Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Can You Tell?

Here is a photo of me from over the week end.
Can you tell my hair is getting darker?! I am thrilled about it. Especially since the weather here has been pretty warm and wearing a hat or wig is hot. I am happy to see that the day when I won't have to wear those things is fastly approaching. Yeah - I know I could go without them now- but I have not had enough courage. That is one reason why I am sharing my photo here - so that maybe because I am having the courage to share it here- maybe it can help me get more used to seeing it and having other people see me like this and then maybe when I do decide to go without wig or hat - I can better handle it.
 
Last week I watched a couple of Youtube videos where ladies that had lost their hair due to chemo - showed videos of their hair growing back. And I realized that it will take even longer than I had first thought it would - to grow out even to the shorter cut I had before chemo. Trying not to let that bother me right now - I am just trying to appreciate the growth that I have.
 
Oh I also wanted to warn you all - I am planning on doing another post about my cancer- mostly that so when people click over to check out my blog- from seeing my bald head(lol) that I can at least put a public service announcement type of thing out - maybe helping someone else in the process. I just did not want any of you to think I had lost it by sharing about it again...lol
 
I think I am going to try to get a weekly photo of myself - and that way I can compare photos and see the progress- especially since it is hard for me to see the progress when I see my hair every day. Not sure if I will post a weekly photo but I will see. Only if I can get good photos.
 
 
Hope you all are having a good week. :O)  

6 comments:

  1. You are lovely, with, or without your hair. Please realize that. God loves you just as you are.

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    You are right about where I am with your hair growth.
    Mine looks like it might come in darker than before, which is not unusual.
    I actually have to use baby shampoo on it now!
    I cover my head because with all the sweating , I think from hot flashes, my scalp has broke out lately.
    I do see progress every day now.
    I think its a great idea for you to help others with your experience.

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  3. I agree with the comment by the lady at the top called Denise - but I can see that your hair is growing and the fact that you can see it too is, I am sure, giving you comfort.

    I saw a beautiful lady, probably in her 50's, in a shop the other day and she had no hair. I was about to tell her how it suited her (in London people have all sorts of hairstyles) when I suddenly thought that perhaps it was due to chemo and she might not have wanted me to draw attention - but she was well dressed and confident looking - and now I wished I had said something. It could have been a personal choice but if it was through treatment it may have made her feel even more confident.

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  4. Oh, Lisa, the difference between the length of your hair in the first photo and the length of your hair in this one is really, really noticeable! I can only imagine how excited you must be. Taking a photo every week is a great idea--you'll be able to see progress, and it will encourage you when it feels like it's growing too slowly.

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  5. I like the idea of weekly photos for you to see the progress. It should be a good encouragement to you. Blessings to you.

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  6. Thank you so much ladies for your kind comments. They mean so much to me. God has really worked with me and helped it be easier for me to see myself without hair - and now with very little hair. I can tell that my hair is growing - although it is still very short - it feels like it is getting thicker and a little longer - and I am beginning to see little eye lashes coming in - and so putting on mascara - or attempting to - is worth a little more now. God bless you all~ Lisa :O)

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Hello~ I love getting your comments. I have made a few changes to make things a little easier for you and hoping a more enjoyable experience for both you and I. Have a blessed day! :o)