Hey, congrats on your new hair! I bet that you look great w/ it. Aren't you surprised at how soft it is? I know how you are feeling right now. And it is good that you cried and got it out of your system. People can be cruel w/out realizing it. Just the stares alone can make you feel, as you said, "like a 2nd class citizen". First, and foremost, remember the battle that you have fought and all that you have endured to get that new hair. Don't let these few idiots stop you from proudly showing it. I can remember one night I was really stressed. So, I decided to go to WalMart and walk thru the Christmas decorations. (I am nuts over Christmas and just looking at the decorations puts me in a great mood). I left the house w/ just my sweatshirt and no bra or prothesis. I am walking up and down the aisles and notice that this man just keeps staring at me. I wondered if I knew him and had just forgotten his name (chemo brain) every aisle I would go in he would be there. I finally realized that he was staring at my lopsided chest. As I said earlier, I was in a horrid mood. I looked at him and said "OMG...my boob is gone. Have you seen it anywhere????" Well, he turned bright red, took off and I didn't see him following me again. Try and face these little things w/ humor if possible. It will make you feel better and the idiots feel more ignorant than they are!
Tammy, aren't kids wonderful! They are so accepting. My friend is a principal at one of our local grade schools. She had bc. While she was going thru chemo and rad, the kids all sent her cards and pics. When she was finally able to return to school, they were all waiting and told her how beautiful she looked w/ her short hair. My granddaughters were so accepting of my bald head. My eldest use to rub my head to see how the hair was growing. lol
I know how it feels to be stared at. Mine was VERY short when I started wearing it. The kids and teachers at school were GREAT, but I noticed cashiers, etc. staring at me when I would be in a store. I finally told my husband if I caught another person staring - I was going to give them a piece of my mind (which i can't afford to lose HA HA) about cancer, chemo and "THANK GOD, I HAVE THIS SHORT HAIR!!!!!!
I KNOW that it feels so much better without the wig so do what makes YOU feel better - the others can go Kiss Your WIG!!!!!!!!! HA HA
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."