First things first: the asparaginase yesterday was, as expected, painful, though it wasn’t quite as bad as last week. That may have been because I was dreading it so much, or may have been due to an alternative technique by the staff nurse. Anyway, it’s done, which is the most important thing, so only one more of those to go, and that’s in just under two weeks’ time.
Excitingly, I’m feeling the cool air over my head somewhat more today, after I finally gave in to myself (there was much Gollumesque thinking to be done first) and had my head shaved… It’s very exciting, and I reckon it’s much better than it was, as it was getting pretty thin and pathetic. This is what I look like:
Here’s me looking a little scarier and more like a cancer patient:
Meanwhile, I’m not sleeping much, due to being given folinic acid and saline throughout the night still, but it’s good to get the second dose over with. Hopefully I’ll be allowed home on, say, Monday, for just over a week, as there’s a longer gap until the third and final dose.
It’s a bit chillier with no hair…