Today was the first day I wore my wig! I was feeling a little dumpy last night, the whole androgynous thing is starting to get to me. So I decided to try out the wig and see if it was worth the $600 I paid for it. And let me tell you...it's worth every penny!
I kept hearing how wigs are hot, itchy, fake looking...etc. My wig is none of those. I guess you get what you pay for. I have had it on all day, and even with my chemo hot flashes it's been more comfortable than wearing my chemo-chic caps. It's adjustable so I had to tighten the elastic from when I last wore it (with hair) and it's stayed in place all day. I have to smooth out the wig hair a little more during the course of the day than with normal hair, and I made Mike promise me that whenever we go somewhere he'll make sure it's not all jakked up when we get out of the car.
I did have a major decision to make regarding my wig - bobby pin or no bobby pin. If you know me well, you know I have a signature look- a bobby pin on the right side. I wear one probably 95% of the time (you know, when I have hair). I knew that with the mono-filament hair wig if I put the bobby pin in, that was it... the hair would crimp. I tried it with and without for like an hour (Mike thought I had taken a nap!) and decided- BOBBY PIN- I don't care if I crimp the wig...I'm rocking the bobby pin! Laugh all you want, but it was a big decision to make.
So there's chemo tomorrow....those wack-o conservative cancer patients better behave themselves this week... it's not looking so good for McCain...and I am still fired up from 2 weeks ago!