Thursday, January 8, 2009
It's back! Mike debuted his new do at work today, and I have to tell you that when I saw him walk in, my heart skipped a little beat...
I was so excited for him to be able to return to some normalcy. The first round of chemo drugs caused his hair to fall out, and if that wasn't bad enough, another drug caused a rash on his head that left some scarring. He's had to wear a hat since July.
But the hair started growing back. It's black (with a hint of gray) AND ... I think if it grew out some, it would be CURLY. There's definitely a wave going on.
I remember how bad Mike felt when his hair started coming out in his comb, and then later in clumps in the shower. And I remember how it broke my heart to have to clean the pillow with a lint brush every morning. It's hard enough having to fight cancer but doing it when you have to face the world with a different look makes it worse.
So I just feel like this is little victory for him. A kick in cancer's teeth.