As I await my next oncologist appointment, and find out exactly what chemotherapy regime I will be prescribed, I've been researching. (Aren't you surprised to know that? LOL) There are approximately twenty different chemotherapy drugs on the list for breast cancer treatment. The majority of the drugs are combined to form combinations for treatments. All of the characteristics of your cancer, as well as your menopausal status determine which drug combination you are prescribed.
Over the past few days, especially during the class, it has become very real the side effects that I most likely will experience on this journey. Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment, which means it's not localized, but administered to the entire body through the bloodstream. Chemo drugs are given to weaken and destroy cancer cells. I'm praying that my chemo will "seek and destroy" any little cancer cells floating around and blow 'em up...just like on Griffen's video games!
The "Look Good...Feel Better" class emphasized what we already know. If you look good, you'll feel good., or at least better! Sure, there are days that we want to lounge in our comfy flamingo night shirt (thanks to my Mother, I'm now the owner of flamingo covered sleepwear, which Jeff has taken to calling it the "Florida Lottery Nightgown!), but we know that it would be better for our "spirit" if we get up, put your face on, fix your hair, and get dressed. If you look your best, you'll at least feel better.
Information was presented about skin and nail care, in addition to make-up tips and head coverings. Yours truly was the make-up model. (Remember, I was the only one under 50!) Don't moisturize your eyebrows, and they'll stay in longer. When you don't have eyelashes, it is better to "dot" your eyeliner, rather than harsh lines. You can visit the website for the make-up guide, as well as the information on scarves, turbans, and head wraps. One of the neat things I learned was how to take an old t-shirt and turn it into a head scarf. I think I'll be going through some of Jeff (and even Adelia's) t-shirts, to decide which colors I need for my wardrobe!
Do you think I'll "Look Good...Feel Better" with an old camo t-shirts as a head wrap? Exactly what ensemble would one wear with that?