in ten days i will have a double mastectomy to banish my breast cancer. i won't be able to shower or move my arms much for a while. so my superwoman friend sharon cut my hair tonight so that i won't have to worry about shampooing, and my son james, who will be staying with me, won't have to hear me curse about my long hair bugging me. it was a very emotional experience - especially when she put my hair in a long ponytail and made one long snip. i cried. but i quickly got happy because i love my new short hair.
i don't often ask for help, and i didn't know how overwhelmed i would feel when sharon volunteered to cut my hair tonight and also volunteered to shave my head before chemo starts in december. after she finished cutting my hair, we had a long hug, and i felt something i don't usually feel unless i'm with my sons - a vulnerability and a deep, deep love.
thank you, sharon. i will remember this for the rest of my life.
i've been blogging my cancer shindig for a month. what a month it's been!