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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-03-02 05:39
Subject: [cancer] Brief updatery on mouth and hair and other stuff
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
Hair is coming off at 3 pm today. There will be photos.

Mouth still hurts, but is down from burning to aching. Should be picking up Magic Mouthwash today. We shall see.

Lower GI has decided to remind me that's going for frequent flyer points on Air Porcelain (departures every half hour!). If the current trend keeps up, I may have a record setting day. Sigh.

The headache I've been living with for several days (very rare thing for me, even on chemo) is finally gone.

Also, weighed in at 229.0. This is up about four pounds in the last few days, despite eating two full meals in two days and copious crapping besides. I really don't understand my body sometimes.

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User: adelheid_p
Date: 2010-03-02 13:58 (UTC)
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Is it possible that you are retaining water? Considering your out put, are you drinking enough water/liquids to keep from becoming dehydrated?
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User: renesears
Date: 2010-03-02 14:08 (UTC)
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Random internet stranger is thinking positive thoughts for you. I'm glad your headache's gone and I hope the evil mouth is on its way out.
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User: barbhendee
Date: 2010-03-02 14:09 (UTC)
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Hi Jay,

I read your earlier post about your hair, and I thought, "Gosh, he might want to get it cut before the Rainforest Retreat."

I think you'll be a lot more comfortable.

I like your long hair very much, but you'll look good with the trimmed beard and short hair--quite posh.

Oh, and the first time you go to wash your hair, you'll put a ton of shampoo in your hand and then realize you only need a dollop (that's happened to me).

JC and I won't arrive at the retreat until mid-afternoon on Thursday. See you then! Can't wait.

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-03-02 14:10 (UTC)
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It'll be fun to see you guys!
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-03-02 15:21 (UTC)
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I'm glad to hear you're taking the initiative on your hair. It seems so distressing to you, and I know it's important to you to take as much control of things as you can. The whole shaved-head-with-Van-Dyke look is very hot, and I know you'll bring as much style to it as you did to your long-haired look. It's a new fashion statement, Jay, and you'll rock it.
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2010-03-02 17:37 (UTC)
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up about four pounds in the last few days

my friend MonkeyBoy ended up gaining weight from chemo, some folks lose, some gain, some bloat. You just bloating a bit..

oh, and be careful not to swallow the magic mouthwash, the lidocane will do funky things to the throat.
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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-03-02 18:32 (UTC)
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I think I mentioned about water retention. While I lost weight, muscle mass, and flesh, I'd frequently look puffy from water. Then it would go away. Keep drinking the water--it's helping everything--and it'll go away too. Your weight is still within the range of when you started and that's very good.

The mouth rinse will help. It worked for me as you know--how sentient am I that I mentioned it before you started really feeling this new symptom?
love, hugs & puppies.
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User: shaolingrrl
Date: 2010-03-03 05:56 (UTC)
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*hugs from here, too*

I owe you and email. Last night I got burned by gauge invariance and tonight I'm on India duty. Tomorrow, latest.
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