After my second surgery to fix a skin infection after my double mastectomy, I am finally feeling well enough to get out of the house! Other than the hospital and the doctor’s office, I haven’t been anywhere in four weeks.
I still have a lot of pain, but I am sucking it up so I can go get a wig today. I start chemo any time now and I don’t know how long it will before my hair falls out … but I want to be prepared and have my new hair once it does fall out.
My bestie came down and we went to lunch and then we went wig shopping. I have to admit, I’ve never been wig shopping before and I was amazed at all of the styles and choices.
When I thought about a wig, I was thinking some old raggedy, synthetic thing that everyone would know was a wig. To say I was an understatement. I’m not looking forward to losing my hair at all … but I do have to admit, the idea of not having to style my own hair anymore does sound very good! I am sure once my hair is actually gone, I will be singing a different song, but I am just trying to remain positive and optimistic.
I ended up purchasing two wigs. One for fun – they always say blondes have all the fun – and one brunette that resembles my regular hair to wear to work.
Honestly, I thought they’d be much more expensive. Don’t get me wrong – they each cost me about $75, but I was thinking that just one was going to be about $200, so that was a pleasant surprise. I am sure I didn’t pick the best quality I the world, but for now it works, if it ends up not working once my hair is actually gone, then I’ll come back and get a new one. But for now, I’m pretty happy. This is the most fun I’ve had in months. Admittedly, my chest started killing me and it began to hurt to breathe, but it was fun to get out of the house and hang out with my best friend. I know we were shopping to prepare for my upcoming hair loss … but in a way, it kind of felt like playing dress up