June 9, 2017
Dear Friends and Family,
June 4th was National Cancer Survivors Day. At MD Anderson, you’re a survivor the moment you receive a cancer diagnosis. Caregivers are survivors too. I did not know that this day of celebration existed until I saw posts onto Facebook and Twitter. This day made me grateful for my future and thankful for my amazing support system-my anchors!
The rest of my week revolved around my hair! My hair was falling out by the handful, especially when I washed it. Starting each day with hair all over the tub was unsettling. My husband suggested washing my hair at night, but I like taking a shower in the morning. My coworkers could not tell that my hair was falling out and thinning, but I could. I was more than ready to get my hair cut! On Thursday, my mom and I went to Artemis Hair Studio to get my hair cut and wig fitted. Kitsa, the hair stylist, cut my hair first while it was in a ponytail so that I could donate it. I will mail my hair to Children with Hair Loss. The requirements are that the hair must be a minimum of 8 inches, clean, and dry. They also accept color treated hair. I am so excited that I will be helping children in need with my hair donation!