Photo Diary

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 and to do it now. He tried to sell...

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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 being a cancer patient. I was afraid that everyone...

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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 day" but I don't look that healthy either. I...

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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 not remember me in years to come. He was only 3. He is the...

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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 cancer? As soon as my counts were normal I returned...

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Happily Ev-hair After

Thoughts to share - Wearing a wig can be emotional. Wearing one can also be your secret salvation. With it you can look normal and be a person and not a cancer patient going to the grocery store or to a movie. You just have to get your psyche around wearing them. They...

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