I am happy to report that I have completed my first full week of topical chemo treatment on my sun-damaged forehead. And to be perfectly honest, it's been rather innocuous thus far. For this, I am incredibly grateful. I remain optimistic that the remaining treatment time will be uneventful and soon this will be behind me.
I am working on trying not to be bothered by how my skin looks. This is harder than I expected. It's winter and I hide my forehead under a knit cap most days. I wear a baseball cap to the gym. I thought I would be more open to embracing this. It's surprisingly difficult to let go.