So it begins

My hair has definitely been thinning over the last couple weeks, but it’s still relatively regular.  Today I had my first few clumps come out.  And so it begins.

I had plans to get it cut short before it fell out.  I wanted to be adventurous and maybe do a dark bob, or finally attempt to wear it like Tasha Yar from Star Trek the Next Generation (side story– I tricked my dad into letting me get my long hair cut like her in grade 4 while my mom was gone on a business trip.  Apparently, the First Choice hair stylist wasn’t familiar with Tasha Yar, and gave me a straight up boys mushroom cut. I’m still surprised my parents didn’t get divorced immediately upon her return!)


I thought I would do it after we put the tree up and got some last pics.  And now I’ve spent 9 of the last 14 days in the hospital, and haven’t had a chance… and at this rate, I might be mostly bald before I leave!

I accepted losing my hair a few weeks ago, but I wanted to do it on my terms.  I wanted to own the process.  But like everything else, I’m learning my best-laid plans are just that- plans.  I am pretty sure I’ll end up on the other side of this with a greater ability to go with the flow and to accept the things I cannot control.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Constance Schram says:

    Just think of the sexy platinum blonde pixie cut you will be rocking next year!


  2. Anonymous says:

    You no doubt will be a different person when this is over…and it will all be for the better I’m sure


  3. Kirsten Ilczyna says:

    I’m happy to come up to the hospital and give you whatever haircut you like. We’ve never met but I’ve known Justin’s mom since I was a little girl and I’m pretty good at what I do.
    Let me know?


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