First off (here I go again), the old hair IS getting thinner. That's to be expected. The most noticeable is my bangs and right on top of my head. The top of-the-head area is kinda obvious, because . . . well, I'm shorter than everybody else in my family, except Little Ma, and they can look down at me and see it. Oh well, big deal.
Another fact in my changing is that I must be getting paler, because when I use the Medium Beige shade of makeup I've used for years, I look like Hawaiian Tan Barbie. Either I'm getting whiter or they are making my makeup darker. Oh well, big deal.
Something that I'm sure NO ONE can see, is the fact that this morning, the bathroom scales said I have dropped nine pounds. Yeah, right! Where? is what I want to know. Probably somewhere where it will make absolutely no difference at all (like my knees or calves or elbows) Oh well, big deal.
Hey, something else I've noticed. THIS IS WHAT IT MUST FEEL LIKE TO WIN THE LOTTERY! Huh? you say. Well, first off there is no money involved. But I feel so lucky (to have the family and friends that I have), and also I am hearing from people that I haven't seen or heard from in quite awhile. But that's a very good thing.
Friend Betty C. keeps telling me to drink water. I have, to the best of my ability. But lately, I have had major toe and leg cramps. These are the kind that are so massive, your toes each go in a different direction and want to stay that way. Ouch! So, evidently I will have to step up the pace on the water. (Pepsi, please?)
A week from today will be my third chemo treatment and when I stop to think about it, this process seems to be going fast. After a few weeks when the fourth treatment is done, I will be able to have the surgery and get that over with. I am so happy to be having just a lumpectomy, but if this tumor keeps shrinking, maybe I will just have to have a dimple-ectomy, because it will be so small. Both my surgeon and oncologist have pretty much flat-out said that there is no danger of any cancer in the lymph nodes, which is pretty huge, so I'm not even thinking about that situation. Yeah. It's all just a waiting game.
Right now, it is about minus-seven degrees here, and I think Jenna is bringing Alec to me to watch today, since schools are cancelled. He will probably drag out his five-hundred VHS tapes that he collects and is hoarding at my house, and spread them around the family room. Oh well, big deal. As long as he's having fun and is not trying to shave off his eyebrows or sideburns, it's all good.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL