Monday, July 25, 2011

When it rains, it pours!

Now, my hair is falling out! I noticed in the shower yesterday morning, a few strands would come out when I pulled on it. I guess the chemo is overpowering the cold caps. I'll keep using them, of course, it can't hurt. But now I need to prepare myself to be bald again in the near future. Depressing.

I've been reading about my mouth issue and I found ONJ (osteonecrosis of the jaw). It's where the Avastin, which kills blood flow to the tumor, has also killed some blood flow to my jaw bone. This dead bone is working its way out, like a splinter. I've read a few other cases, and haven't found a treatment for it. I talked with Beth today about it and she was going to confer with Dr. S next week. He is out of town all this week. In the meantime, I'm going to be liberal with my pain meds and stick to soft foods. Heck, maybe I'll drop a few pounds in the end.

So, I'm feeling a little discouraged. With the CA 125 not dropping a lot, my toothache, and now my hair falling out . . . blah, just blah! I would love to hear some encouraging bible verses or quotes, anything inspirational! Or, anything you'd like to share. Thanks!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Melinda,

Turmeric is proven to reduce inflammation and is a proven anti-cancer agent. You can buy fresh turmeric in health food stores like whole foods or dry ground turmeric.

When my CA-125 rose because of bronchitis I took turmeric and CA-125 came down within a month.

- Anna