Could those of you that are prayerful please pray urgently for a kind man named Grant? He had a CT followed by needle biopsy last week among other tests and it came back as squamous cell carcinoma with the origin being the base of the tongue. He is having surgery on Friday and will be in the hospital a couple days to watch for bleeding due to the area, then radiation 5 days a week for a month. The radiation in the mouth is supposed to be really painful.
Thanks for the prayers. I know they are greatly appreciated. I will print out and pass along any comments or encouragement and give to Grant. It's not easy to be at home and feel forgotten by the world.
My chair shipped ahead of time and will be here Tuesday. I am glad. Glad, you ask, for a chair? Yeah. There's not the strength to support to arms for the scooter so this way DH will unfortunately have to push but at least I can come along.
There has been a TREMENDOUS response at Bev's Charity Challenge and at Crochetville by people who want to help me supply brain surgery patients with caps. I can't thank them enough.
I appreciate their honest too. I've also had friends recently whom I have known since well before I was on any crochet websites, even back when I was first diagnosed, share they've made chemo caps for years but never thought about the fact brain surgery patients and often shaved down to nothing.
I couldn't help but laugh with this one because these are friends who saw me have my head shaved not once, but two, three, four, and five times for surgeries. I posted my hair growth month by now and shared the sages I was going through according to my husband (golf ball, tennis ball, peach fuzz, etc). But for whatever reason, a couple friends just never noticed that my head was soft as a baby's butt;
Regardless of any history, or circumstances, or associations, I want to thank how so many of my new friends hv=vewritten me notes saying they've been making chemo caps for years and feel badly for never thinking about the rest of--it's ok! Your willingness to help is incredible and your kindness will never be forgotten.