I found a very humorous t-shirt online that says.. "does this shirt make my head look bald?" and that is just a little preview of my blog entry today.
Yesterday, Morgan and I went to Phoenix to do one of our marathon trips. We had three doctors appointments and it was a very long day. The first appointment was with my Oncologist, who will be in charge of my chemotherapy treatments. We will be starting my chemo treatments next Monday and I guess I am a bit nervous for this new experience in my life. Because I am young, they are going to give me a very powerful dose of chemo because my body can take it---so they say. Also, one of the perscriptions the nurse gave me had be baffled for a minute, let's see if you can figure it out. It is a prescription for a "cranial prosthesis"... any ideas as to what it is??? Just think for a minute!!!!
o.k.......... enough time..... It is a prescription for a wig!!! he!he!!! Funny huh? I guess that is how it has to be billed to the insurance company. Silly! I guess one of my three chemo meds is pretty much a guarantee that I will lose my hair within the first week or so after my 1st chemo. Enough about the bald thing... I am over that now, I think I will let each of my kids have a pair of scissors and each have a chance to cut moms hair!!! Well, maybe not Will, I need my ears!!!
Then we went on to meet the Radiologist, but radiation won't start until after chemo... so I am not really concentrating on that right now. I have enough on my almost bald head to worry about!
Then came the painful appointment... the plastic surgeon. he ripped off my steri-strips that were holding my incisions together... argg! And then for the good stuff--- he stabbed a needle into a speical valve in my chest and filled my spacers with 180cc each. Let me just tell you that this was the most painful thing that has ever happened to me while sitting in a chair calmly at a doctors office. Now I have two rocks on my chest and I feel like my skin is ripping apart and my ribs are going to crack. Good news though-- this is normal! And guess what, some people go through all of this ON PURPOSE! I am thinking right now that large chests are definitley overrated!! Well, enough complaining... life is beautiful and I am so glad that we have medical miracles like chemotherapy, radiation, and yes, even reconstruction!