Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The home stretch....

Today was the last day of the "general" radiation treatment. Tomorrow I start my "booster" treatment, which is when they focus more tightly on the center point of the original tumor. Most people I've talked with said that this coming week is less intense and the beginning of the end. Can I hear a "hell yeah"? This past weekend was pretty rough, and I really want to thank my friends for all the meals, shopping, and general positive attitude they've offered to help pull me through.

Of course, I still need to decide whether to shave the head, and that depends on how many more chunks shed out to blanket my floor in the next week or so. I was going to post some photos allowing people to vote on whether I should shave it off or just leave it (clearly weighting the votes according to how much I trust the voter), but that wouldn't keep this blog quite anonymous enough. So for now, let's look at it a little more creatively. Since I've been identifying this whole process with Wolverine from X-Men, perhaps we could vote for either Wolverine or Professor Xavier?
Except there's no chance in hell I'll be looking like Wolverine's photo shot anytime soon....hair OR bicep.

The other option was posed by my friend "T-bone-money" who sent me two photos of Andre Agassi. That seems reasonable. So...which version of me would people like? And the headband counts, since I do need to cover the parts that have fallen out....though the long-backed mullet is unlikely....


On another note, there was an amazing episode of Fresh Air recently about comic relief for cancer patients. It's not just for the young....

13 comments:

  1. I'm generally a fan of the cueball look, but is there a reason you have to decide right away? Can you try it with the headband for a week and then shave it off?

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  2. Shave it! Men with shaved heads and facial stubble are SO sexy... nothing finer than that rugged, bad-boy look!

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  3. Shave it! you can always get a mullet wig :-)

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  4. Then there's the other, unmentioned option. Remember the Sunday Streets afternoon in the Mission when I was out there with Mom and Dad? There was this guy on rollerblades, playing roller-soccer and dancing in the street. He had an awesome multi-colored soccer ball pattern shaved into his head. Think about it--You could make it work around the existing bald spots, and you'd be ahead of the curve for the upcoming World Cup. And if anyone asks about the scar--well--you could say someone mistook your head for a 'futbol' and kicked you. Hmmm....you like it....

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  5. Hell yeah! I vote for Jean-Luc Picard.

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  6. I totally thought the photo on the left was YOU at first!! But as handsome as the Andre lookalike is in that headband and mullet (I'm flashing on the eighties as I type), I'm partial to the cueball look, especially given 'bro's' promise to join you in the endeavor. Thanksgiving will be awesomely shiny!!

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  7. Headband and the mullet would be awesome! However, if you can get others to shave their heads to join you, that may tip the scales.

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  8. Shave it! Try the bad boy edgey look for awhile.

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  9. The Agassi Mullet with a kayak helmet would be just killer ... nah, just shave it!

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  10. here's the offer: shave it, and i personally guarantee my dad gets the same...

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  11. shave it, or ... matching pup and pop bandannas?
    marianne

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