Let me Win,
But if I can not win,
Let me be brave in the attempt!
That is our Special Olympics Oath. You can apply that to so many things in life. I was NOT going to win the battle of keeping my hair so I was “brave in the attempt” and I took control of that situation. By last Friday, July 26th, I couldn’t stand the clumps of hair everywhere. I knew this was all part of my journey that all of my pink sisters have gone through before me (especially if you take the “Devil Drug”). So I pulled my big girl panties up and called my hairdresser Karen Redmon. She is absolutely the best. She was off work and spending time with her nephew that was in town – didn’t phase her she told me a time to be at the shop.
What else do you do in a time like this…. You call your best friend Kim Satterwhite to be by your side. She never lets me down. She told me on the phone she would be there but she couldn’t promise that she wouldn’t cry. I informed her that was ok, I might cry too. But I had decided I had cried enough over hair! It will grow back right? I felt sure that it would. So no tears were shed! I AM STRONGER THAN CANCER!
My awesome brother in law Barry Vernia braved the shave in honor of me yesterday (Sunday, July 28th). Love him to the moon and back. I also have the greatest Sister Ever! Brenda came Saturday and we made me some turbans and she also brought a ton of scarves. Kim gave me scarves Friday also.
This is all I have to report for now. Praying my numbers are up Thursday so I can have chemo #2. I’ve tried to be a good girl… I even wore the mask when I ran to Walmart Saturday. Below are a few pics from Tanner and Heather’s visit (Tanner is Jeff’s son, one of my bonus children!) We took some more “tribe” pics.
I thank you all for the prayers, cards, text, phone calls and messages. You will never know how much I appreciate them!