It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby, I’m about to have me some fun…
Yep, you’re going to have this song in your head all day. You’re welcome!
Also, I’m not sure how much fun I’m going to have this weekend, because as you read this, I’m sitting in the chemo chair at McDicky’s office. Who the hell schedules chemo the day before the best holiday of the summer? That’s right, this ass-clown right here. FAIL.
This is going to be a dose of randomness, because I don’t have any one thing to talk about. Once again, I’ve been all radio silent lately; I’ve had a bad case of writer’s block, and there have been some things going on in my personal life that I’ve had to deal with. Nothing bad, just needed to take a time out. There’s been a fair share of doctor’s appointments and tests, and that takes up much more time than deemed necessary. As much as I dream of it, due to the illnesses and the time they consume, I’ll never be a Monday-Friday blogger. And sometimes, 3 weeks may pass…
Today marks day 18 of my 21 Day Sugar Detox. Lots of you have emailed asking how it’s going, or if I disappeared from blog world because I murdered someone for an Oreo. It feels like my own personal Hunger Games. Somehow, I’ve stuck with it, and so far my only transgression is when I licked one of my nephew’s Fruit Loops. Toucan Sam was telling me to follow my nose (I may or may not have stuck my nose in the box and sniffed the sugary goodness). Once the 21 days are over, I will dedicate a post getting into detail about the food choices, cravings, mood swings, bowel movements… Let’s just say I am SO very proud of myself, I didn’t think I’d make it. And if this Cool Mint Oreo stuffed gal can do it, ANYONE can!
You all know I’m a realist when it comes to my diseases, and even though I’m still working on getting this forever flare under control, there’s no doubt in my mind that another flare like this will occur in the future. I mean, I will do what I can to prevent it from happening, but sometimes, it’s beyond anyone’s control. It’s similar to doing anything in your power to prevent your house getting wrecked in a hurricane, but still the inevitable happens, and you’re left with a pile of rubble to rebuild. The memories of what it was and what you had will ALWAYS be with you, but you know no matter how hard you try, it will never quite be the same. In my case my house is my body, and it’s deteriorated muscles, brittle bones, damaged organs and a bald head I was left with to regrow and rebuild.
Lupus is some scary shit, already damaging my heart, lungs and brain, but losing my hair in late 2012 was a toughie. It began with my already thin hair becoming more thin and brittle, but ultimately came out in clumps.
|Wavy Red 100% Human Hair wig|
|Long Wavy 100% Human Hair wig|
The downside to purchasing online is obviously not being able to try on different styles and colors, but as I’ve learned over the years in dealing with lupus, you often don’t leave the house for days, even weeks at a time except for doctor’s appointments. And if you’re experiencing insomnia due to pain or high dose steroid side effects, you can shop at 4am from the comfort of your bed! After receiving my wig, I was extremely impressed by how true to the picture it is. Stayed tuned next week where I will provide photos, review the wig, and do my first video (yipes!) putting on and styling it.
Again, next week I will provide a post with more pictures, tips, more links to WigsBuy.com, and a video of little ole me putting on my weave!
Thank you WigsBuy.com for this cool opportunity, and allowing me to share your products with not just the lupus community, but anyone suffering from hair loss.
Thank you to my readers to sticking around for another unplanned hiatus, believe me, the love never goes unnoticed. Everyone (in the USA) have an amazing 4th of July weekend, BE SAFE, leave the fireworks to the professionals (July 4th weekend was horrible when I worked as a surgical/trauma nurse), practice Operation Hydration (drink water between each alcoholic beverage), make sure your kids wear their bicycle helmets, eat lots of yummy BBQ food since I can’t (damn sugar detox), wear your sunscreen (skin cancer DOES NOT discriminate no matter how tan you are!!!!), and have FUN!!!!
Love you all!
Linking up with Nicole