Adriamycin, appetite loss, Bald, Cancer Kitten, Cathy Kenney, chemotherapy, cytoxan, DCIS, hair loss, headache, mouth sores, sore veins, Stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma, tired, young woman with breast cancer
I am halfway through chemo, something to celebrate. I am actually looking forward to next Tuesday and my third administration of my Adriamycin and Cytoxan cancer-killing combo, because that will mean I only have ONE MORE to go! I can deal with sore veins, headaches, loss of appetite, mouth sores, head colds, weakness and tiredness for a few more weeks. Oh, and baldness. Which, by the way, really pisses me off. I lost my head hair and my armpit hair, but NOTHING ELSE. I even still have a few big toe hairs. Total B.S. if you ask me.
I finally slept without some sort of hat on last night. My head stubble made it a bit uncomfortable to change position on my pillow, but otherwise I felt a little more liberated from my disease. I just couldn’t deal with the pressure on my head from a hat or scarf, and realized there was little point in trying to look sexy for Bing. Bald and missing half a boob…it’s not going to be my current looks that turn him on. Bing praised me for the decision, as he likes it when I just accept my shiny melon for what it is. His acceptance of my hairless condition is reflected by his newest and proudest nickname for me: Cannonball Kitten.