Steven Has Competition!

As you may have seen, I have a buzzed head now! The hair that’s left is maybe 1/16th of an inch long… just enough to catch on every hat that I put on. Kevin thinks I should just take a razor to my head and shave it clean. But I’m pretty sure I would cut myself, so I’m not going that route! Just for fun I experimented with a piece of duct tape, and what do you know… it pulls off the rest of the hair. I only tried it in one little spot, so I still have stubble all over my head. I’m waffling on whether I should go for it, all over, with the duct tape, lol!

You’ve already met Steven, my brown wig. Well, now Steven has competition! Teresa gave me a Joy outfit and wig for Christmas. If you have seen the Pixar movie Inside Out then you know who Joy is. She is bubbly, joyful, wears a bright yellow dress and has a mop of blue hair. Her picture is at the bottom of this post. Finally yesterday I took pics of me with Steven and with Joy. I’ve got to admit, I think I still like bald Janet best!

In other news – I worked almost a full day on Friday, then was exhausted the rest of the evening. Whether it was because I had worked so long, or because evenings are just not as good for me, I don’t know. But I really, really took it easy yesterday. Watched a lot of TV and napped mostly. I am achy around my shoulders, neck, back – this happened at about the same time two weeks ago too, and is likely a side-effect of the Neulasta. Evening fatigue has been almost overwhelming the last two nights and I’ve gone to bed by 8pm both nights. Also I am constipated (probably a side effect of the Ondansetron and the Dexamethasone). If you see me on Facebook at 4 a.m. it’s probably because I’m sitting on the throne hoping to poop. (TMI?) BUT I’d still rather be constipated than have diarrhea! And I know that during the last chemo cycle the constipation peaked right around now and eased as the next week went by. The happy news is that I feel good in the mornings (like now), and I anticipate that from now until next treatment I will start feeling better and better.

So here’s a picture of Joy… and even though I don’t look exactly like her when I wear her wig, I put this Pixar picture of Joy as my background on my laptop because that spirit of Joy and Delight makes me happy!


Author: jbarnescm

Just a regular person, diagnosed with breast cancer 10/2018, making the best of things, and keeping my peeps up to date

8 thoughts on “Steven Has Competition!”

  1. We are all praying for complete & lasting recovery.
    I picked Steven first, but after some deliberation, Joy is good also, besides Joy is my middle name.
    Am enjoying keeping up with all that is going on, with you! Keep up the good work!


  2. You are amazing whatever hair (or lack of hair) you choose to wear. I like the bald look, but mostly I love your strength and smile. I love that you are taking care of yourself and keeping all of us up to date. Love you, Janet and prayers continue for your needs to be met.


  3. I vote for Stephen, but the more I look at Joy I think I could change my mind! Side note my middle name is Joy.
    We are all praying for good recovery & that you can stay strong!


  4. It’s a toss up between bald Janet and Joy. Joy is totally your spirit but I mostly like you as you. What Kathy said about a skull cap.


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