Today has been a good day. The first day since the chemo I've really felt almost my normal self. I still get tired easily, but it's not that overwhelming tiredness where all I can think of is crawling into bed. My stomach has calmed down, I just don't have much appetite. Pam and Janaya took me to Dillards and we had the cosmetics lady help me with some face cream and foundation and while we were there the wig shop called and said my wig was in, so next stop was to pick it up. Janaya's really nice friend, Andrea, cuts my hair regularly and she came over right away and cut and styled the wig so it looks almost like my regular haircut only maybe a little better. Much better than this cut that looks like a two year old did it that I got at the no appointment place! Turbans and hats I ordered a couple of days ago also arrived in the mail today. I tried them on and got a pretty realistic vision of what I'll look like a few days from now. Pam tried to convince me to put one on and go and show Michael and tell him my hair had fallen out while he was at school, but my sense of humor wasn't there yet. Today is day eight and the nurse told me my hair will fall out any time between day ten and fourteen. So, I'm prepared physically and emotionally. Honestly, the wig looks so good I'm almost looking forward to wearing it.
Went to visit my regular doctor for a routine follow up appointment. She didn't know about my diagnosis yet. She told me to be positive, let her know if I got depressed, and gave me a flu shot. I wasn't depressed until I had to get the flu shot! Today was the first day in almost a week where I hadn't been stuck with a needle for one thing or another. It really didn't hurt, it just seems like a good thing to complain about! :>)
A really great thing that has happened as a result of all this is two really great friends from high school have emailed me. (Yes, Kip and Jim, I got your notes and was thrilled! I just haven't had the energy to write back like I want to. And, yes again, Kip, I can soooo picture you on a motorcycle! Send me a picture!).
We sent Joe off to NJ first thing this morning and he arrived safely this afternoon. He sure went with a lot lighter heart knowing the test results were negative.
Janaya is making dinner and her boyfriend, Andrew is coming over to eat.
Sorry this got kind of wordy. I started out thinking I'd write a short post about getting my wig. I'll post a picture when I have to wear it for real the first time.
Till next time,
Love you all tons!