Me, My Hair, and I

I want everyone to see me as I was, in my wig, feeling insecure, and not certain of my future. Sick, bald and wearing a wig was real for me. I really tried to embrace my cancer and look at it as a rebirth. Like my Bone Marrow Transplant (when my immune system was...

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 wisely chose to lose my hair.

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...

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...

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...