Mar 02, 2014 - 1:55 am
I am NED after having had stage 3C ovarian cancer. Tomorrow is my 2 month anniversary of ending chemo. Now that my hair is growing back, I finally went out in public this week without a scarf or hat. This was a huge step and I was very proud of getting past my vanity and celebrating that I made it through. Everywhere I went this week, I held my head high and strangers were incredibly supportive and friendly.
My two boys (ages 14 and 11) told me today that they are embarrassed to be seen in public with me with my very short grey hair. They've asked me to keep covering up until it's longer and I've dyed it.
I'm really torn about what to do. On the one hand, I really want to tell them to deal with it and that this is important for me to start feeling back to normal. On the other hand, I understand their embarrassment and don't want to cause them any more distress than they've had to deal with while I was sick.
Would really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.