Tuesday, August 2, 2011

No More Bad Hair Days . . .

After discovering that my miracle leave in conditioner was no longer going to hold up against Chemo hair, I finally took the plunge and chopped it short last night.  Even though I filled a shoebox full of it, I still had plenty of hair left to cut.  I want to thank my sweet friends and family for joining me in welcoming my new “look”.  Each took a turn taking a chop at my locks and then we finished it off with a Halle Berry style.  It should last a couple of days before I go completely bald and give me a good idea of how it will be when it starts to grow back after October.
It’s been a weird day with my new “DO” and quite honestly, I am about ready to shave the rest of it off because the scalp becomes very tender as the hair follicles are dying.  I’ll be glad to have this week behind me and come to know much more than I do now that my hair and the rest of my body does not define me.
My cute friend shared this little verse as we cut:
Cancer I did not give you the right,
To invade my body and take a bite.
This is my body and with all my might,
I will prevail with one hell of a fight.
To the cancer inside, I will battle and kill.
For that is my body's God given will.
To my cancer, these words I do send.
Your life is short and near the end."
I know that I have a much greater power on my side – here’s to my fight!  I hope you enjoy the snapshots of the adventures :).  http://youtu.be/jO4vBU-qRf0


  1. You are amazing, my friend! I know that you've been worried about this day since the beginning. Way to face it head on! You're right, your hair does NOT define you. You are gorgeous, regardless. The short 'do is totally cute on you. I love it! Hang in there. We're all pulling for you. Hugs!

  2. Amy in the Raw was so fun. I feel honored that I could share it with you. I can see by your demeanor and attitude that although you have Cancer, it doesn't have you.

    It's trials like these that make us realize how strong we really are.

  3. Amy,
    You look beautiful! Sorry I could not be there to see the transformation. I am just so impressed with your attitude in taking on whatever comes your way!

  4. You are amazing and I think the short "do" looks really good! Nothing like being forced to try something new. ;)

    Keep on keeping on.

  5. I love you!!! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of day with you!!! The video is so precious! Love love you!!!

  6. You are gorgeous! When I first met you you had a cute, sassy short haircut. I remember thinking how lucky you were to look so good with short hair! You looked fabulous then, and you are only more beautiful now because of your grace, faith, and courage! As always, lots of thoughts, love, and prayer from up north in Layton!!!