Monday, August 13, 2012

D-O-N-E....whoop, whoop!

So folks, I'm officially D-O-N-E with my cleanse...whoop, whoop.  There are so many things that came along with this process that I will not miss...anxiety, nausea, fatigue and medicines to counteract the side effects to name a few.  Oh, and who can forget about the hair loss too.  

Actually, what initially was one of the most anxiety provoking side effects turned out to be one of the easiest things to deal with.  A hairless body turns out to be pretty low maintenance....I will miss that part of it.  I'm predicting our water usage will probably increase with the growth of my hair though; right now I can pretty much take a shower in 2 minutes.   As I said, low maintenance.   The weather really has not been all that conducive for wearing hats or kerchiefs, especially when you sweat like a pig (as I have been lately-one more wacky side effect), so I will be pleased to have the hair back on my head.  This week, though, it's still falling out; it's hard to believe there is anything left to fall out, but there is.

So, onto the next phase...7 weeks of 5 days/week radiation.   That would be 35 days folks...yes, 35 days....piece of cake. ;p  I also meet with Dr. S, my oncologist in 4 weeks (well, 3 weeks now) to discuss my further treatment which includes taking an oral medication for the next 5 years; this will further reduce my odds of re-occurrence..AMEN to that!  

Dr. S said it could be several months before I feel completely "normal"...what the heck does that mean anyway?  For now, I'm enjoying the fact that I am on my way to a full recovery from this lovely phase I liked to refer to as my cleanse.  

Thank you all for celebrating this moment along with me.

"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments."Rose Kennedy

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