Friday, 1 April 2011

The Chop

My love affair with my long locks abruptly came to an end when 3 nurses came charging into my hospital room while I was trying to brush it out for the first time after surgery. My heart rate was off the charts.

I thought I would give my hair another chance. Maybe after some conditioner and a good wash, it would start to behave. Nope!

I had to sit down in the shower to rest while washing it. Arms above the head is a difficult after surgery action. I sat on the bed and spent a half an hour brushing it out slowly and still 2 nurses came in to check on me because my heart rate was too fast.

One more chance? Maybe my hair would do better when those pesky nurses weren't bothering me so much? I went back to the hotel and washed it out with some good shampoo and conditioner. Then I brushed and braided it. All this was very exhausting. I went to bed.

I did not sleep. Instead, my bruised back, my bruised front and my healing sternum felt like they were on fire. I spent the entire night in a pain that not even my pain meds could fix.

Strike three!

Not even your shine and waves can save you now.

(P.S.: This is not an April Fool's joke. I am not that good at PhotoShop or wig wrangling. Terry's foot in the second picture will suffice as my joke this year :P)

Stay tuned for lots of posts on what to do with hair that's growing out. I sense a few neat-o hair accessory craft tutorials coming on :)


Jennie said...


At least you can treat your short hair as your new craft project!

Periwinkle Dzyns said...

big change! but there are lots of fun hair accessories you can now wear :)