Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time to Ride the Silver Hair Train
Well, we are ALL going to die "some day," so my next questions was "What do I need to do to live?" The answer to that question was that I would likely have to remain on a daily dose, of a specific type of chemotherapy, for the rest of my life. I can do that!
Simple enough, right? What I did not realize at the time, was just how taxing a potent medication can be on your body. My life saving drug wreaks havoc, in many ways, and today I am going to discuss one of them.
This particular side effect of Dasatinib, otherwise known as Sprycel, is not life threatening, but can be life altering. It is a side effect that strips the color, not only out of my body; which is apparent through my pasty white skin, but out of my hair, too!
This is going to be a process that is easier said than done. Every single morning I wake up and look into the mirror; and what I see is a bit frightening, yet a bit fascinating, too. I have always admired men and women that rock their gorgeous white/silver/grey hair and always wondered if I would ever be able to do the same.
I know that many people will think that I am nuts, and I may come to that conclusion myself, some where down the line, but for now, I am rocking the Pepe' Le Pew look!
And that is all!