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Mary's Journal: June 7

My hair is falling out at a terrific speed. Monday night I showered and lost enough hair to have to move it from the drain twice because the water wouldn't drain at all. Last night I was just getting it wet and hair was coming out in handfuls. There was more on the floor than there was on my head. My head is tender and constantly feels like I just had a haircut and need a shower. When I got out of the shower I was afraid to look at myself in the mirror. I don't know what I'll do when nothing is there. This morning Doug and the kids where teasing me saying I will need to shine my head so they can use it to admire themselves when they come to the table. :-) It is funny that I don't really mind the thought of having no hair but the process is horrid. I am glad that we have been able to maintain a lightness about it. I wonder what Elizabeth and Jesse will do when they see I don't have hair. I still have enough that they don't notice much. God will give us all grace for this too.

I am still gaining energy with each day. As the doctor tells me, about the time I feel like myself it will time for another Chemo. That is happening on Monday.

We are planning to take a weekend trip to Tahoe to see a Monster Truck show. We're going up with the Atnip's, staying at Darlla's parents home. Thank you Glen and Sandy for letting us come with our troop. The men will be bringing the kids to the show while the ladies stay home with the little ones. Since I am supposed to avoid crowds we thought that would be the better plan.

Thank you all for your support and prayers,


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