I know, not very clever but what can I say it’s been stuck in my head for days.
Frequently asked questions:
-Did your hair all fall out? Yes and no. I spent some quality time outside pulling it out because it felt so damn good. But I realized it would not all fall out on it’s own and I wanted it out, so I had Mike shave it. A new experience for us both.
-How does it look? and feel? It looks pretty good I think. Only one dent from brain surgery, the rest a nice bald head. The weird part is I have these 2 spots of pigment? or something on my skin- like your dogs skin! Do people really have that? And weirder still is they are symmetrical and reminds us of where some sort of monk might grow their hair back. It’s not radiation burn so it’s a mystery. And it feels great. I am sweating a ton, so it is good to have the baldness. I have some great ideas for fun with baldness-how about coloring all over it with markers? Or when it finally starts to grow back in getting some cool designs cut in it?
-Are you in any pain? Nope, none at all. I sometimes have a mild headache, but nothing big. My biggest complaint is sweating and the radiation burn on my forehead is driving me nuts. It itches, tingles, and hurts all the time. So while the radiation is killing tumors I really don’t have much to complain about.
-How’s Lola? And Mike? Both are good. Lola is enjoying our time outside- sans hat or sunscreen because it is so rainy and cold here! Mike has even left me alone-gasp- to go fishing. Which we both need.
-How much are you sleeping? Only at night. I rest a lot during the day, but never fall asleep. I just lay down and totally relax and try to calm my monkey brain down.
-What are you doing all day? Are you bored? Lonely? Well I of course have lists and I just do a job, lay down, take the dog out, lay down, eat, lay down. I am seriously fatigued, my legs feel like they weigh a ton and I am really carefull where I walk and move. I have left the house a couple times for lunch, errands, and a movie- that about killed me. I’m not bored or lonely. I have blackmailed friends into coming out if they bring me lunch. Nice friends I have, I am very lucky. I am just feeling tumors die and getting ready for the next step.
OK now the real reason for this blog post- my Relay for Life quilt. My Mom has created a beautiful calming quilt this year- some say her best ever. As usual it is meticulously sewn, filled with gorgeous fabrics, and professionally quilted. This year it is 72″ x 72″” . Because I am killing tumors I can’t be driving around selling raffle tickets so I’m counting on you all to buy tickets the snail mail way. It’s a deal at $2 a ticket or 3 for $5. If you live local and want to take it to work or clubs or groups you belong to and show it off to sell tickets, I will help get it to you. Of course all money goes to ACS. Thanks everyone for your help and love.