Steve has been so diligent in reminding me I need to find out information on getting a wig. Not just because he loves my beautiful long brown hair, but so I won’t freak out when my hair starts to come out, which is inevitable…. every doctor we have visited affirms it and mentions it. It is the most visible thing about having cancer. And it can be so emotional having it come out in clumps. The video from MGH had an interview with a lady that said she had it shaved so it wouldn’t “beat” her and it really was the best thing that she did. Not sure what I will do, at least get a shorter cut soon, but hmmmm shaving it? Reminds me of a fundraiser or 2…. and actually a whole entire Relay in the Eastern Division that shaved their heads for their local Relay For Life to set a Guinness Book of World Records… (I used to hear ALL the stories being the editor of our National Relay For Life Tracking newsletter for 5 years… what fun that job was to read all the great things happening across the country). We shall see if I can come up with something creative or have the energy… Any ideas? 🙂
Pros and Cons of Losing my Hair
We will start with the cons to get the maybe “not so positive feelings out there”…
1. Schuyler mentioned I would be ugly — hope that he never feels that way about his mommy… 🙁
2. I will not feel like “me” without my long hair
3. Took a LONG time to grow it this long! Not knowing how long or what it will look like when it grows back! ;(
4. The bouncy pony tail in the back keeps my pace as it slaps me when I run…. 🙂
I am sure there are more, but I need to change my focus…
1. Aerodynamics! (Thanks Jonathan) – I will be faster when I run! Less drag and less weight!
2. I will get to wear all those hats I have bought through the years that I never wear!
3. Try new scarves? How do you wear a scarf on your head anyway? 🙂
4. Learn first hand about LGFB the ACS patient service program…..
5. I could go blonde? (Is that a good thing? Sorry Judy… :))
6. I could go red?! Now that sounds like fun!
7. I could raise some money for my DetermiNation and Relay For Life efforts for the American Cancer Society! Chicago is STILL on the books and hopefully with some strength a real possibility. And YES I will be a co-team captain for our local Pack 57 ROCKS team here in Belchertown. 🙂