Hair today gone tomorrow

Bailey at Jenny’s mom’s houseWell my hair is coming out in large clumps and it tingles and feels sore. Something like if you had pins and needles in your head or when you have the flu and you feel all your hair and it aches. I have decided to buzz it down to stubble so to end the trauma of loss and the discomfort as well. That’s tomorrow.

Today I had my chemo. I went with good friends Don and Sheena. We got the earliest appointment and as a result I got the most lovely private widow seat with a view of the park. I got a very nice shiatsu massage.We all laughed all day and enjoyed the time. As the day worn on however the spacey high feeling set in and I became less and less coherent. I also became agitated. I felt stressed by the things to do. They were insignificant at best yet totally overwhelming. My doctor, the ever lovely Ingrid, changed some of my meds. The pharmacy said the insurance company would not pay for them. The ins. co.said she had not pre- authorized them. The authorization lady was mean to me and I was really upset by this. Then the doctor called and said it was taken care of..but it wasn’t. Kelly went all the way back to the pharmacy for a script that can’t be filled until the 23rd. A day that I plan to do nothing but be in bed and feel yucky. Bureaucracy gives me a bad one!

But on the good side Ingrid did an exam and found that my breast was much much softer and that there was a significant change in my swelling under my arm as well as the swelling in my neck. She seemed pleased with my body’s response to the chemo. So all your prayers. prayer circles, nuns from Peru, and bulletins are doing a the job. Now I am going to post this too. My blood count is very very good. My body and immune system are responding very well. I got her permission to get tattooed on the third week after chemo and I am thinking about getting my head tattooed with something pretty maybe flowers. Please feel free to send photos or thoughts.Please keep negative comments to yourself. I trust my doctor.

Bailey and Jesse have landed safe and sound. Jesse flew first to England had a 5 hour layover, then flew to Spain and had to get a train from there. All in all it took 20+ hours. Bailey’s flight went better. Linda said they were put a non stop flight because there original flight was overbooked. Bailey reported that even though she was yawning and chewing gum her ears still hurt when she landed. She also said that she noticed A LOT of pools in Florida as they landed.

When I got home I really felt to out of it to hold Clay. And I am typing this but thank goodness for spell check cause I am a mess! I hope to write in something whenever up to it. Please feel free to comment and say hi. I accidentally hit spam for a comment that I was trying to read. Please make sure yours got posted. I will see if Jon can undo that.

I love you all. Thanks for all your support. Andrea

5 Responses to “Hair today gone tomorrow”

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    Giiiiiiiina says:

    I think you should get your signature star tattooed on your head!! Im so happy to hear the good news from the doctor!!! I will stop over thurs or Friday (your choice) with some “feel better food” aka sesame bagels, and maybe some cleaning supplies since I apparantly missed my calling ha ha. Good to read today went relatively well! STAY STRONG. LIVE WRONG! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Andrea says:

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    Gina, I think Friday noonish or later if that works for you. But be prepared it may not be pretty. Thanks again the twins room never looked so good.Alec will be busy all weekend. And Kelly is working Friday and Saturday. I have “mommy sitters” (Bailey’s term) coming on Friday nite and Saturday nite to take care of me just in case. Thank you Heidi and Kristen. I will see you Friday Gina.

  3. jenna says:

    Hey Lady, let me know if I can be of any help this weekend. I could come by on Saturday afternoon if you need me, or maybe some night next week.

    Head tatoos are a GREAT idea! And if you’re still in the market for some turbans, I will figure out how to make some.


  4. Wendy says:

    So glad to hear things went well (minus the insurance nonsense). You are amazing and beautiful. Just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you. (I agree to the TG for spell check – I’m not being filled with poisin and I still can’t type straight!) Love ya, Wendy

  5. Tricia says:

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    Hi Andrea, I just stumbled upon your blog and I am going back to the beginning to read. I am intrigued with your life and your candid wit and humor. Thank you for documenting your experience. My prayers are with you.