Today is sunshiny, almost-spring chemo day, and on the way to breakfast this morning, my husband decided to take the plunge and have his hair all shaved off since it was falling out in patches that were making him very uncomfortable with the itching and just feeling 'gross' as he put it. I was actually surprised to learn that the barber shop's policy is to do that free of charge for cancer patients. What a sweet thing to do. I tipped her very well however. He looks great. I would upload a picture but I haven't time to get the pictures off my memory card right now before we have to be out the door and to the cancer center. I'll do that next time.
I am thankful for this place. I did not know if I would like writing a journal, which is odd because I always kept journals all through my first marriage. When my marriage ended, I burned all but one, and never looked back. This journal has a purpose to me that a general journal doesn't. This time in my life has been more difficult than anything I have ever encountered because I am such a different person myself, facing things I never had dreamt I would face. Also, it's happening to my husband, who is the one in my life I can't see myself living happily without. Lots of emotions flying through my head and heart. Need to put them out there and see what to do with them.
Thanks to the ones that have taken the time to stop by and share thoughts with me. Whether you are here to assist me in my journey or hold hands while we go together in our own, you're welcome here. I will stop by and visit your place soon.
Right now I must go and become the chemo patient's buddy. We hang out in there and watch TV, snooze, share snacks and read and talk. It's not so bad. Afterward is when things get tough. He's brave and strong most of the time. I help him through it when he's not.
Thanks again for your support and just letting me know I am not alone.