So I went to the neurologist last week to get some medicine for my migraines, and let me tell you...my medical history is now more twisted that Bethenny's last therapy session...seriously, the nurse had to check back twice to see if I had finished... good news - got drugs, interesting news - I was introduced to the cancer patient life - TEST EVERYTHING!!! since my post-cancer migraines are completely different than the migraines I had for the previous 15 years, I'm having an MRI to make sure lymphoma hasn't spread to my brain...
I kind of felt like I cheated on my oncologist, so I fessed up. He did relieve that nagging anxiety about BRAIN cancer - telling me that when lymphoma spreads to the brain, the patient generally has major trouble - like speech impairment, or motor skill impairment, so I feel better - but still - I love the TEST EVERYTHING approach - safe and sound makes for a better night sleep!
another post-cancer development - HAIR!!! I have NEVER been so thankful to break out the razor and shave my legs! I also have a little growth on my head, and my sweet child Morgan has decided that I have a "mohawk"! I admit, it's a little spiky on the top and still flat on the sides, so she's not that far off - it just made me laugh when she said it!
Now picture this - my mom's friend Ali bought me the Nioxin hair products that help with hair re-growth. So there is this scalp stimulator and it says to spray on and leave on - it cautions that it could turn your scalp red and tingly...so I try it...while still in the shower, I sprayed it on my scalp...then I got out of the shower, did some laundry, loaded the dishwasher, chose my clothes for the day, and then noticed a warm, tingly sensation on my neck and back...hmmmm...
So I go to the bathroom mirror to find that the "stimulator" has dripped down my back, chest and into my armpits...and wherever it dripped it was BRIGHT RED and BURNING - so if you notice gorilla like hair growth on my back, chest or armpits - please try not to stare! go figure - it didn't make my scalp red OR tingly!!
On another note - FINALLY i am at the height of fashion - see, I recently read in a fashion magazine that runway models this season are bleaching their eyebrows to make them less noticeable - SCORE!!!! My eyebrows are sparse at best - see - height of fashion!! Now I just need to head to Sephora to fix the eyelash problem - ie - lack of them...but i did see how to apply them on "What Not To Wear" - The Learning Channel at its best!
Lastly, my sweet husband through me a surprise "You Beat Cancer" dinner...I LOVE THAT MAN!!!!
and he had a Louisville Slugger made that said "Heather Bellanger 2011 I BEAT CANCER"
Have I mentioned how much I love my Ironman???
Loving every minute of my new life - I still get slowed down by back pain and the migraines, but my oncologist reminded me that I just endured 18 weeks of chemo - i need to take it slowly....slowly??? has he met me?!?