Using Chemo as hair excuse

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debbiR
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   Posted 11/16/2005 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok ladies. We all know what it is like to lose our hair during chemo and how "nicely" it grows back. We are proud to have a full head of hair, no matter what color it comes in.
 
Being the nice person that I am, I agreed to let the daughter (known this kid since she was 6) of a friend of mine cut my hair. She is "supposedly" in beautician school. All I can say is....Thank heavens I can use chemo as an excuse for the way my hair looks. She didn't show up at my house until 9 pm. (in case you are asking, yes she was sober and unfortunately so was I) I wasn't aware that she didn't know how to do a razor cut. She wanted to cut it dry rather than wet. But, still being the "nice" person that I am, I kept my mouth shut. I did suggest several times that I would be glad to wet my hair but she said "NO"! hmmmmm
When she finished (after 90 mins) I could tell from the look on my dd's and granddaughter's eyes that things were bad. My middle granddaughter (5 yo and nothing is sacred) looked at me and said, "Nana, you are going to need a hat to hide that haircut"! I took a deep breath, walked into the bathroom and stood there in shock. No where on my head is there any hair that is over  a 1/2 inch long...sides, top, bottom. I was trying to keep a positive attitude (we are all good at that) so I took a shower and used 3 different types of gel. Nothing helped. So today, when I would see people looking at my hair, I very calmly said, "doesn't it look great? It is just growing in from chemo". rofl Each of them agreed that it looked great. All I can think is that by Christmas, I will be seeing my regular beautician for a haircut.
 
Now, if we could just come up w/ an excuse as to why my dd's haircut looks like she is on chemo.
 
Deb
 


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/17/2005 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Deb

Im so sorry that your hair had to be chemotized again. We all look forward to being able to get our first haircut but not like that. I will pray for fast growth. And you might mention to your friend that her daughter needs to look elswhere for a career!!!! (joke)

Have a great day!
Hugs:)
Bernadette


jaaustin
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   Posted 11/17/2005 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh, Deb, your story is priceless and your attitude is great! Here's to quick hair growth...lol...

Hugs,

Julie


Do not go gentle into that goodnight,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
~Dylan Thomas


debbiR
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   Posted 11/19/2005 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to admit that I am really having fun w/ this horrid haircut! I have had compliments when people think that it is growing in from the chemo. rofl Bernadette, I saw the mother of the gal that cut my hair last night at a restaurant. Believe it or not, my hair looks a heck of alot better than hers. I do believe that she definitely needs to find a different profession. A beautician she isn't.
 
Hugs....Deb
 


gma
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   Posted 11/19/2005 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
You just can't imagine how I am picturing your hair. I sure hope it does not look the way I "see" it. You mean this girl has had training in cutting hair????? I don't think she is going to pass classes let alone get her license. Pretty scary. Hugs for a very good sport, MK


debbiR
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   Posted 11/19/2005 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
MK: What you are imagining is probably the way that it looks. I am just lucky that I can use chemo as an excuse. I have to agree w/ you. I don't think that she has a future as a beautician.
 
Deb
 


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/20/2005 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Deb

That is soo funny about your friends hair.....I really do think they are wasting their money on her, I think either you have it or you dont and obviosly she does not! I think it is great that you are having a good time telling people it is growing out from chemo why not get a little sympathy too. Have a great day!
Hugs:)
Bernadette

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