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Round 2….over!!!

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It’s official.  I’m an ebay junkie, an addict to the ‘buy now’ button.  I can’t stop buying wigs, hats and now beads.  I’m going stir crazy, so I’m making bracelets, necklaces and bookmarks.  I also bought a crotchet book and yarn to make my own hats.  I’m not so good at teaching myself though, and my hands shake so it might take me awhile to make stuff but at least I’m having fun at it!

This chemo round has been a little rougher on me than the last one.  I’m thinking it is because my immunity is down.  I started with my white blood count at 10 and now it’s 5.5 (normal is 4.5 to 10.5), so it’s not really low but kind of low to start again.  Good think I got my Neulasta shot.  It’s crazy expensive, but it helps make more cells in my bone marrow which is very painful.  I feel like an arthritic 90 year old!  I’m also getting major hot flashes, stomach pains, and migrains. Poor G, I feel like I’m crazy at times, very emotional, bitchy, sore and just stupid.  I get SO distracted and have a hard time focusing.  Chemo brain I have, hopefully I’ll be back to normal after this is all done.  My friends/family might think that I’ve always been a bit brain dead, kind of true,  but now I’m worse!  Yippee!  :)

Ok enough of my complaining.  Things are great otherwise and I’m starting a new cooking blog soon! I’ll begin by making copycat recipes from different restaurants and write about how each tastes.  I’m pretty excited over this as there are so many wonderful and tasty recipes to choose from!  Too bad my taste buds are off but G will be my Guinea Pig; hopefully, he’ll be fine with eating all my creations!  :)

13 Responses to “Round 2….over!!!”

  1. eRnA says:

    you go girl! x0x

  2. Steph says:

    I guess you’ll be needing Pampered Chef products then eh???

  3. Steph says:

    I love you very much- stay strong and remain positive!!!!

    • BlondGirl says:

      Thanks Steph! I will be needing some kitchen products! I am so lucky to have such great, supportive family. You guys rock :)

  4. Kanta Connie B. says:

    I’m sorry this round is harder. I hope they even out soon. How many do you have to have in total?
    Think about the fact that each chemo treatment is bringing you closer to total health ultimately. You will win this battle.
    Connie (Kanta)

    • BlondGirl says:

      It is rougher but not unmanageable. I’m halfway through my Chemo treatments, I start Herceptin next round and have 2 more Chemo rounds left!!

      Thank you again!!

  5. Jennifer B (room 14) says:

    Wow, you’re a super-blogger! I think you have a whole new career ahead of you as a comedic writer!
    I’m so proud of you – you’ve brightened my day with all your positive energy. Enjoy wearing your hats! You are still sexy (remember that romance novel G. got for you! – too funny!)

    • BlondGirl says:

      Oh Jennifer, you have been missed! Thank you for keeping up with my blog! I can’t forget the novel, it’s so funny and very romantic of course! I’m not sure if my bald head is sexy but I do have some pretty cool wigs :)

      Hope everything is going great, work and all! Miss you.

  6. Sandra Spicer says:

    Becoming an eBay junkie is moving you into dangerous territory!! I can’t wait to see some of the creations that you make.

  7. Carol Ann says:

    Hi Mary,

    Sweet…I want a few of those bracelets:) I was hoping one day when you’re feeling up to it that you would like to come to my studio with a few of your girlfriends (3 and YOU)and create some glass fused jewellery….my treat:) As we challenge this journey always remember … day it will be a story of BRAVERY :)

    Your new Girlfriend….with the hair do:) CA

    • BlondGirl says:

      Carol Ann! I’m so happy to see that you commented on here! It was SO great meeting and talking with you, and I will for sure take you up on your offer. You and your work are amazing!! Hugs :)

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