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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Just Dance!!!


Seriously put your favorite music on and DANCE - don't even try to put on the Kenny G Christmas Album - I'm talking bass pumping loud "oonce oonce" DANCE MUSIC....

Ya' know why???? My White Blood Count went up to.....

4.3 (FYI - 4.5 is "normal")

Should have seen me and GG (the nurse practitioner at the Oncologist's office) doing the Happy Dance!!! I mean, it was a little awkward, it kind of looked like this....

Yeah

Which meant......drumroll please.......I can LEAVE the BUBBLE!!!!!!!  Although GG instructed me to be cautious, I CAN go to Sonic for a Route 44 Diet Cherry Coke (I swear I only did that ONCE this week, and I confessed to Shane and Ashley FIRST, and isn't your car parked in the garage just an extension of your bubble...and hello... it's Sonic....drive up....not even leaving the extended bubble....)

I did stop for a celebratory mani and pedi on the way home - Don't yell at me either - the WBC MADE me do it!!!  It's totally a new phenomenon experienced by some chemo patients...It's called "WBC Elation"...Seriously, Google it...would I lie???

Ok - sometimes I lie when I don't have anything better to say...but trust me on the WBC Elation thing...

Then after the Happy Dance and WBC Elation and even more happy dancing because I got the OK to go our friend's Dirty Dirty Santa party....panic set in....The "I have nothing to wear" panic....If you are a man you DO NOT understand this panic - because jeans and some J.Crew shirt are ALWAYS appropriate - no matter WHAT the dress code...but girls...you know what I'm talking about...

Normally I would run into a store and buy 10 things and then return all but what I decided to wear to the party...but even though my WBC went up I wasn't throwing caution to the wind and I knew I needed a nap before the party...hell, I need a nap everyday....So....I did what I always do in these situations....I called Ashley and told her to bring me whatever she had that was even somewhat clean...Febreeze and 5 minutes in the dryer makes anything "clean"....



Dressed and ready to go we made it to the "Dirty Dirty Santa" party - that's a separate post...where we spent the night with some of our best friends Lee Anne, Craig and Gina...


The party was fantastic...hanging out with Lee Anne and Gina was better than steroids...and yes, I mean that...even after fully embracing the pain relieving power of steroids...I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt!  Girlfriends are the bomb.com!

And thanks to everyone for all the prayers this week...I must have a lot of friends with the direct line to God...because the prayers worked...My aunt even gave me this visual....

God...standing in front of hundreds of women...with his hands out...saying..."Please...enough already...I've HEARD you....I got this.... I GOT THIS....give me some peace already..."  It's funny every time I think of it!

So have a fantastic weekend - I hope it tops mine...but it would have to be "The Rockettes Christmas Show spectacular" to top "my" yesterday...but I hope you do!  Merry Laughing!!!

6 comments:

Sandy said...

Whoop!!!

78968400mom said...

Hi Heather,
I found you by way of Miss Susan of NY herself. I have sent many prayers and am so relieved. I laughed at the "enough, I got it." We went to see the Rockettes in Fresno, Ca this past week. I feel weird saying this, bit I was "honored" to see them They were the BEST. Keep fighting-this "friend" of yours in CA is praying and sending lots of positive!
-michelle

Freda said...

Danced si much I have a brush burn! GREAT news! no Rockettes but going on a cruise to Jamaica! Will continue to do the happy dance and will play my new favorite numbers 4.3!

Ali said...

GREAT NEWS! I did not visualize God standing there saying enough already (but that is a great image!), but I did visualize you reading a piece of paper with a 4.6 WBC count. Now I'll aim for a little higher.

Kristen said...

Yay WBCs!!! Everyone should do the Happy Dance!

Sharon said...

Make that THOUSANDS of women!