I'm so glad to have you back, Bear! Keep the good news coming!
Bear Up North said:Anybody remember the song "Almost Cut My Hair", by Crosby, Stills, & Nash?
As you probably remember, this Bear again lost MOST of his noggin hair when I had the high-dose chemotherapy at the beginning of the bone marrow transplant process.
Problem is.....I didn't lose all of it this time. The hair on the sides of my head stayed and now I look like Bozo The Clown. We can't shave it because of low platelet counts (thus the possibility of a slice on the head being a major bleeding experience).
This morning Katie is going to trim it.....being ever so gentle. I'm starting to get out of the house a little more often so I want to exit-stage-left (snagglepuss?) not looking like some clown from TV.
"Good morning, kiddies. See my big feet? Did you drink your milk this morning?"
Bear With Corn Rows, Now An NBC Mini-Series :-c
michaelskis said:When you feel better, we will have to meet up in the UP for a beverage and a pastie!
Groovy Iguana said:Hi Bear - I just joined a little while ago. My cousin was diagnosed with Hodgkin's 3 years ago. At the time he was given a year to live. Not so, thank the powers that be. He has received three stem cell transplants (I guess they're fairly risky?), two from his brother, but then they had to do one from an unrelated donor because his brother was too close a match. In April, he was given three months to live, but then they decided to go ahead with the third stem cell transplant because hey, why not? The cancer's still there, and he still goes through chemo and all, but there's hope!
He got married in July to his girlfriend of 5 years (he's 28 now). It was a beautiful and very life-affirming ceremony. More tears than usual at a wedding!
I ran a half-marathon last fall to raise money for the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. That was so inspiring - there were many survivors running as well, and they all beat the pants off me! (I'm very slow, but I get there)!
Best of luck, Bear. -Groovy
Gedunker said:I know you were probably struggling with cabin fever, but do you think you might be rushing things just a bit? Take it easy and get well. This place doesn't feel the same when you aren't around;-)