Bald is Beautiful

As excited as I was to have my hair grow back after cancer treatments, I miss the smooth look every once in a while. Like when I’m laying in my bed in the middle of the night and am woken by a night sweat. Or when I’m just sitting here, minding my own business, and all of a sudden it feels like someone turned the heater on full blast. Gotta love those hot flashes.

I went through all that two years ago with chemo. Horrible, drenching night sweats and massive power surges. They felt just like the picture of solar flares looks. Then they finally went away. Well, they’re back again. Thankfully not as intense as they had been, but still annoying.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m having night sweats again, but I’ve had some strange dreams. Like last night I dreamt I was not only the Jedi Mom – kind of like dorm mom, but this was for Jedi Knights in training – but I was the Jedi Jedi Mom – meaning I was Jedi Mom to the elite Jedis. Whatever that means. But in my dream it made perfect sense. And Yoda was like the dean of the school.

I had another dream – totally different, and yet similar in its strangeness -the night before and I swore I couldn’t forget it. But I forgot it.

OH! I had another dream last night that there were vampires outside so if we left the house at night we had to put on our “vampire bling”. A long, dangly chain with a diamond encrusted cross that was about the size of a small cat, another chain with a vial of holy water, still another chain with a wooden stake attached. I don’t remember a garlic necklace, but that would have made sense.

Wonder what I’ll dream tonight. And I wonder if the crazy dreams will stop when it starts to cool off outside. Or if I shave my head again. I kind of hope not because they’re vastly entertaining.


  1. radioactive girl on August 13, 2007 at 9:26 am

    I always have very vivid very entertaining dreams. I always say if I was able to write movies, I could write them straight from my dreams and make millions of dollars. Sadly I am not motivated enough or don’t have enough time or something.

  2. Rosie on August 13, 2007 at 11:39 am

    I rarely remember a dream or if I do remember it’s like a snapshot. No beginning. No middle. No end.Ironically, Shmoo has been having very vivid dreams and entertaining us with them each morning. The last two were heavy on fighting and gore. I told him it sounded like a nightmare. What I didn’t know is that when you kick some bad-guy bootie and come out on top that’s not a nightmare.Lesson learned.

  3. Angry Woman on August 13, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Wow, those are some dreams you had. I will admit that I had some sort of vampire dream last night. I don’t exactly remembered what happened but I remember being mildly freaked out when I woke up. I guess I have to stop taking the Tylenol Severe Allergy, lol.

  4. In-Between Panic Attacks on August 13, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Jen- thanks for commenting over at Not So Temporary Insanity. That’s me. And we might have been separated at birth— chocolate and coffee are my favorite form of crack, and together, even better. I particularly like Nutella sandwiches, or Nutella on a spoon, which I’m not sure is the same thing as fluffernutter, but if it’s something between or like chocolate and or peanut butter, I’m all over it. Well, usually. I did just lose thirty pounds. But mentally, I’m all over it. Anyway, consider yourself bookmarked, sista’, and I’ll come back over to catch up!!! And btw, I can relate to the hot flashes and night sweats- I was coming off medicine recently that caused the same symptoms. Nothing quite like feeling like a nuclear powerplant, eh?Good ta meet cha… Christa

  5. Lynilu on August 13, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Wow, do you have wild dreams! And so much detail! Sadly, I rarely remember mine. I’ll just be a dream-voyeur, OK? 🙂

  6. Jen on August 13, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    You need to keep a dream book like Brianna (you know, Brianna)does. Dreams are so interesting though I admit that I have had some that have scared the poo out of me! Night sweats suck! I hope they go away 🙂

  7. Jodi_Lee on August 13, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    I could totally see you and Yoda heading a Jedi school – it would be just like Harry Potter’s Hogwarts…but totally different…I tagged you. 😛

  8. D.O.M. Dan on August 13, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    May the force be with you, and may you find comfort in your sleep.I can’t remember my dreams most of the time.

  9. Barb on August 13, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    My daydreams are like your night dreams. Especially my mower daydreams. Tho no vampires yet, fortunately… :o0

  10. Mailyn on August 13, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Vampire bling?!?!? What kinds of vampires are these?!?! Wait, don’t tell me, those crappy Ward Black Dagger ‘brothers’. Ugh.They give leather-wearing-metal-techno-kick-ass REAL vampires a bad names.Bad bad Ward.

  11. Jenster on August 13, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Radioactive Girl – I’ve always had fairly vivid dreams, too, but never quite so animated.Rosie – the dream/nightmare rules are good to know!Aim – You don’t think there was some kind of walking dead dream mojo thing going on in the mid-Atlantic last night, do you??Christa – So glad you came to play!! A fluffernutter is white bread, creamy peanut butter and marshmallow cream. Life is never the same after you’ve had one.Lynilu – You’re welcome to voyeur my dreams. :o)Jen – I very rarely have scary dreams. But when I do they’re WILD!Jodi_lee – Yeah. Just the same only different. Exactly! And thanks for the tag. LOLDan – Thanks!!! heheheMailyn – Nope. I don’t read Ward or LKH. LOL Hey! Have you read The Historian? I have that in my TBR pile and it’s supposed to be very good.

  12. Travis Erwin on August 13, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    I’m one of those people who remember nearly all of their dreams, and I have had some doozies.Last night, after returning home from the the ER and getting a couple of potent shots in the butt really jazzed up my dreams.Like you I enjoy them and would hate to stop remembering my nocturnal illusions.

  13. Burg on August 13, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Wow! Those are strange ones! I’ve had some strange dreams as of late too. I figure it’s something I’m eating.

  14. Swishy on August 14, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Random! I have been having some weird ones lately, too. I think it’s the heat.

  15. Mailyn on August 14, 2007 at 7:11 am

    Haven’t read the Historian because I hear it’s tres boring. I’m on the fence as to whether I should read it or not.

  16. Monnik on August 14, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Bwahaha. Vampire Bling. I’m crying here.Your dreams are cool. elite Jedi mom and vampire bling.Good stuff. 🙂

  17. Gretchen on August 15, 2007 at 12:02 am

    I’m all about the diamond necklace, no matter what the size or reason. I do not discriminate! :)I tagged you for a meme. No obligation–just fun.xxxooogretchen

  18. Mailyn on August 15, 2007 at 5:48 am

    All right baldie, where you hiding at?!? I miss you and your funnies. 🙁

  19. Whymommy on August 15, 2007 at 10:51 am

    Jedi Mom — that’s the best!You know you’re like a Jedi to me, as I navigate this whole chemo thing. Or are you my sherpa?

  20. Jenster on August 15, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Travis – I hope your back is better! Drug-induced dreams are usually a riot!Burg – Maybe it’s all related to the atmosphere or something.Swishy – Maybe so. I’m ready for fall and cooler weather, but I’m kinda liking my silly dreams. lolMailyn – I’ve heard mixed reviews so I’m going to have to find out for myself.Monnik – Yeah. Everyone wants to be me.Gretchen – I heard that! Give me a rock and I’ll wear it.Thanks for the tag. That’s a fun one. I’ll get to it in the next day or two.Mailyn – Aren’t you the sweet one?? I’m here and I’m getting ready to post another LONG one in your honor.WhyMommy – Whatever the term, I’m so glad to be a help in any small way I can. It’s the one thing that makes it all worth it. And I know you know exactly what I’m talking about!

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