Friday, May 19, 2006

It kinda hurts coming out

Remember a time when you've had a really bad sunburn on the top of your head. If you don't have thin hair, like mine, you may have lucked out of this experience. But if you've had it, then remember what it was like to pull a comb through your hair--how every little strand tugged at your burned, achy scalp, and you got a whole chorus of complaint when you tried to shift locks from one side to another. Remember that? That's what it feels like when chemo kills your follicles, and some of the hair is giving up and throwing itself overboard, and the rest is hanging on with nails dug in, refusing to go yet. Maybe it helps to ease things a bit--it'll be a relief when my hair isn't so painful anymore.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How did I miss this one? You really do write a poignant blog. You should get this published as a book.