Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm Blaming This Post On The Patch

I don't know what it is with the weekends, but I seem to spend my Saturdays trying to sleep off nausea!!! Sunday was a lot better, I felt better than I had in awhile. Nausea is pretty much the story of my life right now!!! My mouth sores are improving, I am able swallow soft foods pretty good right now. I guess that is a result of having this past week off chemo. My taste buds are a distant memory!!! Well, that's not entirely true, everything I put in my mouth has a taste...the same cream taste the same as potato's...It's hard to describe...its kind of a metal taste...a taste not normally associated with the food chain!!!! I eat now only to keep my strength and to avoid the feeding tube. Speaking of eating... Look at the watermelon Wendell grew in his garden!!!! It weighed 56 pounds!!!!

He had his dad and Bro. & Sis. Jones over to eat it last Friday!!! I had a bite... they told me it had a really good flavor but I thought it tasted like potatos!!!! (get it?)

Here are a couple pictures of me with my new hair do, complete with turbans and scarves.

After waking from a nap this evening, I felt a little draft on my neck. Upon checking in the mirror I have discovered my first complete bald spot. I hope to keep my bangs as long as possible, but I'm prepared if I lose them. Do you know they sell fake bangs and even fake eyebrows!!!
The Doctor started me on a pain patch last week that does seem to help me feel more like acomplishing some things during the day. The bad thing is I don't feel quite the same. So if I have rattled in this post I'm blaming it on the patch!!!


Kim said...

I am really surprised in how your
hair looks,or lack thereof,with the
turban.It looks really good!!Better
than i had expected.I am impressed.

Tiffany Ruppe said...

You're gorgeous!
Your attitude is amazing.
AND you're THE BEST Mom in the universe.
I love you!

Karen Crabtree said...

You look really great!!!

mom and dad francis said...

Only Debbie can make bald the new beautiful! Glad to hear you are feeling a little better! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!! We love you!

What's new with JennyJu? said...

Love the scarf! So cute!

Pamela R. Dunkley said...

You are such an amazing woman. You have been a blessing to me and my family. You look great. His grace truely is sufficient.

Pamela R. Dunkley
Bro. Tim Ruppe, member

Pamela R. Dunkley said...

That is one big watermelon. Your dad was telling Ray and I about it. We just love your family. Your mom and dad are precious. The Lord has really blessed us by just talking with them. We love Bro. Tim and Gail.
We are in continueing prayer for you and your family.

Peggy said...

Cutie scarf look!

Anonymous said...

Looking good Debbie ! Glad you are eating better. Wendells watermelon looks like a giant pickle. My goodness. Know we are thinking about ya & praying for ya - Kim & Tony

Karen Crabtree said...

I miss your blog each day. I hope and pray you are feeling alright today. You know we are here for you and your family if you should need us. Hope to see you soon.
Karen & family

Scott and Kristan said...

Hey Ms. Debbie, you look beautiful, as always. It really suits you. Sorry, I haven't posted in a while. I always try to keep up with your progress. I've been in Ohio with my sister, but I was praying for you just the same. Hope to see you soon. Kristan