July 7, 2014
First day of chemotherapy. You can see the IV access to my port sticking out of my shirt on my left chest. I'm wearing a scarf that was gifted to me from my friend Maha Bali. As well, I am wearing the Stanford sweatshirt that I bought in order to give myself some sense of power while wearing a hospital gown during the pre-chemotherapy doctor's appointments. There is a tentativeness in my smile, as I am nervously awaiting my first chemotherapy infusion.