There There, Hair


No sadness, but it appears as though my noggin hairs are shedding at a much faster rate than normal.

In the world of cancer reasoning, we take this as a good sign: if the chemo is powerful enough to kill my hair cells then surely it must be powerful enough to kill the cancer remnants!

Pretty soon, I will go through the styling/sheering routine, which will likely be done all at once with photos for future reference.

Step 1: Bangs.  I haven’t had them since high school so why not see what it looks like these days!

Step 2: Mullet?  Sure, why not!  Sean’s request.

Step 3: Mohawk!  Bad ass.

Step 4: Shave it off bye-bye.  Bald is beautiful as my friend says!

This is my opportunity to exercise a little control over my treatment; I decide when my hair goes once and for all even if chemo is easing it out.  Plus, I’ve always wondered what my skull looks like.  And my hair is two-tone colored so now I don’t have to worry about dying it to all one color.  Lastly, when it grows back it could be a different color and texture; fun, exciting, mystery.  We’re looking at new hair in about 4 months, as the final round of drugs should let it grow back.  So that means new hair for Christmas!  Thanks, Santa, you have my request and I got it in real early this year!

You have a little homework too:

1. Have you done a boob check lately?  Have you checked in with your Doctor about that weird symptom you’re not too sure about?  Yes, there is a calming effect in the blissful ignorance of not knowing but if you have an opportunity to improve your health and experience more out of life, why not take a stab at it?

2. Be on the look out for cool head wraps for me!  I live in Hawaii, it’s summer and it’s hot so I do not think at this point that I am into wigs.  But scarves and hats sound good.  Pretty teal and blue and purple things, things with whales and ocean stuff, maritime and sailing scarves.  Whatever you find, and only if you want to, send it my way!  This is voluntary but your homework above is mandatory!


6 thoughts on “There There, Hair

  1. Kelley says:

    I can get you as many Pakaloha hats as you wish…mullet style with trucker hat!! Can’t beat it!

  2. Michael Ray says:

    Right on Neff, stay strong! Much Love…Pursue with beverage. Haha 🙂

  3. Gordy says:

    Think eight to ninr months, this will be a memru and you will yout old self again, thank God for Sean.

  4. Johnna Fay says:

    MOHAWK MOHAWK MOHAWK!!!!! YES YES YES!!!! 😀 Although I did the “atomic pink” hair thing in college (remember those days? when my snorkel strap was pink-tinged lol), I was never brave enough to rock a mohawk, or even a fauxhawk for that matter…. Oh the possibilities! Can’t wait to see the pics 😉 love ya!

  5. Cousin Nicole Neff Pesce says:

    Alright Amazing Cousin, I had some fun shopping with your homework assignment!!! I picked some awesomely fashionable things for your beautiful head:

    1) Slouchy Summer Brimster in Exclusive Organic & Dyed Cotton Yarn – Beach Collection 2012 (a Gorgeous purple color)
    2) A Peacock Bird Feathers Print Silky Soft Stretchy Lycra Stlyin’ Headscarf (Teal, Purples, Blues, Greens)
    3) An Ocean Blue hand-dyed Batik Headwrap

    Fun mail is on it’s way… I hope you will find them comfortable, but most importantly COOL enough like YOU!!!

    With love,

  6. craftafarian says:

    Can’t wait to see the photos! I saw one on facebook and honestly you are pulling off that look!! 🙂 I’m going to find or make you some little caps or scarves. My boyfriend’s mother has stage 4 breast cancer so we have been through this with her. It sucks but having a good attitude like you do (and mom does) really helps. *hugs*

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