Mom starting chemo Apr.5th. Going to be rough. She will lose her hair & be extremelly nautious.
This is the text message I got from my mom today about my Grandma. Today was her big appointment. They told her that the cancer is too close to her bladder to do radiation, so they have to go with an intense chemotherapy treatment. When I got the text message I told my mom I would call her when driving in between schools. I was nervous because I thought there my be much more and that she didn’t want to put it all in a text.
When I called I wanted to talk to my Patty Poo (Grandma). She seemed like she was in good spirits. I asked her if she wanted to take JP to dinner tonight to this place called ALL ABOARD, which is a choo choo train restaurant. I was going to go back to the city where I live, however I wanted to see my Grandma now more than anything and I wanted to make her smile. I knew that if anything would make her smile, it would be JP. I tried to hold back the tears on the phone when I brought her appointment up. I had to ask her how she was and see if she neded anything, I just didn’t know how to bring it up. We started talking and I asked her how she was feeling after her appointment. She said she was good, but she was really afraid of losing her hair. Of all the times she has had cancer, she was lucky and never lost it before. I suddenly was not afraid anymore. I told her that we were going to find the best wig shop there was and make a day out of it! I told her how lucky she was going to be because she can change hairstyles whenever she wanted. One day she could choose to have long hair, while the next day she could go short. She laughed, but you could tell it was a fake, scared laugh. I told her I would see her after work and that I loved her.
I don’t know why but the thing that made my stomach drop and made me cry was to know my Grandma would lose her hair. I was never afraid of that before, but hearing how scared and upset she was about it, suddenly has made me scared and upset. Most of you are probably thinking that I’m nuts to worry about hair, but you don’t know my grandma. She is all about her looks and when it comes to her hair and makeup, she keeps up better than I do as a 29 year old. She loves buying hair and makeup products to try out rom QVC or at the stores. Whenever I stay at my Mom’s and need something I go to my 79 year old grandma and borrow her stuff. Not many people can say that. So, yes I am worried about her hair! I want my grandma to be comfortable throughout this whole experience. I am going to do some research on wigs tonight because I’m buying her the first wig and I’m buying myself the matching one 🙂