July 26, 2008

Many weeks pull-free, and good bye to a friend

I've been pull-free for so many weeks that I'm not sure how many it's been! I'll have to look back on my journal to know for sure.

Actually, I have pulled about five times during this "pull-free" period. But instead of freaking out about it, I just let it go. Let it be. Didn't focus on it. Picked myself up and started again, realizing that for just a moment I let my guard down and did something I didn't want to do. Put my guard back up. And got ready to enjoy my life again having hair!

My bad spots are 3/4 the length of the rest of my hair now. I look in the mirror and I can't believe it. It doesn't seem real. My hair has grown so fast this summer. I want to get a hair cut. A pretty one. But I'm afraid. Afraid of what the hairdresser might say. Or afraid that my face will look even puffier with less hair. Not sure what to do! I have to think and pray on it for a few days before I can decide.

We had a dog for the past sixteen months...a golden retriever we named Sam. He wasn't an easy dog, being very high energy and fun loving. He grew up and got too big for our small house. Too much energy for our small yard. Needing to much love for my small heart. So I gave him a new home with an elderly man who lost his best friend (a rottweiler) of 14 years. Sam never left this man's side the whole time he was here. And I knew that Sam had found his person. And it hurt, because I wanted to be his person. I could have been, without all these other circumstances. I told him goodbye yesterday, with his big goofy head hanging out the passenger side window of this man's truck. I told him to sit down and be good and just love his new person.

Good bye goliath poos in the backyard. No more of those to clean up. Good bye giant fluff balls of fur. Good bye eating my plants in the backyard in the winter. Good bye gentle brown eyes and dopey smile. Good bye big warm body lying across my legs at night while I"m doing my homework. I think I'll miss that the most.

Until next time.

Posted by Cody on July 26, 2008 3:40 AM


How about "Goodbye jumping all over people who come in the house". "Goodbye yelling at the dog" "goodbye having to put the gate up in the kitchen" "goodbye EXTRA money on extra dog food" "Goodbye yelling sam's name 40 times a day"??? eh?? ha ha.
YOU DID THE RIGHT THING. You were keeping him a prisoner in your little house. Now he can go be with someone who can give him the attention he needs.I'm glad he found his person. I'm proud of you. YOU DONT HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYONE. Did you listen to that "Freedom from Co-dependency" CD I sent you yet? Do it! ha.
And what do you mean you want a pretty haircut/ I GAVE you a haircut this summer. It was almost even and everything! I'm so offended. HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Not really ;)
I'm so proud of you! You are just totally kicking butt !

Hey, I'm 16. I had trich but medication and therapy has stopped me and I have not pulled for two years even tho sometimes the urge is still there!! My cousin is 13 and he saw a girl at school with trich and said hey no eyebrows to her. It was her eyelashes not eyebrows but I no that hurt her just the same! He got in trouble and felt bad becouse he didn't no or anything but, still it was mean and he did get into trouble with the school.

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