Monday, May 17, 2010

wigs and things

Blood work today showed Mom's liver counts dropping again! It's nice to have good news - one less thing to worry about!

Mom has been very tired and shaky. Her fingers have been tingly because of the Vincristine, one of her chemo drugs. The doctor says she likely has nerve damage in her hands which will get better, but it will take time. It is frustrating for Mom not to have full use of her hands. Things like writing notes or calligraphy are difficult with tingly fingers! Please pray that the recovery from this side effect would be quick. Pray also for continued strength and encouragement as Mom deals with the every day strain of being sick and not being able to do all that she is normally able.

Mom has had a quiet day today. She was able to sleep in, her appointment at the hospital wasn't until 2:30 this afternoon. Angela picked Mom up and brought her downtown early so they could stop at the Canadian Cancer Society office. They have a wig room full of wigs that people who have lost their hair because of chemotherapy are able to sign out. Mom and Angela picked out a wig for Mom to use for the next little while! Hopefully we'll be able to get a picture of Mom's new hairstyle up soon so everyone can see it.


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