Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Fuzzy Wuzzy


Feeling better.
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I have hesitated to put a photo of myself up since my chemo treatment. My bald head just made me look so sick and I didn’t want any record of that online. Honestly, it was even a little hard for me to look at my baldness in the mirror. For me, more than anything, the hair loss really represented my cancer to me. I didn’t want to dwell on it all too much. I even wore a hat or kerchief around the house when nobody was around. Honestly, it wasn’t a vanity thing but more of a symbol of my sickness kind of thing. I know this isn’t an issue with others so much and maybe something else about their symptoms and treatment was hard for them to take. Anyway, that what was hard for me.

The good news is that my hair has very suddenly and quickly started growing back. It still might fall out again as I have more chemo to go but for now I am quite the little Q-Tip. My hair seems a bit darker and is very soft right now. Almost like duck down. It might even be a little curly. It is still too short to know what it is going to look like in the future.

So here is a photo of me and my hair. It looks silvery on the sides but isn’t. It is just a bit thinner there and maybe a little shiny.

37 comments:

LadyBug said...

You're beautiful.

And beauty comes from within.

So, girl, you're the whole package.

And it does look like duck down. Makes me wanna give it a little rub. (Does that sound weird? I didn't mean it to be weird.)

Love and hugs, hon...

whfropera said...

you look MAH-VEL-LOUS!!

Susie said...

You. Are. Gorgeous. Oh, thank you for that, kranki. Your beautiful face does my heart good. As you know, there is some sucky stuff going on elsewhere in blogworld tonight. Your lovely smiling face is just . . . perfect. XOXOX

Sharkey said...

Look how cute you are--and not just hair, but eyebrows too!

I'm right there with you--for me, it was ALL ABOUT the hair. Here's hoping yours sticks around and continues to get longer.

kalki said...

You look like a rock star.

Do you rub your head all the time? I would rub it ALL THE TIME. I love how short hair feels. It's probably a good thing I'm not there because seriously - ALL THE TIME.

L.Bo said...

Damn you're cute! You are so adorable I can hardly stand it. It eases my mind to see you, in a way that talking to you does not. Thanks for posting the photo.

Candace said...

Lookit you with the fuzzy head! So cute!

Candace said...

And I love that damned OutKast song. I don't know why. It so totally isn't what I listen to normally, but it just makes me so happy. I'm bobbing my head as I type.

Ern said...

You are the most beautiful and inspiring Q-tip I have ever seen.

eastvillageidiot said...

Kranki -

Half of the women in the east village look exactly like you. Hairstyle, glasses, beautiful face. Come down here (NYC) and you'll be hooking up every night of the week. Anyone who can go through chemo and still be a hottie deserves a standing ovation.

laura said...

You are so freaking CUTE.

mrtl said...

You are lovely, mah deah!

The keyboardist looks like a ferrit, doesn't he?

jar said...

You look cute and nice and cool for summer.

Susie said...

Oh, I'm glad I read comments. I love that song, too, misfit. Dancing, now :)

JessicaRabbit said...

You look absoulutley wonderful, and now Im going to have to start hitting on you. There is something to be said about the erotic qualities of rubbing on a fuzzy head. Mmmmm fuzzy.

So then. On with the hitting.

Hey baby, whats a nice girl like you doing at a blog like this??

Squirl said...

You posted after I quit blogging last night (stupid time zones) so everyone else beat me to saying how beautiful you are. There are women who cut their hair to that length on purpose. Here's to your growing hair and your growing strength.

S. said...

GORGEOUS!!! You look more like a "I shaved my head to say 'damn the man' and to be FREE!" than a "I am having chemo treatments" girl. I want to rub it!!!
You really look happy and healthy--I see it in your eyes!

Von Krankipantzen said...

LadyBug-Thanks so much! Blush! You are always welcome to give my head a rub. For luck.

whfropera-Thanks! I am feeling better too.

Susie-there is some sucky stuff tonight, isn't there? Thanks for being so sweet to me.

Sharkey-I can't believe how much having a little hair has cheered me up. I was lucky, my eyebrows thinned but didn't go away entirely. Something good about being hairy after all.

kalki-Thanks! Rockstar? Wow! I too am touching my head ALL THE TIME! It is quite sick, frankly!

lbo-I am glad you mind is eased. That is important to me. I thought you might feel better about it all after a photo.

misfit-I love that song too! It makes me boogy in my seat all the way through. That is why I posted it. I just LOVE it!

ern-Thanks! Just wait until the 'fro pic in a few weeks.

eastvillageidiot-Thanks! I am pretty lucky I have got off so easy so far with chemo. Good to know I could hook up if I wanted to in NYC. Hope to be there next spring.

laura-Blush! Thanks! Gee.

mrtl-thanks mrtl. He does look freaky with that Grizzly beard. Not very rockstar.

jar-you are so right. It is very nice and cool about my head right now. Perfect!

Susie-I dance to that song EVERY TIME! It is a great song.

Von Krankipantzen said...

Look at you guys squeaking in as I responded to my comments. Sneaky!

Jessica Rabbit-Hubba Hubba! I am rubbing my own head and getting off on it too. Hitting on is always welcome here.

Squirl-thanks so much! Here Here!

s-my new hair has really cheered me up. I am so happy that I am as healthy as I am during this whole process.

Anonymous said...

You look wise and happy, Stacey. Nice to see. You look quite cute with your head shaved! And you always had the most expensive hair of anyone I knew! Who knew all this time you coulda just bucked it all off and still been beautiful? Are you really planning to go to NYC next spring??????????


Mrs B

Carla said...

Fuzzy wuzzy hair is super cute, and nice for the hotter weather we're getting! Glad you're feeling better. By the way, the pride parade was great, tons of fun. And the Bears were selling hugs for a $1, get it, bear hugs, HA!!

Von Krankipantzen said...

mrs B!-thanks! I am hoping to visit Pablum in Montreal and then a quick trip to MYC. Hopefully!

Carla-I really missed going to the parade this year. Sweaty bear hugs. How fun.

Closet Metro said...

*butting in front of Jessica*

"Staaaacy...How YOU doin'?"

Von Krankipantzen said...

Closet Metro-you are just too kind. Too kind indeed!

Dang Cold.. said...

You, my darling, are irresistable.

dc

Von Krankipantzen said...

DANG! -Long time no comment. So good to have you back here in these parts. And thank you so much for the lovely compliment.

Closet Metro said...

I'm hardly kind. You're just prettier than hell and cuter than a basket full o' puppies.

Von Krankipantzen said...

C-Metro-no, really! I am totally blushing now. Seriously. *BLUSH*

Susie said...

It's Thursday night, and your cute face is still making me smile. Totally flirting here ;)

Susie said...

Oh, I can outdo Closet Metro; I've been flirted with by hillbilly boys: You're cuter than a speckled pup under a red wagon.

Von Krankipantzen said...

Susie-flattery will get you everywhere!

snaps79 said...

You look so damn cute. I mean it.

fueltank said...

That's not you! I so didn't recognise you. And what's up with the trip to NYC and Montréal but not TORONTO? Hmm? Hmm?

Even after I got you an invite on K's next weekend assault on the City? A trip that even I can't get an invite to...

Grrrr....

And tell your friend M that I ain't the only one flirting with you. Cutie.

spoonleg said...

I loooooove it! You look so pixie-like! Absolutely gorgeous. I think you should keep it! :) Thanks for letting us see your gorgeous new 'do! Don't fret my dear, you look great! Besides that, your cheeks are so rosy and your eyes are so sparkling... my oh my! Adorable.

Von Krankipantzen said...

HDL-thanks so much. I wish you coudl feel how downey it feels. It is really cool.

fuel-a trip to Toronto is on that list as well. Don't worry! I'll get there.

Spoonie-it is amazing how this photo has reassured my friends and family that I am, indeed, doing just fine. Thanks for the sweet compliments. Who knows, I may just keep it like this for a while.

ScottyGee said...

Very cute and very punk rock. Digging the glasses. Glad to see that you are doing so well.

My ex's hair came back thicker and much curlier after her two rounds of chemo. Maybe you'll get that naturally curly vivacious babe thing going on after all this is over.

Either way, to second everyone else, you are looking good, kicking ass and hopefully taking some names too.

Von Krankipantzen said...

scottygee-I don't know what is in store for me and my head but so far the texture is VERY different. Stay tuned as I will be blogging about this. I hope your ex is doing well. Kicking ass and all. Thanks for coming by.