- One of the funnier side effects of chemotherapy (maybe the only one?) is that my balance has been effected. If I close my eyes or pick up one foot I start to lean. I'm pretty sure no one else notices this but I sure feel it and it makes me laugh. I am afraid that one day someone might think that I am drunk! Don't worry, I haven't started drinking, I am just under the influence of drugs!
- The other day I accidentally got waterproof mascara on the end of my nose. Not just a little bit, but a big smear - several big spots. I tried to wipe it off, but because it was waterproof it wouldn't just wipe off. Naturally, I got distracted by something else and never removed the mascara from my nose. A little while later the door bell rang. It was a couple of Cy-Fair High School students selling pizza kits and cookie dough to raise money for their choir. Of course, I am a sucker for the kids out fundraising. I talked to the students for a few minutes asking them all about their choir. They spent time telling me about the products they were selling and I placed my order. Then I gave them a business card from our church, told them my husband was the pastor, and invited them to come see us sometime. Later, I walked into the bathroom, looked in the mirror, and I was horrified! I just spent 10 minutes talking to people at my door with mascara all over my nose! I even told them that Mark is the pastor of the church! I can just imagine them walking away and discussing my appearance!
So, if you see me stumbling around, or if I show up with mascara on my nose, please be kind and help me out! It takes a village!