I knew I was fairly vain, but I didn’t realize to what extent until my hair started falling out and my body swelled like a balloon. I like having hair! Makes me glad I was able to buy a wig before people could tell it was coming out. At first I bought it for my sake, but the longer I wear it, the more I realize it is for everyone else. It’s hard for people to look at a bald lady. Without my wig people would stare and/or look away. And they wouldn’t be able to say that staple….”You look great!” I know people only say that to be nice. You know?
Each day brings a new experience. I soon found out that losing your hair hurts. Maybe they should add that to the education printout, because it does. Your scalp feels like you’ve had your hair back in a tight pony tail for a week. Wearing my little skull cap does help some.
Even at home I try to keep my bald head a secret. My son is young, so I don’t want to scare him. We did have a few talks before my hair started falling out. I explained that the medicine would make my hair come out, but that it would grow back. He wanted to know if it would come back in a different color. lol I just love how their mind works. Ah…he is such a joy. I’m so thankful to have him in my life.