Thursday, February 11, 2010

Facebook not for me anymore

In case anyone was wondering, I deactivated my Facebook account. I did not "unfriend" you. For a while now, I've felt like I did not really have anything in common with half of the 200 or so "friends" I had on there. Tidbits like "I'm so great because I did this, or that..." Not to put down anybody who takes the time to read this blog (thanks!) and who also loves Facebook. I've been a fan, for sure, of FB for all the real friends I've reconnected with on it.

But the bra color thing just sent me over the edge. Not to offend any of the few people that thought it was cute to send me the message about posting the color of my bra on FB to show how many people are "aware" of breast cancer. Seriously? If I'm not aware of it, I've had my head so far up my ass for the past 2 1/2 years I'd never need to have a colonoscopy. Should I have posted that my bra color is black and comes with a handy dandy silicon-made removable breast? Really? I don't think so. Not that I'm losing my sense of humor or anything but I did not take that one too well. I also did not think that anyone would really want to hear on my FB updates that I feel like puking or would love to sleep for 48 hours straight, or, this is a good one, are there any of my FB "friends" willing to drop by my parents' house in Burgaw to empty my dad's jar of urine? See, on top of everything else, my dad broke his back and was bedridden. So, the family and I trekked up there one weekend so that I could provide opiate pain relief for him b/c he was too stubborn to see a doctor and get some of his own. And, BTW, my mom is walking around the house with alzheimer's mumbling to herself and if you happen so see her walking across the highway they live on, try not to hit her with your car. Wouldn't that have been catchy and witty for a FB update?

Anyway, things seem to be turning around a bit for everyone. Dad's on the mend. I'm getting used to chemo although my back pain is not improved at all. That's another story. Note that I did not give my dad ALL my opiate pain relievers;) I'm not that crazy.

Opus is doing well and growing. As are my other children -- except my husband's not growing though;)

Happy Valentines Day to all! Don't get all caught up in the commercial BS of this holiday but do remember to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Speaking of, to all my REAL friends and family dedicated enough to read all this mess "I love you too!"