May 2014 is when I first cut my hair. Since then, everytime I have had to show my ID, or received a compliment from a stranger, I have always said something along the lines of, “Oh yes, short hair not by choice.” Even though shaving my head was my version of “control”, or so I thought at the time, I never truly felt empowered. I have been saying for months now that I wanted to dye my hair blonde. I thought it would be fun to experiment and do things with my hair that I never would have done before. The day I went blonde is the day I got a piece of myself back. Doing this finally gave me my first sense of being back in control of my own life. I am slowly becoming myself again and not this poor and sick cancer patient. Just recently at dinner I ran into an old coworker who said, “oh wow I almost didn’t recognize you because of your hair. Short hair and blonde looks good on ya.” I simply replied, “Thank you”. No mention of anything referencing my sickness. I owned that compliment and that moment. I am not sure yet if blondes have more fun, but this one is definately going to try. 


4 thoughts on “Blonde

  1. Brie August 21, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Could ou please send me the name of your oncologist surgeon?

    • Jamie August 21, 2015 / 9:20 pm

      Hi Brie! My Surgeon is Dr. Jayaraman in Toronto, ON.

      • Brie August 22, 2015 / 9:02 am

        What hospital? I’m being treated at sunnybrook.

      • Jamie August 22, 2015 / 9:57 am

        St. Joseph. What are you being treated for?

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