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EZLiving66
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I've noticed some hair on my head is starting to grow back!!  It's kind of sporadic and if it continues like this I may resemble Larry of the the Three Stooges but hey, maybe I could do a comb-over!!  The hair coming in is perfectly white so it's hard to see but it's there!!!  I can also see - using a magnifying mirror - a few stray eyebrows!  Oh....life is good!!

I go tomorrow for, hopefully, my last trip to wound care.  The piece of skin they cauterized turned black and fell off.  It's left an ugly scar but I think it's healed and there's no more pain!!

Next week I see my GP and get my blood retested and if everything is good, I was thinking about taking a little trip to some warmer climate with my husband.  For the past six years we've spent a couple of weeks on the gulf in Florida.  I know he wants to go but was worried about my health.  I will also start physical therapy after my GP clears me but I could play hookey for a week or so?  Who knows what the future may bring?  There may be no "next year" for me.  I've read about all the lovely ladies who are no longer with us.  I don't want to have any regrets - coulda, shoulda, woulda.

Love,

Eldri

ConnieSW
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GO!

cindy0519
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GO!

Glad your hair is slowly returning too!

 

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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Florida is warming up nicely now! :-)

It is fun to watch your hair grow back. Right now, my husband can't resist rubbing my head just about every time he passes by. LOL

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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Abbycat2
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go someplace warm! Those snowdrifts will be there when you return. I am happy to hear that you are beginning to see some hair poking through.  It just takes time, and I'm sure your hair will come back nicely.

Take good care of yourself, Eldri,

Cathy

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Editgrl
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Yay for hair.  And I say, go where it's warm!

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Lou Ann M
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Go Go Go and don't look back.  You so need what a few weeks on the coast would give you/. Hugs and prayers, Lou Ann

ncg007
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Happy for you that your hair is growing!  I say go to Florida, you deserve it.  That is my plan too.

Gardena
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and go have a wonderful time!!! Happy to hear your hair is growing :-)

molimoli
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Start packing then just go my sister go.You both owe it to yourselves. We've been put on notice my darling and that gives us time to do our selves happy.

Nuff Love, Moli

 

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Sandy3185
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So happy your hair is finally coming back! Definitely come to Florida! It's warming up- warm days cool nights, beautiful beaches!  Love, Sandy

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Soup52
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im so happy your hair is growing back. This gives hope to me as one who hasn't even lost hers yet. I say go for the trip! We are planning to go to Gulf shores for a week leaving on Friday. This is all hopeful since I just had my first chemo yesterday. So far I feel fine, but in looking at others chemo it seems like We'd or Thursday might start the stomach issues. I am familiar with those as I had a lot with radiation and am hopeful I have the tools to deal with them. I hope I'm not foolish in going on the trip, but I have family renting a place and I will have a lot of relaxation time. My husband is very patient. We will stop a lot and make the trip in two days from Illinois hopefully☺️.

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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If you follow the pattern of several of us... the worst days will start about 3 days after your treatment. You will know before Friday if you can enure the trip.

My hope for you is that you will! Remember to drink a lot of fluids and take Miralax.

Good Luck and I hope you have a great time!

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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EZLiving66
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I am healed!!  Wound care signed me out this morning.  I have to wear a bandage for another week but officially, I am done!  Just have to get through my appointment with my regular doctor next week and I will have an entire month of NO doctor appointments!!  Yippee, Skippee!! 

Love,

Eldri

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Kvdyson
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Eldri, that is such great news! Thank you for being willing to share your stories. I've been following your posts about your experiences recently and am so thankful to hear that it has worked out so well. Congratulations and enjoy your month of total freedom!

 

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Editgrl
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Wow, a whole month without appointments.  Enjoy!

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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Congrats and celebrate in the Florida sunshine!!!! :-)

Donswife48
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You've suffered enough, now you get to reap the rewards of the status of healed!  Hugs Nancy

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Lou Ann M
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What wonderful news.  Pack those bags and get out of  snow and cold.  Sun and sand are waiting for you.  Hugs and prayers, Lou Ann

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giggs100
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Eldri I am so happy to hear your GREAT News about your wound healed up and not having any appointments for the next month.  That must feel like a vacation.  But if I were you I would take it a step farther and pack those bags and go to Florida!!!

Jerri

 

 

 

 

JulieKlein
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My hair came back with a lot of gray, then the dark brown took over.  So wait for a bit more to see the real color.  Mine is now curly and stands straight up. (which actually looks good, gives me some height). 

Florida is glorious right now.  Cold in the morning (56degrees this a.m.) and bright and glorious at noon (70 degrees). 

I'm dealing with wound care now also.. a non-healing surgical wound... so you know I was cheering that yours is officially complete.  It seems to take forever doesn't it?  My surgery was in mid November, and three months later, it is still open. (although it is ---slowly---- healing).  Ugly scar.  I'm hoping I get used to this one eventually.

Julie

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EZLiving66
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Nice to meet you, Julie!  Crappy conditions to make new friends, but doesn't it seem like the nicest people get some kind of uterine cancer?  

I hope that wound heals - mine "leaked" for months.  Last night was the first time in ages that I could just take a shower and not have to use "press and seal" plastic wrap to cover it.  Oh the little joys of life, huh?

It's supposed to get into the 20s today with 40s on the weekend.  Not quite Florida weather but for us, it's a heat wave.  Hopefully, everything will be copacetic next week when I see my GP and we can make some plans to visit the Sunshine State!

Love,

Eldri

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Sandy3185
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This is the club nobody wants to join but actually has the greatest people you will meet! Several of us also live in Florida and are enjoying our wonderful ( but too short!) winter weather.

Did you have chemo before your surgery? Maybe that is having an effect on the healing process. It's been a little over 2 years since my surgery and my scar has healed very well, really only noticable at the very top and bottom. But, my husband had gall bladder surgery some years back and had an infection. Four or five days after surgery, they had to cut open the just healing wound to drain the infection. They could not sew it up again and had to let it heal from the inside out which took several months. He had a really ugly scar there for quite a while but it eventually faded and although not beautiful it is flat and flesh colored and really not bad looking. Hopefully yours will also diminish and fade with time!  In love and hope, Sandy

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