This past weekend I was completely lazy and it felt good! I don't workout on the weekends. I try to rest since I hit the gym Monday through Friday. I can tell you that not working out does make me more tired and way more lazy. I really did nothing to speak of this weekend.
The most activity I got this weekend was washing my hair...yes, washing my hair. You know if you have been reading my blog that washing the hair is a very big deal for me since I am fighting hard to keep my hair every day while going through chemo using the Penguin Cold Caps. So the update is it is now 47 days since I started chemo and I still have a full head of hair. It is not particularly pretty looking since I can't style it like I normally would, but it is hair and I will take that! Most people on my chemo lose all hair by day 18 after starting chemo so I know I am very lucky that I read about Penguin Cold Caps!
On Saturday morning I did wash my hair and of course I freak out every time thinking it is all going to fall out. I did lose some hair, but it was less than I have in the past few washes. It seems like the shedding has still diminished a little which is nice. It's funny because I was so worried about losing hair during chemo I did not think about my hair growing during chemo. I need to "get in touch with my roots" as my darker hair color and gray is coming in! Yikes! I am shocked to see that I have about 3/4" of NEW growth since I last dyed my hair (which was in February!). I am so excited that I not only have my hair, but it continues to grow during chemo! That's a good feeling given the alternative of being bald.
I am a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a neice, an aunt and a friend. I never thought I would hear the words "It's not good. There are cancer cells". December 8, 2010 changed my life forever. This is my scary, long, enlightening journey through breast cancer. I hope that my words help others facing a similar situation or those that love someone going through breast cancer. I don't know where the road in front of me leads, but I know that Breast Cancer won't define me.
"Don't spend time worrying about how you are going to die. Worry about how you are going to live today"
Monday, April 18, 2011
Chillin' with my hair
Labels: Breast Cancer, Hair
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Thank you for sharing your experiences. I have just recently "found" you. Your experiences are helping me work through my breast cancer and treatments. So many similar thoughts-including our blog backgrounds! Soon enough we both will be able to say, "we are cancer free!" Yea!ReplyDelete