Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hairs gone, but hey, all's just peachy...

G'day. Last Thursday my hair started falling out, we knew it was coming, but it is confronting nonetheless when it happens. I guess in some ways it brings home the reality of what's really happening, not that we didn't know this already!! That morning, hubby and I decided to go away for a few days, a short break for both of us. We headed down toward the Great Ocean Road, a six or so hour drive, a favourite spot we both love.

On our travels we saw a lot of cars parked on the side of the road and people looking up into the gum trees, of course, there were Koala's in the trees and that was what everyone was looking at. Mainly a lot of tourists from overseas, but even this good Aussie girl and guy love looking at our native animals. They are so cute and furry, but don't be fooled, they can bite and scratch and wouldn't hesitate to do so if needed.

After spending a night at Apollo Bay, we headed to Port Campbell. One of my very favourite towns. I have always loved it here. Can't stop here without having fish and chips for lunch, but sadly, the fish was the worst I have ever had. I asked for it to be grilled and it was like a bit of old leather, so disappointed. Maybe new owners from the last time we were here perhaps !!! Oh well, it wasn't the end of the world.

We had a great time, always nice to escape the house and garden for a while. I will show more pics of our adventures another time.

Next chemo cycle for me tomorrow. I have been reasonably well, only really had three or four super bad days. Had an appointment on Tuesday just gone at the hospital to ask how I was and they couldn't believe how good I looked. Almost made me feel bad for looking so well. Most people I have seen, including friends and family comment on how well I look. That's got to be good, doesn't it?

I am not bothered at all by the lack of hair, the head will be totally bald in a day or so, just a bit of stubble left. Hubby even shaved his head to join me, though I did notice last night that already he has a good growth happening again. I am amazed at the contours on my scalp, the dents and ridges that I never knew I had. I do have lots of fabulous hats to wear and that's a bonus as we are coming into our winter here in beautiful Australia and already a few of the days have been cool.
Time to go, I have a date cake cooking because a friend is coming for afternoon tea. I am going out for morning tea shortly with a good friend from work. I have turned into a real social butterfly... Good on me..

Until next time. Take care. Liz...


  1. I'm glad you had a chance to get away. Also glad that you're doing so well.

  2. Way to go, Liz! I'm cheering for you!

  3. Hi Liz, thought I'd pop in to see how you are going...
    It sounds like you have been managing the chemo ok, so I guess a lot of TLC is needed on those not-so-good days. The days away sound lovely despite the fish! Best Wishes x

  4. So glad you are doing well.......keep it up. My kitty, Gussie and I are sending streams of good thoughts at you.
    Love, Lo

  5. You look amazingly well. The hair will grow back, maybe like a friend of mine, a mass of curls! Glad you had a trip away.

  6. Glad you enjoyed your break the Great Ocean Road. The good thing about hair is it grows back. Love your attitude and I wish you well on your next round of chemo.
    Lots of hugs xx

  7. Good on you indeed, lovely woman! You are one amazing piece of wonderfulness. March on x

  8. Hi Liz

    You are so brave.Good luck with the rest of it and why not get your bumps read while it's easy to do? :-)


  9. Liz, I've seen people grow more beautiful hair after their treatment to rave about. This too will pass; and you'll be strong and cancer free. Nobody plans for these things; but we can definitely try to find great things to do while as we endure the hard stuff.
    Sending good thoughts your way.

  10. You are beautiful, Liz, with or without hair. Your eyes are an incredible blue and your kind heart shines out:)