From what I have read, the most disturbing part of chemo is when large clumps of hair come out in your hand. Or are on the pillow when you wake up. Or are on the floor around your house. I would have to say that I would find this disturbing. So people recommend cutting your hair short to avoid the drama. I was going to shave mine - and have the mohawk for a bit. However, my doc wants me to leave at least an inch. They worry that you could nick yourself and risk infection with a shave. So I am going to go for this:
My friends are throwing me a little party on Thursday. Kind of a shower of sorts where people bring scarves and hats and earrings and what not. In return, I will be cutting off my hair for them. My lovely host (pal Alison) has found a real life hair stylist that will do the honors. But maybe I'll let each person cut a chunk off. How often is it that you get to cut your friends hair? In chunks?
Of course I think I have a pea head. I'm afraid I will have this tiny pea had on a large body. Stupid weight gain doesn't help. Anywho - I have never had hair this short. Maybe I'll love it??!! Last short hair cut I had was a bowl. Here is evidence of that disaster:
|That's me in the middle. With my bowl. Circa 1995? |
I couldn't crop out my friends Shae and Shane.
Sorry - you made the blog unintentionally. Hope you don't mind.
Today I will have my very first acupuncture treatment. I hate needles. But I have an open mind and hope that it can help me physically and emotionally.
I am actually looking forward to having short hair now - it will be fun to have something new!