This is a short one, and I hope it doesn’t make anyone feel bad, but I have a request — could people stop commenting on how great my hair looks as it’s growing back? I realize it’s meant as a compliment, and meant to be encouraging, but every time someone mentions it (which has happened at least two *dozen* times in the last two days), it makes me think about cancer, which is kind of a downer.
It’s awkward, and inevitable, since the last time I was at this conference, a year ago, I was in the midst of chemo, and really having trouble with energy levels, and people are understandably happy that I’m feeling and looking so much better. I’m happy about that too! But I’d rather not think about cancer when I don’t have to; there’s been entirely too much of it the last year and a half.