Those who follow my blog know that I lost my hair 19 years ago after 16 treatments with three powerful chemo drugs following surgery for breast cancer. Although the doctor assured my hair would come back for years I did not. It was only a few years ago that we found out that one of the drugs I was given could cause permanent hair loss.
I was okay with that – I just wore a wig. No one ever knew it was a wig and were surprised when they found out.
Lately, however, I became tired of the wig. Old age I guess. I also was showing some hair growth – not much – very thin – but hair.
My two daughters encouraged me to take the wig off and see if my hair might grow back. They wondered if the wig might be preventing hair growth
I was scared – but I decided to take the plunge and do it.
My approach to difficulties of life has always been:
with a strong faith in God and a good sense of humor I can handle this.
So – I wrote a couple of blogs trying to make fun of my baldness.
Now – after about three months without the wig – I HAVE HAIR!!!!
It’s pretty thin – but it’s my hair!!!!
As it grew back it was a sloppy unkempt mess. I had to let it get some length before I could get it styled so for a few weeks I was so embarrased to go out in public – but I just remembered my prayer “Give me hair!” and was thankful that God was answering that prayer.
Finally a couple of weeks ago I was able to go to a beauty salon and get it styled. The stylist kept asking me if I wanted to use a curling iron or a blow dryer and how I wanted it styled. . Since it had been 19 years since I had any hair to comb or style, 19 years since I had been to a beauty salon, I put myself in her hands and trusted her to guide me through this.
So once again I have hair. It is not thick – it is not red – but it is my hair! I am getting used to the white/grey and actually beginning to like it.
I am so happy and grateful – I HAVE HAIR!!!