Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You Know Something is Odd, But What?

I got up this morning, thankfully(!), as I usually do, and in the process of brushing my teeth, it dawned on me that something about my face was ... odd.

Not scary odd, or anything, but I couldn't put my finger on what was different.  It finally hit me just now as I was cleaning my glasses.  My eyebrows are gone.  It's bizarre! :D

I'm so used to having a bald head and having lost my eyelashes, but my eyebrows seemed to have remained unscathed.  Alas, no more.  Frankly, I do appreciate not having to shave my legs or underarms, but dang!  I need to get one of those things they use on those home decorating shows.... um... where they use a stippling brush and it goes into the blank bits.  Wow, I hate it when I can't think of a word.  If you knew me well, I used to be akin to a walking Thesaurus.  Chemo screws with your brain; not enough to be scary, so far, but enough to be annoying. ;)

STENCIL!

Gads.

Yeah, I need an eyebrow stencil.  Okay, probably not.  I'm just happy I remembered the word stencil. :P

Jane and Nancy made me a really cool layered salad today.  I know, no uncooked veggies, but ... meh... I needed it... REALLY!  It was mixed greens, then orzo, then tomatoes, more greens, croutons, chopped eggs, crab meat, and parmesan cheese.  They made a garlic Caesar dressing for it, too.  It was SO good.  So, so, SO GOOD!  And there is plenty for tomorrow.  Oh, and today I had my last 4 Xeloda pills for this round, so I am happy as a clam.  A whole week off from scarfing down chemo pills.  Life is good. :)

And that's my story for today; good salad, no eyebrows, and a chemo week off.

Love and kisses and hugs to all!

2 comments:

  1. Funny old thing where eyebrows help so much to define your face. i can just imagine you staring into the mirror wondering about it. I would be the same, not something you would notice right away i would think, but definitely strange. it is funny but i notice the eyebrow thing right off, even before the head, it just looks so out of place. i do not mean that in a bad way, just i really notice it. i am not saying this very well am i? you know what i mean though.

    take it easy and stay rested
    fay in the family room
    this is a bit of a funky post. i am tired, just came back from pulmo rehab and it just drains me. i feel good right away but then always want to come home and just take a nap.

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  2. Yes, back in the day, I loved rehab but it definitely took a toll on my stamina. Now, breathing takes a toll on my stamina! :D

    But, we plan to go out to lunch tomorrow. I think we'll hit Bellagio, the Mediterranean place by work. We'll see how I feel. I do love their food, though!

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