Questions, Auntie Janet and Jodie & the Rectangle

Here are a few things I never thought I’d say…

My eyebrows are still here!Β  Whilst most of my hair is disapearing, I still have my eyebrows and eyelashes. But, they have started itching and I see the odd brow hair fall in front of my eyeballs so I should appreciate them while I have them.

Why wont my hair fall out faster? Weird one hey? Well, most of my head hair is gone but there is this one shadow of spikes at the crown of my head and just to the left that keep growing. I told Dr Hands I was trying to decide weather to grow it into a nice long plait or have a hair cut. Decisions Decisions.

When did I last poop? I am a poopaholic and as regular as a rabbit. Until now that is. Thanks Chemo!

My missing boob hurts. Yep, that’s a comment I use a lot now and it always sounds strange to me.

Where is my boob? I usually put Dolly (my prosthetic friend) in her little home to keep her in a nice shape and easy to find but, on the odd occasion I have had a wee bit too much to drink, Dolly can find herself in some pretty strange places. That is not a good thing because I have two very playful dogs who, if they find Dolly, will probably rip her to shreds.

I’m not hungry. Look at the size of me, does it look like I say those words very often? This chemo bizzo could well do me a bit of good.


Remember my post on my Auntie Janet who made me an entire blanket that is so colourful and amazing and everything, well this is my wonderful Auntie and myself about 8 or 9 years ago I think. πŸ™‚

Uniden Digital Camera
Auntie Janet and Me πŸ™‚


On another note, I got the funniest card today with another gorgeous square that turned into a rectangle but I love it and I love it’s story. It came from a work friend Jodie. Now, the world knows we’ve had our ups and downs but it has been so lovely to have received messages from her and now this. I must say, it had me giggling. I hope you dont mind me sharing your words Jodie….

Hey Amanda,

Here is my ‘square’ at last. Well actually, it’s a rectangle or 2 squares in one!

The whole knitting thingy has been hilarious, so I think I need to share the story…..

Firstly I buy wool and needles from a reputable knitting shop ‘The Reject Shop’, get home, I can do this – I’ve knitted 100’s of times as a kid…. lol, where’s my mum or nanna to cast on … so, onto you tube to learn – done! I got so carried away casting on that when I was five rows in, I realised this is going to take forever because it’s too wide!!

Never mind, keep knitting, then one night I was so enthralled in my knitting until I came across a knot in the wool, then another so I pulled up the wool to find it attached to my ‘kitten’ Molly (molly is a maltese x by the way) who had managed to slobber, chew and tangle herself in wool so there is a bit of Molly in my ‘square’.

So, I lost interested and started a crochet rug… lol also learnt on you tube.

Early this week Lachlan (Jodies son) told me off for crocheting when I should be finishing off the square for the lady at work. He then suggested he learn and he’ll finish it. So, I thought him and the last few ‘holey’ rows are by Lachlan.

Last night decided if I wait for my square to be square it will be Xmas 2020!! so casted off (thanks to you tube) and here is my rectangle. (& Lauchie & Molly). Anyway, take care hon, hugs for Sam.

Always love, Jodie

Thank you so much Jodie…. love it πŸ™‚


A Blanket made with Love

One of the greatest things about having no hair is you don’t wake up with bed hair.

It looks like my, now good friend, Ashley (the post man) will feature a lot in these blogs of mine. Remember the other day when he yelled out ‘What have you done to your head?”

Today, he ding donged my doorbell because he had a huge parcel for me. I thought it was one of my nurse neighbours and was about to just jump out of bed and answer the door in tank top, one boob hanging and one missing, and pyjama pants but thankfully, grabbed my good ol’ dressing gown and threw it on just in case.

Ashley is standing at my door, big smile and totally oblivious to have just woken me up. It HAS to be because there was no bed hair. My face must look the same weather I am wide awake or having just been woken. So Ashley being Ashley hands me my huge parcel and the rest of my mail (No Bills again yippeee) and says to me that I should go for a walk to his place (He points to a house on the hill) because the views are marvelous.

Yup, I’ll look into that at a later date thanks Ashley…

Anyhoo, what was in the parcel? Well, I think you can guess given the title of this blog but check it out!! This entire gorgeous blanket was made by my amazing Auntie Janet.


It’s huge, and colourful and bright and happy and amazing. Thank you thank you thank you to my amazing Auntie.

How can I not be happy and snuggly warm and loved with this amazing blanket.

Oh, and thank goodness I am not aloud to diet while going through this spa therapy bizzo because the blanket came with a bag of Haighs Chocolates!!