Eye pea ;)
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:15:40 AM|and I shocked myself by not crying.
But then this morning my son (he's almost 19) texted me a picture of himself after his Dad buzzed his off last night and told me that if anyone asked he was going to say he "did it for his Mommy." Then I bawled. Love that boy...oops...young man!
And because I know this post is useless without it:
I posted this before I left for chemo yesterday morning. My dh was very sick and spent 4 days in the hospital last week (c diff...nasty nasty stuff) and when I called the cancer center where I receive my treatment they requested he stay home this time. My sweet and amazing sister, who has been a rock of strength and support for me through all of this, swapped her work schedule for me so I wouldn't be alone
I brought my iPad and opened this thread over and over during my infusion. Your caring, supportive, and encouraging words lifted me up every time I read them.
My dh tells me all the time that my smile "lights up the room" when I walk in. Your words of affirmation make me believe he may not have just been blinded by his love for me all this time without hair behind which to hide all I have is my face!
I posted a couple of times down thread but will answer again here...No, I have opted to not get a wig. I just don't care for them for me although I know they make beautiful ones and quite often you wouldn't even know it was a wig someone was wearing.
I received a precious gift from my brother-in-law in California just after my first infusion...a large box filled with 19 hats my late sister-in-law wore during the years she battled cancer. She passed away last November 14 after fighting a long and difficult battle. Also, there were some scarves that another sister-in-law wore when she had breast cancer and sent to CA for her sister to use. My niece knit me a beautiful hat from Alpaca that is so soft and warm, my sister choose a skein of verigated Pima cotton yarn and had a co-worker knit me a beanie, my daughter sent me a Believe breast cancer ball cap, and with my home team, the Boston Red Sox, in the World Series my sister and I bought ourselves matching Sox ball caps! My head will be well covered and warm during the cold winter!
Yesterday I spent some of the time that would have normally been spent on my hair adding some eye shadow to my usual make up...which is always just powder foundation over under eye cream and moisturizer. I also use mascara. I bought a couple of tinted lip glosses as well. I've been rereading BethAnne's blog post on make up and will definitely be getting tips from her...she is so beautiful and has been fighting cancer for quite awhile. Thanks for putting yourself out there to help others!
Sorry this is so long...2 am post infusion steroid induced insomnia...now to attempt a bit more sleep!
Again, thank you all so much. BTW...my husband has been shaving his head for 15 years so he had no hair to buzz off on support...but he keeps telling people we're twins now
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:17:30 AM|Kellee - you are beautiful inside and out. Thanks for posting, I've been thinking of you!
Loc: England UK
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:20:27 AM|Go Kellee!! And what a fab gesture by your son
|"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:22:54 AM|
You look beautiful! Hope you are weathering the treatments well. Your son sounds like a wonderful young man.
Loc: I like calling North Carolina home!
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:24:11 AM|
Gorgeous!!!! Your beautiful smile is your "adornment!" And what a sweet boy you have!!
"What fresh hell is this?" Sheldon Cooper
Peaing From Podunk
Loc: North Dakota
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:25:52 AM|I said it on Facebook but I repeat, YOU ARE GORGEOUS,!
Some people can really rock the bald look and you are one of them my friend!
GM is such a sweetie
Lost and Found in Pea-land
Loc: NC but wishing I was somewhere else
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:26:51 AM|
I'm so sorry, you had to do it, but you still like beautiful. And your son sounds like a real sweetheart. Best wishes on the rest of your treatment.
Loc: In my own mind
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:27:14 AM|
You are still beautiful. Keep up the good work!!!
Eye pea ;)
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:28:22 AM|
Thanks...I'm doing well.
I have chemo today so I know I'll be down and out for a few days. The silver lining is that I know by day 5 or 6 I'm going to feel great! There's nothing like feeling awful to make you appreciate it when you feel good!
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:37:56 AM|
What a sweet boy and kudoo's to you for raising him right! You look FAB! Stay strong and lots of prayers for quick healing.
Wife to a wonderful Marine and mom to my 3 L's!
pea'rific teacher Union President
Loc: Western NY
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:41:14 AM|You look gorgeous! And your son....that would make any Mom cry
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:43:26 AM|
You look great - you have an infectious smile and a good head shape!
The scarves that are available (plus wigs, but those get pretty pricey) are soooo beautiful! I hope you will treat yourself to a few that you love.
When does football season start?
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:44:42 AM|Beautiful pic of a beautiful lady! Kudos to your son! You raised him right!! If I had needed chemo for my kidney cancer, I was gonna do the same thing! I looked pretty good bald as a kid---didn't get hair till I was like 4----I can rock the hairless look as an adult!!
Hugs and prayers going up for you Kellee, us Kelly's(that's how my name is spelled) gotta stick together
Loc: Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:45:57 AM|
You are simply gorgeous, and that story made me smile. What a great kid. I wish you success in your treatment, Kellee.
Loc: Melbourne Australia
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:50:12 AM|
Aw, very sweet. You still look lovely.
Loc: New York
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:50:43 AM|
You look great! My moms hair fell out before she could shave it & when it grew back it was gorgeous!
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:51:11 AM|Beautiful! Keep up the positive attitude! You have an amazing son
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:52:53 AM|
Some people can really rock the bald look and you are one of them
I'll just repeat what Kathy said, you sure do rock it! You have a very special young man in that son of yours
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:54:14 AM|
You have a great head (really) and a beautiful smile. Best wishes!
Loc: North Carolina
|Posted: 10/23/2013 7:59:13 AM|
I love your positive attitude and you are beautiful inside and out! I think your son is proving this by supporting you...what a great kid!
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:01:40 AM|
You are beautiful.
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:03:11 AM|
You look beautiful.
Leads a Charmed Life
Loc: East Coast
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:04:06 AM|
You have a lovely smile!
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Loc: up on my high horse
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:06:51 AM|Good for you! But really? Your son?
Wishing you only good health from here forward.
|OK. Newbie. This is how it works. If your post consists of 80% sanity, 10% stupidity and 10% all kinds of crazy, we immediately focus on the 20% b/c it discredits the 80%.
Eye pea ;)
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:09:56 AM|Thanks girls...you all brought a smile to my face
Christine...dh is doing well. We're taking a million precautions to prevent me from getting it. Lots of bleach at work here. Unfortunately it was requested that he not go with me to chemo today but my awesome sister shifted her schedule to fill in!
Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:26:36 AM|Awww...you look beautiful. Good luck today.
Pea, Glorious Pea
Loc: In the land of loss...weight loss, that is. 47.4 down, about 6 to go! :D
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:26:47 AM|You look beautiful and you have a wonderful son! So sweet.
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:29:36 AM|You're rockin' the look, Kellee!
Best wishes to you and your wonderful family.
You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists. ~Abbie Hoffman
. cheeky cousin .
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:30:24 AM|Your light shines through your eyes and your smile
I seriously think you would rock some hats ... all spunky and fun!
Eye pea ;)
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:33:31 AM|I've opted to not get a wig. They just give me the creeps although I know they are great for some people and most of the time you can't even tell it's a wig.
I have two new ball caps (the Red Sox are in the World Series after all! and my dd sent me a Believe breast cancer cap) and two beautiful knitted hats.
My SIL passed away last November from cancer and her dh sent me all of her hats...19 of them! I'll be well covered and warm this winter
Proud Member of THE MOB
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:35:15 AM|What a sweet boy you have.
Kellee, you look beautiful! My gf who is going through the same thing lost her light brown hair. It's grown black a beautiful share of dark, dark brown-- almost black!
Recession: When your neighbor loses his job
Depression: When you lose yours
Recovery: When Obama loses his
Loc: Fergus, Ontario
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:37:44 AM|
you look gorgeous Kellee!!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:43:27 AM|
Your warm, beautiful smile says it all.
And you did a wonderful job of raising a sweet, kind son.
(a Cervical Cancer Survivor of over 23 years!)
Henry Cavill is my boyfriend!
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:46:46 AM|Beautiful!
That's my island!
Loc: Central Texas/Port Aransas
|Posted: 10/23/2013 8:52:58 AM|You look wonderful!! I know how hard it is. Believe me...I know. I didn't cry either and I surprised myself by that. I refused to go to my hair dresser for it even though I absolutely love her. I just wanted to keep it private, so my DH did it for me. By the time I did it, mine was falling out everywhere anyway and I was almost glad to get rid of it. and my scalp hurt so it helped with that.
I think of you often and hope you are doing well. It's one of the hardest things I've ever gone through, but it's been four years since my last chemo and life has completely returned to normal. Well, almost completely. There are lingering side effects that I am told will never go away, but they aren't a big deal.
I wore wigs because I look ridiculous in hats and scarves, but I so admire women who can wear them. You will look awesome in them!!
I wanted to share with you my mantra for chemo. I just kept telling myself something I read during that time: You don't have to be brave. You just have to show up.
Good luck to you. If you ever want to chat, I'm around. You are beautiful, babe!!
Harley Riding Pea
Loc: 10,000 Lakes and Double Cities!
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:01:51 AM|
Kellee my thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.
Loc: Southern CT
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:04:29 AM|
you look beautiful and what a wonderful son you have!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:04:31 AM|You look great
And have great son
|Child of God, follower of Jesus, and so thankful for His presence in my life <><|
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:07:36 AM|
What a great son. Best wishes to u. U r beautiful.
May we be consumed with the Creator of all things rather than with things created.
6 rings - no cheating! Go STEELERS!
Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.
OMG....Did I really say that out loud?
Loc: Louisville, K
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:13:51 AM|
Love that your son buzzed his hair too.
Wise decision on the wig. My mom wore them and they itched like crazy and made her miserable. We found these comfortable little turban things that were really comfortable for around the house and she even slept in them because her head stayed cold.
Sending hugs and prayers for a full recovery.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:33:31 AM|
you look great! and your son is awesome!
i have heard that wigs are really itchy, so i think you are smart to go with hats and scarves.
Loc: Living in Kim’s perfect world!!!
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:35:06 AM|You are stunning! And you've done a fabulous job raising your son with that positive attitude!
Loc: Central NJ
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:35:35 AM|
Kellee, you are beautiful, and we have known that for years... How sweet is your DS!!
Loc: East Texas
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:39:21 AM| What an a wonderful son! You did a great job raising a caring boy!
'Cause I'm as free as a bird now
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:40:28 AM|I was just thinking of you yesterday wondering how you were.
You look great! I think you've earned the right to get a pretty new scarf and/or a cute hat.
And your son....
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:41:02 AM|You look gorgeous, and I love how you just own it proudly.
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:49:48 AM|What a sweet boy.
You look fab. Really.
|Posted: 10/23/2013 9:53:11 AM|
hugs and prayers
|And the King will tell them, when you did it to one of the least of these,you were doing it to me.
PEA-T-A-Mom's kitteh is a fraidy cat.
Loc: Wherever my little mind takes me
|Posted: 10/23/2013 10:13:39 AM|
You have such beautiful eyes and a gorgeous smile. You are a beautiful woman. Take good, loving care while you're recovering from chemo and know that I'm praying for you. You have an awesome boy. He makes his mama proud.
I'd like to help you out. Which way did you come in?