Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Susan’s Hair Update #1
Isn’t it funny how there are certain aspects of our appearance that we feel define us in some way? Mine has surely been my hair - very thick, brown, straight and quick to grow. I miss the weight of my heavy braid down my back between my shoulders. I have a feeling that when this hair loss grows back in (hopefully) it is not going to be brown anymore. The new little strands are all silvery grey. Am I having one of those dramatic hair color change episodes in my life after a seriously ill summer and some new chemo meds for the RA? Too funny.
The good news is how well the Rituxan is working for me. I am in month 4 after my first set of infusions and the RA symptoms are very much gone. I still get tired and my muscles get sore from being active again, but that is pretty normal stuff. Hopefully I can make it through the six month cycle with no flares, which puts me into early February for the next round of medication. No need for prednisone, pain meds or a cane, how good can things get?
I am also able to hand stitch again so my photo in this post is a close-up of my almost completed La Passacaglia quilt top that has been hand basted and stitched, made entirely of Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics. I was so crippled this summer that I did not sew much, but I have been playing catch up since the Rituxan has made me feel so very much better.
Here’s hoping tomorrow is another good day!