First thing I do these days when getting up is go wash my head. yes my head since I sleep, it covered in Castor oil (and a scarf) to see if I can get my hair to grow back faster.
It started growing back a while ago and I’m praying it’ll keep going, well first of all because as much as I’ve accept this new temporary look, I do prefer hair.
So a friend suggested Castor oil and if you don’t know, it’s a sticky, heavy, messy oil and I need to take my doggie out first thing, preferably with a hat on, and even if I’m ruining a couple of scarves and pillow cases, I don’t want to ruin my pink beanies.
Long story, short, this morning I could feel the hair!
I do see it getting longer, several times every day in a magnifying mirror, because we know that hair grows by the minute :) and I do have the time :) to keep checking.
This morning a little less red cheeked (and not that good red cheeked look) but still the chipmunk look. Not my favorite but no itching and not really hot feeling either, so moving in the right direction.
Greatest part this latest treatment is wasn’t really feeling tired yesterday. What happened? How is this possible? The nurse even mentioned that I might get more tired as I keep going.
Well, I don’t listen to those things anymore and decide inside that I will do this my own way. Maybe it’s working?
Spent my energy, writing, vacuuming, mopping the floor, working out, (!) talking and texting with both American and Swedish friends and feeling a bit bored.
Bored feels so good these days because then I know that I want more, want life to be filled with other stuff than chemo and feel excited about a different future with regular experiences to return and new experiences to come.
So onward and upward, one hair strand at a time!