Wednesday, December 20, 2006

One Big Hairy Ordeal

I have been thinking about posting this for a couple of days now.

I believe cancer is just one big hairy ordeal after another. Patients have to be concerned about losing hair in various parts of their body. I for one have been so focused on my thoughts in the shower that I have not shaven my legs in quite some time. It was close to a 1/2 inch. Gross! I wouldn't dare go out in the summer months with it like that. I also had to be concerned for some time about losing all of my hair. I have to say now, it is the least of my worries. I could be bald for 1 year & that would be fine. After taking the I Peter Bible Study this past fall, I was able to grasp that as women we are concerned about our outer beauty (mind you it has it's place), that it is the "hidden person of the heart", which centered on Christ, has the imperishable beauty.

The doctors say - I will ONLY lose hair in a small section above my right eye (the location of the tumor cavity). I probably will not have any eyebrow hair loss. The test will be when the hair on my head grows back what color and texture it will be. I am just going to continue to wear the 4+ inch headbands that tie in the back. Hey someone asked me if I was a college student. I was so "in" I guess. I will need to find some more fabric to expand my headband wardrobe.
My hair adventure awaits!

Today was a good day.

Kate

2 comments:

Jason and Michelle said...

Kate,
It was so good to see you doing the motions to the 12 days of christmas this morning!! You amaze me with your contagious laughter and energy...the boys are so blessed to have such an enthusiastic mom...
I so appreciate you! I hope you have a WONDERFUL christmas filled with amazing memories with Dave, your boys, and the rest of your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly...
Merry Christmas from The Roloffs!!

Michele said...

Dear Kate & Dave,

As you know my mother passed away in late Sept. Since she is now in residing in Heaven I will ask her to interced on your behalf. My mother will do all she can to help you get well and the rest of us will continue to pray as well. Thankfully, I know you've put your trust in God and that is the best place for it to be. I don't need to remind you that you've been extraordinarily blessed with love and support here on Earth.

Keep fighting the good fight and since I live probably less than a mile away from you do not hesitate to call if you need anything -
ANYTHING.

Sincerely,
Michele, Stuart, Madison, & Colby Elmore