Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Clearing in the Would

Hi All - sorry it's been a while, but I've been busy with visits, home care and AFI FEST film festival (very wonderful festival btw), cherishing a few days with the semblance of normalcy between surgery recovery and possible chemotherapy - and reading, researching, "angsting" over that possibility which is no longer a just possibility.

After much soul-searching, I - really We, as Larry is my cohort in this as in life - have decided to go through with it - through the "would," so to speak. I will write more soon with details of the controversy and struggle, but it has been one of, if not THE, most difficult decisions of my life.

Here is the schedule so far, since inquiring minds want to know:

9:00 am massage
11:00 am mainicure pedicure
1:45pm chemotherapy

I really know how to live it up, don't I?

Larry is accompanying me to the chemo as he would never pass up an opportunity to have me tethered to an IV, medicated and vulnerable for a round of Scrabble - taking bets that the 2 1/2 hour infusion will expire before he makes that winning high point word.

Speaking of bets - did a little wig-shopping wiht friends Claire and Iris. Though I didn't involve the universe in the decision to do chemo, I will be taking comments (too lazy ot set up a poll right now) on styles and will send pics with the next post.

All for now - gotta go - chemo!


Anonymous said...

We're all there with you.
Much love,

sabinson said...


I wonder if you should consider going peroxide blonde if you're to be bewigged. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity.


Anita said...

You go, girl!
We love you and admire you attitude. Will visit at times when it's OK with you.


Anonymous said...

al would say bald is beautiful!!!!!!!
we all hope it went as smooth as can be expected. focus on the massage.


Unknown said...

Go with what makes you feel most like yourself (but remember, if you do go blonde, the patch below may need to go golden, too).

Sorry. That's about it for my bland sense of humor.

Sending a hug and love from Saratoga (where I'm working for a bunch of days). There are many blessings for all of us to be giving thanks for each day and at tables with loved ones and friends next know that your winning view and strong will to fight for a good life--along with Larry, the kids and all--are at the top of my list this year.



p.s. Make sure the nail polish looks great with the hair color!

Ophelia Chong said...

one of my favorite album covers is the Rolling Stones'Some Girls. The cover is an old ad for wigs from the sixties. My choice would be anyone of these. Here's your chance to be the debutante or big hair Dallas socialite! Or go for the Foxy Brown look. There is also the Elvis. Or Priscilla circa 1968. Let that inner Showgirl out Girlfriend!!!