A Day Out, Chemo #4, Mail
Yesterday Amanda, Norma, and I took a little trip to Evansville…Amanda needed art supplies, Norma had a few errands to run and I was along just to get out of the house and soak up some sunshine… Here we are at McDonalds enjoying some ice cream before our last stop of the day… Here I am sporting my blonde wig.. I have to say that I like it MUCH better than the reddish/brown one…I could not believe how much cooler it was than wearing a scarf or a hat…I wore it our whole trip and it didn’t bother me too much…so I think I might wear this and wait until I can see the wig person before attempting the darker one again…Also yesterday was a pretty good mail day…I got a great pen pal letter from Robin, a funny card and puzzle from a swap-bot friend who has taken it upon herself to be a chemo angel to me (THANK YOU sara!) andI got a big box of hats one of my former co-workers Julie made for me…She sent some hats, and scarves (one I turned into a headband and wore yesterday with my wig) and a couple of headband things…I’m not surprised because Julie is a super thoughtful, genuine person and I am lucky to call her friend even though we live so far apartIn true Julie fashion there was a funny surprise waiting for me in the box…she had taken all the hats to work and had my former coworkers put them on and she made this FUN collage…I can just hear her loud wonderful laugh as she put this together…isn’t it great? I will treasure it… Today is my fourth chemo treatment so I am exactly halfway done…Break out the piñata!…I had an appointment with Dr. M today and he said my numbers looked great and that I am doing extraordinarily well with the treatments…he commented on how much smaller my face looks and how I now have a neck…who would have thought I’d be thankful for my neck?Dr. M has ordered two CT Scans before my next chemo I am assuming to assess how things are progressing and shrinking…so hopefully in three weeks I will have some concrete idea of how all this treatment is working…Mom just left after bringing me a yummy fish sandwich from McDonalds for lunch…I have about another hour to go and I will be out of here! Later, blog friends…YOU ROCK!
SusanD said…Hey April, The wig looks fabulous. I can’t believe you still have eyebrows and eyelashes. Mine were so gone. The early birthday necklace is gorgeous. Love the colors. Your friends (former co-workers) did an amazing job on their little gift of support to you. Glad to hear you are doing well. Blessings, SusanDSusanD said…Oh….and if you’re looking for a different wig, here’s a website I used. The Amore and Noriko brands are great. They look natural, especially the gradient colors. The have monthly specials so you can buy good quality wigs at reasonable prices. Hope this helps you. Blessings, SusanDhttp://www.acewigs.com/cgi-bin/shop/search.cgi?keyword=saleJoyce said…The necklace is beautiful! What nice friends you have! I like the blonde wig on you, and the journal pages are cool. I mailed your journal yesterday.4smartmonkeys said…The wig looks great!!!Lovely necklace, happy early bday!!And your friend that sent the hats/scarves is so sweet, the collage is super fun!Hooray for half way:)kati said…love the wig! it looks great.