With the specific type of chemo regimen I’ll be on, I will lose my hair. The hair I’ve been growing out for the past 5 years. The hair I finally figured out how to put in to a decent looking ponytail. The hair I’ve recently learned how to curl with the flat iron in about 10 minutes. The hair that’s the longest it’s been since I was about 5 years old, even though my daughter says is still “too short”. Ha!

Oh, well. It’s just hair! I’m not worried about it. It will grow back…in what type of texture or color, we’ll find out next year! I work with a lady that did this not-so-well known process available, called Cold Cap therapy. It’s a pretty unique and crazy process of wearing these frozen swim-style caps on chemo days. It more or less freezes the hair folicles, to prevent the chemo drugs from killing them off. Family members also suggested this to me. I seriously considered it. After doing research, reading blogs about it and discussing in detail with Clint, I decided to just let my hair go for now. The process includes putting on the caps about an hour before infusions start, and wearing them for several hours after infusion is over…changing them out every 20 minutes during that 8 to 10 hour period. Additionally, you have to wait several days to wash your hair after, and be very careful with your hair in general during the entire process. For some people, keeping their hair is very important to them…so Cold Caps is a true treasure for them! For me, it’s just not that important to me, so I just decided to let it go. Let it go-o-o-o-o-o. <singing in my Elsa voice, of course>

So, I decided to go ahead and cut it short now, so I can donate it before it falls out. Sara was not so thrilled about getting it cut, as she does not like short hair…or change…or not being in charge (not sure where she got that from?!?!?). But she’s adjusting, and no longer stares at me like I’m some weirdo with her mom’s voice. LOL

The temporary short “do”. As I’ve told several co-workers today…look closely before you say “Hey” to the new dude in the elevator!

Ta-Da!

I’m still getting used to seeing myself in the mirror. It’s been about 12+ years since I’ve had hair this short. One good thing is that it takes me less than 3 minutes to dry and “style” my hair in the morning now. #Winning!! I’m saving 30+ minutes each day. Clint was all “Just think of how much $$ we’ll save on shampoo now!” I had to remind him that I use Suave shampoo, at $1.29 a bottle. Ha!

Proverbs 31:25

4 thoughts on “The New Do

  1. You are so brave & beautiful inside & out. You are my little girl. No matter how old or independent that you get you will always be my baby. I love you so much. God has a plan for you that is so much greater than you can imagine. You are mine & He will live in you forever.

    1 Peter 3:3-4
    “Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”

    Ps. 46:5&7
    “God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”
    “The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.”

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  2. God made you beautiful inside & out and you will always be my little girl. I love you so much. No matter how old or how independent you get you will always be my baby. I wish I could take this from you but I can’t. But I will be there to support you, take care of you & help you through this. I know God has a great plan for you. You are so strong & I’m so proud you.
    Love mom 💕😘

    1 Peter 3:3-4
    “Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”

    Ps. 46:5&7
    “God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, at the break of dawn.”
    “The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.”

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  3. You are beautiful no matter how long or short your hair is and the short “do” is very becoming on you!

    You have the right attitude and outlook and that will help you immensely in this journey.

    My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family.

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  4. Brandy,
    Fred and I are following your story.
    I love your new doo! And donating your hair was a terrific idea!
    Be strong and know we’re praying for you and your family.

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