I just want everyone to know that I am doing very well. After having the patch done for my spinal headache last week things have only improved. My headache is finally gone. I had some pretty bad mouth sores which is a side effect from chemo but those have almost cleared up. The only side effects I am experiencing right now is a sore back still from the spinal tap, and occasional headache, a couple mouth sores that are healing, and I get out of breath and tired very easily. I haven’t had nausea this week which is great. Oh and one more side effect to note is that my hair has begun to fall out. As of yesterday I can now pull my hair out in chunks. It falls out when I brush it. It’s getting everywhere. I went in today for a shorter hair cut but I’m betting by the end of next week I will have to shave my head. I’m hoping I don’t lose my eyebrows or lashes. I go in for my second cycle of chemo next Thursday the 18th of September. I have been pretty good about staying home and just resting. I don’t want to be out and about much catching germs. My immune system is very compromised right now and I don’t want to get sick. So I’ve been pretty home bound. I have had visitors though to keep me company which is nice when I’m feeling well enough.