Friday, October 25, 2013

Nose Hair

Fun fact... when you lose your hair as a result of chemotherapy, you also lose your nose hair.

Fun fact... you have no idea how much your nose hair does until you don't have any.

Word of caution... do not Google "nose hair" to try to find a funny picture to add to your blog.  It's disturbing.

My nose is like a leaky faucet lately.  And I sneeze a lot more than usual.  Unfortunately I've caught a little bit of a cold, which only makes the problem worse.  I carry kleenex with me everywhere.

Speaking of catching a cold, the doc says I need to watch out.  Bleomycin (the B in the ABVD chemo regimen I received) is very hard on your lungs.  Having a cold could cause inflammation of the lungs or even an infection in the lungs.  It's not likely, but I need to let the doctor know if I have a cough that lasts more than two weeks.  If you recall, I had a pulmonary function test (lung test) before I started treatment and my lungs measured at 107% strength.  Considering I only had 4 chemo treatments, I'm pretty sure I won't have any issues with my lungs, but the doctors are being cautious.

My mother- and father-in-law are coming in to visit this weekend!  Should be a fun weekend of catching up and celebrating Wednesday's good news!

With Josh's parents on our wedding day - May 21, 2011

I'll meet with my Radiation Oncologist on Monday morning, so I'll give you all an update after I meet with him!


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