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Wednesday
Aug082007

My New Hair


Isn't it great not being chronically ill?
Isn't it fantastic not being on 800 mg. Diflucan every day for 3 years?
Isn't it wonderful knowing I have the right thyroid diagnosis and the right amount of thyroid meds?
Isn't it cool as crap that my hair grew in WAVY?!?!

That hair there, in those pictures... NO perm, NO curling iron... just my flipping my head over and waving a low blow dryer to dry the curly waves in my hair... that's it!
After a lifetime of the straightest hair in the world that barely held the kinkiest perms for 6 weeks, this "curly" hair is the best! I love it!
Smile with me - as, every day, I pull my fingers through my hair and laugh as no globs of hair fall out, I don't see wads of hair in the drain, I am not wiping tears from being bald yet another day... I HAVE HAIR!!!!
I have hair!
And it is a BLAST!
The movie Hairspray?

That movie was named for my newest beauty accessory!
Wheeeee!

Reader Comments (12)

You are so beautiful!! Enjoy your new waves. <3

August 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Pretty! I'm a little jealous...I have never had any wave of any kind!

August 8, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteremjaybee

You look gorgeous!

August 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

Congrats! Your hair is beautiful

August 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGail

You look AMAZING. And that smile speaks volumes.

August 10, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkristina

Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

Let it fly in the breeze
And get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas in my hair
A home for fleas
A hive for bees
A nest for birds
There ain't no words
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
Of my...

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Flaxen, waxen
Knotted, polka-dotted
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

Oh say can you see
My eyes if you can
Then my hair's too short

Down to here
Down to there
Down to where
It stops by itself

They'll be ga ga at the go go
When they see me in my toga
My toga made of blond
Brilliantined
Biblical hair

My hair like Jesus wore it
Hallelujah I adore it
Hallelujah Mary loved her son
Why don't my mother love me?

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

August 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermamarose

I LOVE IT!! I never thought to sing HAIR! That's great! Thanks so much! *laughing laughing*

August 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

That's all I could think of when I read your post, I could even see beautiful, happy, hairy people dancing around the park shaking tambourines!

Enjoy your beautiful head full of wavy, curly, healthy hair.....:-)

August 12, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermamarose

I love curly hair! It suits you very well. Congrats!

August 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Hi, I just found your blog and having been enjoying reading about you. I am writing here because I wanted to ask you what thyroid disorder you had that caused you to lose your hair? I askbecause one of my friends has been losing her hair since the birth of her 3rd child 3 years ago and she is convinced that it is because she had her tubes tied. Could you please e-mail and just let me know? I would love to offer her any direction, she is so depressed about it. Thank you--Rebecca

August 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

It wasn't a thyroid condition that I had that had me bald. I was extremely ill with Dissiminated Coccidiomycosis and on 800 mg Diflucan for 3 years. Diflucan is an "azole" and azoles can make someone lose their hair and I was one that did.

I also happened to have a thyroid disorder diagnosed right when I went off the Diflucan... a hefty hypothyroid condition that is doing great with medication.

I've never heard of anyone having thyroid issues because of having a tubal ligation. Doesn't mean it couldn't happen, but seems far reaching to me. Why doesn't she just go get them undone if she is so depressed about it?

August 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Nevermind your hair - I have never seen you so radiant as you are in that first picture. I love to see such a lovely smile on your face. :)

August 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commentershylah

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