Thursday, July 14, 2011
I'm Not My Hair
Late last night Mireya's hair and scalp started really irritating her. She would scratch or pull at it and hand it to me as it came out. She woke up this morning with a considerable amount of hair on her bed and pillowcase and it was still bothering her. It appeared to be dry, prickly and itchy. She couldn't keep her hands out of it and acted as if she just wanted to pull it all out. I decided to try and moisturize her hair to minimize the irritation. I combed out her first braid and it literally was like 'combing it out' by the handful. There was just a small patch left. It was quite a disturbing sight. The Cancer Center offers a service called Massey's Magic Touch that specializes in the 'Deluxe Cut'. I'd made a pact with Reya prior to entering the hospital that I would cut my hair if she had to cut hers. And just like that Mireya and I are now sporting a couple of new, no fuss hairdos. She is beautiful!
Hair today gone tomorrow or is it hair yesterday and it doesn't matter so much today. Thankfully it's just hair and it will grow back! All in the name of love and wellness.