I hoped it was just because of the gusts of wind. Maybe I was imagining seeing my scalp in places I'd usually see thick with hair. But as I carefully combed through and moved clumps of hair to one side or the other, all over the front of my scalp I can see my hair has thinned in patches- bald patches.
After trying to grow it one length, I acquiesced and chopped 3 inches off the sides and back. Then the stylist carefully scissored out some pieces to help it lay smoothly. It feels thinner, and yet healthy for the first time in a long time.
It otherwise looks remarkably the same- just inches shorter. Apparently, there are a few people who do experience thinning of hair with Arimidex, and I am one of them.
Arimidex, might also be explaining the pain I feel in my right thumb. Its stiff, sore and throbs and aches at times. That, as well as my left shoulder. You can feel the tightness in the muscle all the way down my shoulder blade.
I just haven't felt well. I'm more fatigued than I've been in a long time.
This last Saturday, I finally caved in, and took pain meds to alleviate the ache. I slept restfully, for hours and felt so thankful for the relief.
Then I picked this up and read.
Oh my- its a page turner! Plus it had such a satisfying ending, I had no idea it would leave me with such a life lesson in the end. This was a great read! I'm excited to pick up her next novel.
I also got the sweetest call, wanting to know if our family would like a fresh out of the oven apple pie? Oh my… we would… we did!
And then before I could take any more pictures, an apple crisp, and some brownie cupcakes may have also walked through our door and were instantly opened and cut into. More deliciousness, and not a single bite left anywhere. Comfort food took on a whole new meaning!
We're so touched whenever someone goes out of their way to think of us.
Our fundraiser officially wrapped up and I am speechless. Every offering, every note, every anonymous donation, it all adds together to weave a tapestry of hope and love for our family. I can't wait to announce the winners after they've been drawn!
Mom is being discharged today from Bethany on 42nd over to Bethany Towers on University. My cousin, Pam, has graciously offered to transfer mom. I'm conceding I need just a bit of help these days, and grateful for all the help with rides, and help with mom, and so many other blessings coming our way.
Rick worked all weekend in putting insulation in our garage. He and my father-in-law took out the sheet rock, placed the insulation inside, wrapped it in a barrier, then put up the sheet rock again. We were very humbled by the help of Cullen Insulation in making this project doable for us through their generosity.
The boys have a big surprise for tomorrow. They just arrived back at school after going to a radio station with their teacher.
They met, Pike, Jesse, and Amanda and will be broadcast on the air - BIG 98.7 tomorrow at 7:15 am!!
I was also told the story with pictures will be on BIG's Facebook page.
The boys texted and said they had a "surprise" to bring home to me today.
I am giddy with anticipation and extremely honored and humbled.