I decided to go proactive and asked my hairdresser to cut my hair shorter than she's ever cut it so that I won't have clumps of hair coming out later on during the six rounds of chemo, one round every 21 days, as the schedule now stands. The first one is July 29.
Once she finished cutting and styling my hair, Rosa started to sweep up all that she'd cut from where it had fallen on the kitchen floor. I walked into the bathroom and got my first look in the mirror over the sink. Wow! I loved it!
I walked back into the kitchen, and we took this selfie, the first of two. The photo on the wall behind us is one of my favorites--I got it at a junk store in Portland. The caption, handwritten center bottom says: American Culinary Federation Incorporated. Fifth Annual National Convention Grand Ball. Los Angeles, California - 1958. It's a great big crowd of people all dressed up in their suits and ties, the ladies in their cocktail gowns, seated at giant round tables covered with white tablecloths and lots of glassware and plates and silverware and all that stuff waiting for their banquet to begin and then there's a giant dance floor in the background also. They must've had a lot of fun. I just loved the photo when I saw it, and it wasn't too expensive, so I bought it. It goes great in the kitchen.
The second selfie came about because I still had the phone camera on so that I could see myself as I was about to put it down on the desk. I noticed this shot and got Rosa to come stand by me so that we could take it. I like it a whole lot! I like both photos a whole lot! I'm going to get used to this short hair, and if I have to get it shorter because of the chemo, so be it. I'll like however that turns out, too.