In preparation for today’s chemo treatment, I had to take a steroid last night with dinner. Whether it was the drug or my anxiety over the next ‘unknown’ I had a hard time falling asleep. As I lay awake, I began to draft this post in my head … I was going back to my creative writing assignment from Freshman Comp at UMSL. I was ready to describe my favorite season in sensory fashion from the warmth of the sun to the chill of the breeze and the crunch of the leaves colored like the embers of a dying fire under my feet … it was going to be beautiful. But as the picture above demonstrates, it is currently less than beautiful. The leaves are gone, and the only consolation is the beautiful clear blue sky contrasted by the tops of the deep evergreens in the distance.
That was a bit depressing, wasn’t it? NOW for the good news! This appointment began with David and me talking to Dr. Midathada. She reported that my EKG was great, and that my PET scan was ALL CLEAR! There is no longer concern that the cancer has moved or spread. Praise God!!!
And NOW for the fun … in preparation for the inevitable, losing my hair, David and I went to the American Cancer Society here in Lincoln and had some fun in their wig bank. We brought a couple home, but we also have an appointment with a professional fitter later this week to order a custom piece. So, without further ado, below are photos of those we tried on – some in seriousness, and some purely for fun. Let me know what you think!