Hair is gone
Well a full week of work was achieved and another birthday came and went :-). As I was going to lose it my hair anyway I thought I would have a charity drive for the Cancer Council and let my staff have some fun shaving my hair off and give me a Mohawk. Last night I was thinking OMG what have I done agreeing to this I might be that small percentage that get to keep their hair. Well fast forward to this morning and on day 10 the hair was coming out in droves this morning.
My awesome organisation in 3.5 days raised over $600. I feel very blessed where I work as I am well supported and cared about. Mind you I think some of my staff had just a tad bit to much fun in this process - the clippers over the ear was not a highlight for me lol. Statements such as "you look so much younger" and my response "yeah that's cause old people do not have purple mohawks".
Rather endure my hair falling out by myslef I was surrounded by supportive, caring people who through their efforts made the process almost enjoyable.
I thought this is ok and then I went to go home. Well.......let me tell you a Mohawk this height does not fit into a car very well so I had to drive with my head on the side. The amount of people in their cars who pointed at me and laughed was much more than I thought. My particular favourite is a car with a group of young men in it that yelled out "hey granny your to old to have a Mohawk". Ahh the charming youth of today.
So I come home and ask the partner where are the clippers so I can shave the Mohawk off. Response "what clippers" pfft so I had to cut most of it off with scissors until I track down some clippers. With no hair I can now try on the wig to see what its like. Still needs to go to hairdresser for personalisation but I may be ok with it but it will be hard to choose between the wig and the cool hats and scarves I have. Too many choices lol.
So other than some exhaustion, couple of ulcers in the mouth and sore bones I'm feeling pretty good. The weekend has been booked for sleep so I can get through another full work week. 9 days till next chemo treatment - am not looking forward to it but fingers crossed if I only get 4 days per 3 week cycle then I can survive this horrible treatment.
Hello weekend goodbye working week :-)