2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Today's Scripture of Encouragement & The Hair Cut

"Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised." Hebrews 10:35-36

I decided Monday night that it was time for the hair to come off. After dinner Ed and I went out on the back porch with the clippers and buzzed it all off. I have just a little layer of fuzz left and it is falling out quickly. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. We both cried as we watched so much hair fall to the ground. Emma on the other hand thought it was funny. When it was done she rubbed the top of my fuzzy head and said, "Elliott hair". For those of you that aren't familiar, Elliott is one of her older brothers. He keeps his hair cut this way and she rubs his head often, so it was nice that she had a point of reference. Here are the before and after pictures. Drum roll please...

The picture quality isn't great, but you get the idea. So what do you think? It's not as bad as I thought it would be. The little bit of hair I have left is falling out quickly so I am thinking I'll be completely bald by this weekend. On a happier note, the rest of my body hair is falling out as well. I shaved my legs on Monday and not one hair is growing back in! The only hair not letting go is my eyebrows. So once I'm bald I will look like two catepillars died on my face....that should be nice.

Oh before I go, I want to send out some birthday love for my brother Brian and for my sweet sister-in-law Theresa. Happy Birthday!! We love you both!


  1. You are beautiful. Your face is so pretty. You didn't even need that hair anyway. Wow, I like it. Now you're starting to make Sinead O'Connor look bad. Good for you.

    It's amazing how warm your hair actually kept your head, eh?

    Keep your sinuses moist this winter especially if you are on taxotere. That stuff tears your sinuses up. Get a vaporizor in your room for night. You'll feel a little better in the morning. Thanks for doing Christ's work in the way you do it Fran.

  2. You're beautiful! I sit back in amazement at your beauty. I feel so priviledged to have you as a part of our family and I know that the universe is a better place because of you.

    I hope that you're wearing your new hats and keeping warm. Now we get to look forward to the new hair that the Lord will be providing you with at the end of this journey.

    Keep smiling ... we love you bunches. You, Ed, Emma and all are in my prayers.

    Love & Hugs,

  3. I came upon your blog while surfing today. I am a visiting nurse in Canada so I have often cared for others like yourself. You are a beautiful woman and with Jesus, it is obvious that that beauty is inside and out. Lean onto Him during these times and hold onto His hand to guide you. It sounds like you have good family support too. I will continue to follow your journey with you and pray for you.
    In Christ

  4. Fran,I must admit, when I first saw the picture I cried, for you. However, I will say that you can now definitly just title the Elmer Fudd picture Robin, my friend from Virginia......because I may be the golden child in your eyes, but you know darn well that if I were to shave my head, it would be hideous. I have two moles, or warts, or bumps or sometihng strange that get abused just when I get my hair washed at the hair salon! I think you are as beautiful as ever and I'm am so proud of how you have handled everyting. I'm thankful to be your friend and take this journey with you! Tell Ed that I always liked him, but I like him even more now seeing the rock he has been for you. Love, Robin

  5. Fran, you are absolutely gorgeous, inside and out! You are such an inspiration, and I am so glad that you are sharing your life with us, so that we can support you in prayer.

    Blessings, and hugs for you,
    Ellie H

  6. WOW...you're lookin pretty hott...no lie.

    ah to not shave the legs...that'll be nice.

    and due to finals week, I was a bad sister and forgot brian's birthday...eep.

    going home today...wish me luck!!

  7. Fran, you look beautiful both ways. I am praying for you.
    Love, susan

  8. Dear Fran,

    I came across your site as I was looking for ways to encourage my friend as she is in her first round of chemo. I love it.
    Hey, I am a survivor of 9 years, and they know so much more now, so I pray that God will strengthen you in every way.
    Love in Christ,
    Jill Pinkerton