Jul 16 2011

Rub the Head for Health

While I haven’t developed too many ritual-based routines during this second go-round at cancer battling, since I had to lose my hair at least one has developed.  I think it may have started between me and my son, The Kid (who should probably be renamed now that he’s The Teen, I’ll ask him), but I find it amusing that even my oncologist is now doing it since as he said, “hey it’s working so far”.  So when you’re saying goodbye after a visit with me, don’t forget to give my bald head a quick rub for good health!  Emotional adjustments like these seem to matter more than one might think on the healing road…

2 Responses to “Rub the Head for Health”

  1. Pamela Deanon 16 Jul 2011 at 12:22 pm

    *offers virtual head rub*

    P.

  2. Cherylon 26 Jul 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I would never have thought about doing so (with you or anyone), but I’m usually pretty circumspect about touching people without asking them. I don’t even walk up to people I know and just give them a hug. I approach them and ask them “hug?” But if I know that a person likes a particular type of touch, finds it comforting or calming, then I will certainly remember that.