Bald

So when your hair starts falling out from chemo, it’s actually quite painful. It gets stuck on everything (think hats, pillows, a shirt when getting dressed) and then is pulled out of your scalp. Ouch!

After a sleepless painful night I messaged Larry and said enough was enough. The hair had to go. I was no longer sad or afraid of losing my hair. I just wanted to be out of my misery.

And so, Larry came, camera in hand, and captured these awesome pictures of another cancer adventure. 

                        

He made me feel beautiful. I cannot tell you what that meant to me.

Later on, my buzzed hair was still causing me pain as I tried to sleep. Despite the late hour, my husband tenderly and lovingly shaved my head as I sat in our tub. It was such a simple act performed with such patience and love. It felt so good and so soothing. I just sat there and let his love heal my heart. It was probably one of the sweetest moments of my life. 

Now, bald as a cue ball, I sleep easily. I realized the other day that I haven’t cried much this past month. And then I realized something surprising…it’s because I’m happy. So much love, such a full heart. All good things.
Give em’ hell

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Cynthia Beaulieu says:

    Well done Katie! You look so free and happy. Letting go of our hair is a tough one for women. When dealing with cancer we have so many things that weigh us down–shaving your head is incredibly difficult but once it’s done it feels so damn good to just let it go…let it go…let it go.

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  2. Angelique says:

    You look beautiful! Check out buffusa for a tubular scarf that’s great for exercise and sleep and just everyday. I am 6. Years cancer free!hang in there!

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    1. Thank you and congrats! I love hearing from other cancer warriors!

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  3. Diane Larango says:

    I was so happy to see a photo of you in your “kickin’ cancers ass” boots.

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  4. Laurie Zabawa says:

    You Guys are the Cutest Couple i have ever seen, No wonder why your little girls are Absolutely Gorgeous!
    You inspire me Katie! The Photo are Truly Amazing.

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