Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The new 'do

After coming home from the hospital (and not being able to wash my hair for 3 days) I decided that my long hair HAD TO GO! Mike and my mom lovingly washed my hair while I leaned over our bathtub for 4 days until I could finally take a shower- 7 days after my mastectomy. The amount of dead hair that come out during that first shower washing made me feel like a wookie was attacking me!

I immediately called my hairdresser Bernice at Diane's Salon and scheduled my pre-chemo cut. The best advice from my friends, doctors and family was to cut my hair as short as I can tolerate so it wouldn't be as traumatic when it starts falling out in massive hairy clumps.

So today I gave Bernice "free reign" to do whatever she wanted to do with my hair. This is the ONLY time I will ever allow this to happen. Usually I have to be baited in to the salon, and I only allow her to trim about 1 or 2 inches off. So today was fun for Bernice, but torture for me! In the end- I like my new cut. It's the shortest it's been in a LOOONG time, and when I looked down on the floor at all the hair she had cut off I could not believe it! Talk about a wookie.

Here's the results:

And just in case you don't know what the "before" was like (well, here's a July photo taken by Caitlin Domanico Photography):

3 comments:

Danielle said...

KC,

It looks awesome! I can't wait to see you in person, I am sure it looks even better than the photo. Remember, hair grows back, and yours will too! Chin Up!!!!
BTW! congrats on driving today!!

Danielle

Caitlin said...

You look sexy!!!

Wendy said...

I love the haircut! It looks great!

~Wendy