So that shortness of breath the other day, I realize now what was causing it. Nerves about getting rid of my wig. Why is hair such big deal? Good grief, I'm embarrassed even mentioning it. I think I knew I was going to get rid of it, but was so scared the anticipation got the better of me. So I figured I better rip the bandaid off fast. I was thinking I was going to wait until the end of the school year, so I didn't have to confront so many people, there is only a month of school left, but I had to do it before my shortness of breath got worse.
I went straight from the urgent care office (where they did a chest x-ray for my shortness of breath) to school pick-up without my wig! Honestly, it felt like I was walking onto campus completely naked. That's how it felt. How was it? Man, everyone was so supportive, thank goodness. Once I did that, my shortness of breath disappeared. So now I am trying to rock my short hair. Honestly, I do not feel like my sassy self with this hair, more like a meek wallflower these days, but it does feel good not to wear the wig anymore.
These curls I am growing are tight! I mean SUPER curly! I don't know how to manage them which is part of my problem. Trial and error and time will help though. I have made another appointment to get my hair back to blonde. Hopefully second time is a charm... fingers crossed.
On a sweet, note, I had to share this amazing moment. My son's class had a celebration for Mother's Day. It was adorable. They sang, served us snacks then each gave a framed photo to their mom. At the top of the frame it says "I Love You Because" then each child added their own words below. My son wrote "you are brave" on mine. Brought me and a couple other parents to tears. Our children are, of course, affected by this, but to see those words from my son meant so much to me. I hope that is what he gets out of this craziness. I hope seeing his mom be brave will help him in his future someday. I am so blessed.
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