For the past week I’ve been saying it’s time to shave my head again. I’ve also been waking up every morning with the song “Nothing Compares 2U” by Sinéad O’Connor stuck in my nugget.
I’ll let you decide.
Oh, and fun fact: the internet tells me that song was written by Prince. A lot of times I read a fact like that and will be like, my entire life is a lie. This time, though, I absolutely hear it.
This morning Dan and I went to McDonald’s (curbside) to get my favorite chemo breakfast. I’m not overly proud of eating fast food this frequently. But on chemo, you do what you gotta do.
Plus, I put the restaurant app on my phone and they’ve been doing double points during breakfast hours. I’ve earned a free, large frappe. It’s caffeinated dessert at 9 am. Scratch that. It’s a LARGE caffeinated dessert at 9 am. And all I had to do to get it was eat there like four times this month.
And I can hear my haters now, “But Emily, you’re on a fixed income. You need to raise money again. Is eating out wise?”
To which I respond. “Clearly you know nothing about being poor or having cancer or being disabled or having a caregiver go a whole year without proper meds because insurance. But if you’re concerned, feel free to send me a gift card.
Besides, if my food stays down, so do the really pricey meds. My frappe is tasty AND frugal, baby! Tuck that away for when *you* get cancer. You’re welcome.”
Welp. It’s Thursday, and I have a lot to get to today: run Chad, shave my head, shower, fold a basket of laundry, update my Amazon list, and maybe play some Animal Crossing.
Reminder: don’t say that “must be nice” or whatever unless you would also like to do all of that with brain cancer.
Nothing Compares 2U Emily
Yep. Absolutely his song now. I don’t know how I went all this time not knowing (or maybe I forgot? Brain trauma and all).
Funny. I’ve been thinking of shaving my head this week as well. My hair is falling out for a totally different reason but the lower maintenance aspect has real appeal. 🤔 Can’t lift your arms? No problem. No more washing combing ponytail tying. Have I mentioned how much I love voice to text? No cell phone holding.
My advice is embrace the shave! I can actually grow hair now (it was the radiation, not the chemo for me) but it’s so much work, like you say, and I just said “Screw it! I don’t want this for myself so I don’t want it.” It’s liberating to take control of the situation. Dan’s bald too…our shampoo budget is like 50 cents a year. 😂
Happy canada 🇨🇦 day from Canada’s west coast! I hope you enjoy this month’s donation
Wow! Thank you so much! And happy 🇨🇦 Day right back at you. 🥰
You’re more than welcome. And happy independence day to you. I know it’s early, but if I don’t say it now I WILL forget. Sending my❤❤❤to you and yours and I really hope that you aren’t too stressed this month!