Gram is going for her second chemotherapy treatment tomorrow. She is receiving cytoxan and two other medications that I'm not familiar with. She dealt with her first treatment well enough (even though it occurred right before X-mas), although hopefully, the cumulative effects of the treatments won't knock too much wind out of her sails. I think that the toughest part for Gram is that her appearance has been greatly affected--her hair is already gone (even I was shocked at how quickly this occurred) and lymphedema is causing her right arm to swell to unrecognizable proportions. She bought some saucy new wigs and some hats from TLC, a subsidiary of the American Cancer Society who specializes in products for breast cancer patients. The effort to combine everything that a patient might need into one catalog (and keep it all affordable) is greatly appreciated, so please check them out if you or someone you know is in the market for a wig or similar equipment...
Also, it's National De-Lurking Week, and there are a lot more hits to this site each day than there are commenters. So please speak up and make yourself known!!
posted by amanda @ 8:54 AM