Self Portrait Post Surgery, Wk 19, 20, 21

 

Self Portrait, Wk 21.  2wk after bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Self Portrait, Wk 21. 2wk after bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Self Portrait, Wk 21.  2wk after bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Self Portrait, Wk 21. 2wk after bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Self Portrait, Wk 20.  1wk after bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Self Portrait, Wk 20. 1wk after bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Self Portrait, Wk 20.  1wk after bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Self Portrait, Wk 20. 1wk after bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Photography Self Portrait, Week 19.  Week of bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Photography Self Portrait, Week 19. Week of bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Self Portrait, Week 19.  Week of bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
Self Portrait, Week 19. Week of bilateral mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and expanders.
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Self Portrait Wk18. Morning of surgery

Self Portrait Week 1 and 16, End of Chemo

Self Portraits

Week 1 and Week 16

These two portraits show the changes in my body between the first week and last week of chemo.   Clearly the hair is the most dramatic difference.  I was surprised my body did not change more.  I will continue to document the process weekly through surgery, reconstruction and radiation.

 

Self Portrait Wk 1 and 16
Self Portrait Wk 1 and 16

Self Portrait- Week 14 and 15

Weeks 14 and 15 of 16 total weeks of chemotherapy.   Week 14 was the week I felt the worst.  I was completely worn out with both my blood work and and spirit being at their lowest points.  I nearly did not make it into the studio to do the self portrait.   Week 15 was right after my final chemo treatment.  I did not feel well, but was relieved that it was over and there was only one more week of official side effects left to go.  No more chemo left to take.  Exhausted but relieved.

Self Portrait Week 14
Self Portrait Week 14
Self Portrait Week 15
Self Portrait Week 15

 

 

 

 

 

Self Portrait – Weeks 12 & 13

10/15/13  I’m surprised that my body has not changed much over the past several weeks.  My weight is remaining constant now and, for all the hell my body feels like it’s going through, it’s not changing on the outside.  Odd to me.

Self Portrait Wk 13
Self Portrait Wk 13
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SelfPortraitWk12

Week 7 – PRESS. Kimberli on KATU news

Kimberli and project featured on KATU News

Does anyone know how to edit the video so we don’t see this first image and it’s starts with the story in the next frame?  I’ve tried every way I know how and it always defaults to these unknown people.  Really, I’m sure they are nice folkss but they are not part of my story and the raw video I have doesn’t show them.  Ghost supporters? Thank you!

Either way, here’s the video from Friday, Sept. 6th.