Friday, September 24, 2010

Short update

Hi Folks!

I've been a baaaad girl!! LOL I've been told it's been too long between posts so I'm writing a drive by update so no one will worry!

Since I returned home, I've done a lot of sleeping, which I'm told is the best way to heal. I think I wrote in my last blog that I had to have emergency surgery to have my sick gall bladder removed. I was in the hospital for a week, and I've been home for a week. I had my staples removed yesterday....ahhhhhh....can you feel the relief? Now I can bend...almost! LOL I haven't done much else.

I did see my medical oncologist who told me chemo will resume next Thursday. I will miss the taste of food *sigh* LOL But I am going to enjoy the week of good tasting food, and the ability to eat WHATEVER I want until chemo begins again!

One strange thing that has been happening, when I look in the mirror I hardly recognize myself anymore. I'm losing my eyebrows. I didn't start losing my eyebrows when my hair started falling out, so I just assumed I wouldn't. People haven't mentioned it, but I can see it in the mirror. Strange, I wonder what I'll look like when they are completely gone? We'll find out I suppose after chemo resumes. I really don't think of myself as a vain person, but I must say, losing my eyebrows is bothering me. LOL I didn't think much about losing my hair, I think it bothered my hair dresser and my husband more than it did me, I could cover my head with a wig. But my eyebrows...now that's something else. Weird what goes through a person's head. LOL

I've been trying to stitch, but I haven't accomplished much, so no pictures today, but I'll try to get some done soon and update my pictures of them soon. I did put one strand of floss in my UFO last Thursday so I could avoid the wet noodle lashing, but since it didn't really amount to much, there is no use putting a picture here just yet. I've been working a little bit on my violet sampler (I was able to find substitutes for the colors I was missing) but it's mostly backstitching so again, it doesn't look much different. Sorry for the lack of stitching, I just can't seem to get myself motivated, but it will come back, after all I'm an addicted stitcher and I'll need a fix soon!

Next week promises to be a very busy week, with 7 appointments that I need to keep along with a chemo session on Thursday. Will I have time to stitch? I'm not sure. Keep your fingers crossed. In the meanwhile, I'm heading back to bed for my second nap today. I just can't seem to keep my eyes open! LOL

Oh, I finished a pretty good book called The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Though it had a lot of twists and turns (it took me several months to read it) I finally finished and was surprised at the ending. If you like mysteries (not crimes but just life mysteries) you might enjoy this book. I started another book called Wild Swans by Jung Chang. I'm really enjoying this book about the true lives of the author, her mother and her grandmother as they grew up during different ages in China. It makes me appreciate the freedom we have in this country (especially as women) and admire the strength of women in other areas of the world who are so suppressed in their cultures.

Ok, off to la la land. Hope you are enjoying your day!

7 comments:

Tracey said...

What a strong lady you are!! Hang in there.. maybe you could find a wig with long bangs so your eyebrows(or lack thereof) wouldn't show! :) I think I have The Forgotten Garden on my to-read list on goodreads. Are you on there? If so look me up- Tracey Branson, or by email-angelrose1108@yahoo.com. :) Praying for you!!

Gillie said...

Good to hear from you, love! Bumbling around on my own again but getting some stitching done. Kate Morton has written another book which you might enjoy too.

Usefularts said...

Hi Deb, I confess, it was me that was asking how you were that got you in trouble . At least you know we're thinking about you. I finished The Forgotten Garden couple weeks ago, I agree, pretty good. Glad to hear you're getting lots of rest, the stitching can wait.
Pat

Babs in Alabama said...

Hi DJ! I'm glad you've been able to enjoy eating again even for a short while. I LOVED the Forgotten Garden, slow start, then couldn't put it down. Hard for me to get going in her 1st book House at Riverton, but maybe it'll grab hold, A new one coming out in November I think.
DH's chemo over; bloodwork Tuesday, then see doctor the 5th. He's so sick with lung infection, but just finished antibiotics.
hugs,
babs

Edy said...

Hey Deb...think of how expressive your face can be when you use an eyebrow pencil (or the newer powders) to change your look daily -- surprise (^), anger (\) sleepy (-), calm (/)...the list is only limited by your imagination!

Looking forward to seeing your stitching update.

(((((((((((((dj)))))))))))))

Love ya.........Edy

Cindi J said...

Read several of your blog posts and gentle (((hugs))). I have had gallbladder surgery (after having several attacks that were mis-diagnosed).. so I can relate to that pain [still remember]..
Bless you for all that you go through. My mom and both of her sisters had the old B/C so I feel like I am starring down a long path myself.

Keep smiling (even with painted on eyebrows)

Joke said...

Hi DJ! I just don't have any words to comfort you, I only want to know I admire the way you handle this. Big hug,
Joke