Thursday, October 11, 2007

4300 hits

This site has had 4300 hits. Wow. I have heard from a few long lost friends (like the Macfarlands! It's been 18 years!) and it is so fun for me. I know some people have had a hard time posting comments and so I thought I'd throw my email on here. I'd love to know who some of you people are... shelbystroud@mac.com - drop me a line! Also, I'm going to pretend that very few people read this and continue to be a dork and write whatever I want.

So I had my 4th chemo today. 1/3 DONE! Wahoo! A laugh-fest as usual. For some reason, those are fun. I always dread them a little bit, but it's never bad. I took control of my own destiny and asked for NO TAPE! I spend the whole week in between treatments trying to get tape gunger off my arms. It was short. We got there at nine and were out by noonish. I only had to get 2 chemicals and then went wig shopping again. That brown one i have doesn't stay on and i think it would be more embarrasing to have Preslie pull it off someplace than to be bald. So i took it back and ordered a sweet one. They glue it on your head and you can wear it for 2 weeks at a time and shower and curl it and put it in a ponytail and everything. Turns out, Tyra banks and Beyonce and such wear them. I hope a white girl can pull it off... not preslie, though. So, i'm excited about that. I don't really care about the bald thing that much, but this is such an easy and pretty fix. Why not, right? A good time to play my 7th cancer card. I have a deck of 52 and this is going by faster than I thought. Gotta use 'em. Speaking of white, you don't realize how pale your head is until you're bald! I have this dark line that goes from my face to the back of my head and I was like,"What the?" Turns out it's where I used to part my hair. Ha ha. It's like a cool racing stripe.

This was an idea my friend Nicki had: "Dude I have the perfect idea for your head tattoo!!! You should tattoo constellation patterns on your head and then we can stick a flashlight in your mouth and we can all learn!!!!! " Ha ha ha ha. That cracks me up. Like Uncle Fester meets Mister Wizard (A strange dream of mine). I'm all about people learning from this trial.

3 comments:

Angie Evans Davenport said...

Shelby, You are so positive! I admire you for your strength! If you are confused on who I am, I am Kate's sister that you did my cute wedding invitations for. I will pray for you! Thanks for helping me to have a better attitude about life!

Anonymous said...

I DO WISH I COULD'VE SEEN MASON PULLING OUT YOUR HAIR....I TOOK BIG STRIPS OF DUCT TAPE TO ALEX'S HEAD LAST TIME HIS STARTED TO FALL OUT. WE WANTED TO SAVE IT AND FASHION A BRACELET OUT OF IT FOR MY MOM, BUT SHE DIDN'T WANT IT. HE ALSO WANTED ME TO DUCT TAPE THE PUBIC AND B-U-T-T HAIR....BUT THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH A SISTER WILL DO. MELANIE COULD'VE GIVEN YOU ONE HECK OF A BRAZILIAN!!!

P.S. I REALLY ADMIRE BOTH FRIAR TUCK AND GEORGE CASTANZA.

AMANDA

Anonymous said...

OK, SO I AM A LITTLE CONFUSED, REALLY. ARE TYRA BANKS AND BEYONCE BALD TOO???