Don’t let the Street Fighter shout out fool you, because today is a very big day. I thought I was done with the hard part, but I think my fight is just beginning. Waiting for the results of my surgery (on top of just healing itself) has been a long journey, but not knowing whether or not I would need chemo was the next big thing I was waiting for. I wish I had better news to share, but I will in fact be going through 4 rounds of chemo in the next few months. Even though I tried to prepare myself for the worst, it was still hard to hear. The decision even came down to percentages. 12% to be exact. I was basically told the difference between going through chemo or not going through chemo was 12%. But what’s really 12%?It’s weird because I feel like there’s so much we still don’t know about Breast Cancer yet and when the doctor presents the percentages in front of you, you just have to trust them even with all of the vague “unknowns”. For me, there’s still some “unknowns” in my cancer cells, which is why chemo is every doctor’s answer to kill whatever is left in your body. In the end, I think you just have to feel like you gave it your best shot and for me, that means going through treatment. It’s going to be a long 12 weeks and I’ll be sad to say goodbye to what I’ve been told is my “mermaid hair”. I’m actually going to attempt to save my hair by using a cold cap so we’ll see if that works… But for now, I just have to remind myself that saying goodbye to my hair wouldn’t be the worst thing. I could always cosplay as Asajj Ventress!
And since I am starting my first round of chemo very soon, I had the idea to do a Street Fighter themed outfit for today’s post. And who else would I rather be, other than Chun-Li? She was always my go to character in the Street Fighter games and I definitely mastered all her moves back in SFII and SFIV. I’ve actually always wanted to make her cosplay, but part of me felt like it was a little too predictable with me being Chinese and all. Maybe some day though! So here’s the next best thing – an everyday cosplay Chun-Li look. Hopefully I got the hair down!
- Blue Jumpsuit (Rebecca Minkoff, buy here) w/Elastic Belt
- Leather Moto Jacket (L.A.M.B., similar here and here)
- Jewelry: Lightning Earrings (Forever 21), Skull Necklace (Bar III), Studded Resin Bracelet (Tory Burch, similar here and here), Various Spiked Bracelets (Zara)
- Strappy Sandals (& Other Stories, similar here and here)