Thursday, February 5, 2015
Hare today gone tomorrow
It is supposed to happen 14-18 days after chemo. As of Wednesday Feb 4th it is still there. I am talking about Kathy’s hair. It is always a chemo curiosity question. (say that 3 times) Did she lose her hair?
Kathy and I spent Tuesday doing some important errands. The main mission of the day was to get her wig trimmed up and looking good. The salon was in the back room of an average looking ranch house. Once we entered to doorway we were transported to the early 1970’s complete with shag carpeting and a cute kitchen set with vinyl covered chairs. The stylist was a sweet lady who had been in the business for over 40 years. Our initial impressions were wrong as she worked her years of magic on the hair. You may be wondering what Kathy’s now “do” will look like… you will just have to wait and see!
We also had another great visit with Judy at the Cancer Discovery Thrift Shop in Redding. Judy is a 14 year breast cancer survivor. She has been a great resource for Kathy and I. She and Kathy get along well and have the same giggly sense of humor. I think the two of them will make a good comedy team at the next Relay for Life!
It seems every time Kathy and I go out it turns into some kind of adventure . I am known as the task master sister. I am constantly creating “to do” lists and driving across town for errands and generally moving quickly through life. When spending time with Kathy I am learning to slow down. I have noticed the beautiful mountains, the sweet smell of morning air, and how much our relationship has grown. I think I may need to learn to slow down. Remember the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. Slow and steady---Kathy will win this race….