Friday, November 14, 2008

Hey Day and Head Coverings

Can I just tell you how good my God is? I have been off all week because my counts were dangerously low (174 from my 5900 norm) and that means no immune system and insant hospitalization in case of an infection. So, Brian and I talked it over and decided that a few days at school just weren't worth the risk that they presented. This week I've enlisted the powers of some mighty prayer warriors to intercede on behalf of my health. Of course, the Lord heard and answered their prayers, and my count went back up to 2000, which was the 1500+ required to proceed with chemo today. Thus, I received my 2nd round of chemo, and I feel great!

In addition to that answer to prayer, I felt absolutley normal this week. Well, other than the whole bald thing. I had energy and stamina and I was able to hold up to full days of fun and activity. It was great!

Yesterday, I had a doctor's appointment, and then Brian and I decided to have a date day. We started at the golf course. Now, I haven't been to a golf course since back in the early 90's when my dad played and he took me and my sister along to effectively distract his competition with our incessant questioning and hazardous driving skills. I was ecstatic to go because it was a lovely fall day, and I was just happy to be with my husband and outside of our home. We had the BEST time!

Check out that form!The wind caught that ball and sent it straight for the woods :)

Yep, it's fall all right.

And, now for the head covering portion. I was a fabulous cart handler at the 'ole golf course. I know all of the old farts were jealous of Brian's chauffeur! I must say, my driving skills are much improved from the early 90's, but they're still nothing to write home about. And, drumroll please.....
My wig.
{Please don't mind that it's a little crooked and a lot windblown. It really doesn't look half bad when it's correctly in place.}

At this point, my head is very tender because my hair is falling out and thinning a little more each day. I say all of that to say that the aforementioned wig isn't always the most comfortable of headpieces. I have some VERY cute ones, but I thought that I'd let Brian show you a couple of looks that I quickly ruled out. Hot model. Horrible look.


melissa ellen parker said...

oh my gosh - i love you both together.

the wig and headpieces look absolutely wonderful

my dude and i golf too!

and - so glad about your numbers!!! I've been praying for you!!!

have a relaxing weekend!

Whitney said...

Your wig looks great! I'm so thankful that your blood counts were back up.

Erin said...

SUCH a cute wig--love it. You and your husband are so cute.

Weeksie50 said...

Aw, I am glad you guys had a great time.

I am happy to hear you have been having more stamina and fun filled days.

I am also glad about yours counts getting higher!

Have a great weekend! Oh, I love the wig by the way.. You rock it out girl

Anonymous said...

love your wig! brian still makes me laugh! you should ask him if he remembers watching "Elf" with me! its almost time to pull that movie out of the cabinet!

Megan said...

I love your wig! I pray things will continually look up for you.

Perogies..oh they're amazing. I totally spell them wrong, but I spell them like I say them.. I think they're spelled "pierogies"--anyways--Its a dough folded over and has potato and cheese (or you can put a lot of things in them) Here is a link to a picture of them.. You can buy them frozen (which is what I do a lot of the time) I will have to blog about them.. they're so much you can do with them, and they're so good!

I hope you have an amazing weekend!

Alabamamom said...

I'm so glad to hear that your numbers are up. That is a wonderful answer to prayer. Great wig and those headdresses look so good on Brian. He would make a great genie.

the undomesticated wife said...

I'm glad to hear you were feeling good and had some good days!

Unknown said...

Your wig is really cute! Although, it's too bad you decided not to go with the turban... :)

Crystal said...

I'm so happy to read that you're feeling well. It sounds like y'all had a fun day together! The wig looks really cute. The picture of Brian in the turban is priceless. You've got to model your other head coverings for us! I hope you have a great weekend, and I'll keep praying for you.

Amy said...

I'm so glad that you were able to have this fun day with your sweet hubby. And your wig looks beautiful on you....windblown or not!:)

Thank you for your sweet words to me on my blog. It is so silly how a wall can come crashing down on me...but it's a little splinter that makes me cry.

Your husband is so funny modeling your "rejected" hair coverings. The last one made me laugh out loud.

You and your hubby are precious people.

Big hugs,

Cari said...

So great that your numbers went up! God is good! Your wig looks fantastic! Glad you and Brian were able to get out and have a great day together. What a blessing!

Anonymous said...

I'm not even trying to flatter, but I didn't realize it was a wig at first; I saw the picture before reading and figured it was an old picture. But why on earth would you wear that when you could wear that perty green turban? ;)

Leslie said...

The new 'do is HOT!

Unknown said...

Praise the Lord for the answered prayers!! I am thrilled that you are doing well.

You look beautiful in the wig. I love the style! :)

Lindsey said...

The wig is beautiful! I love you two together, you two are just so stinkin' adorable!!!

Michele said...

Hi Lindsey ~ I'm sooooo glad your counts went back up...I was prayin for ya!

I absolutely love the's really cute! And I had to laugh at the last picture of Brian...with the turban...tooo funny!


Whitney said...

That wig looks fannnnnnntastic! :) I love Brian modeling your headpieces! He looks arabian.

Sweet Simplicity said...

The wig looks so good! Of course if it is too itchy you could just go without and still look gorgeous!!