Before the shave!

Before the shave!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Taelum & also it's still not too late to donate!

Me & Taelum:
The comment I most hear since the shave is "you have a nice shaped head" but I think that Taelum has a nicer shaped head than me!! This beautiful 9yo girl was diagnosed earlier this year with Ewings Carcinoma of her pelvis. Her Chemo makes her feel pretty yucky but She usually still has a smile for me :) We had to play around with her anti-emetics (nausea medications) & even though she still feels yucky with her Chemo, at least She isn't vomiting all the time anymore.

And yes it's true... It's still not too late to sponsor me!!!

I'm keeping all donations coming in in a high interest savings account for the entire month so that I will have the interest credited at the month turnover to add to the final count :) Not to mention I'm still waiting on a few of those pledges to come in!!!

Cuddles with Rachy:
Two baldies wandering the corridors of the ward (I was making the most of the opportunity for cuddles without being connected to any IV lines or feeding bags... a rarity) :)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

It's done... I'm bald!

The morning of the shave... Mum had to get some pics of my hair b4 it came off lol

And ones from the back too :)

With Giac before the painting... he was already planning his attack lol

And with Ryan... he's a bit shy :)

The painting begins...

Wow... what colours!

Ryan in deep concentration... this is tricky work ;)

I tried to comp the paint out a bit but ended up toweling it & then brushing it through... that pulled out some hair... ouch!

Erin & Carol plaiting my hair before the big cut...

And the cut begins...

Giac showing off a plait lol :D

Captain Starlight interviewing me :)

And the clipping begins...

A bit of a reverse mowhawk to start off with ;)

... The finishing touches!

Giac thought he should reattach one of the plaits ;)

My first touch....

I was having fun :)

Smiles for the cameras :)

Do I look good in pink??

And it's over :)

Like the paint work?? Giac made sure he painted my scalp lol

Left side...

Right side...

And the rest are all just muddling together lol

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Me & Immie doing blood pressures:
Actually... we were only pretending for the photo ;) But we did do BP's after the camera was gone! That's one thing that Immie had to have LOTS of... BP's... & never liked having done :( The best trick I found was one night when Immie had to have 15min BP's for a couple of hours during chemo... I got the cuff on her arm and left the room... each time the cuff pumped up her daddy counted with her until it finished... & I looked through the window & wrote down the reading :D

Imogen was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in February 2007. She has been through chemo & surgery but... on 18 July 2007 was titled NED (no evidence of disease). She will continue to attend clinic checkups over the next few years to make sure she stays that way!

It's lovely to see Immie looking so well, smiling & playing again... & her hair is growing back! To support Immie please visit the family's blog:

1 day to go!

Oh wow... it's less than 24hrs until I will be bald!

Thank you so much to everyone who has been so generous with your donations... all of 3B thanks you :) We have passed the goal of $1000.00 & I have revised it to $1600.00

Just a reminder... everyone is welcome to come watch & have a go at the clippers too if you like :)

1pm @ ward 3B, Level 3 PMH - hairspray colouring

2pm @ The Starlight Room, Level 7 PMH - shaving

& it's not too late to make or pledge your donation as I will be accepting up until Friday 16th November... can you help the tally reach $1600.00??

The first $1000.00 will be able to buy an oxygen monitor for the ward... we currently do not have a reliable functioning stand alone oxygen monitor & have to borrow one when required (annoying for everyone involved believe me!).

The second $600.00 will be able to buy a Kangaroo feeding pump... which seem to be in short supply on the ward at the moment as a high percentage of our kids end up on one at home & they are borrowed from the ward.