About

I was 29 when I found a lump on my breast. By the age of 30 I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. By 31 I had lost and regrown my hair after losing it to chemotherapy. I document my journey on this blog, a personal journey made public to help you all see that there is a road to recovery. And that it includes getting your hair back!

14 Responses to “About”

  1. aunty Shmanty December 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Hi,
    I just wanted to say a few things:

    First, you are a beautiful woman, at all stages of your journey. I can see it shining out of your eyes.

    Second, I too have cancer (brain cancer), and have lost some of my hair (from radiation). When I lost it I thought, No big deal. Now it is starting to come back. And I am SOOOOOO happy. It makes me realize how much I did not like loosing my hair (and especially my eyebrow!).
    Finally, I really appreciate your blog, and seeing your pictures. It helps to see how it will unfold, and that the wonderful, “avante garde” haircut I now have will be able to explore new worlds.

    Many many thanks.

    • rosaslump April 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

      hi! thanks for your kind words, I did not look that bad after all, did I? 😉 jokes apart, it is definitely great to have the hair back. I have said in one of the posts that losing my hair was not the hard part, getting it back was!!! the eyebrows have never gone back to they way they were, which was a little disappointing…glad you found the blog helpful! hope all is well.

  2. Melissa August 26, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Hi there,

    I just wanted to say thank you for helping me through my journey with breast cancer. I was diagnosed at 32 and your blog has helped give me inspiration through some dark moments.

    Thank you, you have helped give me hope a
    and happiness xx

    Love Mel

    • rosaslump August 26, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      Hi Mel,

      Happy to hear that the blog has helped you through those inevitable dark moments that cancer, and its treatment, brings along! love, rosa x

  3. Ruth September 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Hi! You are so beautiful (inside and out). Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your blog! I just finished chemo treatment for breast cancer and your photos are helping me to see how I will look in the coming months. Can’t wait to have hair again! Thank you again for sharing your story….It means a lot to us fellow cancer survivors. Love, Ruth

    • rosaslump October 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

      Hi Ruth,

      Glad the photos are helping, that is the whole point of the blog and it is always lovely to hear that it is doing its job! Love. Rosa x

  4. Sandro October 5, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    Hi, I met you by chance. I was looking for pictures of people “bald.”
    I’m a digital designer and always have unusual jobs.
    You appeared in the list of images … I WAS SURPRISED! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!
    This situation in which you pass, is fleeting … make you more strong.
    And when you win, you win and I know … Do not let your hair grow.
    You’re beautiful without hair.

  5. passmeanothercupcake December 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi Rosa. I just found your other blog and this one today and have been flipping through. We share a lot of similarities in terms of our diagnosis… I was wondering if I might be able to email you? I don’t see contact info on your site, but let me know if there’s somewhere I could write to you. Thanks!

  6. Cassie December 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Merry belated Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013! I’m so glad to have stumbled upon your blog. I’m 32 and was diagnosed with breast cancer this past March. My last chemotherapy treatment was in October and I’m proudly sporting 1/3″ of soft, fluffy hair 🙂 Your blog is quite the inspiration! I’ve decided to log my hair journey via photos as well. Best wishes for a blessed, happy new year!

  7. Diane April 4, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    Hi,

    I just wanted to say I came across your blog quite by accident. I am coming just past my 4 years since diagnosis with breast cancer. It was beautiful to see your photo timeline. I am about to have my birthday on Sunday 06/04 and think I might do a timeline blog as well. it was beautiful to see and read about your your wonderful moments good and dark. Love to you, and your family and your pets. Live life like there is no tomorrow beautiful lady

  8. Cynthia October 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    Thank you for keeping a chronicle of your hair growth. It has really helped me thru my journey. You’re a beautiful girl with or without hair. You actually remind me a lot of myself at a younger age. Are you originally from Spain? I’m from Cuba, so a lot of friends and family in Spain. I was diagnosed with BA at age 41, in 2013. I come to your website often to compare . Unfortunately, I lost my eyebrows after 6 THC chemo sessions. 5 months later, they still haven’t grown, so I come here and check your pics to compare. Again, thanks for keeping such a great chronicle of pics; it really helps new BA survivors like me!

  9. karenina December 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    hello there,
    I had the misfortune to have to pass to the same and at the moment after one year I still fighting with my hair…..
    I was always looking at your blog to see how the hair is growing and to compare if mine is growing “normal” I still don´t know….my boyfriend said yes! but he also said that I was looking cool with out hair so……
    Any way as I said before I was always looking at your blog and I saw you are living in Barcelona?
    I am Italian but I live here since 15 years so I guess this is my home now.
    I would love to meet up with you for a caffe, if you want and have time.
    you can e mail me any time.

    Any way if we meet or not I also think you are very beautiful with or with out hair and brave.
    Kind regards
    K.

  10. serenadejesus January 30, 2015 at 1:43 am #

    Hello, I wanted to thank you and to let you know how much your blog helped me along with my journey. I was 33 when I found out about my cancer and one of the hard parts for me was losing my hair (+breasts). Once I finished my chemo I was anxious to get back to my “normal” and part of that was having hair again. I searched all over for someone to visually tell their hair story and yours was the only one I found. It helped me tremendously to be more realistic about the grow out phase. As I write this, I’m 2 years out and I have hair on my head! It’s not my old normal, my the new normal isn’t so bad. I just checked back and was happy to read your updates and that you’re doing so well. Thanks again. You really helped me. Xo Serena

    • rosaslump March 6, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

      Serena! sorry I did not reply on time, I am so busy I hardly ever come in here. Hope all is well xx

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