Monday, April 16, 2012

Hair Follies

James 1:12
"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him."

For a woman, the loss of hair can be an ordeal. It certainly was for Tammy three years ago, at least when her hair first started falling out. She dealt with it pretty quickly, and proudly wore scarfs throughout the summer as her hair slowly began to grow back.

This time, she looked forward to losing it, because it itched and was difficult to take care of. But she still looks in the mirror as she walks by and is startled by the "bald is beautiful" look.

It's been a couple of weeks since Tammy's hair began to fall out and we shaved off the rest of it. Now the follicles are coming out. If you look closely at her (which I've done a lot since we're not allowed to kiss each other), you can see how many of the follicles are gone, especially on top.

It appears she has male pattern baldness, which is appropriate since her DNA is mainly that of a 40-year-old male. We don't know if Jim is "hair challenged," but the chemo has done it's duty with Tammy's hair.

We can laugh, because Tammy is doing pretty well. Her blood pressure is coming up, and she feels better. She's still a little dizzy at times. We're still hopeful of bringing her home later this week. We'll post when that becomes official, though if you live in KC you won't need a computer. Just listen for a "Yippeeeeee!" coming from my direction.

I still think Tammy is the prettiest girl at the ball. It doesn't matter how long or short (or completely missing) her hair is. She has a perfect face.

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