Last week was a rough week. I was feeling great Monday, but then Tuesday I came down with something. I was achy, got mouth sores, and had a low grade fever. Since my white blood count was low I had to go on antibiotics and get IV hydration. I was so hungry, but couldn’t eat anything because my throat and tongue hurt so bad. got pretty tired of smoothies and milk shakes. Finally, yesterday I was able to eat real food.I feel so much better now.
I signed up for a class though the American Cancer Society. It is called Look Good Feel Better.I was by far the youngest person there. There was one women who looked to be in her 70s, 2 in their 50s maybe, and one maybe late 40s. We did get a nice big bag full of brand name cosmetics. The instructor talked about how to apply eye makeup and make it look like you have eye lashes. She also showed how to draw on fake eyebrows. She drew some on me, even though I still have my eyebrows. I thought I looked kind of silly. The pencil she used was too dark for me.
After the class I drove over to the American Cancer Society main building. I was told they would give me a free wig. My hair is slowly starting to come out. I’m not yet getting clumps, but I do get quite a few strands when I run my fingers though. The people there were very nice. This one woman spent a lot of time with me trying on different wigs. She said I was allowed to pick 2 wigs and 2 hats. I got a blond wig and a red wig. When she first pulled out the red wig, I wasn’t so sure I wanted red, but it actually looked decent on me. She also went over a lot of the different services they have available. Anyway, I was very impressed with the ACS.
I’m trying to enjoy the next few days. Thursday, I have another round of chemo. Since my white blood cells were so low this cycle (they did finally go up, by the way) the doctor is going to give me a Neulasta shot the day after chemo to help with my white blood cell count. have heard it can cause some bone pain, so I’m not looking forward to that. If it helps me stay healthier I’m willing to do though.
I showed Evan the wigs and hats I got. He was very excited and wanted to try them on.