Thursday, November 4, 2010
Hair today.....gone tomorrow
Hair Watch 2010:
I mentioned in my last post that I had not lost my hair as of yet. Well the next day....day 13.... I noticed when I combed my hair a lot of hair was falling out. I had to hurry and GOOGLE this topic (hair falling out on r-chop chemo) because I wanted to know what to expect. I actually found someone who said their hair was really thick to begin with, so they only lost about 50% of their hair. It fell out pretty evenly and they were never completely bald. I also found out from others who posted about their experience, that hair will gradually fall out over a week or so.
So....... now what??? I'm trying to decided if it's time to just shave my head (that sounds so weird as I'm typing it...am I really going to shave my head?). If I do, I can just start wearing my super cute wig, and all my super cute hats. OR.....do I wait and see if I (starting off with really thick hair) will just lose a portion of my hair.
On day 13 when I noticed my hair was starting to fall out I was very ticked that day. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel, knowing that would be a very "cancer" thing to have happen. I thought I would be sad (which I was at first) but then I was just ticked. I think I felt mad because the actual cancer I have has not made me feel sick. I feel like a pretty healthy person. But the tests and medicines and side effects and all of that have made me feel sick. But then my hair falling out on top of that I think tipped the fairness scale way to the other side. I got through day 13 and by day 14 I think I just started out with acceptance. I should not complain about a side effect that comes from a medicine that happens to be in the process of saving my life. A life I am so very thankful to have. So by today, day 15, I'm OK with the fact I'm going to most likely lose my hair (unless I end up like that super lucky random internet person I GOOGLED).
So back to my original question. What do I do now? Buzz ? No Buzz? Wait?? Just go for it??
I'm going to give it another day or so. So far, you can't really tell by looking that my hair is falling out, but as soon as you can, that decision will be 100% easier to make! Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz