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Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Hair and A New Friend


Well, I did it. I chopped my hair off. I am not happy about it, but I know it is going to make things easier when my hair actually starts to fall out. The past couple of days have kind of been a downer because this haircut is not for me. I miss my long(er) hair. The only good thing about it is that it only takes me about one second to style. I am actually kind of looking forward to my hair falling out now. Is that bad? Just about the time I actually get used to it, I expect it to be gone. Oh Well. I'll have my old hair back in no time.....I hope! My daughter, Charley, insisted that she pose with her mommy for the pictures. I could hardly believe that she didn't go running in the other direction when she saw me! As you can see, Charley has a busted lip. Her dang "blankie" has a tendency to get caught up in her feet when she walks. This was a bad fall with a face plant right on the hard wood floor. However, she sure didn't mind showing off her "ouchie" for the pictures!

The past couple of days I have been exchanging emails with a lovely girl who lives in Albany, NY. For quite sometime I had noticed that someone from Catskill, NY was keeping close tabs on my blog. I was thrilled to know that I had a New Yorker keeping up with my journey. Thursday, I received an email from her. She is a wee bit older than I, but not by much. What is strange is that our journeys with breast cancer mirror each other somewhat. She had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction and is currently undergoing the expansion process as well. We are actually to begin chemo the same day, next Wed., and are going to be taking the same drugs the same amount of time. So, we will not only start chemo at the same time, we will finish at the same time as well. Like me, She is scheduled to have her final implant surgery in December. God is so incredible!

When she first emailed me, she said she came across my blog by googling "faith & breast cancer." Praise God! God is using my blog to reach women all over this nation! I am excited for my new friend and I to begin our chemo journey together. I am sure we will have all kinds of stories to share with one another. God continues to bring so many people into my life. Thank you Lord for your incredible love for me. I pray that throughout this journey I would continue to meet new people and that you would use me as a way to offer them hope. God Bless!

3 comments:

Curtis and Alysia said...

Mel, your hair is SOOOOO cute! I had to do a double-take though because you look so much like your mom now. I'm glad you put a picture up:)

H P Austin said...

LOVE it! You look so cute and I know that you are going to look adorable bald. Becca did great on the new do. Can't wait to see it in person. We are always praying for you. Love HIL

Fawn said...

I LOVE your new haircut. If I knew I could look as good as you do in short hair, I'd be whacking my hair off right this minute!