|Me sporting the wig|
In the middle of my first cycle I ended up in hospital because of a high temperature. They believed this was due to the eight daily injections I had taken to stimulate the white blood cells in my bone marrow actually doing too good a job. I am on a now more intelligent, (therefore probably more expensive) solo injection that just watches my count and kicks in only if needed.
I ended up back in hospital for five nights this second cycle, again with a raised temperature. They now think that there might be an issue with my implant. When my white blood cells are at their lowest the infection seems to head straight there. My silicone side goes pink, tender and enlarges (which wouldn't be too bad but the left side remains a C cup and I end up looking distinctly lop sided). Investigations will have to wait until chemo finishes.
I now definitely don't think the cold cap is working, it's day 20 of the second cycle and I've lost a lot of hair, especially on the crown of my head. I've had it cut much shorter as I was continually picking up copious amounts of long hair all over the place, eclipsing the amount the dog sheds!
|My short and thinning hair|