Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tight Tuesday

Today is "Tight Tuesday" because everything happens today. The clinics are full, there is no place to park and we should get to meet with her doctors today. She was put back a day for first radiation to Thursday instead of Wednesday.

So about the hair donations. I have put Connie O'Barr in charge. (Poor girl, she was in New York and I decided to do this.) Let's put a date when it needs to be to Connie like February 17th? That gives everyone a couple of weeks. Give it to her and then she can send 1 box of hair to my sister-in-law Celest. I don't know if it can be dyed or not hair. I don't know how many heads of hair it takes to make a wig but it does need to be 11 inches long. Just send it and Rachel the wig maker can decide. Okey Dokey?

We started off the day getting to sleep in and didn't have to be here till 9am. We called it our "Late Start" and felt right at home fixing our bacon, bagels and orange juice. It almost felt like home except we missed the men in our family. We have a wonderful van loaned to us by Brenda in the Germantown ward. It has a GPS in it so we don't get lost too much. But let me tell you I have already been pulled over by the police. Just to let you know, I don't get pulled over and I haven't had a ticket since Devree was 6 years old. So what happened is this; when I went shopping on Saturday I went a few blocks away on the same street as the Target house to do some grocery shopping. I wanted to make sure that I got back on Poplar so I wouldn't get lost. Devree is my GPS operator and she was still sleeping in the apartment. So Poplar is this huge 6 lane street that runs all the way across Memphis and through Germantown. So I get in the left lane to turn left, I signal, the ongoing traffic is just a few cars, I wait and make a safe turn. A policeman immediately turns his siren on. I pull into a restaurant and get my license out. I use "Sir" alot and tell him I was going to the Target House and didn't want to get lost. He told me that there were 3 signs that said I couldn't turn left. He didn't give me a ticket but the rules out here for driving are a little bit different. You can NEVER turn left unless they have a sign that says you can. So we do things the UPS way and try to figure out how to make ALL RIGHT turns! I guess that is our motto from now on. ONLY MAKE RIGHT CHOICES!

Devree made the nurses laugh at her "Radiation Simulation". They let her bring her ipod in for her 3 hour ordeal. We found out the real sessions of radiation are only like a 1/2 hour. Anyway Devree puts on her Favorite Play list. Of course it has Jonas Brothers and then it has "I believe in Miracles, Where you From? You sexy thing!" They all started laughing because Devree has so many types of music she likes. The nurses were shocked that they listened to some of the same music.


walkinourshoes said...

I am sorry that I don't 11 inches, of hair, to donate. But, I called the Bountiful, Salt Lake, and Jordan River, Temples. Your name is on all their prayer rolls. We are fasting and praying for you, too. We wish you the best.
Love, The Jensen's

Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

Shana,I am so glad that you didn't get a ticket! No more shopping near the Target House. . .you need to come where it is safer to shop! We are glad that Devree is still keeping the nurses and hospital staff smiling! I know she kept us smiling all weekend. We Love You! See you tomorrow at Show Night. . . .if they don't throw in another surprise MRI at the last minute!

soggycheerios said...

Shana, I'm stuck in NYC for another night, a couple of snow flakes and they act like the world is coming to an end. I'm pretty sure that I read that the hair needs to be secured every two inches so that it doesn't get tangled in shipping, so when people get it cut it needs a rubber band every 2 inches or so. People can contact me on Thursday if everything goes as planned.

tammyella said...

Devree, i want you to know that if you wanted, i'd be more then happy to donate my hair for you. the only reason i don't just chop it and send it, is becaues i remember you telling me you felt really bad that Kya had cut all her hair off, because you wouldn't want anyone to have to deal with that like you do. BUT, if you were to say it would be okay with you, i would gladly near shave my head for you babe!!!! lol <3 let me know, okay?

PaulaShawn said...

Hey Devree, been thinking a lot about you today. If Jaynie, Emma and I combine our hair we may have 11 inches. Will that work? You'd look a bit like a zebra if it does, but we would love to supply you with that if we can!!

I just sent the Paulsons off into the big unknown of Idaho. Sad day! But now you'll have more people in these United States who will get to know you and love you. Happy day!

I miss you! Talk to you l8r.

Cheryl said...

I just dont know how you do it. Every post you all seem so upbeat and positive. You are such an example to us all!

I hope in some way your burdens have been lifted if just a little.

I just love the updates. I hope you are feeling good.

Elena said...

Sorry, Devs, I already donated my hair and now it's too short. You probably wouldn't want to be blonde anyway, though. I miss you soooooo much! Good luck.