I’m about to leave work for my third treatment (technically 2a) and figured I’d catch you all up.
The bob is no longer. My hair was falling out like gang busters (and drain busters for that matter), so it had to go. On Sunday, while Darcy was napping, because Megan didn’t want her to hate her because she was the one doing the clipping (my poor sister… I love you!!!), Meg, my mom, and I did a shot or two of homemade lemoncello and it was bye bye hair. She didn’t take it to the skin, so I have a buzz cut going.
Here is what I have discovered since shaving my head:
It’s MUCH cooler
It feels funky when the wind blows on it
My head isn’t misshapen
Darcy thinks it’s funny and will rub it once in a while and giggle
It takes .3 seconds for it to dry
I’m sure I will learn more things, but that’ll do for now.
As for the wig situation… Bryn Mawr offers a free wig program for female cancer patients which is a wonderful, wonderful thing. I went on Friday before the big shave and got one. The woman there could not have been nicer and she was very patient with me as she explained everything and we tried on wigs. Now, we were initially just going to try on curly wigs, but it was instantly clear that curly on a wig is vastly different from my definition of curly. It’s more wavy and choppy in the wig community so I tried on ones that looked like Mrs. Brady or “the Rachel” and also some that made me look like I was about to get my big break at the Grand Ole Opry… None were right. So we switched to straight and I found one that reminded me of my hair at my wedding. I went with that one and left. The ride home was VERY illuminating. As I was driving, I could NOT keep the bangs out of my eyes, which isn’t a big deal, but I was also SO FRICKING HOT that I was sweating like a pig. I don’t know if it was because the wig is synthetic and doesn’t breathe well or if all wigs are like that, but GOOD GOD I could not get it off my head quickly enough. So I’m rocking the hat look for now. I tried a couple scarves, but they didn’t stay or look quite right either. I’m pretty much going to avoid the wig unless absolutely necessary.
What’s REALLY not right about this whole situation? I STILL have to shave my legs… REALLY???? So not fair.
Happy Easter everyone!!!!