Exactly two weeks after the first chemo treatment, I put on a ball cap to go out and take a walk (in the sunshine!) and noticed that my head felt a little weird. As I was getting ready to shower, I ran my hands through my hair and sure enough, both hands had clumps of hair in them. I pulled a little from the back just to be sure. I cried. Keagan was home with me, so I went downstairs to tell her. She gives amazing hugs. She went with me to the hospital for my belly shot and then to the cancer center for a blood draw. After those appointments, we went to my hairdresser's house. She started shaving my head and then gave the razor to Keagan who finished the job. So, I am bald and will be putting all of the headcovers to good use! My wigs came in yesterday too, so I will go pick them up sometime today.
And then there is the blood clot issue. In my opinion, my hand and arm look and feel better, but clearly there is still a problem. When they drew blood yesterday, I wasn't even close to "therapeutic" from the coumadin. So, they upped the dosage and I have to have another draw today. I am getting a little concerned about whether or not they will be able to use the port next week for my second treatment.
Enjoy the sunshine while we have it!