January 04, 2009

Hair today gone tomorrow

My hair started to fall out at the beginning of the week. I had had my hair cut short to prepare for this, but it was still pretty hard emotionally. It started coming out in large clumps so finally on New Year's day I shaved it off. I thought I was prepared for this-after everything else I have gone through, but I had a good cry and got out my hats, and scarves. I guess I am like the New Year's baby hopefully by the end of the year I will be like the New years old man minus the beard.

13 comments:

Rochelle said...

Sorry for your lose. I guess we never know how we will react in those situations. I knew someone who had a brain tumor. When her hair grew back she had a beautiful head of curly blond hair. Previously her hair was brown and straight.

Amera Jarvis...mommy, wife, homemaer, baker and sometimes a hairstylist. I love My family more than anything and I hope to raise them well to live in eternity with them forever! said...

Oh Kris, my heart is with you while you go through this struggle right now. I thought your hair looked adorable when it was cut short and seriously honestly I do not doubt that you are still adorable even with no hair. We dont realize how much something means to us till its gone though, so my heart is with you as you go through this. I love you and am amazed at how strong you are even during this hard time. I love you.

THIS JOYFUL LIFE said...

I'm thinking you would look great in a Harley Davidson doo-rag I'll get you hooked up sis! love, Dale

Melinda said...

I guess just one more challenge to prepare you to move that mountain. Hang in there. I will check with you when you get back to your parents to see when you can have visitors again.
Love Ya
Melinda

Janene Baadsgaard said...

Kris,
Thank you so much for posting on this blog so that all of us who are praying for you can check up on how you're doing. Each week in Relief Society Sis. Snyder gives us an update on your progress and treatment. I heard your husband bear his testimony in church today. You have an amazing family. Please know that you are missed and loved. I pray that God will grant you peace during this trying time. I love you Kris.
Janene Baadsgaard

Anonymous said...

Kristine - I discovered your blog today. I too have MM for 6.5 yrs, have had 2 stem cell transplants, and lost my hair twice in 1 year! The first time I lost it I stayed away from mirrors for 2 hours, then when I looked, I screamed! (My nuse at the hospital came running in to see what happened - scared the s..t out of her.) Both times it grew back beautiful - curly. I LOVED it. To keep my head warm in the winter, I bought a really nice wig (completely different from my real hair color and style) and got more compliments from total strangers in parking lots, coming to me to ask who did my hair! They were floored when I said it was a wig...so you might consider that later.
Your doc, Guido Tricot, seems to be a really nice man when I met him at a seminar years ago, so you're in good hands. And you will be just fine. You have a positive attitude, and lots of support amongst other things.
All the best...

Mandy said...

Kris!!! I just heard about your blog tonight and was so excited to read your entries...it's the next best thing to hearing your voice! :) You are in my thoughts and prayers EVERY day. I cannot tell you how much I miss you...you are such a sweetheart! Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do, I would love to help. Love you! -Mandy

Mrs. Brooke said...

I'm sorry Kris. I remember my mother losing her hair when she was battling cancer and it threw her too, even though she was expecting it. But after a week or two of adapting to her new look, it didn't seem to bother her...and of course, it did grow back when she returned to health.

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Teresa said...

You gave me this blog a week ago and I have only just read it. You do sound very strong and capable of nothing but positive thoughts, but I know that's not always the case. I hope it is more than not though. Everyone here calls you Kris. I will never be able to do that. I only know you as Kristine. I'm so glad we talked. Your pictures look great. You have hardly changed. I don't recall where I saw that picture of you when you were 4 but I totally remember it.
I Will Stay in touch.
Only good thoughts,
Teresa

Alesha said...

You are a beautiful woman inside and out. Who needs hair? It's highly overrated at times - like when you have to get it colored and cut and pay exorbitant sums to do so!

Suzee said...

Kris,
They gave out your blogspot yesterday in Relief Society. I have read it off and on today. I have cried and smiled. I pray for you and your family. I think this weather isn't the best for not having hair! I must admit you are my hero. Keep up the positive attitude. Sometimes that is the biggest battle. All my love,
Suzee Anderson

Karronj said...

Kris, You are a beautiful daughter of God with or without hair. We know you know that, just hope you don't forget it. Stay strong, you are an amazing lady.
Karronj

Jessy and Kurt Antonino!!!! said...

What a troper you and your whole family are. I am from the Ward and I just moved like 4 months ago. I have to say you are beutiful and with or without hair you will always shine :) Thanks for sharing your progress. The possitive attitude that you have will help you to this trail, you will see, everything will be fine, and the Lords hands are around you and your family, everything will be ok. with love Family Antonino

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