Since I’ve started Cisplatin my hair has been growing in a little! Most of my hair loss was from the other chemo drugs I took. It’s growing in kind of spotty still…..but I asked Lisa to take some photos today to mark the progress since I had some energy back.
Boo asked to be included in the photo…..that’s a first. Be still my heart.
Yep….still pretty bald though:
After Lisa took some photos the next thing I knew…..my arm was swelling up. There were little menacing fang marks. My arm didn’t hurt at all but it looked crooked due to all the swelling. No biggie. Lisa called my primary doctor…..who just happened to be out of town for spring break. She told me to go to Urgent Care. Ugh. I had to cancel my first colonic appointment. I was looking so forward to that today. I thought I was done with doctors for at least a week! Guess not. I got a nice little nap in at least as I waited for the doctor. Look at that nice spider bite on my arm:
I love filling out the forms:
The doctor gave me some antibiotics to take to keep the venom from spreading up my arm. I still have to get a tetanus shot. What are the odds that I get bitten by a poisonous spider? High I guess. I’m glad I went…..I don’t want to wake up with gangrene in a week. I got in and out of the Urgent Care in about 45 minutes…..that’s enough to make me shout for joy. The only thing I worried about the whole time was catching some disease there….so I slathered my hands, arms, iPhone and handbag constantly hand sanitizer…..and I opened the door handle with my butt cheek (a perk of being 5’11”).
As I was picking up my prescription I picked up some of these:
Love these popsicles. They remind me of the pool snack bar when I was a kid. I think I’ll have another.