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Dec 10, 2019 10:56AM
TC day 20
I love everyone's pics! Thanks for sharing! (Charlie, I love that you have a cat calendar in the background. Note that my photo has one too!)
So yesterday was my first day at work after shaving my head. I went all out with a wig, makeup, a new top, everything I could to make myself feel good...and it worked! I was actually comfortable all day in the wig and putting on a little eyeliner, mascara, and powder was easier than I thought it would be now that I don't have to take the time to do my hair in the morning! I have also been having really good physical days (except for afternoon fatigue) the last few days, so that helped a ton too. Margo, I think you should probably have good days until your next infusion! The only reason I did not was because my cold hit me so hard. Now that that is over, I feel much more like myself.
Dixie, I guess the nausea meds thing makes sense. I'd read that most of them are psychoactive drugs (which I swear I need more of!), so turning off the nausea from the brain instead of the stomach is logical. So interesting!
Tomorrow I go back for my second infusion and will be doing that sans wig since I'm cold capping. It will be interesting to see how I feel out in public without the wig, even if it's just at the cancer center. I've noticed that there are not too many bald women in the chemo room, but I haven't seen anyone else cold capping yet, so there are probably a lot of women in wigs.
Eigna, we are all behind you for your turn in the chemo chair next week. Remind me again what type of treatment you are getting.
Hope everyone has a "feel good" day today. I'm making the most out of what may be my last for the next four or five, and looking forward to hopefully feeling back to fairly normal by next week some time.
Diagnosed at 52, right lumpectomy with bilateral oncoplasty, Oncotype score 42
7/15/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/15/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
11/19/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)