Well I think I can safely name our official head dress winner. Hopefully you'll all agree with my decision. Now don't get me wrong...all of your creations were nothing but a visual delight to behold. They entertained us immensely, brought tears of laughter to our lives, and made us realize how absolutely insane all of friends are. You are FANTASTIC for being so playful and helping us through these first weeks of our journey to the cure. Your comments just can't be beat. We truly have an amazing support system.
I know, I know...you want to know who the darn winner is...well it's none other than Chemo-sabe herself. Really...who else could it be! Check out the photo...don't you agree?
Here's what happened...well we've been wondering when B's dark locks would be leaving her beautiful head. They said it could happen anywhere between 7 and 21 days. Since Brenda's system is so backward, I was wondering if she might be one of the few folks that go through chemo and DON'T loose their hair...NOT! The chemicals are certainly working and over the last couple days Bren has noticed that more and more strands of her hair have been falling out. Today was the hair coup de grace. After wrapping her arm in lots of saran wrap to keep the PICC line nice and dry, Bren got in the shower. It was then I heard the infamous phrase: "OH NO!!" She yelled out to me that she thought it was time...the drain was backing up and there were little Brenda hairs EVERYWHERE. When Bren got out of the shower and was drying off it looked like she had a thinning hair shirt on. In true Brenda form she intoned: "I look like Sasquatch!"
We got dressed and immediately walked over to the shopping complex next door for a shave! We wanted this to be a fun experience so we went into a place called TGF Haircutters and looked for someone who would make this fun!!! A woman at the front of the shop asked what we needed and Brenda said that she was a cancer patient and needed her head shaved. In a gracious Texas manner and with a twinkle in her eye, the stylist said, "Oh! We do that all the time." I then chimed in my hope that we could find someone that would help us make that fun and with a big smile she said she'd be glad to help. We knew we came to the right place. VP's, let me introduce you to Jolie...what a hoot she was...and a member of the bowling team! Man! How could we go wrong.
As you can see, Jolie and Brenda have a great sense of humor and started the process with a greased-up Mohawk. I loved it...all Brenda needed was some false piercing through her eyebrow or nose to look like a true "Biker Chick"...Karen do you still have room in your stable for one of these? Well then Jolie created the "Double Mohawk"...by shaving a highway right down the middle of B's head. Then we transitioned into "Curl Top" with one long curl on top of that beautiful head.
Jolie obviously had done this before and was a wealth of info on how to keep the Beautifully Bald Brenda's head in tip top (...no pun intended) shape. And she's right next door if we need additional bald head or hair info.
Obviously Brenda's not completely hairless on top. She has that dark stubble that makes you want to feel it. I rubbed it and thought I could probably sand some furniture with her head! OUCH! I asked her how it felt and she said it was a little strange, but quite freeing...no more clogged drains! She's just as beautiful as ever and she has such a great looking bald head. Check out the photos and let me know what you think. "Bald IS Beautiful" and Brenda IS our WINNER...in more ways than one!
Don't ya think she's cute? She also looks so great in ball caps.