Monday, July 13, 2009

Diversionary Tactics

We took a roadtrip to Knoxville this weekend! It is always good to go home and I had an especially fun time this weekend. We rushed to town on Friday to see Sonic Youth at the Bijou. It was a great show and I was really glad to see my friend Lisa. Seeing Sonic Youth makes me want to be a rock star. Lisa says it's not too late and even said that I could play bass and she would play drums. I'll let you know how it turns out! It is always good to have the opportunity to go on a date with my husband, so I was happy for that and glad that we could spend some time with our friends.

I was pretty wiped out on Saturday, so we took it easy at my Dad's house. We took a trip to the toy store and my Dad got Annabel a little box of kitchen gear with pots, pans, cups, plates and some plastic food. She spent all day pouring milk and juice and making sandwiches for everyone. We took a restful nap in the afternoon and then Kim and Jeff and Suz came over for dinner in the evening. The wig was passed around and Kim put on QUITE a show. WARNING WARNING!!! Do not mix wigs and wine!!! I can't remember when I laughed so hard. She had us all in tears when the wig inspired her to reenact song and scene from a popular movie from the 70s that none of the rest of us recall seeing.

It was hard to leave on Sunday afternoon. It was a very vacation-like weekend! The drive back went by fast and we had a relaxing evening at home. Kim planned to come to Greenville to spend the day today (Monday) to accompany me to a bone scan first thing this morning. She ended up leaving Knoxville for Greenville before 5am this morning to get here because when she left last night, she was delayed by a rain storm and then realized that she forgot her allergy medicine, so she turned around and went home. Scott's Mom came up this morning to be with Annabel for the day and Kim got here at about the same time. They were having technical difficulties with the machines for the bone scan and I also had to have an injection (dye) and wait 3 hours before they could do the scan. I am still not quite sure why nobody mentioned this when my appointment was scheduled. It would have been helpful for planning the day! We left and went to Whole Foods and shopped for a while and then ran some errands before going back. Luckily, I was finished in time to get to the Cancer Society for a class they offer called "Look Good, Feel Better". I am really happy that I went! They provide a huge bag of make-up and instruction on how to apply it. Kim was impressed with my mad skill (ability to follow directions). I even volunteered to be the model for some scarf tying techniques! After the make-up/turban-izing, they invited the attendees back to the wig room. I am now the proud owner of a new BLONDE wig. It will take some getting used to, but it's good to have options. Scott is not a fan. He thought I was joking when he came home. It is definitely different than my hair in both color and style.

I also spoke with one of the nurses at the Cancer Center today because I have had a really bad sore throat for a while now and it is keeping me up at night. She told me that I need to take double the amount of acid reducers and use the magic mouthwash that was prescribed when this all started. She explained that if I have reflux, it can cause my throat to hurt and also cause sinus problems and coughing. So she said that while the acid reducers are working, I should use the mouthwash to numb it until it heals. I was relieved that she told me it is a common problem. This whole cancer thing makes me really paranoid.

Today was a long day. I don't have much planned for the rest of the week and I'm looking forward to some quiet days with Annabel. Well, days with Annabel aren't usually that quiet, especially lately! She is very chatty and great entertainment. She is 19 months old today!

1 comment:

  1. It is almost like you guys were having a seance where you used a mixture of wine and wigs to channel Dionne Warwick and Patty Duke from beyond the grave.

    The fact that neither of them are dead make it even more bizarre.