Quick post to tell you that my mum just Face Timed me and she's bald (got her hair buzzed). And she looks really freakin' awesome. People, I am not just saying this to put a brave face on things. Seriously, she looks 10 yrs younger (not like she looked her age in the first place), with a complexion that is healthy pink, and a face that's entirely symmetrical. And her head is a great shape.
After weeks of agonizing over what covering to wear, she's opted to just be bald. And since then, a haze of anxiety has lifted. Today she and my (now also totally bald) father went to the food store, the lipstick store and the Apple store. With nary a care! (Happily, she has much more energy today than she has had since she started chemo. In truth, last week was like a really bad drug trip that went on for a fucking long time.)
It's a rare person who looks as good bald as with hair and I'm really grateful that my mother falls into this category. As is she.
Update: So that you can see I wasn't lying, my mum sanctioned posting this photo: