One great thing about being bald is having the ability to change your look from day to day. Anyone dealing with hair loss should have fun with it! Wigs allow you to experiment with not only styles or color but wardrobe and makeup as well. It’s such a blast!
The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived about 225 million years ago. Most of the logs in the park retained their original external form during petrification. *Stel Bailey Photography
Hair loss is the most difficult part of chemo and often starts 2 to 3 weeks after treatment begins. Your scalp may hurt at first. The hair will come out a little at a time or in clumps. It takes about one week for it all to fall out. I sobbed uncontrollably once because the feeling of not being in control gave me anxiety.
Of course, I knew it would eventually come back, but there is something about cancer that makes you feel vulnerable yet confident at the same time. Being bald makes you different, allows you to be whoever you want, brings out your eyes, saves money, and changes your perspective of beauty. Even if it isn’t easy, it’s important to love oneself.
I have scars from the battle I have faced. My body no longer resembles its former diagnosis but by sharing my images as a bald women I hope to inspire and help others reinvent themselves beyond cancer.
Bright Angel Trail: Considered one of the park’s premier hiking trails. This trail starts at the Bright Angel lodge and descends down to the Colorado River, 7.7 miles. *Stel Bailey Photography
Grand Canyon - Ten Fun Facts
The road to the Grand Canyon from the south gives no hint at what is about to unfold.
Since 1870 there have been over 600 deaths in the Grand Canyon, approximately 53 people fell to their deaths.
It’s the third largest canyon in the world.
It was carved with a single river, the Colorado, by the process of erosion.
Grand Canyon National Park became the 17th national park of the United States.
More than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year.
You can hike 21-miles from one side to the other.
The Grand Canyon is home of the some of the cleanest air in the entire United States.
Members of one Native American tribe still live inside the canyon.
You can drive from one side of the canyon to the other in 5 hours.
*Stel Bailey Photography
A large mountain range in southeastern Arizona and northwest Mexico surrounded by desert grasslands. It is an inactive volcanic range twenty miles wide and forty miles long. The Apaches called this place ‘The Land of Standing-Up Rocks.” *Stel Bailey Photography
A Happy Valentine’s with my two darling children.
I do get anxiety especially a few days before chemo and was prescribed anxiety medicine called Ativan. They also started putting it in my IV the last few treatments because of nausea and anxiousness. It helps me get through the diagnosis, the insomnia you get from steroids, and the outbursts from steroids (being on them can make you feel crazy). You should defiantly talk to your Oncologist about it if you have any. Be persistent. You’re already going through so much and can use whatever will help along the journey to make it a little more easier.
We have a lot in common. I can’t wait to see what you do after beauty school. Always have fun doing what you love! I also saw you’re from PA and I have family in the Poconos. I’m also currently stationed at Fort Bliss. If you ever need anything let me know.
We eloped in 2006 and I was 21 years old. We were highschool sweethearts and took a break for a few years then reunited a few weeks before eloping. It was a spur of the moment kind of thing but the most incredible risk I’ve ever taken.