Hair & Cancer Go Together
11 Oct, 2012
I would like to start this post with “Everything happens for a reason.” No, I’m not talking about who “deserves” to have bad things happen to them aspect. I am referring to the points in life when it seems like a bigger plan has been set in motion and situations seem to be “coincidentally falling in place” to bring greater things/understanding to your life.
I never would have thought my desire to see my first Husker game and my love for jewelry would bring me to a day when an amazing couple would have 2 tickets for sale and a common interest in jewelry.
But it happened. One cold rainy game… you would remember the game as “The biggest come back in Husker history”. For me it was the day I met my Premier Jewelry Mom, Nancy Larsen. Shortly after this game Nancy’s life changed. She found out that the tiny lump found in a mammogram was in fact breast cancer. It was .7cm, only detectable by a mammogram. She couldn’t feel it and yet it was changing things.
She had stage 2 and chemotherapy would be a part of her treatment. Nancy made a date with her stylist to match colors for a wig and started treatment. Her hair started falling out a little sooner than expected. She had planned on having her stylist shave it but after seeing herself in the mirror while shopping with her daughters she felt what was left had to go. Her daughters Lyndsey and Crystal took care of this. They had an evening at home with just loving family, clippers and a garbage sack.
Being without hair has been a story of its own! The little neighbor girl asked if she was a pirate one day and she jokes about when she had her stylist cut her wig, she asked if the bangs might be too short. He responded by bumping the wig forward a notch and declared it perfect!
For better or worse they said their vows. Ron’s support and unwavering love has strengthened the bond. He brought a perspective that only a husband can. However, Nancy’s family goes a little farther than children and a husband. She has a successful business with a Christian base. Her Premier Jewelry daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters have also been there along the way. Her greatest strength has come from her faith, “I couldn’t do it without God being on my side.” It is that faith that has touched all of us. “There is a reason.”
Tips from Nancy:
- Don’t wait, check it.
- Get a second opinion.
- Many insurance companies can pay for your wig.
- Have your wig cut by your regular stylist. They know how you like your hair.
Her favorite store is Bravadas in Omaha http://www.bravadas.com/index.php
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” -Elizabeth Kubler Ros