My Own Hair (curly au natural & blown out)

My Own Hair (curly au natural & blown out) 2000 / This is what I looked like before I had cancer. I was always called “the girl with the hair.” I told my doctor I would do anything but lose my trademark hair. She told me to chose my hair or my life. I...

Can’t Find Myself in that Wig!

Can’t Find Myself in that Wig! Nov 2000 / Who am I? Hello is Sheril there? Wig shopping was awful. The attendant in one store told me that I would never get a wig as long as my hair nor would I be able to match my curl pattern. He told me I needed to cut my hair...

Wig wearing in NY Vineyard & Venice

Wig wearing in NY Vineyard & Venice 2001 / This is me in the first wig I bought. I felt OK in it. It wasn’t exactly what I wanted but I could deal with it. On one break in between chemo and surgery I went to Italy for a few days to LIVE and forget about...

A Very Sick Sheril

A Very Sick Sheril June 2001 / I am pretty sick in this photo — right in the thick of it. I had surgery, and a few months of chemo. A few days after this photo, I went into the hospital for my Bone Marrow Transplant. It’s not the best “hair...

Me & Jordan: Twins in Bandannas

Me & Jordan: Twins in Bandannas Oct 2001 / My nephew Jordan and I were very attached. He was “the thing” I was most afraid of losing. I wrote a children’s book called Jordan’s Big Day because I was afraid I was going to die and he would...

Back in my NYC life – My real hair once again

Back in my NYC life – My real hair once again Jan & March 2004 /Chemo, Surgery, Bone Marrow Transplant, Radiation, and Immunology shots all ended in January 2002. It appeared that there was going to be life after cancer but was there going to be hair after...