Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A little gross

(Christmas tree scarf made by my friend Lanette)

One of the most obvious side effects of chemo is hair loss. But what many people don’t know is that it’s not just the hair on your head. I noticed some eyebrow hairs falling out the other day. Just another temporary cosmetic issue to make me look even more abnormal.

But the hair that you don’t see, that you don’t really think is that important is what’s really bothersome to me right now. I’m talking about my NOSE HAIRS! Warning…if any talk of boogers bothers you, than just skip over this post.

Normally, when you have a cold/runny nose, the snot seems to run down the back of your nostril onto your upper lip…giving you plenty of time to feel the slime and to find a tissue.

However, when you don’t have nose hairs, the thin mucus quickly makes its way down the front of the nostril, giving you about 3 seconds to find a tissue before the snot just drips from the front of your nose like a faucet, with nothing to catch it. I now go nowhere without a tissue in my hand or pocket.

So I’m telling you right now…appreciate those little things…they’re there for a reason!

(One of my favorite scarves made by my friend Angela)

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At 6:32 AM, Anonymous Jaye said...

That reminds me of when you think your nose is itching, so you go to scratch only to get a surprise! And no tissue in sight! Okay, time for breakfast....lol!

Your scarves are cute..

At 8:31 AM, Blogger wiferhood said...


P.S. I like the scarves too. Especially the pink one.

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the scarves too Cari. You have very talented friends to make those!


At 7:57 PM, Anonymous funkyhammer said...

Thanks for talking about the things that don't usually get talked about. These are significant details that any of us can learn from!!!

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


The first time I read this post, the pictures wouldn't come up. I like those scarves a lot, ask Angela if she'd consider e-mailing me the instructions on how to make them. Thanks!

Love you much,
Auntie Nita

At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My e-mail address is anita.barks@hotmail.com (Sorry) forgot to put it in my previous commment.

Auntie Nita


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