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Today in My History

2000: Anniversaries
2001: Congratulations--You're Not Dead
2002: One Lump or Two
2003: Stuffed Again
2004: The Family Thanksgiving
2005NOW What Have I Done to Myself?

2006: Organization
2007: Out with the Old, In with the New
2008: The Terrible Twos
2009: Things You'll Never See in Davis
2010: Gimme That Bottle
2011: Transformations
2012: Sheep

2013:  Team Amber


Bitter Hack
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: 11/7
Kate: The Unexamined Life of
Katharine Hepburn

Books Read in 2014
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"Exceptional Depravity"


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mail to Walt

HAIR RAISING TALE

27 November 2014

I'm going to let this be pretty much a photo entry, except occasionally, because I think the photos are powerful enough.  Let me start by saying that whenever you see movies about women with cancer, there is usually that moment, after starting chemotherapy, when they wake up and find a long golden lock of hair on their pillow. Well, it doesn't exactly happen that way. 

Yesterday, I noticed that Peach's hair looked "different." By "different," I meant that the consistency seemed different.  Not alive, really, if that makes sense.  That afternoon, she told me she was "shedding."  Her clothes looked like she'd just held a shedding dog in her lap.

This morning she got out of the shower and said that two clumps of hair had fallen out.  We knew it was time to take matters into her own hands.

Today, this day before Thanksgiving, we came to Kristie and Tom's house, where we would make preparations for tomorrow's Thanksgiving dinner.  Kristie would also shave Peach's head.

First she tried on some knit caps to wear afterwards.

The first picture was right after she had her hair cut at Mallard Place last week, the second is shortly after we arrived at Kristie's (notice how the hair has lost its "rich" look?) and the third was a few minutes later, after trying on some caps and discovering how much of her hair had come off when she removed the cap.

So Kris poured her some wine and started the process.

When it was over, Bob was there.

She chose a cap to wear

And the two of us shared a glass of wine.

Later, all the family got food ready for tomorrow, but that is a story for another day.  The deed is done and another indignity of cancer has taken place.

Photo of the Day

Laurel says, "The coach did say that she played 'bigger than her size' and called her a spitfire!"

 

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