Herceptin ReCap: 2/14

Knock on wood, I think my abdominal incision is finally almost completely healed.  Just in case the wound reopens, Dr. Orman put through the paperwork for out-patient surgery to redo the sutures.  It’s a little ridiculous how very long it took to close up  — I’m now almost 5 months post-op.

Weight:  Back down to 120, now that I can swim and run again.

General condition:  100% of normal.

Blood Tests: n/a

Hair Loss:  Daily hair loss is definitely back to normal or maybe even better (that is, less) than normal.  I went in for my first post-chemo haircut in January.  The hairdresser actually thinned out the bottom of my hair for better body/shape.  Since I no longer worry about hair loss, I’m back to normal shampooing, drying, brushing, everything.  Eyebrows are filling in quickly and other body hair is also returning.

Body Aches:  None.

Peripheral Neuropathy:  Some periodic numbness in my left foot, but I think that’s a result of intermittent swelling from last month’s ankle sprain.

Nausea and Vomiting:  None.

Intestinal Upset:  None.

Mouth & Nose:  None.

Nails & Skin:  Nails are all healthy and strong.  My skin is taking a little longer to recover, but it’s certainly much less irritated, rashy, and dry than in December.

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