Sunday, November 23, 2008

Will my hair ever start growing back?!?! It still continues to fall out, mostly when I wash my hair. Maybe I'll just quit taking showers!!!!!!! Just kidding. Luckily my eyebrows are tattoo'd so I don't look like a total zombie. But I have to be somewhat insane anyways because I post these ragamuffin looking photos of myself online for the world to see. Hopefully people will look at the earlier photos when I had HAIR!!!! People at MD Anderson (my cancer center) tell me I should just shave off the rest of my hair like everyone else does but I'm just not sure I can do that. I keep hoping it'll quit falling out and I can salvage some of it at least. I wasn't suppose to lose this much of it!! I was only suppose to have partial hair loss as a result of my chemo drugs.
I went to see my oncologist last week. She said my hair should not still be falling out since I finished my chemo on 10/27 so she ran some blood test to try to figure out what is going on. I'm still tired all the time and am still afraid to drive. I haven't driven in months! I'm just not secure with my reaction time on the road and I'd hate to get into an accident and hurt someone. So right now my present goals are to get some hair back on my head, start driving to the grocery store and walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes a day. If I can accomplish that I'll be a happy camper.
Only three more days until Turkey day!! So looking forward to eating a leg and some sweet potatoes! Yummy!


Danielle said...


Enjoy your turkey day!

Tiffany said...

Hi, I am wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to the sweet potatoes too. I hope you have a great day.

Back in the Day said...

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! And by the way, the photos of you are not ragamuffin (although I laugh at that word!)

Anonymous said...

Hair or no hair - I agree with Danielle - you're HOT, smoking!!! Enjoy your thanksgiving and I hope to talk with you soon!!


Heidi @ ggip said...

I think the hairstyle becomes you. I don't think I would be able to shave my head either.

I hope they get to the bottom of the hair loss OR that it just stops falling out.

Much luck to you and I hope you start feeling yourself again soon.

my beautiful Harriet

my beautiful Harriet
This is Harriet, my sponsor child through Compassion International. She is 9 and lives in Uganda, Africa. I've been sponsoring her for about 2 years now. She just sent me this photo and said she bought the shoes and stockings in the photo with money I sent her. Please pray for her and her family.