18 February 2009

I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got (Except a few wigs)

My chemo brain is in full effect this week so today's post will be very light on the text and heavy on the wiggy images. Maria, Caroline and Paulie gave me the "Sinead O'Connor" the other day, chopping off all my hair and heading off chemo-induced alopecia (take THAT!) We've documented it all here in a crappy low-res slideshow along with some new looks -- some smashing, some frightening -- made possible by impending baldness. Enjoy! ( p.s. the seven songs of the day appear immediately below the slideshow)

Seven Songs of the Day 2/18/09

1. The Greatest - Cat Power
2. Gimme Shelter - the Rolling Stones
3. Wiser Time - Black Crowes
4. Stand Alone - the Cult
5. Before Tomorrow Comes - Alter Bridge
6. Raindrops + Sunshowers - Smashing Pumpkins
7. Get Free - the Vines

Courtesy of Chris Seremetis


KT said...

OMG - I love it! The first picture of you is so striking. Definitely Sinead. You should totally keep it that short. You've got the bone structure for it, baby! (And I love Vito's version of moral support.)

Hope you're resting well. Two down! Love to James, Caroline & Paulie too!

lynnclement said...

You are beautiful!!!!!


Roving Lemon said...

You go, KJ.


BG said...

KJ - I love it! Seriously, I think you look amazing. Great job getting the kids involved too. Nice work Maria.

KO said...

Kate, you look marvelous *said like billy crystal*

I love you! Keep kickin ass.

love krissy

BJ said...

Love the fuzzy wuzzy mama! You are beautiful as ever!


Carrie M. said...

Kate! You look BEAUTIFUL with short short hair! I think it's a look you should consider when you have the choice again! Thinking of you...hoping your second week is going ok.

Carrie M.

jal said...

Absolutely stunning!!! All of them! You wit and wisdom continue to amaze me. Love you. JAL.

Dawn said...


You make it look good! Thank you for sharing!

Thinking of you always!


Bean Down Under said...

KJ - great montage! I will repeat what the others have said, you look great with short hair, long hair, no hair...! I agree that the short look should be an option when all is said and done.

Good luck with the rest of this week!

Anonymous said...

Incredible stuff,thanks for sharing your remarkable courage with us.
We can do this.
Unc Charlie

PattiO said...

You are absolutely gorgeous and amazing!!
Love You
Patti XXOO

Katie O. said...

Wow! You look beautiful! Keep moving forward, KJ. We love you!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate, I'm a friend of BJ's and thus have 'known' you for 20 years through her. She shared your blog with me a while ago and again more recently. I love it all. I just wanted to stop cyberstalking you for a minute to say you are brave and you are beautiful. Rock on, sister. There's lots of extra good karma out here flowing your way.

Paula said...


YOU R BEAUTIFUL... inside and out!!!!!!

BTW... I am totally jealous of the Sinead look seeing as I have been trying to pull it off for about 15 years now without any luck!!!! i think I might need maria's number...

Fuzzy Wuzzy RULES!!!! (and I think as do my kids that you are still the cutest mama!!!)

Love you girl!

Diana said...
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noternie said...

No matter what the tumor is doing to you physically, it is not destroying your mind or your spirit. I visit here often and read everything. At the start of just about every post I expect it will leave me sad and sorry for you. But there are enough smiles and laughs that I never do. My reaction at the end of each post is what I think yours will be at the end of this ordeal--something similar to Jonathan Bender walking off to Simple Minds at the end of the Breakfast Club.

This can not be easy for you. The fact that you are able to do it with such a tremendous spirit is amazing. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

Kate, you look absolutely beautiful! Spike it and have fun with it! Short looks awesome! Feel good kiddo,- and please call - I'd love to have the kids over or do something for you at home while you are resting....
Have a strong week - Di, Nika and Cici

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning. All of it. Stunning and Inspirational.


Michelle said...

You look AMAZING with the Sinead. And I LOVE the Red Hot Mama. (And I still think you are the cutest Mama.)


Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog now for some time. I came across your news about 2 weeks ago and keep waiting for the right thing to say. You are incredibly brave, you words offer such insight and humor at what seems like such a difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. By the way, you look beautiful!
Julie Galgay

lpd said...

Kate, you're gorgeous. Always have been. Always will be. Keep on keepin' on, Mama.

Love you

Anonymous said...

You look amazing - no wigs needed! Keep up the good fight, we are praying for you.


South Carolina

Dr. Nic said...

You look absolutely fantastic! I love the short hair. Lets get the girls together for another day out - Katherine loved the trip to the wig store ! Perhaps we'll do nails next ??
You are absolutely amazing my friend. Half way through this stage !