I think I have done very little since my 1st time having chemo. I have slept a lot but I have also done a wee bit of thinking.
One of these thoughts is hair loss. We all know it is going to happen when every doctor, oncologist and nurse tells you it WILL happy to you and I have also been fine about the idea. Who cares if I lose my hair, I am saving my life.
Well, what about my nose hairs? You know those little hairs up your nose?
My image is something like this. I inhale a big breath one night and wake up coughing up a big nose hair fur ball!
So, that is my main concern at the moment. I’ll let you know how I go with that.
As far as the side effects from chemo, there haven’t been too many. Obviously I am only at day three but I am so darn tired. All of the time. A persistent headache. Thirst.
My gorgeous mum came up today but I simply couldn’t say awake longer than about 2 and a half hours but it was so lovely to see her. Once I had gone to bed she had cleaned the floors of our home for me. I personally think she wanted to use my gorgeous new(ish) electrolux vacuum cleaner but boy, she did a great job.
So I have now been up for one hour (since Sam came home), I have been fed and watered and pilled and already I feel like I could go back to bed. I will curl up on the sofa for a while though.
Sam did the shopping list for post chemo today which included my gorgeous teddy bear hat because we are heading into Winter in Australia here so we are thinking I am going to be having a chilly head.
Baby Shampoo was also on the list for the bald head according to the oncology nurse.
Baby soap. No more pretty smelling fancy soap for my body for a while.
Mouth gel in case of mouth ulcers.
Hydralyte. These are in the freezer ready for the day when I find it hard to drink water. PS: no problems with that right now.
Water glass with Horn attached. We built quite a big house and I can’t yell out to Sam (not that I have found a need to) but now I have a horn loud enough to let even the neighbours know I might need a drink or some company.