hey guys~ marika here (for real). sorry if i hve a ton of typos... my vision is really bad right now and i'm typing blind for the most part.
i started losng my hair today... it really sucks. i was in the shower and i looked down and there was just HAIR. it was pretty scary. i like my hair a lot.
other than that, the side effects of the chemo are pretty mild with the exception of the sore throat. i haven't been able to speak for days, coughing, laughing, swallowing, anything hurts. it sucks majorly.
back to my vision... two doctors seem to have conflicting beliefs on whether or not it is a permanent change. if it is permanent, i might get surgery or something, but the doctor suggested we wait until after chemo is done as it would be very prone to infection and i have no white blood cells at the moment.
there are some pretty cool things about this hospital. the other day, i was not only visited by a harpist (soothes headaches supposedly), but also a doggie and a masseuse who massaged my back for like 20 minutes (my first real massage :D).
the doctors are about to come in, so i've gotta go but i'll try to post more.
i've got another bone marrow biopsy on monday >( which i'm NOT looking forward to. they said they'd sedate me more this time. i wouldn't mind just being completely passed out, persosnally.