I had my head shaved to make going bald easier, and I'm so glad I did. I didn't want to wake up with huge clumps of hair on my pillow, and my hair was starting to look pretty dead and lifeless anyway. My scalp is really tender from the chemo, so getting "buzzed" was no picnic, but now the wig fits really nicely. It's almost a perfect match in color.
I was thinking about that verse in the Bible about the hairs on your head being counted. Hang on, I'll find it....here we go.
Luke 12: 6-7Well....the counting of my hairs will certainly be easier, but then I was also reminded that God knows exactly how many will grow back, too. And aside from my hair, I am worth so much to my heavenly Father. I love that.
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
I got a very lovely package in the mail the other day - it was from Knots of Love, a really great organization that donates hats to chemo patients (or anyone else with a life-threatening disease). They've given over 41,000 hand-made hats away! They gave me a sleep hat (the pink one), and two more for me to wear. I wore the blue one to chemo today!
Sorry about the low-res cell phone pic. Didn't have the energy to get out the real camera! Anyway, if you know someone who could use a cap, or really like to knit, you should check them out! Christine, the lady who started it all, sent a hand-written note with the hats, and has been incredibly kind to email back and forth with. Knots of Love has been amazing to work with!
Anyway, I'm not very excited about being bald. But, it's part of chemo, and for me right now, part of life. However the wig and the hats are sure helping! By the way, when you see me next, you'll know it's not my hair, because you read this. I know sometimes it's hard to know what to say, but trust me, I already know I'm bald and wearing a wig, so it's ok to say something. :)