Okay, so it's only day 3 and I'm still floating on the pink cloud of empowerment. But I had fun in the shower today shaving my stubble instead of bemoaning the loss of hair. (I bought a Headshave and am slowly getting the hang of it.) Last night I went to my writer's group meeting and "flipped my wig" for them. I've sent pictures to lots of my family and closest friends and have gotten a really positive response. I love the feel of cool air on my head. I love my new wig but I love being without it as well. I am in a much freer space, and feel liberated. I can't make a decision for anyone else, but I can share my experience. It is great so far. Will keep you posted to see if the glow fades.

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Comment by Alexandra on January 22, 2009 at 5:06pm
Great blog! I love your attitude! I'm so happy for you! Your new profile picture looks gorgeous, too!
Alexandra
Comment by Cherylnz on January 22, 2009 at 9:54pm
Hi Nants
Good on you, you look great.
There are definitely advantages to being hair-less.
Comment by Amber Lounder on January 22, 2009 at 10:54pm
I think you look fantastic! I share you feelings, on how great it can be to be bald. I teach art, and I showed my shiny head for the first time in class this week. It felt GREAT!!
Comment by Children's Alopecia Project on January 22, 2009 at 11:29pm
Being beautful, means being beautiful. It is what it is. And you are.
Comment by Nants the Rebellion Dog on January 23, 2009 at 3:57pm
Thanks, everyone, for all your loving support. You are such wonderful people!
Comment by Mary on January 23, 2009 at 6:11pm
Nants, congratulations on being free! I just saw your post. You look beautiful! If you're like me, the glow will only increase.

I also sent photos of myself bald to friends and family right away...I think that's a very healthy thing to do.
If you haven't already read the posts, please check out the new group "Sisterhood of Women who Shaved". There are lots of positive comments there about being bald and loving it.
Comment by Cheryl, Co-founder on January 23, 2009 at 11:20pm
Nants congratulations on allowing yourself to just be. Once you let go of the "haired" you then I find you enter a new era. I no longer see myself with hair and it is not a bad thing at all. I don't pine for what I use to have or be and am truly happy looking in the mirror and dealing with what I am now. Thanks for sharing your triumph, nothing like spreading positive energy!
Comment by Sharan on January 24, 2009 at 4:59pm
I am so glad you have found this platform in life. the views are spectacular and you can see far beyond. Enjoy
Comment by Mary on January 24, 2009 at 5:57pm
You said it, Cheryl! Once you accept that this is the new you...you don't see yourself with hair. I think it's about accepting the reality of the situation and moving on. As I've commented elsewhere on AW, this is what I look like now, and I think life is too short to spend time and energy trying to conceal it from the world.

I'm about to take off on my first scuba diving trip as a bald woman. I think it's going to be great not having my hair tangle in the mask strap, not having to struggle to stuff my hair under the cap, and not having to untangle it and dry it off between dives!
Comment by Nants the Rebellion Dog on January 25, 2009 at 12:15am
Okay, I still love being bald. However, I have my new alter-ego Superhero, Velcro Woman! I just had an idea to market a line of colorforms (remember those felt things from childhood) for anyone with some stubble to decorate the pate. What do you think? HA HA HA I think the lack of hair has gone to my brain...

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