So, if we have these cycles down, this week will be a bit downhill, depending on how well I manage symptoms. After that, I should be feeling better but my immune system will bottom out for the next several days before starting to swing up again in time for my next infusion on April 27.
The only real sadness I have is that I'm really losing my hair right now. I know we talked about my feelings about that in class. I accept that the treatment will hurt sometimes, but I think that losing my hair is just a huge bummer. I admit I had a hard time the first day it started to be noticeable, and I had to have it cut short so that it will at least look fuller for a little longer. I'm trying to cope with it. One little silver lining is that I decided to put the hair that falls out after I comb it in the morning out for the birds. They like to build their nests with it. Have you ever noticed that some bird nests around horses have horse tail hairs in them? Well, somehow this makes me feel a little better about the process. Birds are so busy nesting right now. "It is what it is, but it becomes what you make of it." Right? My favorite quote gives me a lot of courage when I need it. I also bought a little sunhat a few cotton scarves. I'll get though it, I don't like it, but it could be a LOT worse. Hair grows back.
Thanks and love to all of you who leave comments of encouragement. You cheer me on and make my day! Thanks also to my sweet Mom for sending the beautiful flowers! And Thanks to my daughter, Karen, for visiting me during infusion. It's a looooong day and you brightened it quite a bit.
Here's a question for you- What topic have you selected for your final project? Did you know Mrs. Amanda is going to try to Skype me in to watch too? How super cool is that?
Smiles and Hugs to you all!