Friday, October 15, 2010

The NEW Me

Yesterday afternoon I went to a salon in Winthrop to have my head buzzed again.  She could get it pretty short but not short enough.  It was still feeling pretty prickly and I could actually pinch my hair and pull it out for the last couple of days.  I decided it wasn't really going to fall out on its own after talking to my doctor.  So I went to Dom's Barber Shop in Downtown Hallowell and asked for the Bald Guy Special.  Julie shaved my head first with clippers that took it down even shorter, then lathered up my head and used a small razor to shave me bald.  The best parts:  hot hot towels and a scalp massage with a nice pomade to make my head shiny.  Very cool!!!

Today at Spa Day in the Oncology Center, I had a make-up consultation and learned the proper way to use cleanser, exfoliant, moisturizer, concealer, foundation, blush, eyebrow pencil, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, lip liner, and lipstick.  Not only did I have fun using the products but I got to keep them all!  Another gift to women with cancer.  I also got two new hats, also free, today:  a green and yellow knit hat made by a volunteer and a lovely olive silk turban from an online company that donates headwraps to women with cancer.  The treatments went really well today.  And I got a good head start on all of my Christmas cards!  A couple of the other women there asked if I'd do a make and take for them at my next treatment.  So I'll plan something easy and quick that won't take much prep or anything using supplies I already have.  That will be fun and is another thing to look forward to in going there.

That's all the news for today.



Anonymous said...

You are the perfect example of making lemonade out of lemons, my dear! Luv, cwl

Anonymous said...

The scalp massage sounds lovely! Those ladies are lucky to have you to brighten their days with a fun make it/take it. -kk

Robyn said...

The message with a hair cut is the best isn't it! I found a salon here that does that and it is so relaxing and fun!

Alan said...

who knew that under all that beautiful hair your had all that beautiful scalp??
you look MAHVELOUS, dahling...

Anonymous said...

HI Anne-
I"ve been checking in on you intermitently over the past months, you really are amazing. Wanted to wish you, in whatever form it may take, a very happy and peaceful birthday. May the coming year bring ease for you!