Tuesday, September 9, 2008

VanityThy name is Hair

I cried a little today. Not because I'm having surgery or the risks involved with the surgery, but because the best option for my hair is to either walk around looking like a sixty year old half bald man (as in no hair on top) or I have to shave my head. Yes, i realize how totally stupid it is to get upset over my hair when I haven't gotten upset over everything else (insert proper psych term here) but it's my hair. It's the cute little haircut that I am so excited to get every time I go in to the salon. It's one of the very few things I am actually girlie about and now I have to cut it all off. The only option I could come up with so i don't completely lose it when we cut it (there is no way I'm letting them near it at the hospital--what do they know about barber-ing) is to have a big party and you're invited! Bring your potluck and your cameras to document this momentous occasion (seriously, we're gonna do potluck and a head-shaving ceremony; give my hair the sending off it deserves) and then Monday (6 days from today) I will go in for surgery. I'll spend 2 days in ICU and then at least another 2 on the surgical wing or something like that. After that it's no driving for at least a month. I'm either going to learn some bus routes or be calling on some taxi service from you loyal readers. On the plus side, household chores are pretty much out for a while; not lifting of things over 5lbs and no bending forward is allowed. I did not however get out of folding laundry. I'm allowed to do that if someone brings it to me. Guess i don't get a total vacation after all. That's it for now as I'm off to go look at hats. I imagine you'll be seeing me in them often over the next few weeks.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

I love you so much, sweet friend and I am covering you in prayer right now. I so wish I could be at the hair shaving party! Sending big hugs your way!!

TAMMY MARKHAM said...

Heather!! I am so sorry about what you are going through. I want to be here for you, Brad, and the boys for everything!!!! Please call me 529-3004

Charlotte Coffee said...

Heather & Brad - be sure to add me to that taxi list ;-) It would be a privilege to serve you over the next few months! I'll be checking in here and otherwise -

Love you!
c.

Jen said...

Hi Brad and Heather!
I just wanted to let you know that my prayers are and will remain with your family. I feel incredibly blessed just to know you and I would be thrilled to help in any way that I can. And between Charlotte and I, those beautiful children of yours can be well spoiled. Love you so much!
Jen

P.S. Heather, I'm keeping my eye out for a classy mullet wig for you. I don't care what Brad thinks...you can totally rock a mullet. :-P

RaeBan316 said...

Hey there old friend!! I am hoping and praying for the best for you and your family, but mostly strength, patience, and a surrounding comfort. I know we haven't had much contact the last few years, but you are still VERY much loved in my house, and if you need anything, please let me know. You can drop me a line at RaeBan316@aol.com .

michael said...

Heather - we will see you on Saturday, rain or shine. We would be honored to use the "love shack" ummm, I mean the minivan to do errands for you. Our moms group is ready & willing to clean or play or chat. We'll be asking for ideas!

Erin said...

The verdict is in. My grandmother has a miningioma as well. It's sitting on her optic nerve, pinching her carotid artery. She will have another scan in a month to see if it's growing. I'm a tad frustrated. There's only one neuro in Abilene so he's either too busy to get her information in a timely way or he drags his feet b/c he can. She had a full body CT when she had kidney cancer last year and this miningioma wasn't there. I'm no brain surgeon, but wouldn't that mean it was growing? Hm. We'll see. I will probably be printing your blogs and mailing them to her (she doesn't have a computer). See you this weekend!

susan p. said...

Heather:

I would LOVE for you to add me to the taxi list....

here's my email: supera1961@yahoo.com

when you get home, i'll check-in to see about driving you around town...

much love!