I had my first haircut today. My friend Tara cut and styled. My friend Katie surprised me with an impromptu photo shoot.
My first thought: I think I’m in love with short hair.
My second thought: There goes my mullet…..sniff.
My third thought: I must unknowingly ingest a few flies every day…..
……..since my mouth. never. seems. to. close. ever.
photos courtesy of katie geiberger
My blood results are still good. My tumor markers have been less than one.
Cram it cancer.
In other news about hair…..I love that the Mars Rover landing was totally overshadowed by this guy:
Thank God for Internet memes.
Bobak, mullets, cancer, William Golding and the Mars Rover……all in one post.
My hair has been growing back since my last chemo session in September of last year. I had super straight hair before it fell out. Now….I have a curly mullet 🙂 I’m too paranoid to cut it! Yes, I’m rockin a Peter Brady mullet but my thoughts plague me…..what if it doesn’t grow back? Ever?? You’re a brave little toaster 😉 I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog! You’re a remarkable woman. Thank you for sharing your journey. It lifts me up when I feel I have no more fight left in me. I choose joy thanks to you!
I just gotta say – you look awesome with short hair. I love it on you.
You.are.awesome. That is all 🙂
Christy McFalls says
WOW!!! You look beautiful! I miss you guys soooo much! Love you, Sis!!
@lisa my hair has been growing out since last September too and it was stick straight before….but curly now. Ive gotten it trimmed but am also afraid to get it cut. I’m trying to grow it out.. I just keep telling myself at least you have hair… 😉 you guys all rock I love this blog and all the comments!!
@Kelly- yay for us!! 🙂 Isn’t it crazy how that happens? My older sister who was also diagnosed with cancer last year and went through chemo, her hair grew back SUPER curly too! She’s also a little reluctant to cut get a hair cut. I agree, we’re just grateful to have hair….mullet or not 😉 My physical therapist told me that the curls eventually go away after a year. We’ll just have to wait and see! I wish you well in your recovery! Take care 🙂
Allison S. says
You’re so beautiful an hilarious and awesome. And totally kicking cancer’s butt!
Devon Hanna says
Wow you look beautiful,,and congrats on the blood test,,yes cancer can cram it,,
i really enjoy reading your blog. Your strength and talents are amazing. So happy things are looking up for you. My daughter has been fighting Desmoid very rare condition for over two years. Your “choose joy”, really works. When I am feeling down I remember your choose joy and I get a calm peaceful feeling.
Shabby Sweet Tea says
Hands down, you look awesome with short hair! Your long blonde hair was so pretty too but this is more you. Or at least the blog side of you:)
Michele M. says
Love the short hair! You look great! It shows off your strength and confidence! So happy the markers are good. Hugs to you! Love your blog. Michele M.
You are beautiful (duh) but I got distracted by that fine man with the mohawk! I want to go to there! (NASA, not Mars)
Christina @ Homemade Ocean says
I’ll miss the mullet. You are gorgeous my love!
Molly Pipkin says
Since we’re talking hair….gotta share! (Recieved as part of a devotional this morning!)
I love the story of the woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. “Well,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today. She did and she had a wonderful day. The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. “Hmm,” she said, “I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.” She did and she had a great day. The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. “Well,” she said, “today I’m going to wear my hair in a ponytail.” So she did and she had a fun day. The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head. “Yes!” she exclaimed, “I don’t have to fix my hair today!” Now that’s what I call having a good attitude.
Less than one, yEsS!!!!!!!!
You are truly an amazing person. Love the hair, btw! I would totally keep it short- looks great on you! 🙂
i love you!! youre beautiful – no matter!!
theres another four letter word i like to apply to cancer…(besides “cram”)…
it starts with an ‘f’ and ends in ‘c-k’.
You are beautiful with hair, without hair or with a mullet!! I wish I could find your first baby photo done at PCA was exactly the same hairstyle that you have now!! I love… your adoring mom
Isabel Monell says
I’ve been following you for a while now and I think this is my first comment 🙂 your hair is SUPER CUTE!!!! So excited for the progress!
Love your beautiful smile and you look gorgeous with any hair style 🙂
You are radiant. Rock that style!!! Beautiful.
Your hair says it all – you are resilient, powerful, fun and a fighter. I love the hair, but the smile says so much more. You go girl…just keep on going. It looks like you have an army with you.
PS: As a mom with beautiful daughters who are wonderful people, I cried when I saw your mom in the video with you. Mom…..you rock too!
Cancer is a gift to people who are much too worried about having “perfect hair” or being judged etc.. Personally I had a blast with going from blonde angel hair (like yours before chemo) to a cute bob, to a red dye job/crew cut to bald and when bored henna tats or Fredrick’s Hollywood porn wigs! It’s all fun and we never have to worry about barfing on our own hair right?
BTW – love your new hair – you look amazing! Consider yourself lucky to have it grow in all cute! Mine looked like poodle butt for like 2 full years – arrff! I’m 8 years free of stage 4 (yep outlived the death sentence) lymphoma (it presented in my hips, then chest and even went to my heart!). But who looks back? Thanks for sharing your life and inspiration with us.
Keep having fun and bringing joy to others – you do it well! 🙂
I love it! Mine is coming in crazy curly. LOL
OH, look at you! Good for you! A few months ago I made one of your little frog pincushions…or at least that is what I use it for…every time I stick a pin in it I say a little prayer for you and tell cancer to take a hike! Good for you! Wishing you the best!
I love your hair, you’re totally rockin’ it! 🙂
And I really love your funny and inspiring blog! I’ve been reading it for a while, but never gotten around on commenting on your posts…but now I just had to say: you go girl!
Kind regards from Norway
I cannot get over how sexy de mohawk lookie. and you’re so so very tall and supermodel-like ! 🙂