First, a shout out to my girls who are wearing pink hair extentions in my honor. Ladies, you are great friends.
I've realized I haven't had a major hair change in years. Years is a long time for someone who used to change her hair at least once every other month.
I've had black hair, red hair, short hair, long hair, a faux-hawk, a Jessica Simpson wig extension and more. What I realized is that once Jude started having health problems, I suddenly stopped changing my hair. I had enough going on and needed some things to stay the same.
Jude gets hair cuts rarely. Like a lot of little boys, he hates them. We usually only get his hair cut prior to family photos or EEGs.
If you aren't familiar with an EEG, the technician glues 24 "leads" onto his head and the glue is very hard to get out. Jude got a haircut and an EEG last week. He was very brave. We don't have his results, but we are hoping his EEG was stable and we can try to wean him off his seizure medicine this Winter. His neurologist said from the beginning that every kid deserves a chance to be both seizure free and med free.
I'm glad for a lot of reasons to have short hair:
1) It will be easy to maintain since I can't shower for several weeks. I have promised Chris I will bathe though :)
2) I am lucky. I get to keep my hair. This surgery means no radiation or chemo. Hopefully ever.
3) After I got this cut, Lucy said, "You look like Justin Beiber!"
My cinquain poem of the day:
Receiving so much
Humbled to feel loved