My hair is growing back. It’s a little longer than stubble now — and it’s dark! I can see traces of blond hair in the mix but I don’t know if it will be enough to overpower the dark. I’m not sure when I will be comfortable enough with my short hair to show it in public. I think I’m waiting for a time when people will not look and stare. I don’t know why this bothers me — I’m comfortable in my own home with my baldish head — but I guess I don’t want to appear like a victim of chemo. Which I am. So maybe I should be proud and bold with my head. But I’m not.
I am also a victim of radiation. My skin is starting to look sunburned. It’s very mild but it’s there. It looks a bit like my skin looks after a hot shower — pinkish in color.
I’ve completed four weeks of radiation treatment and have a few more weeks to go. With each day that my breast tissue and skin is attacked, my hair grows in more and more. Part of my body is weakened but part is strong. An interesting balance.