JUNE - where has it gone? National Caribbean American Heritage Month. LGBT Pride Month. PTSD Awareness Month? African-American Music Appreciation Month.
Perhaps I haven't written all this month - despite the many issues and causes -- because I've had my mind on my cancers. I admit I am somewhat absorbed by the process, as well as the side effects. The way I look has also been somewhat absorbing - although I find selfies aren't the best way to capture the process. I havetwo cancers - - ovarian and endometrial. Most of it was removed by way of an operation ( non-invasive luckily ) but they feel they have to try to kill anything that might remain.
Here is one photo I took to show my red face and wounded chest sores, as well as using a wonderful cap I bought through the Internet and a beautiful turtle scarf given to me by my friend Jim. The redness is from Dexamethasone a steroid. I am not sure why the sores form on my skin. A type of burning perhaps. Why I take a steroid isn't totally clear to me. I do remember my mother's Bell's Palsy -- the first time around the time of the Rosenberg's execution when there were no steroids and she had to sit in a dark room for days and months I think to heal. The second time was much later but unfortunately my father was dying of horrendously painful bone cancer. My mother was his caretaker - impossible for an 83 year-old woman to care for an 83 year-old man who couldn't move. But this second time she was cured rather quickly with steroids.
This one I took at my first chemo. I had three chemo treatments with 3 weeks in between, starting in March.
That took me up to May when I had 3 radiation treatments -- one each week for 3 weeks. Radiation seems less intrusive in my case. Don't think it's true for others. One finds out that no one else is going to be able to tell you what you will experience.CANCER IS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE!
My hair started to fall out after the second treatment I think. Or maybe the third. This shows areas of thinning.
So I decided to get a professional hair cut from Don Morand who has been Turtle Learning: JUNE - where has it gone? National Caribbean American Heritage Month. LGBT Pride Month. PTSD Awareness Month? African-American Music Appreciation Month.: