Thank you all so much for taking the time to respond, I know how busy everyone's day can be. I really appreciate it.
OK, so after hemming and hawing all night and this morning, first I wasn't going to go , than I was, than not, I went. Since the weather was not that great, 1/2 of the people couldn't make it so it was just me and 2 really close old friends and one friend I see every few years. The 2 close friends immediately commented how much they loved my hair. I had on a style that they would not have expected my bio hair to look like. My Hairdo Bob in very blonde with dark roots. I said, there is a story behind my hair. When we got seated, I started to tell them and one of them said, "It isn't your hair, right?" I said," No it isn't, OMG, does it look like a wig?!?" She started laughing (in a good way) and said, "Oh no, not at all. A friend of hers had just started wearing a wig and it had a similar look to it. They loved it and the color. And we moved on. Had a great time and was totally at ease.
Was it easy? No, because for some stupid reason I still feel like a fraud. I don't know why. I don't understand this feeling inside of me. I don't judge others. I judge myself though. I am not a make-up wearer, never have been, only because I don't have patience, maybe if I was I wouldn't feel like I do?? I don't know.
I do feel better though because now they know and next time I will wear a different hair style just for fun.
Maybe the pink highlighted one!! I chuckled about the medical story, I learned a long time ago, don't ask certain people how they are!
Your are right, living in fear about people finding out about a wig, well , that just seems ridiculous and I do feel freer.
Thank you all again! We are all in this hair journey together!