Saturday, December 29, 2012

One would think that getting six bone marrow aspirations is hard, but today I had to do the hardest thing since being diagnosed with ALL. Today, I had to shave off the curls I’ve had for years. I knew this day was coming, but it didn’t make it any easier. I feel like I’ve just been avoiding the inevitable. Of course there were tears, but I don’t ask “why me”. It’s the quintessential part of getting chemo, right?

There’s two things I’ve realized since shaving my head:
1.     It’s COLD without hair! I’m sure I’ll get used to it, but I do have a wide variety of hats to put to good use.

2.     Looking in the mirror is going to be a tad different for the foreseeable future. When I see my reflection, I expect to see curls not a bald head. While I see someone different, I have not changed.
This is just another part of the journey. I will continue to take it one step @ a time. In a couple of days it will be 2013 and I have big plans for this coming year!

Till next time…KMS


  1. Kate,
    Really there are three things . I am amazed how much you and I look alike. Bald is beautiful like you.

    Love, Dad

  2. Katelyn, you know how much I adore your hair, but you know that I adore having *you* around much more! Small sacrifices, right? I will bring the hat I made you with me to work this week so Katie can get it to you soon. We will have to try and get together after I get back from Mexico! ~Alyson

  3. Catching up on the blog- glad to hear the good news from the lab. Sorry about your hair :( but it will grow in beautiful again. Personally I could benefit from a perfectly coiffed wig to throw on most days lol! Wishing you all the best in the new year!,