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 me this wig. I thought it was a cute cut - but I thought it made me older and unattractive. I cried. I felt sexy with my long hair. With this wig on I felt like a suburban 40 something year old soccer mom. I was successful, single, a 30 something NYC woman - I wanted to retain me - -not become someone I did not recognize. People who tell you- you have to cut your hair off before your chemo, in my opinion, have absolutely no idea what they are talking about.