I feel so loved right now... just look what love can do!
I thought I was going to Vi to have Stella, my poor wig, cut and shaped again, on Wednesday. I simply sat down in the chair and pulled crumpled Stella out of my hockey bag.
That's when my friend Sue, came to me and let me in on a little secret, in the video below!
Did you see that? Could you hear what she said?
I'll rephrase it here- essentially, Stella is going into retirement. My sweet friend, Sue, had an amazing idea. She shared the idea with a beautiful group of women- hockey moms, football moms, friends, neighbors, survivors, etc. So they all came together and contributed funds to the purchase of a new wig- for me! And friends, can I tell you how spoiled I feel? Because this beautiful hair piece? Is made with REAL hair! Its soft and light on my head and such a pretty color! I'm beaming. I was so overwhelmed with the awe and surprise of it! I never dreamt I'd have a piece made with real hair!! This hair I can wash, and blow dry, and curl and style and spray to my heart's content!
I think the only thing that kept me from sliding into the "ugly" cry, was simply the pain meds dulling my senses just enough to keep me pretty even keeled. But that smile says everything.
Vi is adding a few highlights in the front for some added dimension, and on Monday we'll go in for the final fitting. I could truly start wearing it now, if I wanted.
I don't know how, truly, to begin to say thank you. These acts of kindness, of pure generosity- from a community that has seen me through, time after time. My gratitude fills and spills, over and over again. I am one blessed woman.
Thank you Sue for all of your brainstorming, and organizing, and the time you take to help me, and spend time with me, and truly uplift me. A friend, Cheryl, said "Sue has such a servant's heart." I couldn't say it any better. And then to have all the wonderful women step up and so generously give of themselves. Thank you to everyone!
(Sue, on the right with her daughter, Julia.)
I sent a quick note to Dr. Panwalkar's nurse the other day for a new pain med script. It was Dr. Panwalkar who called me back, within a few minutes. His concern and compassion crowded every word. He bumped the dosage up, and gave me enough pain meds to see me through.
It may take some steady pain meds to help ease the burden a bit, but I am more convinced than ever that love will ultimately see me through. Love is what beats cancer, ever single time. And you all just gave me a big dose of love!