I wanted to use some of the Makeup Geek eyeshadows that I have but haven't really used yet (I have all of them and I promise, once my new Z palette comes and I can have them all out at one time that I'll swatch them for you and review them!). So I went with a sunrise/sunset look.
2- Purple Rain (for crease definition)
5- Yellow Brick Road
7- Poolside (on waterline over a black liner)
I was pleased with the way this came out. I'm not usually one to play with colors on my waterline because I think it looks weird on me (I really like it on other people though) but I think it works here. I kinda tend to steer away from warmer looks too, even though I like the way they look against my eyes, I just don't care for warmer colors on me.
Speaking of not loving warmer colors... you know how the majority of the Naked palette is warm golds and bronzes, I surprisingly like that palette. However, I decided to get the Naked 2 palette as well! I've used it a few times and I really prefer the colors in Naked 2, strictly because they're cooler toned than in the original Naked palette. I didn't really need it but I got it anyways haha. So here's a look I did with that.
Every once in a while I'm a fan on pretty neutral looks. This has been the case lately haha. I couldn't tell you my color placement on this one, all I know is I used Maybelline's Color Tattoo "Tough as Taupe" as a base.
And now for the personal part of my post. I went to Duke University yesterday and met with a surgeon there who will be doing the next surgery I will need done, which is a liver surgery to remove the cancer spots from my liver. At first I wasn't aware the liver surgery was like a big deal, but it is. It's a delicate area and there are lots of veins and blood vessels in the liver so it's not an easy surgery to do, hence my decision that I need to go somewhere huge to a doctor who only does liver surgery.
I met him yesterday (Dr. Clary, just in case anyone has heard of him) and he gave me some information that scared me a bit, it's not terrible news or anything but I was just hoping for better news. He wants to remove 70% of my liver, which is a lot but they can remove up to 80% and you'll still be able to live because the liver is the one organ in the body that regenerates itself. So he can take the 70% because eventually it'll grow back. Before he does the surgery (which will probably be in July), he's going to basically clot of the vein in the right part of my liver where the cancer is. What this is supposed to do is make the left side of my liver grow so they'll have more liver to work with.
I have to finish my next two rounds of chemo first and then they'll follow the liver surgery with 6 more rounds of chemo just to make sure it's all cleared up. The doctor said that with the surgery and everything, 20-30% of people are completely healed of this cancer and they never see it again. This is the number I was hoping would be higher. While it's a WAY better number than the number I'm facing without the surgery, I just thought it would be better.
They also did a surprise CT scan on me yesterday (which burn like a mofo when they put contrast into your veins so they can see everything going on inside) so in a couple of days I will find out the results of the effects the chemotherapy is having on the spots on my liver. The doctor said that for the most part chemo just holds them to their size, 60% of people have their spots shrink, but the chemo won't cure the cancer. He said even if the spots shrink so much that you can't see them on the CT scan, if you were to cut the liver apart, you would still find cancer cells in there. Fingers crossed though that I'm responding positively to the chemo!!!
But I counted on the calender and assuming they do the surgery exactly 8 weeks after the last dose of Avastin (a medicine I'm on that I need to be off of for 8 weeks before and after surgery or I won't heal) then I will be done with treatments and cancer free on November 7th. This is assuming everything goes perfectly and according to plan. I know this is a lot more information than you probably wanted to know but it helps me sometimes typing stuff out so I hope you don't mind hearing it haha.
Thank you as always for standing beside me and supporting me! It really means so so so much to me! And I just have to say it again, if you know something isn't right in your body, go to the stinkin doctor!!! Health insurance or not. Go to the doctor. Do not wait because if it's something serious, all waiting is doing is giving the disease a chance to progress itself inside your body. Even if you're embarrassed about whatever problem it may be, go to the doctor! So please please take my advise and just go to the doctor if you know something isn't right!! Did I say that enough? I'm not sure haha.
Thank you again guys!!!! Love you all!!