Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Is My Hair Thinning??

Every day when I comb out my wet hair, I swear there is more and more hair on the comb. I don't know if I'm just being paranoid or not. Is this how hair thinning starts? Or is it more noticeable?

I'm determined to make it to work today. I think I'll be fine once I get there (esp. after I'm done reading with that first group of boys!). I bet it will feel good to be out of the house. I've hardly been out since Thursday. I'm tired tho, and I've already taken 3 different anti-nausea pills. I'm saving the Ativan for later--it makes me too tired to work.

I also hope to make it to Rachel's to help set up her garage sale. Alyssa and grandma will be helping her too, I think. Rachel's been having some cramping, which we think is normal, but we want her to rest alot and take it easy. Her doc told her to drink lots of water too. Continue to pray for her and the baby.

My face and hands are getting dark again--something about pigmentation. My hands looks old, freckled and puffy, and all my freckles/age spots on my face are looking darker too. My eyes are getting puffy also. I'm wearing more sunscreen, cuz I know the sun will only make it worse. Besides, one of my chemo drugs is supposed to make me extra sensitive to the sun. I, along with many 40-something women, wish I had been wearing sunscreen for years. I'm so white that I like to try to get a little color, but I should really have been getting that color from a bottle (if at all!). I keep telling my lily-white girls that they should be proud of their Scandinavian heritage and embrace their whiteness!! But somehow they aren't buying that! Alyssa was happy the other day when she got a little pink--sigh, what's a mom to do? I'll have to buy some good quality spray on tan! Another reason not to be in the sun? Skin cancer! My mom has had several spots removed...pay attention girls!

Ok, I've been rambling...probably cuz I'm tired! I would do just about anything for a ice cold glass of water right now! I am at that stage where I can have cool drinks, but not too cold yet.

Good news! Shonna got accepted to Bethel University next year as a PSEO student! Means she'll be a college freshman for her senior year of high school--yay! Its tough to get in--way to go Shonna!

I'm gonna go read a Psalm or 2 (always helps me feel stronger!), then get to work!!

Love to all!


  1. HEY! I have no problem with my glow-in-the-dark white skin!!

    Also, are you sure you're not paying more attention to your hair because of what that nurse said?

  2. You are one tough cookie!

  3. Yes, this is the start of your hair thinning. I noticed mine falling out when I washed my hair - it would coat my hands in the shower. That's why I cut mine so short - I didn't want to deal with the long hairs in the drain, etc. And, emotionally, I had to have SOME control over what was happening. You may or may not lose your hair - no one can tell you. I lost about half of mine. My mom mentioned to me the other day that, looking back at pictures, it's so obvious how much I lost, but since it was so gradual, we didn't really SEE it during the chemo.
    Sigh - just another fun side effect. Sorry, honey. Do you need a knit hat? I have several - if you do, email me and I'll send them to you.

  4. P.S. We should go wig shopping!! I want one too!

  5. I was looking forward to having it fall out so I could buy those really sexy wigs and give Phil a new woman every night! HA! Mine thinned out but I didn't lose it all. I did lose all the eyelashes which was a real bummer because I couldn't wear mascara and what's the point of putting on makeup if no mascara? I have blonde eyelashes so I need mascara. Anyway, my hair has come back real nice and it's getting thick and I'm letting it grow out. This will be you next year at this time. Remember? I'm one year past where you are now.