January 19th, 2020

Me

53 Week Journey through the Land of Drapes and Colors: Week #1

For details on all the sarees I have posted so far, go here.

I have been meaning to do this for a long time, but never got around to it. And last year, two of my friends, Smitha and Sravani, tagged into a Saree Challenge, that reminded me of this meme again. Finally starting it in this new decade, with a few pictures from 2019 included. Hopefully I will be able to finish it. And I am behind by three weeks to post, so hoping on catching up as well.

After a struggle of year and half battling Stage-4 Metastatic Breast Cancer, I was finally cleared in March of 2019 as Cancer Free with being put on "Maintenance Mode". It would mean that another two years to go before I get back to normal. However, my normal will never be the same, it will be a "new normal" as I am told. 

One of the biggest side-affects with cancer treatments for breast cancer was gaining weight. What with after I went through everything with beating cancer (chemotherapy, hormone treatment, radiation and surgery), I put on 40 lbs of weight. So, it was difficult for me to wear the clothes pre-cancer surgery. I did not even fathom that I would be wearing my sarees again. However, finally I decided to start them again. 

While my journey through the battle of cancer is being written elsewhere, let me continue on with the saree meme. As mentioned starting off with this one that was taken in August of 2019.

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