June 14, 2010

It's a process

Just wanted to start off with some cuteness!  See those top teeth on the girl, she actually is getting the other two next to them as well, crazy how old she looks, with teeth!  My kids have always gotten their teeth late, she wanted to break tradition though and got her first two about 6 months ago and has just had two bottom teeth since then.  Finally were getting more though!

No, onto the process.  My hair is COMPLETELY gone.
The steps of the process were this...
1) cut off enough for locks of love
2) cut and shave the rest
3) pull pieces out and notice spots of baldness
4) try combing it out (didn't work)
5) try washing it out (didn't work)
6) try clipping it out (didn't work, but did make it shorter)
7) press pieces of duct tape onto my head and pull them off, along with lot's of hair (Sarah & Amy were right on the uses of my duct tape, quite creative if you ask me)
8) this morning I took a razor to it (don't need it for my legs anymore, might as well get some use out of it)
9) I'm completely bald now!  FINALLY!

Many of you have figured out that today is also my birthday.  I don't like birthdays, actually they depress me a little.  I used to like them when I was a kid, but now they loose thier appeal.  Not because I'm a year older, ultimately that doesn't matter to me, but just because they are boring now.  No more balloons and streamers and cake.  Just another day.  I took the date off my facebook page thinking it would go unnoticed, but it didn't.  I appreciate all the birthday wishes despite my trying to hide it! Matt and I are going to be able to go out tonight for dinner (thinking Little Mexico maybe), something that we just have not have a chance to do in a very very very long time!

Chemo number 3 tomorrow, only 13 left after tomorrow.  I feel like I have a handle on what is going on now and don't feel like things are so unexpected anymore.  I know that on Thursday I probably will be very tired and not feel great, but other than that it's just being tired, but not to bad! 

When He formed me in my mothers womb God knew that this would be a path in my life, he knows what my tomorrow brings and he knows what my next year brings, I'm trusting in him, knowing that His way is the best way!


Sluiter Nation said...

Thought of you today, Lynette! and THEN i found out it was your bday! I hope your day is filled with happy. It's one more day to celebrate the wonderful that is YOU--not just a day for streamers and balloons. It's the day God brought you out of the womb he created you in...and that is very special!

Leah said...

I love the picture of you and Lila. Super cute. Happy Birthday!

Leah Koopman

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lynette! I hope you and Matt were able to have a date tonight. Good luck tomorrow, I hope the rest of the week goes well for you. Kerri

MandaKay said...

Oh Happy Birthday - you are sneaky! Hope you enjoyed your night out! What CUTE pictures! Continuing to pray for you and your family!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday, Lynette! I hope you had a great day! Hey, I was wondering where you took the picture of LIla in the L of Bell. I love the blue plank board back ground! If you don't mind sharing... that is!

Anonymous said...

I hear ya on the bday thing. Back in college even we used to go out to a restaurant for everyones birthdays. It wasnt anything special but looking back it was pretty special and I kind of miss it. Although, Eric did a great party last year for me since it was my 30th but otherwise a birthday is just another day for me too. I love reading your blog, you are inspirational. The hair steps were great how you just had it in your head to get it out and move on. love it.
Dani Z