The one thing we have realized in going through this experience is that to be comfortable and matching with your physician can be so important for your psyche and ultimate health. We were recommended to and got a immediate response for a doctor’s visit with Dr. Sean Mullally.
Click! Yes this was our doctor. A great match indeed. He understands the athlete psyche and can totally relate to us on many levels.
I will lose my hair – Steve thinks that is going to be the next hard part. They say within 2 weeks it will be gone, so we need to prepare. Getting a consult from the Pink Petal Boutique and a wig? Hats? Scarves? Wow – just crazy.
I worry a little, more about Schuyler’s reaction. I told him this morning the “plan” because he is gone for 2 weeks and I am a little worried that he will be scared when he sees me with no hair. So I need to do this right. He has been so strong and smart and really seems to be handling it well. Here is a fragment of our conversation….
“Mommy is going to lose her hair”
“No! You will be ugly!” he says…..
“No – mommy won’t be ugly, it will be ok, I can wear a wig and maybe I can borrow one of your hats?”
“Ok – you can…. “
“Are you worried about me? Please always know you can ask me questions, I know you must be scared, but mommy will be ok, this is a cancer that will be cured, the doctors can kill this cancer and I need all your love”
There is more to come on this too — he is so amazing and strong and has such a great support system of family and friends too.