Our lab director was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and had chemo. Before she lost her hair she went to the wig shop and had a wig made the exact color and cut of her real hair.
A month or so later after her hair had thinned we knew the time was coming soon when she would appear at work wearing the wig. On the day she wore the wig for the first time she got to work around 8:00 am. When she came through the door she discovered everyone of us in the lab(about 40 of us) AND our Pathologist were all wearing wigs of every style and shape. There were halloween wigs, including a long "lady Godiva" style and our Pathologist was wearing what looked like a reggie hat with LONG dreadlocks. There were clown wigs, little orphan Annie wigs, multi colored afros...in short if you could imagine one ....then one of us was wearing it!
My very best friend owns about 35 different wigs. I ended up wearing several of them at different times during the day. The funny part is my friend is a black woman and I am about two shades lighter than pale. I looked like an albino with her wigs on!
When the director came in no one did anything different or indicated anything was out of the ordinary...just kept on with the regular workflow.
She cried a little bit and then began to laugh and couldn't stop! We all took a photo and she now uses it as a screen saver on her lab computer.
This was over a year ago and the chemo is over, she is healthy and yes her hair came back looking just like it did before.
Moral of the story....humor goes a long way in dealing with awful situations sometimes.
........and lab people have a truly wicked sense of humor..........
Hugs and love to you!
My Mom lost her one year battle with CC on April 3, 2009.
"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is. Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.