Some of the little things, or the not so little things that make me feel better:
- A friend checking in daily from her vacation in France
- A co-worker telling me that seeing me go through this has changed his outlook on letting things “get to him” both at work and at home
- A friend dropping off soup and flowers after I returned from the hospital
- Texts from my nephew reassuring me of my beauty
- Texts from a dear old friend reminding me of the bonus of being hairless while riding in a convertible – so true!
- Priceless stories from my oldest friend of herself and others fainting
- Making people laugh retelling my fainting story
- Having everyone at work tell me “how great (my) hair looks like this” – thank you Raquel Welch wigs and Progressions Hair Salon and Wig Boutique
- Knowing my kids are supporting each other
- My mother reading my large stem cell transplant binder while I cook her dinner and telling me that I can’t have salad or raw vegetables for a year, only to read it myself last night and see that it is only salad bars I can’t eat from for a year – the salad/raw vegetable limitation is only for a month – wait, is that a good thing – well, in the end it is, I am incredibly relieved and I’ve gotten a lot of laughs telling that story too
- Waiting to leave the house with my buff on after a long day of wearing my wig (gets very itchy) and having Scot come downstairs looking like this:
- Reminders from those who have known me since I was born that I was bald until I was two years old
- A former teammate and my cancer buddy reminding me that I am an athlete and that cancer is my competition right now
- And all the love, emails, messages, texts, and comments on the blog from family and friends alike from near and far – you are all loved right back
P.S. Wearing that blouse and that buff, my kids and I determined that I looked exactly like Lucille Ball in the I Love Lucy episode where she is stomping the grapes (the blouse has poofy sleeves and I was also wearing a skirt) believe you me it was true!