Wednesday, July 18, 2007

July 17 2007

I went to the gym for the first time today. It felt so good to do a workout.

June 18, 2007

Dr. Brodsky switched me to the anti-biotic Dapsone to take Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 2 months instead of Bactrim. I tried my first dose and did not have any side effects. Also, I called to schedule my 3 month follow-up with Dr. Kerr for late September. Dr. Hammond will mail me the list of follow-up tests to do locally and the long term protocol follow-up schedule so I'll know what to plan for. Also (as an FYI for future patients), I did not lose 100% of the hair on my head maybe because I had very thick hair to start with. As a result, I can do a Donald-style comb-over and have little bangs to show under a hat. Plus I have a bit of hair in front of my ears and the lowest part behind my head, and with a hat, I can be more comfortable without a wig. So, the free hair buzz (to baldness) that is offered at the Image Recovery Center may not be so helpful in the long run. My lint roller kept up with the very quick hair loss that only lasted 5 days.

I got a delivery of hats and a gorgeous wig from the American Cancer Society's TLC Catalog. The wig is better looking than my original hair was and it doesn't frizz in the summer heat.