The last couple of days have been great! I woke up Sunday feeling more "normal" than I have felt since late November. No back aches, stomach aches... The normal feeling has continued. My hope is that I will be in the clear until my next treatment on Friday, January 30th.
I noticed this morning as I was getting ready for the day that today I almost didn't have to shave. This may be a sign that hair growth is slowing. Being able to skip out on shaving would be a small benefit to this whole process. Unfortunately, this might be sign that the hair on top is getting ready to go.
I believe the hair loss is primarily due to one of the main drugs in the chemo treatment - Adriamycin - also known as the "red devil". This drug was literally a very deep red - and there was a lot of it. It came thru two giant syringes - the biggest I had ever seen. Think bigger than a turkey baster you'd find in a kitchen. It looked more like something you'd see in a Bugs Bunny cartoon - at my next treatment I will check to see if there is an "ACME" written on the side of it. On giving it to me the nurse said this one "is the interesting one" which alarmed me a bit initially. Turns out the interesting part was that it turned my pea red for the next couple hours - it was good to be warned about that.
That's all for now, my hope is that life will continue to be normal for the next week and a half.