It never occurred to me how freezing it would be without hair insulating my head. Now that my hair is gone, my temperature is hovering somewhere around -30 degrees Fahrenheit at all times. Thank God for cozy knit caps.
I have been implementing the water-fasting-like diet into my chemotherapy schedule and I have to say, I really think it’s making a difference as far as side effects go…. adriamycin and cytoxan are known to cause lots of tummy problems, mouth sores, and all kinds of other weird sensations…so far (knock on wood), I’ve barely had any. It’s insane that even with the light eating, I’m still gaining weight. Just a couple pounds, but I don’t like it, obviously. It’s just one more thing to add to the situation.. I would more willingly be hairless and extra cushy at different times as opposed to simultaneously, but I guess I don’t have a say in that. 😒 still working out as much as I can. Jog/walking between 20-45 minutes every day on most days. And I find that physical activivity DOES help with fatigue, even though that seems counterintuitive. Sometimes forcing myself to get out of bed and get on the treadmill is exactly what I need to get myself going. A special thank you to my wonderful family who bought me this treadmill to get me through the winter on chemo. I love you guys so much.
Since chemo on Thursday, I have been feeling fairly decent. Just one bout of nausea, and on Friday, all I did was sleep. But today has been a decent day. I picked up my wig this afternoon, and I’m happy to say that I feel like me, which is exactly what I wanted. Disregard the random hairs in my face… I’m still a newbie to this whole wig-wearing thing…
And check out my fabulous new red hat that was given to me by the shop-owner because I “just looked too cute in it!”.💁🏼
Today I have felt overwhelmingly more hopeful than I have in the last month or so. Abundantly hopeful, actually. The rash on my incision is essentially melting away, which my oncologist is interpreting as an extremely positive sign that what’s happening on the outside is also happening on the inside.
Please keep the thoughts and prayers coming.
And thank you to everyone who has contributed to the gofundme account set up by my father’s work. You have no idea how deeply touched we are by your sincere generosity and loving kindness at this time. I’m brought to tears daily with gratitude. Thank you for supporting this process. ✨