Day three and the horrible terribleness remains at bay

So far so good as far as side effects. I took the anti-emetics religiously the day of chemo and all of day 2. This morning I woke up feeling pretty good and decided to only take as needed and so far one slight feeling of nausea was quelled with a hard peppermint candy. The steroid is making me a little hyper so I did a bit of housework. Enough to feel useful and to use later as a “poor me” if I need to pull one out.. win/win.  I am so hungry on the steroid and trying not to give in to that. If I have to have cancer I should at least get the benefit of weight loss. Dammit. Tomorrow is my last day for the steroid until next round so I think I can maintain some control. We shall see.   My biggest fret is my hair today.  I feel it tingling and itching and I know it will be jumping ship soon. I have wigs and hats, scarves, turbans, so I’m ready.  I’m debating helping it along to be done with it. Then I get thinking maybe it will just thin for a while and if I shave I will have horrible itchy stubble.  My family is no help with this decision.  I guess when the mister is busy snaking out the drain he may wish he had been willing to yield the razor!



  1. Susan · December 29, 2011

    Just hopefully to be helpful I waited the two weeks till it started falling out in heaps then my daughter shaved it the next day. The stubble remained but was not bothersome and now after two chemo helpings it is mostly gone.


  2. lightscanceraction · September 22, 2012

    What kind of wigs / hats / scarves did you find that you wore the most or were the easiest to deal with? Which made you feel less self-conscious? Thanks!


    • mainelyhopeful · September 22, 2012

      I always wore scarves to my treatments and always felt really comfortable in them. Going out otherwise I wore wigs and I hated them. I’m not sure why I didn’t just wear my scarves, but aside from the loss of hair I never looked sick and I guess that’s part of it. I didn’t want to brand myself as a cancer patient. If I had to do it again (God forbid) I would did what felt comfortable to me and not worry what other’s thought. When I ditched the wigs for good it was pretty obvious I was just getting my hair back (and it was white!) and I didn’t care. Go figure 😉


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