Sunday, May 30, 2010

Outward Signs

Dream Girl had her second dose of chemotherapy on Thursday. Then she met us on Saturday morning for our 7.5 mile run. "What?" you say. I know. I feel the same way. She doesn't think she is amazing, but she inspires me. I would be one of those women who stayed in bed expecting people to wait on me. I'd be like, "I have Cancer!!!"
She just keeps going.
Her luxuriant brown hair has hung in there pretty well. Two weeks after the first chemotherapy session, as she prepared for the next one, her hair began to fall out.
Here's part of the email she sent to describe it:

"I'd been feeling the gentle touches on my arms and shoulders as my beautiful hair leaves me, just like autumn leaves falling gently from the trees to the ground. But just like the trees and their leaves, my beautiful hair will return in time."

So, on Friday, the day after her second chemotherapy treatment, her friends gathered to help her shave her head. She still has stubble that comes out in clumps if she pulls on it and she still has eyebrows which, she says, makes a difference.
I can't believe how gorgeous she is without hair. She feels comfortable like this -- Demi Moore as G.I. Jane or Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta.
Take a look:

4 comments:

Sheila said...

she is an inspiration!

Linda said...

She is incredible. I would have a horrible attitude I think. I get cranky with a cold. I'll light a candle for her.

Lucia said...

Beautiful!

Just Me said...

Dream Girl, Like it or not, you continue to inspire me, just as you did before your diagnosis, just being you - which is so unique and wonder filled.

And now, THIS, you are absolutely gorgeous without hair -- I repeat, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES !!!

Hugs.

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