Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 5, 2010

Today is day 2 of my second round of chemo, so I'm back to the barfy stage. Blah. The doctor's are experimenting with different anti-nausea drugs to try and find something, or a combination of somethings, that will hopefully work a little better. That being said, it's really not too terrible though; as long as I lay down and don't move or look at anything it's manageable. ;o)  The medicine gives me "crazy eyes"...which is really kinda freaky! I can't focus on anything and when I look at something its really bright and shiny; I'm sure the hippies would have loved to get their hands on this stuff, lol! So, I'm typing with my eyes shut...meaning two things. One, you all have to forgive me if there's a typo or twelve in here and two, my high school typing teacher, Mrs. Dudley, should be SUPER proud of me!

I went and picked up my wigs on Friday, and they are super cute! They both match the color of my hair, and one is longer (just past my shoulders) and the other is short in the back and kinda angles down. I've attached a picture of my super-goof husband wearing the short one...he seems to think he looks like a surfer-stud in it! I think I will
just stick with 'no comment'! :o)

So speaking of hair, mine is still intact, but the last few nights when I wash it I see a few more strands starting to come out. Ugh. I know its going to happen, and I'm not going to pout like a baby, but that doesn't mean that I have to like it! I'm guessing I've got 3 to 4 more weeks before it gets bad, but that's just a total guess based on what others have told me.

My numbers are still doing OK, but my platelet count is continuing to go down. The range is 10,000 to 5,000 and mine started at 4,500 then went to 3,500 and are now at 2,100. Mom and I kinda freaked out a little, but the nurse said that's to be expected and I just have to be extra careful (platelets are what make your blood clot, so I have to be careful not to cut myself, and I will bruise really easy and get tired easier).

I think that's about it for now...my schedule last round was a week at home getting over the barfies and then a week of "normal" where I was able to go back to work, etc. I'm hoping and praying that I will be able to continue with that same schedule this round too! We really want to take Alex to Johnson's farm next weekend (they have a petting zoo, scarecrows, cider and doughnuts, etc.) so hopefully I'll be feeling OK and the weather will cooperate!


  1. Nice hair, Jeremy! What a hoot. :-)

    So glad to see you up and about on Tuesday, Tash, and I hope you're still feeling well. See you again soon!

  2. Seriously, Jeremy - - you look way too comfortable with that wig! LOL Love it - you guys are the best!