Thursday, August 4, 2011


Today I cut my hair short in preparation for the effects of chemo when my hair starts to fall out.  I've read several times that it's easier to handle emotionally if you cut your hair short beforehand.  I didn't want to do it and it was hard.  I like my hair.  I like it a bit longer and I like it a little crazy (much to my Mother's annoyance as she told me today).  I have curl in my hair and I can make it kind of stick out and be a little crazy and I like that!  I was actually growing it out and it was almost to exactly where I wanted it to be so I could get the cut I wanted.  A modified shag like Jennifer Aniston in Friends.  Yes, I know I'm stuck in the 90's.  But, I've had that cut before and I really like it and my husband likes my hair a little longer.  But, I'm too old (for me) to have long long hair anymore - I would look silly.

Anyway, today, I reluctantly cut it short.  Really short.  Like my 7 year old son and I are twins now short.  It's really cute, it's a cute cut and my friend, Julie (shoutout to Julie - woot!) did an amazing job and was so good to me!  I like it.  I really do like it.  But I didn't want it.  And even though everyone really likes it, I still don't think it's something I would choose for myself.  Maybe when I'm older...

My husband says he likes it but I'm pretty sure he's just saying this because pretty soon I'm going to be bald and having some hair is still preferable to having no hair.  My Mom loves it and wants me to have it like this all the time.  My kids said that I'm beautiful.

It's just not ME.

In the meantime, I continue to spend time poring over hats and scarves to decide what my bald head "style" will be.  Last night, while going through a catalog that specializes in hats, scarves and wigs for mastectomy/cancer patients - I noticed that all the wigs have names.  Women's names.  I found this highly amusing.  Who comes up with these names?  Who says, "Oh, this wig is definitely named Lucy?!"  I want this job!

Wig Namer.  I could do that.

I started looking at all of the choices and I was highly amused by the many that I found that share names with friends of mine.  I think many of you will enjoy this trip down Wig Lane:

The Viki Wig!

The Beth Wig!

The Julie Wig!

The Renee Wig!

Sadly, this catalog had NO LAURA WIGS!  I was completely insulted!  But, don't worry, because I was able to find a "Laura wig" online:


It's my favorite, of course!

(Oh, and if you notice that my eyes are a little swollen in the picture - I just had a minor eye surgery on Tuesday to remove some spots on my eyelids that have been bothering me.  My eyes are still swollen.  Don't worry, I didn't get into a bar fight or anything - really!)


  1. I was wondering...can you change my wig with Beth's wig, b/c I like that one better! Still love your hair! ~Viki~

  2. your hair looks great! but what did they implant in your ear?? looks like there is a cord coming out of your ear......please advise

  3. Oh YA! LOve the LAURA wig! you go girl!

  4. Laura, I have to be honest. I had a "heads up" that you cut your hair before I saw the photo. Your mom loves it and so do I. Of course, we're old...although, I am younger than your mom - sorry B. It looks great. I'm thinking after you get your hair back we should nominate you for a complete head to toe professional make-over. Anyone have connections with "What Not to Wear" or "The Talk", etc...since Oprah ended her show? I know the Exec Producer of "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" but I don't think that will work.

    Love you,

  5. You are rockin' the short hair. It looks good. I was surprised how nice a short hair cut can look. Hope you are getting used to it.