Saturday, March 14, 2009
OK, so I finally got brave today and decided to show you a picture of MY NEW HAIR!!! It's slowly but surely growing...mostly at the back and sides; just a little on top so far. Still waiting on those eyebrows! My face seems extra puffy and my eyes water like crazy most of the time - they tell me it's just the effects of the chemo/steroids still in my body. It should get better in a month or so...
Anyway, my new hair is really soft - kinda like a little baby chick. ha ha! So that is the joke around my house. Sometimes I kid around and do a little duckling imitation... 'cheep, cheep' :-) I barely wear a wig anymore. Mostly because I just don't care what people think these days. I proudly wear my bandanna and call it good! See, at the beginning when you first lose your hair and you're trying to make sense of everything, all I wanted to do was "blend in" and not have people looking at me wondering what happened. The loss of hair was more emotional for me than I EVER realized it would be.
At one point, it didn't matter one way or the other if I wanted to wear my wig. Here's a funny little story about that. A pile of my husband's work clothes were sitting in the chair in our bedroom waiting for him to take to the dry cleaners and what neither one of us knew at the time was MY WIG was in that pile!!! I searched high and low for that dumb thing for several days...still couldn't find it. The mystery was finally solved when Bobby picked up his cleaning ;)
These last few months sure have been hard ones and I've still got quite a bit to go before I'm done with my cancer journey but I feel like I'm seeing a light at the end of the tunnel now. I can't even begin to explain what a wonderful feeling that is! Unless you've been there, you just have no idea....
P.S. Deena, this one's for you!!!!