Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Chemo Cut

Well folks, I took the plunge. Last night mom and I ventured out to Hongdae to surrender my 2 feet of hair. Okay, I'm not exactly sure that it was 2 feet but 18 inches at least. Here is the result, in the salon:

You will probably notice that I look tired. That is because I am tired. For those of you thinking of undertaking a course of chemo as say, an alternative to shaving your legs, let me advise against it. It won't kill you, but it isn't what I would call a "fun time". Although I am admittedly in the midst of a pity party, mostly to due to the fact that I'm not looking forward to feeling sick for the next 3 months, it isn't actually the worst thing ever. It is doable. I hope to NEVER, EVER do this again, but it is doable.

Anyway, all that whining aside, here is a pic from today. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to style this myself because I'm not sure I've ever had hair this short (except when I was 2 or whatever, and then didn't care what I looked like) but as you can see, I was successful!

So far I like it. It feels pretty crazy to run your hands through an inch or two of hair when there used to be many, many more but drying it this morning was a snap. I can only assume that being bald is going to be the weirdest thing ever. I will say this though, I've never been so zen getting a short hair cut. It really didn't matter if it was the worst cut ever because this hair will likely only be around for a month.

So there you have it, step 1 on the road to baldness. In another 7 days I should really start to notice the hair coming out and then, maybe, just maybe, some pics will follow.



  1. Hate to see you looking tired, but the hair looks really good on you!I'm sure you'll rock whatever look you're working with.

    Thinking of you lots!

  2. My heart is breaking just a little bit with the haircut, but at least you look awesome and you should probably join a K-Pop band while you're rocking that style.
    Glad you're feeling up to the challenge of chemo. It's probably something like willingly entering a ring to go a few rounds with Mike Tyson. Except Mike Tyson injects poison into your body instead of punching you in the face.
    I like metaphors.
    I like you.
    I like Paul and Connie, too. But mostly you. Don't tell them, though.

  3. Horatio BolĂ­varOctober 20, 2011 at 5:10 AM

    Hey, it looks good! You look young + hip despite the fact that you are nerdy + thirty. You may lose this look, but I you can look forward to getting it back sometime in... March? April?

  4. I've had long hair and short hair, and it looks like I am on my way to being hairless at some time in the future. Well, except for my ears, eyebrows and nose.

    You look great!