Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm a bald bunny....

I'm a bald bunny, ain't got no fur...
I'm a bald bunny, Brr Brr Brr
I'm a bald bunny, feeling pretty silly...
I'm a bald bunny, feeling mighty chilly!

Just quoting a song from Veggie Tales. But I thought it was appropriate since I went and had all my hair cut off. Yep, I'm a bald bunny!!

I woke up early this morning in time to get the call from my son saying he would be arriving at the church at 6:45 AM. I quick grabbed a shower and noticed that ALOT of hair was going down the drain. And my scalp was sensitive to the movement of washing my hair. Add that to the strands falling out as I was combing my hair, I thought today had better be the day. So....OFF WITH HER HAIR!!

We picked DS up at 6:45 AM, ran to Mc Donalds for breakfast because we were all hungry, then took a nap until it was time for my pills. I decided I had better call my hair dresser again, since this is her last working day until Wednesday. I knew I wouldn't be able to last that long. I rummaged around and found a nice soft scarf, and away we went. And here is the new look...

I can't thank Susan enough for taking time today to fit me in. Not only that, but she wouldn't let me pay her! I'm going to miss my monthly pamper session when I get my hair cut and pep talk. Susan has been there every step of the way with me, praying and supporting me. We'll keep in touch, Susan!! After this is all over, I'll be back there getting my hair cut again. I think having her cut my hair off today was as hard for her as it was for me, but she treated me with kindness and dignity. You are a sweetheart, Susan! Thank you so much!!

Sounds like DS had a great time at Big Stuff. There are no pictures to tell the tale, so I guess I'll have to look on facebook and see if anyone there took pictures. He came home with a sunburn from the day at the beach followed by the evening at the pool. OUCH! It looked pretty sore, but he still allowed me a hug in front of his peers as he was walking towards us from the bus. I guess he missed us, though he'll probably never admit it! He bought me a CD of the group that sang there and I LOVE IT!! I sure missed him. But this is a temporary stop, as he came home to do laundry and will be leaving Monday morning for the National Student Leadership Conference in Washington DC next week. My little boy is growing up, and I'll be missing him for another week. I'm glad he's able to get out and away from all the stress here at home, it's good for him to be around non-sick folk!

I have a picture here of DH and Thomas. Now Thomas does like DH sometimes. When he's cold, he likes to sit in DH's lap. Just don't pet him or look in his direction. Thomas is allowing you to keep him warm, that does not include any touchy feelly nonsense.

"Don't think I'm suddenly your new pal, I just want the warmth of your body. Don't do me any other favors, please!!"

Thomas has added another favorite sleeping spot to his repertoire. He's quite long don't you think? I can just hear his thought processes. "Why don't humans make these chairs just a tad wider. I mean come on...with my head butted up against one arm, and my butt butted up against the other, I'm crinkling my ears and tail here. I'll have to groom for hours when I'm done just to smooth out my crinkled hair. Humans, don't they understand that they are here to provide for MY comfort? Sheesh....they are SO hard to train!!"

And last but not least, a little picture of the progress on my Rose Quaker. I take this with me on my Thursday chemo treatment and progress on my UFO. I belong to the Friendly Stitchers yahoo group and Thursday is our UFO day. Last Thursday I completely forgot about stitching!! I had to confess and assume the position for the obligatory lashing by the wet noodle. So many of the ladies refused to believe that an earthquake hit that following Friday, but Mouse graciously let me off for "creative excuse writing". LOL I get NO respect! You ladies DO know that the earthquake was for real, don't you? Anyway, I think it's coming along nicely, don't you think?

I'm feeling so good after this last treatment, I was out for the count by this time last treatment and was so dreading this one. But the doctor adjusted a few medications and told the ladies at the infusion center to slow down the administration of one of the drugs and low and behold, it was a transformation!!! I can't believe how much better I feel this time around. I'm still fatigued, but the headaches and the yucky feelings are just vague stirrings this time. I even have a great appetite and can drink whatever I want. I'm enjoying snow cones, yummy, thank you Susan!!

I forgot to mention, Miss M took me to my treatment last Thursday. I was getting a headache and she graciously ran out to get me a Tylenol at the gift shop and found this cute angel pink ribbon pin. I had to put it on right away. Wasn't that a thoughtful thing to do? So here it is on the shirt I was wearing that day. Thanks Miss M!! I love it!

Ok, off for a nap before church tonight. Good thing I was able to get past this so quickly, I have appointments every day next week! No rest for the weary I'm afraid. *sigh* Oh well, if God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it! Have a great day!



Gillie said...

I am drooling (in a ladylike way, of course!) over the Rose Quaker - I love it! Hugs to you, toots, right now, and don't forget you're going to be blonde and curly next time around! Love you.

Edy said...

No, no, a glamorous Redhead (like moi).

Love your Rose Quaker!

Take it easy next week -- just cause you feel great, don't overdo it!

((((((((((((((dj)))))))))))) Edy

Mouse said...

Hi babes love the new you :) it surprising what a good hair cut can do for the soul. I miss my weekly stints now DD finished college for summer:(
love the progress on the Quaker Rose mmm I feel some enabling coming on Don't over do now just coz you feel ok will you !!!!! has my letter arrived ?? take it easy and squeak to you soon love mouse xxxxxxx

Pete's Pixie said...

Feeling every step with you honey; just think of the fun you will have colour co-ordinating your headscarves with your clothes - be creative and go for it! If you can't have a haircut for while go for manicures and pedicures instead. Onwards and upwards ... and the Quaker Rose is yummy. No overdoing it mind! (((Big Hugs))) Ally xxx said...

With you every step of the way DJ, spoil yourself rotten with creative and lush headscarves now!
Be careful not to overdo things cos you feel a wee bit better than you thought you would, it may suddenly hit your system and knock you down, so watch it!
Loads of love to you

Carolyn NC said...

Your new look becomes you. We had several friends whose hair after chemo came back curly (at least for a while, and then straightened out again!)
Love the RQ - beautiful!

Terri said...

You look great DJ and you have such a great outlook in life. Your stitching as always is wonderful. Big Hugs