This weekend, we had water balloon fights and our shenanigans involved buckets of ice water. It is still pretty warm in Sacramento. It was a good time for sure. Having stage 4 cancer, you worry about stuff like "will they remember me fondly." I hate taking pictures but I've embraced it since it's a way to say "HEY, I WAS HERE."
In wanting "normalness" and "routine, I decided to return to work part-time. I knew immediately that I wanted to wear a wig each day instead of wearing a scarf as below.
Naturally, I was apprehensive about returning since I no longer have hair, eybrows or eyelashes... But thanks to makeup, there's something I can do about that... I hope by saying this it doesn't make me vain but I have always had great hair and perfect eyebrows.... Nothing like losing some of your attributes to humble you. I've had to dig deep and let go some of that...
Here I am last week getting my weekly chemo treatment. Truthfully, it's not been so bad. The worse part of chemo is the nurses trying to get a vein for the IV.
On Selecting a Wig
I was sure that when I went back to work, that I wanted to wear a wig. It think the awkard thing about wearing scarves and hats is that people tend to stare and the last thing I want is a pitty party or having cancer be the only topic we talk about, so I was off to find a wig that didn't make me look more ridiculous.
After several visits, I bought this Remy Lace Wig with real hair. Gosh, when I put it on, I was amazed at how authentic it looked. I have not had long in in maybe 6 years.
Here I am my first day back at work. What do you think? For starters, I'm super happy and second, I like wearing the wig pulled back. It looks more natural.
I tell you I'm making lemonade out of lemons....