This will be the week I lose my hair… A friend asked me last week how I felt about it, I told her that I was ok about it, and then she asked me how I REALLY felt about it… which is a fair question. It’s a confronting thing to think of not just being bald but being bald because your hair just… fell out!
I guess, for lots of people, the baldness that chemo causes is a constant reminder of the fact that they have cancer… that they are sick… and that’s understandable, but for me I feel like it’s reminder of the fact that the chemo is doing its job…
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That it’s inside of me killing all those cells that shouldn’t be there. That I’m not fighting this fight alone… that I have an ally in the chemotherapy and it’s doing the heavy lifting for me. As another friend reminded me… “Chemo good, Cancer bad.” For women I feel that losing their hair would be especially hard and I’ve read that lots of women find the hair loss harder to deal with than losing their breast/breasts. I guess that’s because they can’t cover it up. You can’t hide baldness as easily as you can a scar on your chest…but I don’t want to hide it.
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I’ve been open about my physical scars (and my emotional ones too, for that matter) from the beginning of this journey. The whole reason I have this blog is because I wanted people to know that cancer is nothing to hide, it’s nothing to be ashamed of and hiding away from the world doesn’t help, it just makes the whole thing worse. People with cancer need to feel loved and supported and normal… Cancer and it’s treatment is nothing to be shameful of. So I will wear my bald head with pride! Fight Like A Girl Wonder Woman Breast Cancer Awareness 3D All Over Printed t-shirt is available now!