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TL;DR: I'm losing my hair next month due to chemotherapy. Before then, I am giving myself wacky haircuts rather than donate it to a wig shop. My friend thinks that is a rude thing to do.
I (Mid 20s) am getting a Stem Cell Transplant next month. As part of that, I will receive radiation and chemo therapy. I will lose all of my hair, or enough of it that I'd want to shave the rest off anyway.
I've decided to give myself a bunch of wacky hair cuts in advance of the actual date. My hair is shoulder length, around 9 inches. I'm starting with pink bangs, moving to a bowl cut, mullet, rat tail, The Macklemore, buzzed mohawk and then finally BALD. I'm looking forward to this project, because it feels like I'm making the best of this chemo and stem cell transplant thing, which will be pretty fucking difficult.
I was talking with a few friends yesterday about my plans, and one of them pipes up saying that it would better if I donated all of it to a place that makes wigs. You know the places, they make wigs for cancer survivors or other medically bald people, the ranks of whom I will soon be joining.
She told me that because I'm relying on donors myself (stem cell donors) its a moral imperative for me to pay it forward. I told her that I understand it would be helpful, but I want to do these haircuts for myself to keep me sane. She came back with "I am glad that other people are more civically minded than you are," and she's been sending me links to different hair donor sites yesterday and today.
I might be TA because yeah, I certainly could donate my hair, it is long enough for certain donation places, and it might be selfish of me to have it "go to waste" so to speak.
AITA for giving myself wacky haircuts rather than donate my hair before I lose it all to chemotherapy?
EDIT: A few typos.
EDIT 2: A lot of y'all have pointed out that I should tell my friend to donate her hair. I would, except she has a pixie cut so no dice there :/ Plus, I generally try not to tell people what they should or shouldn't do with their bodies.
EDIT 3: Thanks everyone for the well wishes and messages of encouragement! I've got a good group of docs and family to support me in the coming months, this interaction was just nagging at me. I'm not even going to check if my hair is long enough to donate, because I've got a date with some scissors and hair dye!
EDIT 4: Last one, I promise. I love this community dearly, and your comments have really made me fell good about myself and my... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am wholly confused as to the origin of this meme or what it truly means. Googling did not reveal much, and my timeline has been flooded today with memes containing this extract, or a portion thereof.
And I’m still ugly lol. You can’t change your genetics, but taking pride in your appearance and putting effort into taking care of yourself makes you 100X more attractive to other people. I feel better and people have noticed I look more confident. So yay me.
My hair is an absolute pain in the ass when it's long. It tangles super easily, it never holds any style, and I spend about 97% of my time with it up in a bun. But it's ~~~so beautiful~~~ that I keep it long for the few formal occasions I go to a year. Recently it's been getting on my nerves more than usual, so I decided to chop it all off. Nothing too drastic, just shoulder length.
I. Love. It. It's so swingy, it stays out of my face, I don't feel the need to pull it back all the time. Plus it's damn cute. And as most folks do when they get a new haircut, I took some pictures and put one up on social media. Let's just say I was feeling myself.
Not five minutes after I post it does a guy I worked with briefly over the summer message me a fucking screenshot of my photo and let me know that he prefers long hair. Are you fucking kidding me??? I gave him the benefit of the doubt (why do I keep giving men the benefit of the doubt?) and explained that long hair was a bitch to keep up, and he said it sounds like a me problem.
Why the fuck does this random man feel the need to let me know that I'm going against his physical preferences for a woman? We're not dating, we're never going to date, I'm probably never even going to fucking see him again. Here I was feeling all cute and happy with my new haircut and now I'm just fucking pisssssed