It wasn’t as bad as the Wednesday after my first treatment. Probably because I took my anti nausea meds correctly this time. But with that came dizziness and lots of sleep. What time I was awake I tried to help Rylee with a merit badge he’s working on and I took a phone call from an insurance lady who was assigned to be my patient advocate. I’m not sure what all she’ll be doing to help me but what the heck. Help is help.
When Terry came home we went to get something to eat, then went to get my head shaved. Sitting outside the salon I started to cry and both Terry and Rylee assured me I was going to be fine. As we sat in the van we watched a storm rolling in with a lot of lighting and decided to go in the salon and wait my turn. Barbara was just finishing up with someone else when the storm came through. The wind was blowing the rain so hard sideways it looked like a wind tunnel. I said, see the gods are angry that I have to get my head shaved…it was just a joke but it was one wicked storm.
Next it was my turn. I sat in the chair and she put the cape on. I tried to hold the tears back but I think I cried the whole time. I asked Terry to record it on my phone and I might watch it one day and then again I might not! And with 7or 8 minutes it was gone. Rylee handed Barbara my new wig and she put it in for me and then turned me to the mirror for me to see. Still kind of emotional but she played with it and told me she thought it looked awesome. Terry and Rylee both liked it too. To me I look like Mama from Mama’s Family. But it is what it is and I will move forward. At least I won’t be shedding more than the dogs now.
We ended up at Neighborhood Market and I got to see Melanie, Joe and Lia. That always brightens my day. So for now I’m going to say good night. I still haven’t looked in the mirror and I’m not sure I will for a few days. I just need to get use to it I guess. My stomachs still queasy so I’m going to take a pill and go to bed.
My blessing g for today: all the people, my family, friends and especially Barbara, who told me I’m beautiful! I love you all!