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  • This blog will be updated every Saturday
    Occasionally more often. My husband is incredibly supportive of my writing but rightfully reminds me my first and primary vocation is being his wife and the mother to our children. To serve that purpose I am going to relegate Saturdays as 'blog day' so that I might not get too distracted during the week when I should be doing other things. I look forward to our time chatting mother-to-mother. Come in, grab a cup of hot coffee or iced tea and relax in this little Catholic space in blogsphere.... If you email me I promise to answer, but I may not be able to reply within 24 hours. Thanks for understanding. Let's thank God for our awesome vocation! Theresa

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March 08, 2007


Barbara Stein

So happy to hear your hair is back Theresa! My uncle's came back in white--I'm assuming that yours came back in your color! You have a great attitude about it.

Margaret in Minnesota

Theresa, this was a beautiful post that nonetheless brought me to tears. Two of my dear friends went through chemo this past year--one of them lost her hair and the other didn't. I am going to forward this post to both of them.

Blessings to you & your beautiful family,



Well Therese, as someone who has lost his hair twice due to chemo, I really agree with #2. It makes a much greater difference than one might think.

But I've got to admit that I loved going bald. No maintenance. No bad hair days. No showering just for hair. In fact, I've decided to keep it buzzed so short that I don't need to worry about it at all anymore. Maybe when the kids grow up and my life slows down I'll let it grow out again. But we just buzzed it down again and I couldn't be happier. I also have to say that I didn't miss shaving. I estimate that over the course of two treatment cycles I've saved literally over 100 hours of my life in not having to wash my hair or shave my face. That's 100 hours that I've been able to put to more productive use!

Theresa Thomas

Yes, it's back in my regular color. I think I had an *in between* color for awhile, but thank goodness not white! I'm just glad it's back and frankly, I'd still be happy even it were white (would probably color it though--vain, vain, vain....)

Please tell your friends that they have a friend in IN praying for their continued good health! It amazes me that there are so many people in this *club*.

The no shaving part was nice. (silky smooth legs were one benefit, I guess...) I guarantee you looked better bald than I did!


What a lovely post about something most people would rather forget than reflect upon.
My mom lost her hair during chemo for breast cancer. It started falling out 'right on schedule' about 3 weeks after she started treatment. It was very very hard for her. I think more because it was such an outward and obvious sign of her cancer since until that moment she looked and felt 'like everybody else'. (The mastectomy came after her first chemo cycle).
I shaved her head when she just couldn't deal with the bits and pieces. Not a moment any daughter ever wants to have. I do cherish the pictures I have of her, bald, holding my baby at that time who was also totally bald :-)

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