Thursday, June 28, 2007

Krusty the Clown

Wow, you have an online nervous breakdown and people come out of the woodwork! Comments and emails and phone calls, oh my! Thank you all so much for your kind words. While I'm not sure if "inspirational" and "hero" are words I'd use to describe myself (more like loudmouth and bitch) but hell, at least six people read my blog.

In the effort to :

A. not be such a Debbie Downer and
B. Inspire some fabulous comments,

I am adding a picture. Everyone loves pictures. People ask me how the hair's going. I try to tell them - as they look at my very product filled curls - that it's actually out of control. I now have a new respect for those of you with curly hair. I may not have enough hair to use a brush, but I have plenty enough for gel, mousse and Aveda's "Be Curly." I had my last chemo about 11 months ago now. My hair grows very slowly- that's one thing that HASN'T changed. I have a few friends that finished about the time I did, and they are clearly "lapping me." I can look forward to short hair for a LONG time. It's hard to tell how long it is because it's corkscrew curly, but when I wake up in the morning - watch out! It's probably as tall as my head. The question is, will it calm the fuck down? Chemo curl is widely referred to as "Ronald McDonald" hair, but Alan prefers to call me "Crusty the Clown." Upon taking this picture, he told me,

"You're not keeping your hair like this, are you? If you do, we'll never have sex again."

There you have it.

Ignore the crazy eyes!


Anonymous said...

Dude, that's so not an afro. It's cute? I mean, sure, you definitely need some mascara and lipgloss to make it work. But it's cute. Definitely cute.

Anonymous said...

I love the curly hair! It looks so soft and the curls seems super even as opposed to having all sorts of ones that are half mast. As someone who has curly hair, I'm always on the look out for new products - I'll have to try the Aveda's B Curly! Love, AJ

Anonymous said...

Courtney...I cannot WAIT to meet you.

Sue Godat Ferguson said...

I love the analogy to Ronald McDonald and Krusty the Clown. We've never met but I have chemo curl, too, and it's the craziest stuff ever after 56 years of straight-as-string hair. Here's hoping life continues on a good track for you.