Monday, June 23, 2008

Bald is BEAUtiful!

Saturday we had our boat trip as planned with my brother Chris, nephew Christopher and Danny & Margi. Danny had his first Chemo treatment the first of this month and was pretty sick for the first week or so, but he's feeling pretty good right now. So we were very happy he was able to make this day trip. He has another treatment this coming Thursday and I'll be with him then, so our next adventure will be in the next couple weeks or when he's up to it.

Mark had decided that he was going to shave his head and facial hair once Danny started losing his, but didn't want Danny to know. Well, it started happening over the past week. So, Friday night we shaved everything off to surprise Danny. It was pretty scary at first because I was afraid of cutting his scalp, but no emergency trip was necessary - not even a band-aid! I have to admit that it was rather weird and creepy at first because his head reminded me of a newborn baby bird - it wasn't pretty, but it's sort of growing on me. He may let it grow out a little bit, but no longer than a number 1 - which is basically stubble.

Anyway, Saturday morning Danny & Margi were quite surprised to see Mark's baby butt smooth head (well, felt more like 300 grit sand paper). Danny had a feeling Mark would do this and he really likes Mark's new doo - or lack of one rather. Danny has a wonderful spirit, great sense of humor and is an inspiration to us all.


Danny was diagnosed last month with Stage 4 Lung Cancer that has already spread to his lymph nodes, is wheelchair bound and has no use of his legs, but managed quite well transfering from the wheelchair to the boat, from the boat to the tube and into the water. He even drove the boat for a while and that totally made his day! He rocks.

I really enjoyed the day. It was nice and peaceful, great family times and very relaxing. Even though we hit 115 degrees on Saturday, we made sure to wear plenty of sunblock and hats. So being dumped into the water via the tube was welcomed with open arms.

Yep, that's me in the tube. Had a total blast. We can hardly wait to do it again!

If you're interested in seeing some of the pics from our boat trip, they are in my MySpace pics section under Lake Pleasant Boat Trip.

Peace & love,

☼ Rocki

7 comments:

manamoon said...

Yep, bald is beautiful and Mark looks great!! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time, ah I love desert lakes, so gorgeous! How wonderful that Danny had such a fantastic time and I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers - looks like a real trooper!!

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Oh thank you Sharon - Mark will appreciate that :)

We sure did - so much that we'll be going back as soon as we can. Danny IS a 'real trooper' - he's bigger than life and we enjoy every moment we have :) Thank you!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

What a great blog you have!! Danny sounds like he has a great spirit and you all looked like you had a wonderful time! I enjoyed visiting and will return!

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Hey thanks so much Heidi! It was great seeing you here :)

Rosebud Collection said...

What a wonderful thing to do..looks like a great trip..That tube in the water looks like fun..my thoughts and prayers to you all...

Mooney ♥ said...

Debi, you and Mark are just the most amazing people, and it seems as though you've got amazing friends too...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time at the lake this weekend, and *keeping my fingers crossed* that Danny makes it out okay in the end. He has a lot of love in his life, and I believe that is much what one needs to heal during a time like this.

Lisa Rippee said...

Hi Rocki! Hope Danny is doing well, and that you're taking care of yourself too!