My bald head and I are going places.
Last weekend, we went to the outlet mall. I wore a hat most of the time, but I took it off at a couple of the shops (Hot flashes trump propriety. Every. Single. Time.). I was surprised at the reaction.
At first, I got plenty of stares.
Then, I learned to look beyond the stares to see what people were really looking at. And there was, more often than not, a kindness in their eyes.
They might have stared at first, but then they saw me, really me, who I was, just a mom trying to shop with two little boys, and their eyes softened.
Today, I didn’t leave the house, but, oddly, part of the world came to me. FOX News came to visit (Hi, Beth! Hi, Lance!), and they stayed for a little while. They took footage of me talking about inflammatory breast cancer, the signs, the symptoms, and why it’s so important to be checked out right away if you notice a change in one of your breasts. We talked about the hard parts of having cancer, and my day off from cancer last week. They took footage of my little boys playing with trucks and teddy bears, and they took footage of me blogging.
That’s right, internets, they are filming me typing this very post.
News at 11.
Okay, that last bit was a bit lame. But how often have YOU liveblogged on camera? This was the first time for me, and it was quite something! It was so cool that they were here! The segment(s) will air on Fox later this month. I’ll let you know more when I do!
Edited to clarify: The visitors today were the local Fox 5 News special projects crew — not the cable guys. Sorry to be unclear. I’ll definitely post a link if it goes up on their web site as part of their breast cancer awareness month footage!