Friday, October 8, 2010

bad hair day


Chemo may make your hair run away, leaving your head nice and shiny, or it may ignore your hair completely.  The chemo I had selected certain strands to steal.  I got tired of having long hair all over my clothes, on the pillow and in the drain so I got my hair cut short until the hair decided to stay put.  Even, on my bad hair days, I am happy to at least, have hair.

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  1. Chemo! Full of surprises.

    You inspire me.

  2. Oh yeah, my mom lost all her hair too. You just gotta love that part of it. I think I am with you on the short hair part. Just hang in there. Remember, it will come back.

  3. I could imagine it would be difficult to lose your hair ... for better or worse, it forms such a long part of our identity.

  4. before chemo...shauna had this long straight beautiful hair.
    then it all fell out.

    now it is super duper curly.

    very bizarre.

    blessings to you~

  5. Hey, on a positive note, at least short hair is in LOL I bet it is as cute as can be!

  6. When my cousin's wife, who is also one of my very best friends, was going through chemo for breast cancer, she jokingly told me that she was going to put scarves and pretty earrings on her Christmas list, because that's all people would see. That prompted me to start something. I started purchasing earrings... not just any earrings... each pair had a significance. Each pair related to her or her life in some way. I would wrap them up in plain paper, address them in printed writing with no return address, and I would give them to family, friends, or even acquaintances to mail. This way, there was a different post mark on each one. She got earrings from all over the country. She would call me and accuse me of sending them, and I would reply "I didn't send them!" (I wasn't lying - I DID NOT send them hehe). It gave her something to focus on other than what she was going through. At the end, I wrote a story (something like 18 pages) detailing the whole "Anonymous Earring Saga" and everyone's involvement, and I sent the story, along with two pair of earrings (sheep earrings because we raised sheep and best friend earrings). Now, she still pulls that story out and reads it and then calls me or sends me an e-mail to tell me how much my little game really brought a bright spot to her life when she really needed it. Of course, she still wears the earrings all the time. Sorry for the long comment.

  7. Sorry about your hair issues, but excellent drawing and handwriting! {Really loved the comment by Misty Dawn!}