz May 28, 2015

YES, finally! I fulfilled my appetite! やっと食欲が満ち渡る!

It has been 6 months since my last chemotherapy.  I have been craving food like crazy since then.  Constantly fulfilling my appetite as much as I could.  I am ... finally content.

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"A+ Nipple" 最高級クラスの乳首 Pose#371
yoko katz May 27, 2015

"A+ Nipple" 最高級クラスの乳首 Pose#371

At my post nipple reconstruction surgery visit of my doctor, I received an A+ nipple from the doctor.  He took off my dressing and told me; "It's an A+ nipple!"

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Day of a Nipple Reconstruction 乳首再建の日
yoko katz May 20, 2015

Day of a Nipple Reconstruction 乳首再建の日

This should be my very last time writing this blog title, it is slightly embarrassing.  But it is done!

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Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival 2015 in NYC 復活祭の帽子祭
yoko katz April 5, 2015

Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival 2015 in NYC 復活祭の帽子祭

Happy Easter!  My debut for the NYC Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival.  I bought the material last week, but I did not have the hat until the night before.  I was not sure how this will turn out, but it turned out my favorite festive hat for this Easter.

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Option: A Cold Cap コールドキャップという選択
yoko katz March 22, 2015

Option: A Cold Cap コールドキャップという選択

Keeping hair during chemotherapy, we have an option called a "cold cap."  If I had more time to find out about this, I might have had this for me.  I knew about this, but I just did not have time to consider and arrange this.

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Teaching Tuesday 火曜日授業の日
yoko katz March 10, 2015

Teaching Tuesday 火曜日授業の日

An American fashion designer Jeremy Scott has been a creative director for an Italian luxury brand Moschino since 2013.  His collections carry very strong pop culture twists in fashion.  My today's styling is inspired by his collection Spring/Summer 2015: guess the theme!

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Teaching Tuesday 火曜日授業の日
yoko katz February 24, 2015

Teaching Tuesday 火曜日授業の日

I am bundled up for another very cold day in NY.

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Teaching Wednesday 水曜日授業の日
yoko katz February 18, 2015

Teaching Wednesday 水曜日授業の日

"Oh, you only have one earring.  You might drop the other one."

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wrap up for freezing temperature 極寒対策にマキマキ ターバン
yoko katz February 16, 2015

wrap up for freezing temperature 極寒対策にマキマキ ターバン

It has been very very cold in New York area, days of single digit temperature with strong wind.  Putting a wig itself is not a comfortable thing, but adding an extra knit cap to bundle me up makes wig tighten up with extra pressure.  When I take off the cap also makes wig look messy, too.

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Reconstruction in Progress 乳房再建途中経過
yoko katz February 15, 2015

Reconstruction in Progress 乳房再建途中経過

It was exactly a month after my reconstruction surgery that I had an appointment at the reconstruction surgeon's office.  I don't have any more arm movements restrictions after a month of not be able to lift them no higher than my shoulders.  I am set free!

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Teaching Wednesday 水曜日授業の日
yoko katz February 12, 2015

Teaching Wednesday 水曜日授業の日

Valentine's day is coming up that I wanted to be in red and pink styling today.  I could not do any more red than this, I never used a wig to express the Valentine's day before.  The head to toe, all in red and pink.

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Teaching Tuesday 火曜日授業の日
yoko katz February 10, 2015

Teaching Tuesday 火曜日授業の日

In a 3 hours lecture, I walk around classroom, visiting students here and there.  I give students worksheet, sometimes an individual work, or a group work.  I catch some troubled students early to set their understanding straight before they get really in trouble at the end.

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