Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Our daughter at the chemo center with her lovely shawl.
She did her 2nd chemo treatment today, her sister stayed with her this time. As I mentioned in my last blog she shaved her hair but she is now loosing her eye brows. Her coloring of her skin has a yellow, greenish, gray shade. My other daughter said she now looks sick to other people. I guess she was trying to hide it from people but now there is no hiding.
I know that she went to have her blood taken and one of the girls recognized her because she use to work for the same company, she did go to another office but sometimes the girls rotate to other places. The lady was shocked and sadden by Nicole's appearance and diagnosis.
My daughter told me one of the "pains" of this whole cancer thing is, a need to caretake people who are seeing her, or hearing the news for the first time! I am not sure what is the correct response when you hear this kind of news. It does seem unfair that a person can make her feel uncomfortable and then she has to think of something flippant or funny to say to "take the edge off". I guess that this is a lesson that I am learning and I hope that if ever I am confronted with this situation I would be more gracious.
Oh and no disrespect but she is sick of people prattling on about someone they know that has/had breast cancer. Nicole keeps saying this is not the only cancer out there. She wishes people would ask, rather than rambling on. I guess too that it is hard for people to accept that not all people are cured!!