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Tuesday, May 17th 2011

Been a long time since a treatment update. I've got plenty of pictures, I just haven't been in the mood to sort through, edit and post them. Tonight is the night before my last chemo infusion, so I thought that merited a little extra effort.

 

I've had two treatments since my last update, and just one left to go. The second round of side effects wasn't quite as bad as the first, or it didn't feel as bad because I knew what to expect. As you can see, I've lost more of my hair, including some thinning of my eyebrows, but these last bits are stubborn and won't fall out. I think that I've only had to shave my face twice since starting chemo a couple months ago. In this picture it's been 2 1/2 weeks since my last shave, and it seem like I have less than a day's worth of stubble.

Due to a scheduling conflict, I had an extra week of rest since my last treatment so I'm feeling pretty tip top right now. The side effects were particularly bad following the last one, so despite it being my last treatment, now that I've had some extra time not being full of poison, I'm really not looking forward to another round of side effects.

 

I guess a week or two more of side effects won't be too bad. The main thing I'm not looking forward to is the combo of nausea + hypersensitivity to smells. Not to be too gross, but I've been enjoying being able to pee without the smell of my own urine inexplicably triggering the taste of a mouthful of pills.

 

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Taken on May 17, 2011