|Posted by Mark Liederbach on February 3, 2011 at 7:04 PM|
The past few days have been very interesting. My blood cell count was lower than normal on Monday, so my week has been a bit on the safe side (staying inside more, spraying everything with Lysol, etc.). It was nice to have another week of classes to attend – the snow day happened to have fallen on the day between my two classes.
Monday was a very quick trip with my dad to chemotherapy. Once again, it was just the Bleomycin again. It also signals my official end to the first cycle! There are only two more rounds left. Next week, I start this process all over again. I’m not looking forward to it very much. Also, in case you were wondering how my prediction of how I would feel this week would turn out, it’s been simply okay. I would say it was as good as last week, but hey, the week isn’t over yet, right?
Another update: This is a rather funny story. On Monday, Jason (remember Jason? First day of Chemo) asked how my hair was going. I told him it was hanging in there. He then said that his went on one day – day 16. We had this conversation on day 15. Tuesday was full of anticipation. I was just waiting for my hair to come falling out. And finally, it started happening. I was able to gently rub my hand through my hair and come out with a clump in my fingers. It was a scramble to figure out what to do. Finally, I asked Nicole, Jordan (my roommate), and Anton (my RA) to help buzz it off. I’m not necessarily bald, but my hair is very short, and still comes out when I touch it. Being short helps it be less noticeable, and it really gives me time to say goodbye to it. I will post a picture of what it looks like soon.
Until next time,