Friday, June 11, 2010

treatments cont....

Hey everyone, sorry that it has been a while since I entered a new post. I’ve been busy…. Treatment is going ok, I am thrilled to let you know that I have not had any really BAD side effects yet. I’m not throwing up or losing handfuls of hair yet; my main side effects have been from the dreadful steroids they put me on; I’ve gained 8-10 lbs because of them (and that’s not muscle because they won’t let me go to the gym again yet). That should come in the next couple of weeks though because I really get to start physical therapy next week. Which I could do myself if they would just let me go back to the gym! I’ve been through this before w/ my last car accident when I was 18, so this is familiar territory unfortunately. Trust me, head injuries are not something you want to be well versed in…

I did get my hair dyed strawberry blonde; which is something I’ve wanted to do for a while but never had the guts to do it. I figured if it might fall out anyway, why not dye it red? It matches my skin tone well and brings out my green eyes. I’ve never dyed my hair before and a 1 ½ days later it still smells like cotton candy from the dye. The good news is that my hubby likes it and I think it looks pretty good, just different.


  1. Stawberry blonde! How cute that must be. Good for you for tolerating the treatment so well. The fact that you are anxious to hit the gym and get going is great news!

  2. I'm glad you colored your hair... something just for you (and Hubby too, of course).
    Hope your treatments continue to go well.

    P.S. I found your blog while reading your sister's blog and now I'm a follower.

  3. I can't wait to see you as a "red head." Matches your personality. Have a nice relaxing weekend. I love you and it is great to see you on here again.

  4. What a totally awesome idea to pick a hair color you wouldn't ordinarily have the oomph to do! I bet it looks fantastic.

    Knowing you're itchin to get back to the gym is definitely a good sign. Your sister shared your story with me a few weeks back and its taken me awhile to get here...but I'm here now and looking forward to the next awesomely positive update!

    I'm praying for you and thinking of you often!

  5. Sandi, my dad said you look AWESOME, and if you know my dad at all, you know he doesn't say something like that unless he REALLY means it. :) I know you are gorgeous and I love that you did that!!!

  6. I sympathize with you and I wish I were there to talk to you. But I can pray for you and wish you to get through this smoothly. AND when you need a wig...and a great strawberry blonde color, give me a yell. I just got one of those clippy ones today but they make whole wigs and even my husband had NO idea it was fake! It matches my strawberry blonde perfectly. I'll even send pics if you want to see for yourself~And think of it like this....he has tons of styles and they are REALLY cheap! God Bless and smile my soon to be strawberry blonde!

  7. He guys, thanks for the encouragment and the prayers!!!! I appreciate that you've taken interest in my story. Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers!!! Have a wonderful weekend.


  8. Hi! I'm fighting cancer as well. I have stage 4 Melanoma. I'm doing a phase 1 trial drug right now and am doing good. Thank goodness. I've had some treatments in the past that were pure hell.
    I hope your treatment goes well :) I'm following you know. Oh and btw redheads have more fun ;)