When I had nasal cancer a little over six years ago, and began radiation and chemo, there were two things that still stick in my mind. One was the day I was tattooed, when black dye dots were permanently inked in the edge of my sideburns and chest, so they knew where to line up everything when giving me radiation. It was like I was permanently scarred, and would always be identified as being a cancer victim. The other was when my mustache started falling out from the radiation. I basically had a mustache since I was 17, and it was a good one. Six years later, I still can't grow a good one after the radiation.

This past summer, I became fully involved in Team Maggie, a support group for Maggie Rudnicki who was undergoing a bone marrow transplant. I shaved my head, and while it was being done, I started crying because it reminded me of my own cancer treatments. It was only hair, and I was happy to do it, but it was emotional. I even posted a sign of it being done after, with me holding up a sign saying it was only hair!


A friend told me about this video and I watched it, and I knew I had to share it. A group of ladies get together and all agree to shave their heads in support of a friend that has breast cancer.  The soundtrack to the video is Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything for Love But I Won't Do That". These ladies did that and proved what friendship is all about. Yep, you're going to need a tissue.