Tired but happy; got my hair cut today

Friday, March 25, 2011

I am very happy with my new haircut; I did not have to get it cut as short as I thought I would either. I was thinking I'd end up having to have a pixie! Not that pixie cuts aren't cute, they just aren't cute on me. I don't have the face to carry one off. And I was also surprised that I had enough hair for bangs too. I like bangs because they help to hide my huge forehead. It's been so long since I have done anything to my hair besides washing it, so it will take me some time to get use to styling it again, but I have the whole weekend to practice. But at least I have a nice cut to work with. Now that it's been "evened out" I plan to start growing it out into a chin length bob; then who knows; I may even decide to go longer. It just depends on what my cancer treatments will do to it.

Sorry that I have no picture to share; I tried to take one of myself and just could not get a good one. Maybe next week I will see if someone else can get a good pic for me.

This is a big boost to my self esteem anyway; I have been feeling so ugly and frumpy lately. Now I feel like I at least look like a "normal" person even if I don't feel good physically. And to have the freedom to not have to wear a wig or scarf if I don't want too, that is great! I do like my wigs, but they are not that comfortable to wear.

Unfortunately, I am not having as a good a day with the pain as I did yesterday. Yesterday I did not even need a pain pill til after dinner, but today will probably be a 2-3 pill day; I've already had to take one. I did not get too excited yesterday about the lower pain level; not that I am not thankful for those good days, I am! But I know I can't count on them to last. I see my pain specialist again in about a month. I might have to have that left hip looked at again. The pain isn't really any worse, but I am feeling more weakness in that leg.

Still, despite the pain issues today, and being tired, I am happier today than I have been in a long time. A new 'do will do that!
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    Shari, I'm still praying for less pain days and more happy days for you! I can't wait to see the new "do"! emoticon
    3396 days ago
    I'm so glad you treated yourself to a haircut! It can make a world of difference! Good for you! Have fun styling it and be sure to have someone take a picture! I'm sure it is really pretty! Have you heard of taking Biotin? I have been doing some reading and it is supposed to help make your hair grow in thicker (as well as help with your nails and skin). It was mentioned in my RA group as we have to take chemo daily and monthly (weekly, too) and it makes our hair fall out/get really thin. Some of the docs have been ordering 5000mcg daily. I see my RA doc Monday and am going to see if I can start taking it along with all of the other meds that I take. Just a thought.
    Hope that you have a great pain free weekend. I continue to pray for you daily.
    3397 days ago
    Have you heard of Look Good Feel Better from the American Cancer Society? They offer free classes for makeup tips for cancer patients, as well as give away free makeup. I wasn't able to attend a class, but one of my support group ladies does this and she got me a goodie bag.
    3397 days ago

    I know what pain can do to you. I am going through it now. and I have to wait till I see my DR on the 6th to see if she will give me any pain pills.

    Prayers are there for you.

    3397 days ago
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    That pain can do a number on you, but you sound as if you're handling it well. I hope your days will be pain free more and more, and you strut with that new hair do!
    Cathy emoticon
    3398 days ago
    Your spirit is infectious!Glad to hear you feel happy,and yes,a good haircut can really lift
    the spirit,as well as waking up to glorious sunshine !Wishing you more pain free days in the future.And that warmer spring weather is just around the corner. emoticon emoticon
    3398 days ago
  • HEATHER809
    I bet your haircut looks great! I can't wait to get my first one. My hair is not even at pixie length yet after the chemo but at least it is covering my head. That's a start!

    Have a great day! emoticon
    3398 days ago
  • ORACLE2010
    Glad you're happy today Shari! Sure wish your pain was as little as yesterday, but here's hoping to you having more pain free days ahead.
    3398 days ago

    I'll bet your hair is really cute. I have really thin hair myself, and I'm not on chemo or anything. My mother had thin hair, and so do I. I admire you for doing the best you can with your hair, and always trying to look good, even when you don't feel good.
    3398 days ago
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