Last week (Aug 5) was my first infusion. It was definitely an odd experience. The infusion room is more like an airport, with rows and rows of people. Baylor is fantastic, and made it a very smooth process. We were brought in before anyone else to get a tour, get all set up, and were able to wait in the space instead of the waiting room.
Also, I learned if you ask hundreds of people to text, email, and message you, they will TOTALLY COME THROUGH! Sitting in the infusion chair, I was felling pretty anxious, sad, and nervous about what was coming up. But I couldn’t concentrate on anything but my phone buzzing, nonstop. Scrolling through all the funny, encouraging, and amazing messages helped me get through the next 3 hours. So, thank you 🙂
The rest of the week I waited for the horrific side effects I was so anxious about, but they never came! I had a mild week of side effects, which is such an answer to prayer. My next infusion is this coming Monday, Aug. 19.
Yesterday, I took the plunge. I CUT MY HAIR. This is no normal haircut for me, this is short short short. I was blessed to have 6 girls meet me there, and we had a sort of hair party. The salon really laid out the red carpet for us. They gave us space for chairs in a corner area, set out snacks and drinks for us, and best of all, they comped my haircut! Pictures to come!