The Thomas family

The Thomas family
From left to right, Tania, Dave, me and Corina

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Hair today, gone tomorrow

OK, sorry for the pun but I couldn't resist.  My hair is falling out at a terrific rate now and I'd give it 2 more days before it's all gone.  What fun!  I woke up this morning with my pillow looking like a furry creature and, after my shower, a hamster had moved into the drain!

I'm mentally prepared for this but it is still a bit sad.  This is an inevitable part of the treatment and I was never under any misapprehension that I would get away without it.  The falling out bit is not much fun, it's like having a large pet moulting on you lap all the time.  I go to have a mouthful of food only to find hairs have attached themselves to it, and the Kindle is growing a fur coat!  As for my clothes, they are going to give the tumble drier a serious challenge.  I'm less physically prepared so thank you Eniko for sending me links to various head gear websites, I'll be checking them out tomorrow.

I've had a quiet day otherwise.  Sadly my counts have gone down again so I won't be escaping the confines of my room just yet.  Everyone reassures me that this is normal and nothing to worry about.  Let's hope they are heading up again tomorrow though.

One of my neighbours here received their cells today and it's nice to see the buzz that surrounds the event.  The staff all know what a big thing it is and are as pleased for the recipient as they are.

Off to bed now.  I get out of breath with minimal exercise (eg walking across the room) so should sleep pretty well tonight.

Hi to Michelle's Mum Jackie who sent a comment today.  I'm a little shocked at how many people are following this blog.

Good night and God Bless.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Cathy,

    I am really looking forward to seeing your Kick Ass Purple wig; can you post a picture on your blog? Maybe one of the girls will model it for you? I have a friend who went shopping for a wig for her daughter but she found one she liked for herself. That was over 10 years ago and she has never been seen on a 'bad hair' day, nor has she been seen sporting her own perfectly good hair since. I bet she has saved a fortune on hairdressing bills.
    We are struggling to get everything ready for Christmas at this end. Teaching finished last night (only one more party to organise) and I am about to tackle the Christmas cards only to find I have missed the last mailing date for NZ. At least I made sure the students all had their cards and good cheer, but I have failed on the friends and family front. We still have the weekend left before going away on Tuesday, but the list of things to do is very long and the days are very short!
    The snow has gone today. It has all looked very scenic and festive, but actually was miserable and cold. Bring on summer I say!
    Keep warm and keep your spirits up.
    Love Christine and family x