Thursday, September 15, 2011

This Is Why I Shouldn't Make Plans

This seems to be a recurring theme with me. I make these fabulous plans only to have life interfere and make me change my plans.

I had planned to have a fundraiser - a head shave. It was going to be fabulous with lots of friends and family and goodies and prizes and lots of money raised for the Relay.
I was going to do it right before chemo started so I wouldn't have to watch my hair fall out.

I'll be starting chemo on Thursday - sooner than I'd planned. And while I'm sure in my awesomeness I could throw together a great party for this weekend, I'm not sure I have the gumption to do it so fast, nor do I really want to be voluntarily bald for 4 more days than I need to be.

So, I will be having a head shave party but it won't be a fundraiser, it will just be family and a few close friends. And I'll be doing in on Wednesday night, not the weekend. And as much as I want it to be a fundraiser, there's no time to throw something like that together. I guess I'll just post the quilt for sale on Etsy.

I'm a little disappointed...I love a good party. I don't want this to be a depressing event, me shaving my head and bawling like a baby but I refuse to let chemo take my hair and I think if I do it myself without having friends and family over I'll be a basket case. I'll leave the tears for after everyone goes home.

I should just stop making plans...they never work out for me. Or, I should use this to my advantage, something like I could plan to feel really crappy after chemo so that it backfires on me and I don't. Ha, somehow I don't think that will work.


  1. ((((HUGS)))) my wonderful cousin, life is really what happens while we're busy making plans...but if you look for it wonderful things happen, even if it's not what we had in mind. I'm sorry it's not going to go the way you had hoped--maybe you can have a fundraiser in a few weeks/couple of months of a differrent kind?? I really admire what your're doing and how you're doing it-keep it up Jean, You're a wonderful example for all of us and I promise I'm not ass kissing, lol. I mean every word--my hero!

  2. To support you Jean, your kids and my kids can shave my head bald and i'll keep it that way all winter until your hair grows back!

    You will beat this as you have too much to live for!