I forgot to tell you about what happened BEFORE I saw the frantic nurse today… I was sitting in the waiting room (waiting) and a very bald chemo patient leaned over and said “Sarah?”
She was one of the woman I had taken the Look Good Feel Better class I had taken at the beginning of my chemo. I can’t even remember if I blogged about it …
I don’t think I did because I found the whole thing so “cheerleader” and I just couldn’t get into it but I don’t want to bad-mouth it. It just wasn’t for me. I was never a pep-rally kind of girl. I was always in the back row of the auditorium with my friends putting on black lipstick and looking for a way to sneak out and play hookey.
ANYWAY. This woman and her daughter were at the class with me and she said the most amazing thing …
“Sarah. It was so great having you in the class because my daughter had been so upset about what I was going to look like when I lost my hair so that’s why I brought her to the class.
When you walked into the room my daughter said to me “That lady looks like a rock star…” and then when you took your hat off and had no hair – my daughter thought it was the coolest thing.
We went home that night and she helped me shave my head and she even helps me draw on my eyebrows sometimes.”
Isn’t that amazing? *tears* I gave her a big hug and wished her lots of luck with the rest of her chemo. Man alive. Today was such a roller coaster.