The first slap

The first slap
This photo was taken the day after I was diagnosed, and it is my first bitch slap at cancer. I'm the one with the icepack symbolically placed on my boob. My teammates changed our team's uniform to pink at the last minute, and I came off the soccer field that night with one goal and a whole lot of love. Several of these women are my close friends, but they are all warriors, and they all helped me set the tone for this fight.

Friday, December 13, 2013

New Do #1

OK--here I am sporting New Do #1 (I figure New Do #2 will be when I get my head shaved, although I'm not sure if that actually counts as a "do"):

I'm also including a couple photos my mom took at Kane & Co. in Champaign, where I get my hair cut. Alex Thompson, pictured on the right, is my hair stylist, and he is simply awesome. He allowed extra time for this, knowing that I wanted to put some thought into it (I haven't had short hair in about 15-20 years!). 

Not only that, but Alex has offered to shave my head for free and without an appointment when that time rolls around, even if the salon is closed and he needs to open it up for me. It is people like Alex, and so many more, that make this process easier. I tell you, I'm feelin' the love people, from both near and far.


  1. I LOVE your short hairdo! It looks GREAT! But then I'm prejudiced: I'll love you no matter how your hair is done -- and when it's not there at all! (It'll be back eventually.)
    -- Mom

  2. Although I like your usual hairstyle A LOT, I have to say this short one is EVEN BETTER! Very hip! It actually makes you look younger (which usually is a good thing once you have passed 29)! Does that mean that when Alex shaves your head, you will look about 18? Really nice Lara. I think you should consider this haircut again once your hair starts growing back. Cathrine


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