Another year is just around the corner!! I really have to pinch myself to even believe I am still on my journey. Being diagnosed in 2006, it has been a long journey!! You learn to just take baby steps to do what you want or need to do in the day you have.
Just for today, laugh out loud, sing a song, be assertive, be silly, be happy, be strong. Just for today do it all once and then if you liked it tomorrow do it all once again.
It's just hair. I know people were trying to comfort me, but that's just one of those trigger phrases, like, it's just hair. No, it's not.
A friend of mine said to me recently, 'Have you always been this positive?' Which I thought was a funny reaction to a conversation where I was being what I think of as my pretty cynical self. But I think what he was noting was my level of acceptance … and I just can't use all the emotional energy to be angry or frustrated.