Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wig shopping day

Today I'll be getting my wig. I have mixed feelings about this, as you can imagine. I know it's just hair, and it will grow back, but it's official now. After my second chemo treatment this past Friday, my hair is slowly but surely falling out. Just as they told me it would. Couple that with the fact that the last two days I've felt extremely tired, and my taste buds have gone hay-wire, I haven't been a very happy camper. There is a constant and unusual taste in my mouth that is hard to describe, and even though I know how something should taste, it tastes nothing like that when I put it into my mouth. Even water tastes strange. I've tried some of the suggestions I've read about as well as some that the nurses have told me about to try and negate this weird taste in my mouth, but nothing really works that great. I just have to hope that it will come and go, and hopefully go soon.
I'll check back in later with news from the wig trip today, I'm sure there will be a good story to tell.


A.M. update before I leave to get my wig. It seems that "everything does happen for a reason."
This morning my head must have just known where it was going. After my shower, my hair decided that it was time to depart, in a BIG way. I was left with huge handfuls of hair everywhere, and yes, I did shed the proverbial tears. I knew this day was coming, but I can honestly say that I don't think anyone is really prepared for it, including me. After all, I've had good hair days and bad hair days for many years now, but at least I've had hair. So, before I get fitted for my wig, there will just one more small detail to take care of...the rest of my hair will get shaved off. It will surely beat watching it slowly shed day after day. I'll be ok, after all, the hair I'll be leaving the shop with is going to be a drastic improvement on what I've got left now.


  1. The cookies are amazing! Makes me want to get married again...for the cookies of course. :)
    I love boston cream pie, er, cake!
    What's up with to fruit or nuts Steve?! Did you have to eat bunches as a child - that's why I don't like cottage cheese or drumstick ice cream treats...yuck!

    I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Lane yesterday. Lovely woman. She says Emma is her helper...this doesn't surprise me. (grin) Seems she is settling in well, still getting acclimated, I imagine this will take some time. She called yesterday to have a Valentine's party for Thursday - do you know that in a matter of 1 hour I had all of the supplies being donated?! You have a great group of parents!! So, it's nachos, hot cheese, salsa, carrots, ranch and grapes....yes - some salt to go with ALL of the sugar the kids are sure to get. It was her idea, and we think it's just great!

    Cannot wait to see the wild wigs! We're checking your posts often...You have a wonderful way of making us feel like we're right there with you. Thank you. :)

  2. Wow...the Valentine Day Party sounds SUPER! I know the students will have a great time. :-)
    I'm always thinking of all of you, and can't wait until I can see you again!


  3. I am sorry to hear about the rough start to the day :0( and to top it off, your taste buds are not being very kind. Awww... hugs from VA!

    I will be thinking of you today when you go get your wig and will check and see how the rest of your day progressed. Again, big hugs!

  4. Hang in there!!
    We are thinking of you in Dallas.

  5. I will love you on your good hair days, your bad hair days, and even your no hair days! Your still the same amazing mother to me.. no matter what you look like! As a very WISE woman once told me... "It's what's on the inside that counts!"

  6. I agree with Carly's closing quote!!! I wasn't drawn to you as a friend because of your hair...it was your warm, crazy personality!! That is something no one can take away from your...in fact, cancer can't take that away from you!

  7. I know we are all supposed to be prepared for you losing your hair, but it seems like it happened so soon! That's gotta be weird and a little unsettling I can imagine. But the timing for your wig shopping trip couldn't be better. I hope it went well, and you found something that suits you perfectly. An extra big hug to you today Joanne.