2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Guess what I did?

Well I did it...I bought a wig. I didn't think I would, but here is the thought process.

When I was first diagnosed and knew that my hair would be lost to chemo, I didn't want a wig. I know many cancer patients opt to wear one from the very beginning, but for me wearing a wig meant I was somehow denying I was sick. I have worn headcoverings throughout treatment thus I "look" like a cancer patient. In the last few days it has occurred to me that even though I have 2 chemo treatments left for systemic reasons, I am cancer free due to surgery. I don't want to look like a cancer patient any longer, but my hair growing back is still a long way off. I do have a little peach fuzz coming in, but it will fall victim to chemo drugs shortly. I know I may not wear my wig all of the time, but at least I have that option now. I ordered it from the American Cancer Society's catalog. It seems to do well enough although not having hair for 4 months makes having hair suddenly awkward. It seems big and out there, but it is actually much less hair than I had before chemo claimed it. It is supposed to be light reddish brown, but it is more red than brown. I like it though and Ed said I look beautiful as a redhead so I'm going with it.


  1. Fran you look gorgeous!! Dont worry what others think about your wig. you deserve to feel pretty. you are beautiful with or w/o it. do what YOU need to do. i can honostly say i LOVE ethan"s bald head. it represents victory and great inner strength the kind that comes from God. you may have cancer but cancer does NOT have you! I just found your blog. i will be keeping up with your progress. I hope you are doing well. I know cancer stinks!! ilove you emma and...umm....ed...mr ed lol i dont know
    jessica (lauren)

  2. I agree with Ed - you are beautiful.

    Judy (FIAR)

  3. Fran ~ I agree with the others...you're absolutely beautiful, with or without the wig. Praying for you and your loved ones...

  4. Fran...I love the color! I've learned so much reading your blog. What an inspiration you are to other women with breast cancer! Thank you for sharing this incredible journey. The King is enthralled by your beauty!

    In His Love, Cindy

  5. I think you look beautiful Fran!