Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yes, I'm really bald...

Day 3 of Joyce being bald:  I've discovered that not having hair is very freeing.  Shorter showers, less clutter on the bathroom counter, one less towel in the laundry pile.  Of course, the difference is that I CHOSE to be bald.  Chemo patients don't have a choice.  Breast cancer survivors don't have a choice.  You don't take a survey and check a box:  Cancer?  Yes.  With or Without Hair Loss?  With?  Ok great.  Move down to waiting room #3.

Here are some photos from the great head shaving adventure, which took place in my brother's garage.   And then by all means, grab some popcorn and settle in to watch the video.  That's where the real entertainment value is!   Razors, clippers, scissors, and lots and lots of hair on the garage floor.

What you won't see on video is when both of my brothers - separately - chickened out and told me they'd give me the money and I didn't have to go through with it.  And let's not even talk about my dad.  But here's the thing. Taking the money and keeping the hair wouldn't have given me any publicity.  And make no mistake -- this is ALL about raising awareness for the cause and funds for Susan G. Komen.

(By the way, the other baldy in the picture is my hubby Gary.)

So if you haven't yet donated to my walk, please click the link below and make a tax deductible donation.  I shaved my head people!  All you have to do is click!  And then do me a favor and send a link from this page to all your friends.  Tell them to check out the crazy bald mom in Nashville who believes that her children and grandchildren can grow up in a world without breast cancer. 

We walk for the future.  Theirs.  Ours.  Yours.

Joyce's 3-Day Page

1 comment:

  1. That was an incredibly brave and selfless act you did in the name of finding a cure. I applaud you.