You’ve Come a Long Way Baby


Of all the terrible hardships that chemo afflicts on the body, the most noticeable and (to me) the most daunting is the loss of hair.  It seems crazy to worry about such trivial matters when things like heart-failure and loss of bone density are thrown in the mix; but vanity wins every time. The bald head is seen by everyone, a bad heart is not.

I was thinking today how much I hate my hair.  Everything about it –the color, the shape –screams ‘soccer-mom’!  But considering how my head used to look, I suppose it’s not so bad.  Patience is a virtue, my mother always use to say, right before she told me that I had absolutely none. If anyone knows any tricks to making your hair grow faster, I’d love to hear them.

About francesbarrie

Cancer survivor,mom,triathlete,writer,jewelry maker, baker. Staying happy and healthy,living life and enjoying it one moment at a time.
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