Monday, May 30, 2011

I'm hairy again

Dear friends,

I hope everyone is enjoying the last of the holiday weekend.  Today's topic of choice is H A I R.  As most of you know, I was able to skip a chemo treatment back in April which was fabulous but one of the side effects was the regrowth of hair.  Many of you had mentioned this odd fact early on in the game.

At the point of this first skipped treatment, I had finally lost all of my eyebrows and eyelashes.  These were the two things that I was most disappointed about, although it did take nearly 6 months for it to happen.  And then... after this one skipped treatment, things started to grow right back.  I feel like a pin cushion with everything sprouting again.  It is really a crazy thing... my eyebrows and eyelashes immediately started to grow back and of course I have a  lovely new mustache (giggle - NOT).

I couldn't believe the growth on my head too... crazy amount of fuzz.  Now unfortunately, everything is again falling out with the continued chemo *sad*.  On the one hand it truly is fascinating, on the other hand, I wish none of it had started growing back.

It looks like I will get to skip the entire month of July so that makes me wonder what will happen with all the growth then.


Here is my card for today.  I purchased a set from Joann's, lots of new stuff at Joann's and Michaels.  It looks like a lot of the manufacturers are creating sets in clear and cling styles these days.

This card is being sent to a dear friend of mine who of course loves to knit, but no she isn't really a knit wit :)

Until next time.



Joan B said...

that is odd about the hair. who knew it would grow back so quickly. taking off the whole month of July? sweet. glad to hear it. I hope it is a terrific break. you all deserve it. Love your card. very cute

susanc said...

As a knitter, I especially love this card! I'm glad that you'll get a whole month off chemo in July - that's wonderful! The moustache - not so much! ;)

IamDerby said...

Katie I think you are so brave. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Thinking of you! Oh and I love the card

Candy F. said...

Just think of how great you are going to feel in July since you will be able to take a break. Love the card!

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Wow. Fascinating (really!) about the hair. And of course, the card is BEAUTIFUL!
Hugs to you!

Whimcees said...


Beautiful card - I love the colors! Wonderful news that you many skip the month of July for your chemo! You look lovely with or without hair! :<)

Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Lorraine said...

Wow, I didn't know hair grew that fast! Thank you for being so brave and sharing your experiences with us. And I love your card - the colors & papers are just gorgeous!

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