Is this for real? Yes.
Plan B would be to start building a hat collection - JUST IN CASE - but as my girlfriends know - I have a GIGANTIC head - and nothing fits - hats simply rest on the top of my head giving everyone a good chuckle as they walk by. My Mother nearly hyperventilates when she sees me try hats on. What to do? A fascinator would NOT be appropriate for work - nor am I sure it would cover the real estate on my noggin. UGH.
Apparently coloring your hair after the surgery - at least in the inital few months - could really damage your hair - causing it to break etc. WOW. Even better.
I've scheduled an appointment to have my hair done this Saturday - not really in the budget - but God knows I'm going to need to get rid of the gray before it really gets bad! I've decided I am going to make a day of it - in addition to losing the witchy woman look, I am getting my nails done (thanks Jordan!) and having a........you know........wax. Enduring the pain for long term maintenance (you're welcome Jordan). I figure if I have to suffer through some pain - I should have nice nails to eat ice chips - pretty toes to see when I walk the halls - hair free of gray so I don't feel as old as I will after surgery - a manicured nether region so the nurses aren't terrified when its time to be catharatized (again, you're welcome).
I have an appointment with a plastic surgeon in a couple of months - not to have anything done - but rather to get the "price list" of the body work that I suspect will be required. Got to budget for the refresh (nice term) which will really be an overhaul (realistic term).
Today I learned that I will get to eat one cup of ice chips every 8 hours the first 3 days! WOO HOO! Actually I am serious about the woo hoo. I wasn't sure if I would be getting anything other than the IV fluids - sometimes that is the case depending upon your Dr. Apparently mine is the really humane kind. After I get out of the hospital, I will be on an all liquid diet for a full week. Crystal light with unflavored protein HERE I COME! I am a child of the 80's, so crystal light has been a staple in my house for years.
Alright - I've got to go and watch a video about scalp massage - supposedly the increase of blood to your scalp helps the hair folicles. Anyone remember I LOVE LUCY when Lucy tried to give Ricky scalp treatments? Then had a party with all bald men? Keep that in mind my friends............until then maybe get me some Rhoda Morgenstern scarves. :)