Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - This is What It Looks Like

When cancer happens, it happens to the whole family.  This flashback is from May of 2010, when two weeks into chemo my hair started coming out in huge clumps, my scalp hurt like hell, and we knew, the hair had to go.

can i leave you with this image? a twelve year old boy positions his desk chair in front of my bathroom mirror. places a towel down for me to make this impromptu barber's chair more comfortable. i sit. gently he uses the electric clippers to buzz his mom's head. i look at our reflection in the mirror. he's not my baby anymore. i never dreamed this would be his rite of passage. gently manly shaving his mom's head. he was very careful and meticulous about it. important work for him. he would pat and blow on my head to check his work.

It's going to take the rest of my life to thank my Husband and sons for all their support, concern and care through every step of Cancer Camp.

Thank you thank you thank you to all the caregivers out there who walk this path with us, hug us when we cry or hurt, make us laugh when we are so scared, and love us more than what cancer could ever take from us.

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