Day Five: Off With Her Hair!

7 Oct

Routine has set in.  I wake in the morning to a heavy dose of IV steroids, followed by a quiet day of slow walks around the ground and sitting around with my Love.  11pm rolls around and then the real fun begins.  I get my first stem cell mobilizer injection and almost immediately begin sweating and aching.  A sleeping pill and a shot of pain killer helps me sleep, though restlessly and soaked with sweat.  The nurses here are top shelf and do everything they can to keep me comfortable.

After last night’s especially rough sleep, I woke up today and decided that my hair was more problem than help, so I borrowed some scissors from the nurse and had a Demi Moore in “GI Jane” moment in the bathroom.  Much better, and a bit fun, I must say.  Take that, MS!

16 Responses to “Day Five: Off With Her Hair!”

  1. Ruth spearing October 7, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    Go you! Inspiring lady!! Q. Is it really horrible? On a scale of 1-10 10 being yr worst? The haircut suits too and will clearly be less of a problem!! Stay strong x

    • ericswife October 7, 2012 at 5:42 am #

      1-10, I’d say this is a borderline 11. 🙂

  2. Kara October 7, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    Amy, I’m following your blog and keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers! I am so excited to watch you KICK MS’s BUTT! You are awesome! Hang in through these rough nights. You look seriously cool with your Demi hair cut! : )

    • ericswife October 7, 2012 at 6:11 am #

      I can’t lie, I am feeling a whole new wave of fight with this hair cut. Thank you for following along!

  3. Wendy nash October 7, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Your haircut looks great! If you did that all by yourself, you did a really great job! Sorry you are having the pain and sweats that you are. Keep taking that med that helps! Not the time to be superwoman! Save that for recuperation time!! Woot, go Ninja Warrior!

    • ericswife October 7, 2012 at 9:09 am #

      I did do it myself, thankyouverymuch. Short and boy like is my only haircutting skill set, so it served me well today. 🙂

  4. Rick Daugherty October 7, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Hi Amy, thanks so much for chronicling your experiences w/ us. Since I have PPMS and am very stable I’m trying to understand the best course of action for me. You have truly given me hope that this disease can be beaten and that is priceless. Hang n there and know that people around the world r praying for u.

    • ericswife October 7, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      There are no easy choices for people like us, I am just pleased to be able to present one of them. Thank you for your prayers. They are worth more than gold.

  5. Beth (Simmons) Lindley October 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Continuing to send prayers your way. Thank you for allowing so many to follow along on this journey with you. It is such a testament to God to see your faith and strength. Solider on!

  6. telaine57 October 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    You are a woman of many talents! Very impressive!

  7. Ruth spearing October 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    I am so sorry it a nearly an eleven.. I am hoping that number goes on a sharp decrease as quickly as possible. You are in my thoughts, stay strong, every minute you are one minute closer to your goal. I hope you get there quick x

  8. Kathy Russell October 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    Reading your blog and FaceBook page, and reading email about the retreat at HP/Summer’s Mill, just can’t imagine it without you!! Can anyone think of a way to do a Skype call while we are there!! Nine hours time difference, maybe some techie gal can figure it out. That would be a riot!! Love you, Amy!!

    • ericswife October 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

      When is the retreat? I could make a video, at the very least. Missing you all!!!

  9. Susie Vearner October 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Whoa, Amy, you rock that look! Loving the picture and hoping they have seriously good drugs over there, enough to get through nearly eleven. You are one awesome ninja, leading the way in the fight against MS. Love you big, praying always, and proud to say I know ya!

  10. Aunt Lori October 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    That picture reminds me of when you were little, your Mom called me to come over and fix your hair. You were about 3 years old. You had gotten some sizzors and not done so nice of a job as you did this time. I sat you on the bathroom counter, your feet in the sink, and proceeded to trim away. You looked just like this picture. So, I just wanted to take the credit for the hair cut is all. I taught you well. Love, Aunt Lori

    • ericswife October 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

      Thank you for the fine lessons, this among many others. Love you lots!

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