Because we’re nearing the end of chemo, I’ve let my mind turn to all the things I am looking forward to once it’s done. (I have a feeling this will be a recurring theme in future posts.) Here are a few:
1) The little things:
There are so many little things that I’m looking forward to doing once chemo is done. Because my immune system has been compromised, my doctors have cautioned against a whole slew of things that I usually do. For example, I was warned against taking public transit (germs), going anywhere too crowded (germs), having mani/pedis (germs and chemicals), and drinking alcohol or caffeine (for reasons I forget). So, the month between chemo and surgery is going to be a month of taking transit, mingling in crowds, mani/pedis, and drinking.
2) Having hair again:
So, the hair thing has actually not been that big of a deal. Yes, it sucks to not have hair, and as the most visible marker of cancer, it is a tough one psychologically. But there have been much worse things to focus on: chemo is truly the hardest, most horrible thing I have ever had to endure, and surgery I’m sure will be a close second. At home, I mostly wear a hat (because my head gets really cold without hair), but when I go out I often wear my wig. Unfortunately, it is sometimes itchy and often hot. I’m excited for when I have enough hair to stop with the wig.
Okay, so I know that this is really far away, and pretty random, but I’ve realized recently how much I love Halloween. And, I’ve decided that I am totally not going to leave Halloween costumes till the last minute this year. Last year, Nate got two costumes: a pumpkin and a unicorn. (See adorable photos below.) And guess how many I got. None! I just didn’t get my act together to make it happen. This year, I vow to shop early and get myself at least one awesome, happy-making costume. (Mitchell, I will get you one too.) I think my wig would work well with Snow White. And I kind of can’t believe I haven’t been Snow White ever in my life.