One other side effect that has bothered me is the loss of my eyebrows and eyelashes. This has been more troublesome than losing the hair on my head. When I look in the mirror first thing in the morning, it’s hard to look at myself without seeing that I am sick. Now that the chemo is done, I can look forward to all of my hair returning. So in no time I will have all of my eyebrows and lashes back along with the hair on my head.
I feel so fortunate that I was able to keep my neutrophils up enough to not have an interruption in my treatments. Who knows? Maybe the various foods I ate for the past couple of weeks, along with all the rest I was getting, helped out. I got mad at Mark the other day when he gave me a hard time about attending one of my Livestrong sessions at the YMCA. I know he is only trying to protect me, and there are so many illnesses going around, but I also need to keep active.