Jan 28, 2009
I expected to lose my hair after the first chemo and was all set to shave my head. However after the first chemo I just had a couple of days of heavy shedding and then nothing. Only thing you could tell was knowing that I had to put two more loops with my pony tail as compared to normal. Second and Third chemo came and went....and my hair stayed. Fourth chemo was two weeks ago. One week ago my hair did the big blow---losing so much I was giving my Retrievers a real run for the money on who could shed and blow coat at a faster rate.
Today I shaved my head. I found it far more difficult to do in actuality than I anticipated, You know how beautiful some women look bald? Well I am SO NOT one of them
I do have a lovely wig that is quite flattering however I expect to only wear it in certain situations. I do at least look good in a baseball cap and have several nice ones to choose from. I have buying some fun earrings---some I might normally wear as they are just a bit over the top. I am in need of serious style right now,
My cat has spent a ton of time grooming my new hair cut. She just keep looking at me, shakes her head and then starts to take over with my style.
My father was upset about it as he didnt want me to shave but I couldnt live with the molting that was happening. I wanted to take charge and make a decision.
Anyone have a favorite place for colorful scarves?
I notice that my eyebrows and eye lashes are almost gone--still a few stray hairs,
Tomorrow I meet with my Onc to see if we are going to do 3 rounds of IP chemo. We had it set for 3 weeks ago and then came upon a nationwide shortage of cisplatin. But it appears more drug is making into the pipeline so by next week I could be in the hospital having the port implanted and then follow up with the 24 hr Taxol and then IP Taxol. This will be the first time IP has been done at this hospital so I am the first victim er volunteer. However the Dr, NP and another RN have a lot of experience with the protocol, I know they will keep a good eye on me.
Have to say I will be glad when this month is over. It has just been far too emotional on a variety of levels. I just want the drama to decrease.