5-3-12 – First of all, Happy Birthday to my brother Ryan who is a 5 year cancer survivor!
I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before so if I have, sorry, but my Aunt Judy (my dad’s sister) was diagnosed with Breast Cancer just a couple months ago. That was one of the shockers that started my journey, but that’s another story. Anyway, she’s about 2 weeks ahead of me in the whole chemo treatment cycle, and she called me just a couple days ago asking if I wanted to go to Eugene to a wig store in the Valley River Center. So that was today’s adventure.
It ended up that we had a whole carload that went together – I mean, how fun can it be to shop for new hair all by yourself??? My cousin Heidi drove her big Suburban-thing rig, and then it was Judy, her friend Joanne, my Aunt Nancy (Judy’s sister), my sister Andrea, and me. Oh, and we can’t forget Jenna, Heidi’s newest little one!
We stopped for lunch at El Torito, a mexican restaurant really close to the mall. Nothing really beats the all you can eat chips and salsa, except for the fresh avacado guacamole that they literally make AT the table. You know, it’s not that hard to do – or at least he didn’t make it look that hard. 🙂
Clockwise from left: Heidi, Nancy, Judy, Andrea & Joanne.
Anyway we had lots of laughs and great fellowship over that lunch. It’s funny what gets talked about when you’re going through stuff like this. 🙂 We left the restaurant absolutely stuffed and headed over to the mall. LOL – get it? “Head”ed??? Ok, I think I might be getting tired. 🙂
I tried on a bunch of wigs, and some of them weren’t too bad, but with price tags in the hundreds and a “buy it, it’s yours, no returns” policy, I didn’t make any purchases. It’s hard to try and figure out what’s going to feel ok on your head without hair when you have hair, not to mention that it’s emotionally draining. I was surprised at that part of it. It’s fun to see yourself with different hairstyles, and I have to admit, now that I’ve looked at the photos, I like some of them better than I did in person – my first choice, I’m not so sure I’d go with now. Anyway, I was so glad that Andrea was there with me. Once I was done trying them on and was putting my own hair back into place, I just fell apart. I don’t want to lose my hair. I never thought I’d be that affected by that particular part of it, but apparently I’m not immune to some vanity.
So what do you all think? 🙂
Here’s the one that my Aunt Judy decided on: