Changing your profile picture on Facebook seems a little like fishing for compliments. Especially if you're a cancer patient. Cancer really does a number on your self-esteem. I mean, let's face it - you either gain weight or lose weight (or both), you lose your hair, your eyebrows, your eyelashes, not to mention certain body parts.... you just LOOK sick. Even when you're feeling good, you're not feeling good about yourself.
I bought a new wig this week. Most of the time, especially around the house, I wear hats because they are comfy. I'm so sick and tired of wearing something on my head. I've even started going "topless" at home sometimes since I do have enough hair to (barely) cover my head. But when I go to work or shopping or the dentist, I want to look like a normal person, and normal people have hair. I have two other wigs - a curly one that looks pretty much exactly like my "old" hair, and a shorter, straighter one. This new one is... well.... put it this way, K's BFF, who has the biggest hair of any 7 year old on the planet, told me "Hey, you look like me!" Ha! The new 'do is big with bouncy curls and blonde highlights. If I can figure out how to keep the longish bangs out of my face, I think I'll really like it. It looks and feels so much healthier than my other two. I've learned that wigs don't handle wear and tear for very long. Washing, wearing, styling, spraying, etc.... all take their toll. It's nice to have one that feels silky and new.
Anyway, back to the original subject..... I changed my Facebook profile pic to the new hairdo. Immediately my friends started posting things like "Pretty lady" and "Beautiful". Now I'm not saying that's why I posted it (because what else would a profile picture be than a picture of yourself???), but it's good to know I can still look nice. So to all of my Facebook peeps - thanks for boosting my self-confidence, even if it is because of fake hair.