Finally Addressing Some Comments
Claudia – I did drop a hammer on my nose a few years ago. I was putting up twinkle lights on our porch, using a 6 foot step ladder. I got a phone call mid-light hanging. Came back to move the ladder, forgot I’d left the hammer on top. Moved the ladder. Hammer fell. Hit me smack dab on the nose with the back, tine-y side of the hammer head. Blood everywhere! I’m amazed that that dot is all I’m left with!
Blue Sleepy – I can’t mourn losing my red hair because I can have red hair any time I have enough hair to color! Heck, if I want, I can dye my head red!
Wig Suggesters – I am seriously not a wig person. I’ve got the cutest collection of the softest of hats right now. But I’m hoping to be brave and go bald (if all of my hair falls out, I could end up with patch baldness, that might make me feel more in the mood for a hat). I am going to be a walking learning experience. People stare? I smile and wave. People say words of disgust? I wish them a wonderful day while I smile and I wave.
And I do it because I have this addiction to killing with kindness. I suppose you thought I did it out of the goodness of my heart. You must have me confused with someone more mentally stable.
I’m kind of hoping to go out one day with my Aunt Idelle’s eyebrows. You can’t see them here because they hadn’t reached maximum height, but she eventually wore the kind that were drawn almost to her hair line! Also? That is my little grandma’s brother, Pat. How about that mustache?
To everyone who gave me such great news/advice about my port-o-kath: I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys calmed me down so much. You don’t even know. Well, you know now. Thank you!
Today, neighbor Judy is taking me to run some errands. And get some lunch. I need to get out of the house and have some fun today.
Tomorrow I have a dentist’s appointment. I keep reading suggestions that I should get my teeth cleaned before the chemo begins. The Big Nugget already shampoo’ed my hair this morning so once I dip the bottom part of me in some sudsy water (HYSTERICAL BLINDNESS! WHERE IS THE OFF BUTTON ON MY COMPUTER?!!!!!) I’ll be fresh and ready to go. I can shower at 5:00 today (48 hours after surgery) so you know what I’ll be doing then. In case you were wondering. And wanted to drive by and see if you could see anything. Pervs! I’ve got “window treatments” (until the new window trim is in, it’s an old beach towel for a curtain)
p.s. The Big Nugget would make a great shampoo girl. In case anyone with a salon in the neighborhood is looking for a great shampoo girl.