I have been told that I will lose my hair. My oncologist said that I would probably want to cut my hair shorter because when it falls out it will come out in chunks. He said that I would probably wake up one morning with a halo of hair on my pillow. Yuck!!! So off comes my hair.
As many of you know I have always had long hair. The last time my hair was short was when Jett was born. I think I cut it to my shoulders. I am not a brave person so I just kept the same hairstyle.
On Wednesday my sister and I went to get my long locks cut. It was great having her there for support!! We picked out several styles each shorter then the first. The hairdresser did a great job! I now have a very short haircut. Everyone at the shop thought the cut looked great. My husband (who I thought would hate the short hair) couldn’t stop raving about it and said I should have done this years ago. I even might keep this hairstyle after my hair comes back.
This weekend I felt really good. I don’t know if it will get worse but they say your “low point” is 5-7 days after your chemo. After that it is uphill until your next treatment. Of course I don’t follow what is expected. The only side effects that I have is extreme pain in my back when I sit or lay. It actually feels better if I stand or walk around. When I sit I feel as if there is an electrical shock running up and down my back. It will actually throb pain.
My dad came up this weekend to visit. It was nice to see him and spend time with him. I know my mom really enjoyed having him here. He brought his juicer with him. Yeah!! He made me a “wonderful” drink- 3 carrots, 1 beet, 1 celery, and 1 apple. It tastes like leaves. Yummy!! (To bad you can’t see that I am actually having one right now and trying not to gag!!)