Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Preemptive Strike

My sisters have voted and my hair has to go
Oh, I forgot to mention that my sisters have all voted and said that I should get my head shaved this weekend before treatment starts next week. Call it a preemptive strike. Why do such a crazy thing? Well, the good doctor has informed me that I will lose all of my hair within 2 – 3 weeks of my first chemo treatment. So, instead of waking up with clumps of hair on my pillow and shedding like an animal losing its winter coat, I think I’ll get rid of it all while I still feel fine and before it becomes a problem.

The “runt” of the litter?
Yes, after reviewing those pictures from yesterday and noting that I have three healthy, beautiful sisters, one cannot help but wonder if somehow I was the “runt” of the litter (at least health and looks wise). I’m stating this now as a “preemptive strike” to ward off similar comments I might otherwise hear from my friends and buddies at work. And folks I’m not complaining . . . this is all in good fun. :)

5 comments:

Djames5076 said...

You do have beautiful sisters, Dave! Sorry we weren't here last weekend to meet them. Maybe next time.

Ema said...

Hi Dave,
Take control over this situation in any way that you can! It's strangely empowering to be the one who decides that the hair is going to go.
I'm following your progress via your blog. We are pulling for you and hope things go as well as they can. Keep holding on!
~Ema

Joanna said...

Hi Dave:
Joanna here...Holly's cousin. I just caught up with your blog. Wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and praying for you.

joanna

Vance said...

I think that is a good idea. My mother-in-law has been battling breast cancer for about a year and did the same thing. Her hair is now growing back in. You have one advantage over her in that you should not need to buy wigs. :)

My wife and I are praying daily for your struggle and your faith.

Vance

billandkaren said...

Dave and Holly:

We are so sorry to hear that you are having to endure this. We are glad that it seems like you are in the hands of a good doctor and are in the loving hands of our Father. We will be praying for your strength and endurance through this time.

Bill and Karen Golden