The Interim

Hello all! I just wanted to throw out a quick post between treatments. The day after I posted we went back to clinic for another try, with success! I was admitted for my 6-day inpatient treatment, which I honestly don’t remember a lot of (sorry for ending a sentence in a preposition). I slept for most of it, and most of my waking hours were spent peeing. TMI again? Sorry. I tried to watch The Lego Movie, but the next day I couldn’t remember watching it. I watched it again, but forgot it again. I now know that I will not get anything productive done in the hospital. Don’t worry, I watched it for a third time last night and loved it. I know you were probably worried.

I’ve never really been scared of or uncomfortable with hospitals, and I’m still not, but staying in them is even less fun than you might imagine. I’m really sensitive to different smells right now, and the plasticky, sterile hospital smell is the absolute worst. Mom and I found that putting a stick of gum on my upper lip is a great way to mask the smell. Apparently, surgeons often put oil of wintergreen on their upper lips during surgery for the same reason. Dad failed to share that with me.

Anyway, I’m just throwing out some stuff right now in the time between treatments. More of my stubbly head hair has fallen out, which is good for sleeping because it’s prickly. My eyelashes thinned a little bit, which sucks. I am, however, holding tight to my eyebrows. Hooray! It’s the little things.

11 thoughts on “The Interim

  1. I love you Hannah! I always knew you were an amazing writer, but wow??? Somehow I don’t think that you learned how to write like this in Honors World History, did you???!!!

  2. Hey Hannah. Thanks for the update. You always make me laugh which is such a great tribute to you and your attitude. You rock the baldness by the way!! And another tip for the smells, I get migraines from certain smells, like perfume from a co-worker. Try rubbing a scented lip balm on your outer nostrils, you will only smell the balm. I keep a vanilla smelling one at work, just don’t accidentally use it on your lips afterwards! LOL

  3. Hannah, Grammatically correct under stress…what a girl! I am so proud of you for keeping your indomitable spirit thriving during all of this. Praying for you, Julie Tonks and family

  4. Thank you for the update. I look forward to each hurdle you cross which puts you closer to getting this all behind you. I, too, smiled when you pointed out your preposition at the end of the sentence. At least your English teacher will know you know better. 🙂 thinking and praying for you and your family daily. Hugs

  5. Water-Kill has been pretty boring without you. So far, we have only had blood in the water once. We have even modified it to make it more exciting, but it’s just not the same. We need you back, to show them how it’s done.

  6. Hannah….i think of you and your mom all the time (please tell her that her “chair angel” misses her so much) You are such an inspiration to me and so many people. Hang in there girlfriend….you are loved by so many people…………..I know God is watching closely over you!

  7. Hi Hannah. Mr. Billy and I just want to pop in and thank you for the updates on your journey. No comments from us on your grammar. We have enough trouble with the ends of our own sentences. And then, John Houston says he can’t speak proper English – much less write it. Know we are thinking about you – and when a package of just picked blueberries come in the house, well, Macaulay and I think of you and your momma all over again! Sending warm wishes and funny thoughts your way. Please come by and yell “Hannah’s here” some day soon. I can promise you that we will all come running!

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