I understand that in the larger scheme of things losing one’s hair is a very small thing. But guess what? Being told by well-meaning people that I ‘just need to get over it,’ that ‘it will grow back,’ that I should ‘just embrace my bald head;’ none of these are helpful to me right now. It is disrespectful and even hurtful. That may have been your experience, but, as of right now, it isn’t mine. I am sad, and I cannot even cry about it, as I am still in shock and my tears are still stuck in my body. I think the hardest thing is now I actually look sick. While I still had my hair, I may have been sick, but I still looked relatively normal. Now, not so much.
So tomorrow morning I am going back to the salon to get my head shaved.