Tuesday, October 7, 2014

more on 50/50

Yesterday we were back at the hospital to meet with the head oncologist for a second opinion on the issue of trying to conceive.   My oncologist set up the appointment after our last appointment, she was very much against the idea but knows that the head oncologist has a slightly differing opinion and said it would be a good idea to meet with her.

She was another lovely lady, but right off the bat she echoed my oncologist's estimate on the 50% 10 year survival rate.  She turned to Pat and asked him to consider the possibility that he may need to raise a young child himself in the event that I do not make it.  It was weird to hear her spell it out like that.   But regardless I think we have made up our mind on this topic.  The plan is to stop Tamoxifen for 6 months, then try to conceive, if I can't then we go back on Tamoxifen and regardless the success of our attempt, hopefully I will get to beat the odds and live to be a happy old lady.

picks from the new round of Anthropologie markdowns

Dulcina Top $89.98

 Deep Sea Tank $39.95

Monday, September 29, 2014

dealing with it

I have had to make adjustment to my wardrobe to accommodate my post-mastectomy body.

The main concern is to cover up the chest.  The height of the neckline is the most important criteria when I shop, the closer to the neck the better.  If it just covers the chest I can still make do by wearing a scarf, otherwise when I bend down, things can still show.

Its a bit of an inconvenience for hot summer days especially when we were in Orlando.   But I am dealing with it and I am okay with it.

We are still having summer like temperature today, so I am dressed rather summery for a late September day.

J.Crew Ethereal cardigan (old).
Aritzia scarf (past season).
Club Monaco Mari dress (past season).
Sigerson Morrison flats (very old).

Monday, September 22, 2014

MJ boots

I think my significant other says the darnest things.  He named these boots Michael Jackson boots, because of the gold snap buttons on the side.  As much as I'd like to disagree, it still stuck with me.  Everytime I pull out these boots, I can't help but think of Michael Jackson boots.

I'm also wearing the other item from my Anthropologie birthday purchase, Pintucked Peasant Top.  It's a great top worn on its own, or under your favourite sweater.
Wilfred (Aritzia) sweater, and scarf.
Loeffler Randall boots.