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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chemo Diet...

I've been doing a little cancer reading these past few day while home feeling nauseous and looking green. With my red and pinkish hair, I looked the Incredible Hulk with his hair on fire!

It is a fact that the majority of women undergoing chemotherapy treatments gain weight! I call foul play! Unfair! How can this be so??? I though it was just the opposite! Oh no. Not the case. I was hoping that my weight loss would be: 6 months @ about a pound a week = approx 20 pound loss. (Who said I wouldn't ever use my math degree?) This Thanksgiving Day balloon doesn't need anymore helium!

Besides losing the hair on my head, I might also lose my eyebrows and eyelashes. Not the eyelashes! Anything but the eyelashes! I won't wear a wig, but I will wear false eyelashes; professionally applied so I don't end up like Lucille Ball in the movie, "Yous, Mine, Ours." I wonder who Tammy Faye Baker used?

Whacky thought of the day...
If you are under 45, do you even know who The Incredible Hulk, Lucille Ball and Tammy Faye Baker are? (The original "Yours, Mine, Ours" with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball is one of my all time favorite movies! Yes, I own it - not on video, but on DVD!)


  1. Yes! I know who all those people are - and love the movie yours, mine and ours! I think I used to watch it at camp deedle...

    And where is a picture of your hair!?!

  2. I am 36 and know all of them. : )

  3. The fatigue got me fat. I was too tired to work out, even though everyone says it makes you feel better. I just wanted to sleep.

    Okay, so maybe that's not the whole story. So maybe I also laid around and ate comfort food that people brought me... The homemade mac and cheese didn't help. Neither did the cinnamon rolls. Or the chocolate cookies... damn my 'friends.'

    I've lost 8 pounds, though!