On Super Bowl Sunday, for an early pre-game activity, Gerry shaved my head down to a quarter inch. Everything I had heard about my chemo and hair loss, told me that when my hair started to come out, it would be coming out by the fist full, that there would be huge clumps on my pillow, in my hairbrush, etc. I didn’t want to be in that place. A week later, my hair hadn’t started to fall out, Gerry and I both had a dream that I went all the way through chemo without loosing any hair. . . Nice thought but no cigar. . . Feb. 6 we shaved my head, Feb. 17 my hair started to hurt, for anyone that has had long hair in a pony tail all day, you know the feeling at night when you take the pony tail out and your hair hurts at the routes because it has been bent the wrong way all day. Well, that is exactly how it felt all over my head, I though it was just from wearing my wig. The hair pain stayed for four days, and then on Sunday Feb. 21 it happened, my hair started to come out worse then a heavily shedding dog. Hair on my head and my eyebrows is coming out, making me look like a spotted Dalmatian. It is turning into wig, scarf, cap time for sure :-).
My second Chemo is complete. My first chemo was 8 hours, second 5 hours, going forward my chemo should only be 4.5 hours for the next four chemo sessions and then finishing out the year with 2 hour sessions, much more manageable.
I am not nearly as apprehensive about the next few weeks post chemo like I was last time. I have a much better idea of what to expect, what I need to take when and how long it will all last. What to take for bone pain, what to take for nausea, when to take them, etc. And most of all, I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A huge thank you to friends and family for all of your support and a giant thank you to Lorinda and Glenace for getting my girl cave going!!! I have already used it several times, note the pictures below, I cut a XXL t-shirt down into a dress for the baconfest, couldn’t have done it without you!!!
Last week I had another fill in my expanders. I only have one fill left and then we will need to wait until after the long chemos to put in the permanent implants, hopefully all will go well, and they will be in this summer before our wedding. 🙂 Yep, we decided to make it official and get married late summer, we are looking forward to the happy day.
Baconfest was a success, I made it through in flying colors, it was two days before my chemo so I was feeling very well.
As we go through life, we never know what is around the next corner, the only thing we do know is that God will always be there with us and will always give us what we need to make it through the challenges life offer us. Keep God in your heart, keep your family and friends close and let people know when you need help, it’s o.k. to now always be the strong one.
Thank you all for your continued support, I believe that God has brought us all together so that we can help each other on our journeys through life. Special prayers out to my friend Sally, she is having a really tough time right now as God is helping her son and nephew during their healing process.
Until next time, may God Bless all of you,