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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Facebook + Birthday + Cancer = SUPERSTARDOM!

I thought I got a lot of birthday wishes last year - but this year is like.....Super Schazaam Birthday Wishes!!!  So, mark your calendars early - because I want JUST as many wishes next year!  No slacking off because I will have beaten cancer and sent it crying home back to momma'!

Monday was Chemo...Today I was back to the doctor for a Neulasta shot - this lovely shot is a protein absorbed into bone marrow to stimulate production of new white blood cells - sounds good, huh?  more white blood cells = better ability to fight infection... here's the BUT, because there is always a BUT with Cancer....it makes your bones hurt - like everywhere!!!  Very weird feeling I have to tell you.  So that's all for the science lesson today... just want to make sure if your boss sees you reading this, you can show her that you were learning about Chemotherapy....BONUS!

The birthday post may have to be divided into two posts... I'll probably need a nap in between and the bigger problem is that I had the thingy to get the pics from today off of my camera in my hand 10 minutes ago and now it has completely disappeared...I'm gonna have to call the authorities...Nevermind that I just tried to take a pill in front of Shane that he HAD JUST GIVEN my five minutes before.  And as he was gently telling me that he just gave me THAT pill, I'm seriously looking at him as if he were from outer space....  Thank goodness he can keep track of the chemo accessory drugs...

So...We've been partying...and please interpret that VERY LIGHTLY since Sunday night.   Ironman...pictured with me here...


Managed to get all of these girls from New Orleans on a Sunday night for my birthday...I know he's the Ironman, but I'm just gonna' throw in the "cancer" may have helped....   This is the most modgepodged group of girls...Some of us are friends because are husbands are best friends (Andy and JCrazy....don't worry - we all call her that and she knows it)...Meredith - AKA high powered attorney looking who could be looking for some fun - if he meets my approval - we worked at Applebee's together...we've come a long way baby!.  Then Jen who quietly knocked on my college dorm room door one night and asked if she could move in...Thank GOD she did! 

Rachel saved me from my first job, helped me decide to go back to school for accounting - my first degree was in math...I'm sure you can imagine the job opportunities...and we have been blissfully happy CPA's ever since...clients are reading this...so I won't talk about the early years...Then you got the sisters, Ash and Jen  -who I thought were the only people coming for the soiree' so I wasn't even going to put on makeup - imagine the horror! and lastly, a wonderful friend that I have met since moving to Baton Rouge, Melanie.  It was like a clown car at the circus - every time the door opened a new surprise walked in!  Ironman (with the help of Ashley) planned a perfect birthday!


(from l to r: Meredith, Jen, Melanie, Andy, Jen, Rachel, Me (squatting but now I realize I was standing next to Ashley, so squatting was just self torture) , Ash and JCrazy...

and the only way I survived teaching at Delgado was through the silly things Freda and I did to make it through the bureaucracy...She snuck out before the group photo...She says it was her parents...but I'm just sayin' I think she left my party for a man.... 


And here are Morgan, Avery and Hannah helping my blow out the candles to my 29th birthday cake!


I love being 29!!!!   More to come very soon....  Gotta find that damn camera thingy....

3 comments:

ashley said...

Chemo brain's settin' in early!

Becca said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Heather!
Love you!
xoxo,
Becca

DINA said...

Heather,

You may (or may not) remember me, the crazy blog stalker....but I met you a while back at Scrapbook & Co, fell in love with your personality and began to "follow" your blog and become a "blog friend". Anyway, I wanted to tell you if you ever need another cryfest, just call me and I will cry for (with) you. I seem to cry at the drop of a hat (I am crying now after reading your post). Please keep your head up and lean on your family and friends…that’s what we are here for.

Praying for you,
Dina Bonnecaze