Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Without my daughter's expertise, I wouldn't have been able to bring you the NEW NORMAL me!!
Yes, my hair is curly.
No, I did not have hair this curly before.
Yes, it is soft.
No, you cannot rub your hands all over my head!
(just kidding--some of you have and it makes me laugh!)
Yes, it is a different color. It is the new normal Bonnie Zowada. Yes, I like it!
I had a lady the other day, when I told her I had been through the breast cancer experience, ask me if "I was a survivor?"
Um I think so. After all, I am breathing, standing there in front of her, trying to comprehend the question....
Some times you just have to laugh...and be gracious. I know I have asked some pretty dumb questions in my own life.
Here are some praises as of late:
I walk now, almost every day, for about 1 hour.
I need fewer naps.
My radiation area almost looks normal.
My prayer time on those walks has been phenomenal, intimate and satisfying.
My tulips are coming up!!
Tim canned a little over 2 gallons of maple syrup..
Tim got out his motorcycle..
Hannah got her learner's permit to drive.
Her and I both survived with her driving to Wal-Mart!
My hair tickles Tim nose at night when we snuggle..
We got a free night at our favorite get away spot--to celebrate being finished with chemo and radiation--the 2 bedroom suite for our whole family!! COOL BEANS!!
We got our taxes done today.(just smile ok?)
We celebrated by going out tonight! (Tim and I)
The spring peepers(frogs) were peepin' today!
I found myself saying I can't do anything with my hair!
There are many, many more but I need to go to bed.
Please, please pray for my brother Steve.
He is in the middle of his 3rd week of radiation (out of 8)
He is tired, exhausted and feels nauseated..
He has to get injections of a med that keeps his saliva glands from shrinking up, once before the radiation treatment and once after. A total of 80 injections!!
Plus, he gets a low dose of cisplatin each Tuesday...and the radiation on top of that. (M-F)
The good news is that there is no sign of the tumor that used to be the size of a hockey puck!
I know you will pray for Steve and Amy and their four boys.
You are all such prayer warriors! Your prayers have been my life line..
I will write more later.
I have lots to share but my eyeballs need to close.
He is faithful,