Well, chemo is officially O-V-E-R! Yay! I promised pictures from our party so here they are!
Now that chemo is over, I have about a month off before I begin 33 rounds of radiation. I will need to do a mapping session and get my tattoos. (Yes, they are real, permanent tattoos that maybe I will design into a heart. Hmmm… ;))
I also wanted to share an app that I heard about at the Stupid Cancer (PLEASE check out this organization if you haven’t. They support the young adult cancer survivor community and are AMAZING!) conference that I attended. I think it is so important to share this with others because I am really wondering if personal products caused my cancer. The app is called “Think Dirty” and you can download it from the App store if you have an iPhone. (I’m sure it’s available for Droid as well.) You simply scan your product and it will rate it from a 1-10 and show how carcinogenic the product is. This completely amazed me. ALL of my products rated a 9 or a 10 and I couldn’t believe it. Who knew that Aveeno body wash that is supposedly “natural and good for your skin” rated a 9 and mimics hormones in the body? (And my tumor was hormone positive – a bit scary.) Below is a picture of what the app looks like:
I’m now switching to all natural and organic products such as body washes and lotions. If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments. I’m always searching for a favorite that doesn’t break the bank! I recommend everyone download this app and think twice about what we are putting on our skin!
I recently purchased the following natural products and they rated a 1. I’m in search for an all-natural face moisturizer, body lotion and shampoo/conditioner. I’ll be sure to let you know how they are:
- Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Body Wash
- Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Body Scrub
- LaVanila Deodorant (If you like a solid deodorant)
- Violets are Blue Deodorant (If you like a roll-on)
Stay strong and beautiful! (Also prayers for my hair to grow are welcome! ;))