A Day of Firsts and Lasts

Today I washed and blew out my long hair for the very last time. I am about to hop in an uber and head up to Russian Hill, to see Kelly (my hairdresser for countless years).  She will be doing the honor of lopping off my hair.

I have mixed emotions about all of this as you can imagine. I love, love, love my hair. Interestingly, however, I didn’t really feel anything while I was blowing it out for the last time. I thought I might be more emotional. But I just sort of did my routine, and then it was done. Nothing to it.

Perhaps I’m feeling OK because I know I am donating my hair to a good cause. That some child out there will get a wig because of me. Perhaps I am OK because I am still emotionally tapped from the day I had yesterday. Perhaps I’m feeling OK because I know I will be completely bald in two more weeks! Who knows.

I am writing this before my appointment. I will  finish this post and upload it (with pictures) when it’s all said and done.

Until then, Kelly, PLEASE don’t make me look ugly!…..


Time for the “firsts” part of my blog. I now have short hair for the first time in close to 15 years! I am back home and have to say that Kelly did an AMAZE job! First she braided my hair, then we did the mass chop off (wait until you see the picture — it looks like a gross raccoon tail or something!). I was surprised how long it took her to cut the ponytail off — I guess I had a lot of hair 🙂

Check out the slide show of my new hairdo below.  Please excuse the outfit, it’s cold here in SF and I actually was wearing a cute black blazer on top of my shirt — but you couldn’t really make out my hair, so I left it off for the pics and ended up looking kind of dumpy. Win some, lose some!

Love you Kelly, I feel BEAUTIFUL! Thank you a million times over!

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8 thoughts on “A Day of Firsts and Lasts

  1. you look great,pretty and happy. i wish you an easy time with chemo tomorrow.will be thinking about you and praying.if Paul has time hope he will let us know how everything went.mom

  2. Hi Sweetheart, You look cute in your new hair do! Your good natured self just shows in all your pictures no matter what. You are beautiful and I am your proud Papa.

  3. What a beautiful beautiful woman you are inside and out!. your shorter hair looks great! very Chic!. I am and will continue to pray for you to make a full and uneventful recovery.. God Bless you…JILL

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