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.


Leave Your Comment

Your email will not be published or shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>