This is me after putting my hair into six ponytails.
This is Ava photo-bombing - silly girl! She and Claire then snipped off one ponytail each and Ricky snipped off the other four. He then used clippers on my entire head to finish the job. I have to admit the clippers felt and sounded so "good" as they came into contact with my scalp. It was a feeling I had never felt before. I suddenly thought back to one of the "Survivor" shows where the "roadblock" was to shave your head to advance toward the million dollars and remembering thinking I would not have shaved my head for the million dollars. lol. It was so easy for me to calmly sit there while being "scalped"! I had no dread or fear. Ricky stayed busy complimenting my "perfectly round" head as he was clipping and the girls were busy smiling and saying "looks good!" I thought yeah right - definitely a conspiracy going on here! lol.
These are the hair clippings that I watched fall off my shoulders and down my chest. It felt so good to be moving on with an inevitable part of my journey!
I immediately put on my cap and quickly realized it was very "hot and sweaty" but I didn't think I could comfortably take it off in front of others so I chose to suffer in silence. Chelsey noticed and said "just take it off, you don't have to wear it." That was my permission and off it came and I "Rocked" the bald! It's my cancer and my bald! lol. My advice to anyone facing hair loss is to just do it! Don't dwell and think about it too long. Make a decision, come up with a plan and move on and never look back! I have never enjoyed a shower the way I did that night. It felt so good that I could not wait until the next morning to shower again and dry my head with a washcloth in one single swipe! lol. I now see why men love showers! I can best describe my hair loss as "liberating" at its finest!
These are some caps that Chelsey started crocheting as soon as I was diagnosed. Of course they are my favorites!
The above caps with scarves are when I am feeling fancy! lol. I ordered these through TLC-Direct online - highly recommended!
I picked out these two free caps from a basket at my chemo infusion clinic compliments of Grace Covenant Church. This is a ministry in itself! I was genuinely excited to pick mine out! I am continuing to see the handiwork of so many people behind the scenes along this journey. There are so many great people in this world and I am so blessed to get to cross paths with so many! My journey is truly one of "peace that passeth all understanding." Please continue to travel along.
And this is still me - the same person! As Ava so nicely said when we finished up "You lost your hair Mimi, but your personality is the same!"