May 08, 2009 - 1:15 pm
This must prove what a shallow human being I am, but I was soooo happy to see tiny (and I mean TINY) eyelashes beginning to sprout on my naked eyelids at LAST! I ran down all thrilled to show them to my husband, but he just said "I can't see them". Well, I can only see them in perfect light, as they are almost transparent and in only about as long as a man's beard at the day's end. But I can FEEL them when I run my fingertips over my eyelids, and I am optimistic that I will have lashes by Memorial Day! Woo woo! How long did it take from the day you first saw lashes sprouting until you could use mascara? Anyone remember?
I feel silly posting this, but after my husband's 'non-reaction' to my happy news, I just had to share this with someone who may understand how EXCITING it is when you have been blinking away rain and dust from lashless naked mole-rat eyes for months. I also have eyebrow 'stubble' sprouts which show me that I have clearly been drawing on my pretend eyebrows in the wrong place these past months. HA!
I have a Relay for Life survivor's dinner and opening ceremonies tonight. Got my 7th round of radiation, and still feel good enough that I was able to go out afterwards for a big Perkins breakfast-for-lunch (omelette, hash browns AND pancakes!!) Life is good!