A lot of strangers have been coming up to me lately to wish me luck or tell me about their beloved dead relatives. (It's almost always very sweet, and I appreciate people telling me they are going to pray for me.)
But yesterday I finally realized that if I were wearing a wig -- if I were hiding the evidence of the chemo -- then no one would be coming up to me. That might not seem like a huge breakthrough to you, but it was for me.
Wearing a hat is like advertising the chemo.
Wearing a wig is hiding the chemo.
Before this breakthrough, wearing a hat meant COMFORT and FREEDOM. Wearing a wig meant HOT and ITCHY and PUNISHMENT.
I am not putting the wig back on. but at least now I can stop wondering why all these strangers are approaching me.