I am definitely noticing chemo’s effect on other parts of me other than the hair on my head. I am losing the hair under my arms and on my legs – thats a good thing!! Not so good – my eyebrows and eyelashes are starting to depart – still have them but sparser than they were. I havent lost much more hair on my head but are waiting to see what this week brings as it seems to be the third week after chemo that has the biggest hair loss.
My eyesight is playing up and I’m not sure whether it is just to do with the tiredness or whether its a side effect all of its own. I got very frustrated when I couldn’t thread a needle this morning. and I have had trouble reading at different times although sometimes I seem to be able to read fine although I find I cant read for as long as I used too. They also warn you about “chemo brain” My brain definitely isn’t as quick as it usually is.
Onto more cheerful news – OH, MD and I had a good weekend away. Felt pretty good and managed to get out and do some activities on Saturday. We went to a glass blowing studio and watched them make glass scent bottles and bought a vase – which I am not allowed til Christmas as it is my Christmas present.
We then went to Huka Prawn park -did the tour then fished for prawns. Didn’t catch any, although several got hold of the line and stole the meat off it before I could pull them in. It was quite fun to do anyway but it would be better to do on a more summery day. OH caught 3. We then went to the restaurant and had a huge platter of prawns to share between the 3 of us.
Came back into Taupo township after that, where they had a gypsy fair in the domain- We looked round there and I bought myself two more hats – more summery ones with wider brims to protect me from the sun. On Sunday the weather was worse and rained. We drove down to Waiouru and stopped off at the army museum as we were early for dropping MD off. We dropped her at the army camp and then went to Ohakune for lunch we took a detour to the Tangiwai memorial but it was too wet to hop out and look at it. We picked MD back up and saw Soulja Boi for all of 5 minutes before he was due back at his barracks. He is looking as if the army life real suits him – looks good in his uniform and looks really fit and healthy. We drove back to Taupo and grabbed a quick dinner and then drove home.
I definitely want to get away more but think while I’m on chemo it will be limited to every third weekend. Part of me would love to take off for a week on my own to some secluded beach or similar but know that it is not wise to go on my own.
Well thats all for now