Now you’re not hair any more

OK, the title is an awful pun, guilty as charged. And as you will find out shortly, I might be exaggerating the issue some what, but hey, if Prince Andrew can remember (supposedly) a Pizza Express in Woking that he was in 18 years ago, when all the evidence suggests he was somewhere else, anyway…

Currently, given a lot of it has been shorn off, and what is left is generally hidden under a wig, shampooing, and washing my hair once a week is fine at present. But yes, I’ve looked each week for hair loss, and first 2 weeks, hardly any more than the few dead ends that might fall out, but then today… Yes, I noticed it, definitely. To be fair, as stated, it is literally just around the area of treatment, but that fell out heavily today, but such is life.

Yes, at least in that area now, the wig will fit better, so swings and roundabouts. But there are mornings when I’m getting ready to go to treatment where it stubbornly refuses to fit over the rest of the hair, so now, do I just carry on as before, or do I get the lot taken off? The latter would solve the wig issue, I think its fair to say, but do I really want to remove the lot? I know, the whole robot look I love is bald (a la Metropolis) but its still a big thing to do. Mind, if someone wants to provide me with the rest of a Metropolis robot bodysuit in a nice, or suitable material, deal, hair all gone!

Well, I dont know if its still ‘Forever Autumn’ as it felt more like Winter when I had to go out the back earlier today, but anyway…

Fade to silver

Before we get to the amusing part of tonight’s blog, a brief piece with other health news for me. Yes, all is going positively with me so far, you might be glad to hear. So much so that as from my new stock tomorrow, my daily steroid count is being cut from 2 mg daily, to 1.5 mg, with the plan being, that if I have no issues with that, then to cut to 1 mg daily as from end of next week. I have been told if I do have issues, to immediately up it again, but if the nurse was expecting that, she wouldnt be cutting me in first place. Hard to believe, not so long ago, it was 16 mg daily!

Tomorrow is the halfway treatment, by the way, 15 down, 15 to go, quite a landmark.

Today, at the end of my treatment, I was asked if I was planning on taking my face mask home with me, when all treatments had been completed. Yes, of course I am, lol, might be the closest I ever get to a robot mask in my life, lets face it! I know, its plastic, its white, and though its hard to turn it into metal, I dont know if giving it a silver paint job would be so hard? Of course I would lack the fixing things that are on the machine, but wearing it on my face, all the same would have to be fun, especially if painted silver. Its also not quite full face (they let me breathe), but pretty good, all the same. So yes, I might be looking to see if it can be painted, and if so, to get someone to do it for me, because my hands certainly couldnt before, let alone now! Any offers? Something fitted so that it stayed around my head too?

Yes, my excuse was that I write science fiction, but lets face it, the real reason…

OK, the video. If you want a version of Steve Strange singing this, they arent hard to find. But finding Midge Ure (part writer/producer) providing a live version, well…