Thursday, June 7, 2012

Round 2- Ding!


Guess where we were again this week? The happy clown feet were back out to cheer me as that is pretty much all you see from the big recliner rocker. Mercifully the wall telly was far away and the treatment only took three and a half hours instead of six and a half. I had wi-fi this time too so there was some Pinterest to peruse.

Chemo heralded the debut of my latest and probably final hairstyle for some time. The day before,  ever cheerful Natalie counted me down slowly through the number four, three, two and one blades. It was too patchy. I had performed too many party tricks for the boys. Do it again Mum! Show them how you can just pull it out! It is good that they are so comfortable about it, no? Fishy had seen an elderly lady reluctant to part with her last strands at the doctor a few weeks back and asked me if I would look like Golem when it fell out. I responded heartily that there would be no Golem hair in this hoose.

It started to come out the day after the last short cut and I held on a week because there was a lot of it to lose but what a pain to tidy up the bathroom each morning. I was moulting like a mangy cat. Fortunately after I left Natalie I had a couple of spare beanies in my bag having just been to the Choices clinic. Big glasses and a beanie....check you have locked up your valuables!
 Shorty announced "My not like your haircut!" I replied, "My not like it either. Shall I grow it back?" She shrugged and went to consult the Noahs. Fishy slapped me on the back and said, "Hey Baldy!" with a big grin, B2 told me I looked like a cool, rock chick and that he really loved it, bless his cotton sox! B1 and Big Fella smiled warmly and reserved the right to silence. Lala asked if she could borrow my beanies.

It felt a bit Velcro-esque with the stubble so Lairy godmother came over with shaving foam and razor and gave me a close shave in the warm Wednesday sunshine. Now it's all smooth and lovely albeit a bit white. Needs a bit of tanning on the deck, methinks.
Liberation from the stubble!
 Yesterday I went back for reflexology at the clinic because they just offer it to you and it is fabulously nurturing even two days after the keeno connection. The rainbow toes are looking a little battered- how metaphorically apt. She said our toenails are the protectors in the reflexology chart so mine are protecting my body with a rainbow. Did Shorty know about that when she asked for rainbow toenails?  Did she do a course when I was out the back?
beanie buddies
Shorty is my first beanie buddy. I made this free form sculptural thing for me then her as I had no pattern and it had a mind of its own size wise. It has morphed into an elfin thing that keeps her ears warm and she wore it all day at kindy. I may need to add embellishments methinks.

I'm a little teapot.

After reflexology I was so whacked I needed a tea and a lie down before driving home so I killed some time in the wig room getting wiggy with it you know. There was the newsreader wig, the goth wig, the sensible mum wig and the Miss piggy long flicky one that I seem to have brought home. The girls can play with my long hair still and I'll keep it for parties and frippery. It seems I am more of a beanie girl, anyhoo. B2 came to City Beach another day to help me choose some headwear as he and his posse will now receive their inheritance in beanies not useless shares!
 There was a variety of headwear at the clinic too. The wrap things are groovy but tight. My skull is not yet used to being swaddled like a colicky infant. Too pink?


 Too Nimbin (although thematically linked to the toes)?

Too Ahsoka Tano? This one has long stripey pigtails that wrap
around. If I could get the Star Wars  warrior woman stride down as well it could work. Or perhaps a pirate earring.

Ahsoka rocks the wig room
Mrs Jack Sparrow




















Too Dr Zjivago meets Dr Zeuss? Why then you are poiffect and you shall be mine! It is fluffy and loose and deliciously warm and is so NOT a cancer hat that I liked it at once. It may need a huge crocheted flower pinned on one side. Suggestions?

 Last week when I had coffee for four hours with Girl Wednesday, I saw a yellow bangle in a boutique which I liked but decided I really didn't need. Driving home from the wig out yesterday, feeling nauseous and wrung out, I decided I really DID need a bright yellow bangle. It was for medicinal use only.
Chid bribe included

Ms Lairy and her daughter were there about to indulge in some French patisserie goodness. I could only watch on and consider that that chocolate torte thing had spiral eyes that were not unlike my own by the time I finished a chai latte and oozed home to bed. Two months ago this was not my idea of a girly day out but today I felt sick and still had fun. 'S not so bad!

Is it just me or is this not a spooky- eyed torte?

22 comments:

  1. You are gorgeous, brave, fabulous and honest all rolled into one....thank you for sharing your journey here, thinking of you today and sending positive rainbow colours through the air to you!

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    1. Ditto what Enchanted Moments said so well!
      xxx

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  2. Oh boy Annie, this one gave me the chills. What a lot of stuff for you and your family to go through...
    Love all your new head gear though! :-) You could maybe add some Toyah make-up (remember that singer from the 80's?)that starts at the eyes and continues on to your head?! ;-)
    Thinking of you all the time...

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  3. Hello Miss Annie, me thinks you are doing very well. I like your style and you look good shaved. I saw a young man today walking with a lava lava (sarong) wrapped around his head and large mirrored sunnies and I thought to myself, really you can't go wrong with large mirrored sunnies and a cool head wrap. Love you baby, sorry I didn't catch up again but was too worried about passing on more island bacteria, plus we only got one day's notice and I had to clean my mums place. That took most of my day. How clever is the young one, with her knowledge of protective rainbows, I see another angel.

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    1. I believe a lava lava and mirrored glasses might well match my yellow bangle, Missy! I will set my self to this task for our mutual entertainment! It's just grown up dress ups isn't it!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. How fortunate you are to feel sick and still have something to laugh. I really hope you've found the perfect hat. They all look good in m.o.

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  5. You're looking fantastic. I love the grey and red striped one. The pink and white spotted one looks good for slouching 'round the house.

    I like what Enchanted Moments said as well. You're doing this all so well. Amazing, really.

    Stuff it, you deserve a yellow bangle. I'm yet to visit the DD store in the Wintergarden ... or am I imagining/hoping one's there?

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  6. How about a string of crocheted daisies to wrap around your pink and white hat ... a spot of flower power to assist the rainbows, angels and clown feet.

    We all keep telling you you're incredible ... hope you're listening xxx

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  7. Ah Annie you gorgeous thing - I've been thinking of you and wondering how you are getting on!! So nice to see your lovely face and your attitude is truly inspiring. That Shorty is one smart little lady, totally rocking that beanie. I think yours needs some pizazz - big fat pom pom on the end?? Mel xx

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  8. I agree. You're looking great and sound like you are coping well with Keeno.

    The pink hat with spots looks very comfy. And I like shorty's rainbow elf hat. It might need a bell (then again, maybe not, that could get really annoying)

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  9. I follow your posts with such admiration, for you are one truly inspiring lady!
    Much rainbow love to you
    sophie

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  10. Oooh! One terrifying torte.
    Your positive attitude blows me away.
    And you have a wonderful family.
    The pink one with white spots gets my vote.
    Very Rumplestilsken-ish.
    The short person knows a thing or two in her magical head ware.

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  11. Oooh! One terrifying torte.
    Your positive attitude blows me away.
    And you have a wonderful family.
    The pink one with white spots gets my vote.
    Very Rumplestilsken-ish.
    The short person knows a thing or two in her magical head ware.

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  12. Annie, you may not feel spectacular, but you are spectacular. I like the Jack Sparrow and the hot pink hats, but the Dr Zhivago does look nice and cosy ... mmmm.

    Whether you're crappy or happy, nauseous or ravenous, I'll pop around on Tuesday and see whether you feel like a sleep, a yarn, a foot bath or ... whatever. Up to you xxxx

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  13. By the way, LOVE the photo of you and the Short One.

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  14. Elizabeth GerrardJune 9, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    Thank you for sharing your journey Annie. I love the beanies and you will always look beautiful inside and out to me! And everyone, I'm sure! xx e

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  15. Hair, Schmair! You look great in all the hats, but the one you made Shorty is so cool, you should do a version for yourself too!

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  16. You go girl! I think all those head pieces, (is that what you call them?) suit you, I am a fan of jack sparrow and I do love that look! Your energy flows through me when I read your blog Annie, you are such a positive, inspirational lady.
    All the best
    Karen xo

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  17. Go the medicinal bangle. Does one just wear it or is it lickable too? Perhaps sherbert flavour would provide a nice zingy distraction. I love you and your beany buddy. I think you need to whip yourself up one of those nice freeform crochet sculptural numbers. Take care and keep stuffing yourself with whatever treats take your fancy. melx

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  18. So happy to hear that you returned and purchased the yellow bangle. Me thinks you made a wise decision re both the bangle and the "Golem thing". The beanies are just in time for this dreary drizzle which calls for bedrest, books and more episodes of "The Flight of the Concords".
    Has Big Fella told you that we are becoming regular bumparinnerras ( I know this is not a word) at the local shops. Me thinks we have the same daily routine or is it just the same empty pantry and hungry hoards to feed?
    XO Girl Wednesday

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  19. Loving the 'Mrs Jack Sparrow'. And you and your beanie buddie are adorbs :)

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