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The First Brows of Spring

About a week ago I noticed that my eyebrows were starting to grow in --and none too soon, as I had only 2 hairs left on one side and three on the other-- but only the third or so closest to my nose on each side. Then yesterday, as I was checking out the eyebrows up close in the mirror and wondering where the rest of them were, I noticed that actually there were little hairs growing in the rest of the eyebrows, only very, very pale and fine (as opposed to my normal dark eyebrow hair), and, further, there was very pale, fine hair growing elsewhere, too! Most excitingly, I noticed that all over my previously bald as a billiard ball scalp there are very, very light and fine little hairs, about an eighth of an inch long.

I have peach fuzz!

I can't tell for sure yet whether it is blonde (which would be something, as I used to have very dark brown hair) or grey. I suspect grey, but as said, can't tell for sure. Grey would be okay with me, as long as it was curly! However, it's too short to tell yet if there is to be any curl.

On a less happy note, I have come down with a cold or bug of some kind (of the sore throat, stuffed head, slight temperature variety). I can't complain too much, though, as I did manage over seven months without catching anything until now, and better now than when I was still on chemo. (My last chemo treatment was 1 February, I started radiation on 28 February, and have one week of radiation left. I'm still anemic, but my white blood cell count is in the normal range, so catching a bug isn't so potentially life-threatening anymore. I even had official permission from my oncologist to attend rock concerts and/or play with small children...)

Anyway, I was entertained yesterday to find myself thinking, with regard to the general achy-ness and misery, "This feels a lot like chemo", after so many months of comparing in the other direction (that is, describing aspects of chemo as feeling like having the 'flu). Funny how one's perspective changes ;-)


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Apr. 8th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
Yay for peach fuzz!
Apr. 9th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
Congrats on the hair. :-)
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