Today something completely marvelous happened!
No, there was not announcement on CNN about a cure for cancer; the Radiation Bunker didn’t call to say that they had miscalculated the number of sessions I had been allocated and not to bother EVER coming back!; I didn’t win the lotto (despite feeling particularly lucky having found parking in the hospital parkade everyday for the last week and a bit!); I didn’t wake up in a sweat (not induced by the hot flushes) to find that the last 10 months were only an awful nightmare…..
OK, so THAT would have been more than completely marvelous…
But something marvelous DID happen this morning as I was taking my shower….
So there I was washing my fluffy excuse for hair with the (gentle) baby shampoo I’ve been using since it started growing back, when I vaguely noticed that the fluff was feeling a little dry – exactly what normal hair would feel like in Winter or after weeks of radiation. So without giving it a second thought, I reached over and grabbed the conditioner bottle…..now this may not even seem a like a small step for mankind (or womankind), but for me it was a giant leap towards something I could finally consider almost familiar and normal!
It took a while to get the stuff out – I had to fight my way through the cobwebs and the crust that had clogged the opening …but determination and utter excitement won and I managed to squeeze out a drop!
Sadly a drop was all I actually needed, a complete change from the handful I was using year ago! BUT for the first time in 249 days I was actually using conditioner!
For my hair!
On my head!
So at 9:30 this morning I headed out sporting my newly conditioned hair under my hat for the 6th (and hopefully LAST) week of radiation.
Next week when I get in the car and drive off somewhere I really will have to concentrate very hard on not automatically heading straight for the Radiation Bunker.
After all – I have been conditioned! 😉
2 more to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.” David Icke
“Home is where you were conditioned.” Darnell Lamont Walker
“I think I am at my best when my hair is short. It’s easier to take care of and more of who I am. Women are conditioned to think we need long hair.” Halle Berry
“We have been conditioned to see the passing of time as an adversary.” Menachem Mendel Schneerson