At the risk of becoming a hair bore, I still have things to say. I continue to find myself shocked by the outworking of the delights of chemo and hair. For example, I am still, STILL having to shave my legs. This seems grossly unfair especially coming hard on the heels of the gradual thinning of my eyelashes. But what is even more bizarre is that this morning I found an inch long hair growing out of the centre of my neck. In the region of my adam’s apple. I mean, what is that about? This is something new. Trust me, I am obsessively familiar with all the facial hair I sport and this one is a very unwelcome addition. All my others have gone the way of my other hair. Even the moustache so lovingly referred to by the Captain.
Perhaps it is something do with altitude? The further up my body, the less prolific the hair. Glancing at another area, the Captain said: ‘It’s not exactly a Brazilian is it? More like a near neighbour, an Ecuadorian perhaps?’ Not sure it will catch on.
While on the subject of hair, the lovely Adam completed his Brave the Shave challenge yesterday and we were there to cheer him on. It is still possible to sponsor him so please consider doing so: https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/adam-gompertz/. My treatment has been greatly assisted by Macmillan as every Breast Care Nurse I have seen, and continue to see, is funded by them. This is much the same countrywide. Without Macmillan’s sponsorship, Breast Care Units would be very different places. So thank you, Adam, people like you are making cancer treatment a much better experience than it would otherwise be.