Thursday, August 19, 2010

My hair hurts!

You know that feeling right?  Like there's an invisible force field pulling all the hairs on your head so that your scalp hurts.  I read that when your hair starts to fall out the scalp feels very tender.    (Yes, indeedy, but why does my head hurt and why do I feel nauseous?)  Tomorrow the head will be shaved!  

Last Friday I had a wreck and the car was totaled.  I'm ok, but my sternum still hurts like crazy.  (I took some Hydrocodone last night, which is probably why I woke up nauseated.)  Morgan has wanted a Prius for years, so we found one on Craig's list and bought it on Saturday.  It's a 2009 and pretty fabulous--super quiet, rides like a dream, and handles beautifully.  It might as well be a Mercedes in my book.  It's 85% recyclable!  The parts that are usually plastic in cars are made from plant-derived ecological bioplastics made from the cellulose in wood or grass instead of petroleum.  

On Monday, I went for a checkup with the breast surgeon.  She aspirated my breast and drained 80cc of blood.  Needless to say, it feels better and is less swollen.  

Tuesday I'll have my second round of chemo and Morgan's mother arrives to take care of us for a week.  It will be nice to have some mom tlc for awhile.  They just know what to do, those mothers.  


  1. I know you love your mom-in-law, that's great she can come. Is she going to help us paint your head?

  2. You have such funny friends. Ellen's comment made me laugh. So very sorry about the crash and the pain, but congrats on the cool new car.
    Lynell, so glad you're getting some Mom type tlc this coming week... Sending great heaping gobs of love, Liz B.

  3. Damn! I'm glad you like your new car, but shouldn't you be exempt from car wrecks when you're dealing with cancer? No fair at all. You're due for a good karma overload. And I mean that in a non-hippie way. Let us know if you need anything.

  4. Dr. Mystery, I'm just getting all the bad stuff out of the way so that my retirement years are filled with kittens and roses. Maybe I should start playing the lottery?
    Morgan set up a website through "Lotsa Helping Hands" where we post things we need help with. Here's the url: