Sunday, September 03, 2006

I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker With Flowers In My Hair


MUM Don't CRY.















I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair..............................................................










Only problem, I now have next to no hair.








Did I do it. Yes I did.



Well I finally did it. Bit the bullet and had my hair cut then shaved off this Father's Day. Poor MIL was a bit sad as well as my girls but I am so happy. It feels so good. It is so liberating. Pity it took CANCER to shave my hair off. I hope all who read my blog go and donate some money to support Breast Cancer research.

I got MIL to cut off a pony tail for me to keep. I want to be able to compare colour etc when it regrows in about 7 or so months.

As my hair was being cut off, I thought to myself. should I feel sad. No I didn't. I have never been a HAIR person. Most of the time I have never been happy with my style or colour etc. After cutting off my hair I realisedI didn't have a single grey hair. I wonder if it will grow back grey ( i have heard it does and wavy).











26 comments:

Paula said...

OMG you did do it!!! WOW what a difference - you look so different. You'll be looking fab like Sinead O'Connor in no time :)

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! You look fab and so young!!! You look like Kady's sister!!!
Kathy

mum said...

I was so scared to look at the pics.
I just sat here and cried, but you do look good.
I had to look twice at one of the pics, you look so much like donna.
Well it is done now, but you dont look a bit like uncle Fester.
I feel so sad now your hair has gone.

mick said...

you are still pretty dawn....you still have more hair than sharons steve.you lost your hair for a reason...but i suppose he did as well old age he he

Beverly said...

Dawn,

Hi! I am Beverly and you posted on my blog about my breast cancer a while back. I have been out of town and trying to get back to the routine of life and blogging. Thanks for posting--it is great to connect with another person on this journey through blog-land!

Since my last post, I have had my last treatment, and am preparing for surgery on September 11th. I tested positive for the breast cancer gene and so will be having a double mastectomy. Later on, we will deal with the ovaries as well.

Congratulations on having the courage to shave your head. It IS freeing, isn't it? And fast! Lots of time saved in the morning!

I also have commented about how my bald head has made my cancer so visible to others. It seemed odd, because in my situation, my second lumpectomy yeilded clean margins and nodes, so I was essentially cancer free when I began my treatments. What I have found, though, is that some people will talk to me because of my baldness. They have a story of a family member, etc. I have walked away from those consversations encouraged and blessed!

Thanks again for posting, and God bless you with strength, peace, and joy during this time.

Ally said...

I like it Dawn! It makes you look powerful!

Ally

Erica said...

Wow Dawn I think you are wonderful, you have such a courageous spirit! You look beautiful! Thankyou for sharing your journey with us, I feel blessed to know you.

Jodii said...

wow it looks wonderful Dawn. Although maybe a little cold

lisa chadfield said...

Dawn - you wear it well, your face suits the 'short' do LOL, you know you'll save money and time on caring for it too!

Lisa

Kim said...

You look fabulous Dawn! The short hair really suits you!! Great before photos by Paula! I often get tbe urge to shave my head because I have this frizzy hair that I hate dealing with, but I can't quite bring myself to do it.

Nicole Chin said...

Dawn, your strength and positivity are shining brighter than any head of hair could! You look amazing!

Nicole Chin said...

Dawn your positivity and strength shine brighter than any head of hair could ever do. You look amazing!

Chris Millar said...

Hi Dawn! I'm glad it was a liberating experience for you! You look fabulous!

the clarks said...

Cool you are so brave Dawn well done.And you still look gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

What courage you are displaying Dawn - this really suits you too!

Shirley

Sally said...

Dawn, you are an amazing woman, Hey I like the no hair thing, and really no greys,
It does make you look younger.

Ann Lederhose said...

I am in awe of your strength. Hair or not, you are still looking fantastic.

auntie rose said...

u look good with short hair love the photos love u lots xxxxx

Lynn said...

You beautiful, courageous woman. You DO look like Sinead O'Connor.

I'm so proud of you my friend. I love the way you've taken all the photos with your family around you.

And, like someone said...you look so young!

Love ya girl
Lynn

~Kathyrn~ said...

WOW - you look great dawn - you're such a strong woman !!

mimi said...

Dawn,
You Look Amazing !
thank you for sharing your journey.
take care
Love and {HUGS}
Mimi
oxox

Lyn Dwyer said...

Dawn...........I can just feel the warmth of your family around you as you had your hair cut.The family support is evident and it will continue to give you strength through all this trying time.
I just love how you have had all the pics taken with the family and at the different stages of the hair cut.You are one courageous lady and I admire the way you are sharing this journey....take care.

Garnet said...

Wow you look so beautiful Dawn and so young. Better make sure you take you ID around with you now because I'm sure that you will be asked for ID wherever you go now.
You are so brave sis. I love you so much and I can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks.

Sara Pearcy said...

Oh, wow! You look beautiful! I actually like the short hair better than the long, I think! Good on you for doing it on your own terms.
xx S.

jody said...

you look so gorgeous darl...

Amelia Tester said...

Hi sweetie mim loves your portrait pics,you had a nice look before, but this one is only for now,Your brother reckons u look younger too, and he has not stop talking about u all evening.....lub u lots
Mim