About half my hair has come out now. It just is thinner and I was still able to style it and play canasta today. Tomorrow I go get my wig and will lose much more hair by then I'm sure. If I run a hairbrush through it it's full of hair each stroke. It doesn't hurt and I'm sure it will come back after I finish everything. Wednesday is my next chemo treatment. It's all good. I shall be fine and become strong again. I promise.
Chemo update: I had an oncology appointment today and I am considering dropping further chemo. I am weighing the chances of recurrence with both options. I hate to be such a woosy but it was seriously the worst week of my life. The numbers take me from a 16% chance of it coming back to 9% with more chemo. Big decision. If any if you have any knowledge or input I welcome your thoughts.
Day 6: I seemed to have lost a few days. Sort of slept, moaned, and generally had some "ookie" days. That's the only word I can think of to describe them. Today I may be a tiny bit better. Not sure yet but hope so...
So far so good. It took six hours to get all the life saving poison in my vein but I tolerated it okay. There are lots of pills to take after and I made a chart so I don't forget. Slept great and woke at 4:00 am. Thanks for all the encouragement. It really means the world to me.
Sorry for not posting more often I think I am having a bit of depression. I still can't get in the pool and it's so beautiful out. My final visit with the surgeon (I hope) is this afternoon and then tomorrow starts the chemo.
I'm having taxotere and cytosin (not sure if either of them are spelled right). I have six rounds scheduled, one every three weeks. I don't have a port yet because of everything else going on but should have it before the next one.
So just when you think you have it bad you have a call that lets you know you don't, that yours isn't bad at all. My therapist called to cancel yesterday because his son died over the weekend. That put it all in perspective for me.
Hope your day is great, I'm going to make mine be one way or another!