Quotes and Poems
The following is an excerpt From Chicken Soup for the Soul
Being a victim is a state of body. Being a survivor is a state of mind.
A victim fears hair falling out. A survivor knows bald is beautiful.
A victim knows about feeling down. A survivor knows feeling down is okay.
A victim dreads the side effects of treatments. A survivor wonders how to cancel
his membership in the Side-Effect-of-the-Month Club.
A victim is amazed at all the tears. A survivor never leaves home without Kleenex.
A victim goes to 'see' a doctor. A survivor 'consults' with his or her physician.
A victim gets caught in despair. A survivor prays a lot.
A victim feels helpless. A survivor says "thanks" with dignity and grace.
A victim enjoys a good laugh. A survivor loves ones.
From the moment we are diagnosed, we are victims. We must choose to be survivors.
"There is one thing about baldness - it's neat"
"Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of granduer"
"Better a bald head than no head at all"
When others kid me about being bald, I simply tell them... "The way I figure it, the good Lord only gave me so many hormones and if others want to waste theirs on growing hair, that's up to them."
I don't care if they call me "baldy" or "chromedome" God took an eraser and brushed my head clean. I'd rather be bald on top than bald inside.
The tenderest spot in a man's make-up is sometimes the bald spot on top of his head.