Well I am happy to report everyone has been very kind and supportive of my new look. There were a few who said nothing, a few who asked if it was real, but mostly everyone just said it looks amazing. Only one tried to run her hands through my hair but I stopped her in her tracks lest it come off. Now that would have been embarrassing!
I am still adjusting and trying to get used to it. Some days I can attach the topper easily and comfortably, and other days the clips seem to be pulling uncomfortably despite several attempts to readjust it. I guess I'll get better with time. I am looking forward to getting the styling head so I can try other looks.
Weight-wise despite expecting a gain this week I had a tiny drop, so I expect a bigger drop in a couple of days. Fingers crossed.