The MOTH told me that if he bought a boat he would name it after me: ‘Gone with the wind’. I’m not sure which part of me he was referring to but I think he meant the departure of ‘leftie’.
Speaking of ‘gone with the wind’, my hair is refusing to grow back. The first two types of chemo I had it started growing back prolifically after 4 weeks. Now 6 weeks after Carboplatin and Taxotere my hair is STILL FALLING OUT! Well I did the stupid thing and checked Google. There is a group of angry women out there who were not told that Taxotere can cause permanent hair loss. Some people found it was very slow and took years to get a light crop of hair. Others have permanent hair loss.
Of course, life is more important than hair but sometimes it doesn’t help women to re-gain their self esteem and get back to normality. The hair I have left has gone white and like cotton wool. It’s sparse and like I said, still falling out.
I REFUSE to believe that my hair won’t grow back. It’s usually like a blackberry bush. Strong and prolific. I’m hitting it with $140 worth of Nioxin hair booster which I put on in the shower. Then when I rinse it off it washes all over me so I hope I don’t end up like a gorilla!
Since my tissue expander is now dislodged and no longer attached to my muscles I can move it around. OK. Don’t think about that too much. The weird thing now is that It SQUEAKS!
My dear friend Gail gave me a loving big hug yesterday and I got the giggles because it squeaked. I had to demonstrate it to her to explain why I was laughing. She is very impressed. I think she wants one too.
Sigh. How am supposed to soar like an eagle?
Radiotherapy starts tomorrow at 3.30pm. I hope my bits don’t squeak. It would almost be as embarrassing as last week when I went there and discovered the glitter from my Christmas table cloth had fallen into my bra. The radiotherapy guy didn’t mention it and so neither did I.
Whoever thought cancer could be so amusing?
Not being told in advance what the side effects could be, would make me madder than losing the hair! So many times I or someone I know has run into the “What you don’t know won’t hurt you” treatment, but sometimes it does hurt someone. Grrr! I hope that your hair does grow back though! Mostly though, I hope you will fully recover from cancer!
Jen, I don’t believe that it won’t come back. Soon it will be more lovely than ever.