Thursday, January 24, 2008

Quick Update

Well, the MRI finally got delivered to where it was supposed to but most likely won't be approved soon enough. So, my neurologist called me today and said that he could admit me and keep me over night and then do the MRI in the morning. It doesn't need approval if I am an inpatient. I told him okay and he said they would be calling me in the next couple of hours when a bed was ready for me. I'm still waiting.....6 hours after he called......I just got a call saying that there isn't a bed available yet but they will call when there is. Well, the MRI will get done either way so I'm not too worried. Just a bit anxious. It is raining like crazy right now and it sounds really cool! I was hoping that if the MRI was done early tomorrow morning and I got released early enough Eric and I could go to the temple. We'll see if that will still be possible. I hope so! Anyway, hope you are all doing well!.....I just talked to my wonderful mom and told her a couple stories of people who have stopped me out in public who noticed I was bald and she said I should share those stories on my blog. I was talking to my friend Alena when she came down to visit and we both agreed that we love going out in public bald because then people approach us and we can exchange stories. Alena said she misses that because her hair is growing back and people just think it's a haircut. One lady gave me a big hug and told me I was a brave woman. She said that she was bald once too because of a non-cancerous tumor and then I told her my reason for being bald. Another couple stopped me and asked me about my story and then they told me that their son was battling lung cancer and he never smoked a day in his life. Another woman asked if I'd had surgery and I told her my story and she got all teary eyed and gave me a big hug and said God bless you. Another old man stopped me in the store and said he'd been through what I'm going through 20 years ago and he is still cancer free. I am very excited to have my hair grow back but I know I am really going to miss all the approaches from strangers. Not necessarily to talk about myself but to be able to hear other success stories from strangers that I wouldn't have met and heard otherwise. It is a bitter-sweet feeling. Well, it's been an hour and a half since I started writing this blog and still no call from the hospital. They love keeping people on edge. Well, I'm not complaining. I'm at home in my comfortable bedroom. I guess I will say good-bye for now and go make some dinner. Thanks for all your love, support, and prayers!


Kents said...

Good LUCK! That was a great blog entry. You're the most beautiful bald lady I ever have seen (and I've seen a few. :-) I hope you can go to the temple tomorrow too. I'll be thinkin' of you.

Candace said...

Shelsi, what a wonderful entry. You are such an amazing person. It has been fun getting to know you that past year that you have been in Camarillo. You are always in our thought and prayers.

I also have to agree with Kirsten, you have a beautiful bald head. It is perfectly round...