Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Chemo in hair out....

Diary 6th July 2010

Well this time last year I was preparing for the start of my ECX Chemotherapy, one year ago tomorrow in fact.  I was told that my hair would fall out, fact, so...... I visited my friendly barber Keith and asked him to cut it all off. "What" he said, "all of it". Yes I said and explained I had cancer and was about to lose it anyway.  He was really nice and took a small patch off and said, "are you sure" looking in the mirror I could see what it would look like, "yes go ahead, all off, but save a bit for my wife. He smiled produced a small plastic bag and discreetly put some in and handed it to me , then it was cut cut cut, and soon all gone.  Who was this bald man I saw before me, and what would the family reaction be.  Oh well, only one way to find out.  Home again and I walked right in and watched my wife's face, she smiled and said, "It suits you", running her hand over my head.  The children were ok and they said it suited me too.  I don't know why I didn't do it sooner (smile).
So to bed that night and lying awake wondering what tomorrow would bring. I was being picked up between 7:30 and 8:00 by the wondeful volunteer drivers and due to be in the Ingham ward for 9am.  I was to be on a drip all day feeding the stuff in and finishing about 5:00, so it was going to be a long tiring day..... time to sleep.


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  2. Don't know what happened then but I said:

    Best hair-related decision ever! ;)