We had a nice Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a great one as well.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still in Dallas. Morry, the boys, and Lizzy went back to Austin yesterday. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be flying home Wednesday.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m feeling a lot better. Last weekend was rough. Saturday was the worst. I was so achy I could hardly move. Sunday we shaved my head. It was both a physically and emotionally hard weekend.
Each day this week I started feeling better and better. I was able to eat some of the Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy MorryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s famous chocolate pie (cool whip and pudding).
Wednesday I had an appointment with my plastic surgeon. I had planned on getting expansions at that visit, but since I was on antibiotics and had a low grade fever earlier in the week he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to take any chances with infection. Everything looked good and the doctor was pleased with my progress. He asked how my skin was doing. I said great except the itchy scalp. The nurse suggested I shave my head completely bald. She said a lot of patients get relief once they do that.
My mom made an appointment for me with her stylist to get my hair shaved. When I got there he said he wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t licensed to shave, but could use the smallest clipper setting. It helped but I still wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t completely itch- free.
Later that night my dad shaved my head for me with his electric razor. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure he never planned on ever needing to do that. Anyway, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m feeling a lot better now.
Since Morry and the boys went home yesterday, we had a quiet relaxing evening, though I do miss having them around. I went to bed at 10:30 last night and slept until about 10:30 this morning. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell you the last time I was able to do that. I feel so much better today. I hardly have any nausea today and was able to eat a good brunch (my dadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s famous omelets).
MorryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dad, Jack was here for Thanksgiving. Michael and Jen are still here and leave tomorrow. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been great hanging out with all of them. Evan and Noah really enjoyed playing with Zayde, and Uncle Mike and Aunt Jen.
Well, I hope I continue to feel better. My next chemo is scheduled for 12/10.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and weekend.
I just posted a video update with most of this info and a little more on YouTube here.