My hair loss had slowed and nearly stopped about two weeks ago, but here I am 16 days after my second treatment and it started again.
Last time around I shaved my head, but this time we just buzzed it close. I still have hair. I have always had really thick hair, and the loss isn’t obvious. Well, I have no hair in my pubic region, under arms or on my legs, but the hair loss on head is probably really only evident to me. But it is a lot. We buzzed it because it makes less of a mess when falling out.
I hate not having hair. I know it will grow back, and for years I sported a short pixie, but just before my diagnosis, I had finally gotten my hair to the length I wanted it. So the hair loss for me is difficult. Additionally, it is the most outward evidence that I have a cancer diagnosis. And that it something that is hard to deal with…even now, six months later. I may be in remission, but it still hangs over my head like a little dark cloud.
But I have one treatment left. And then a scan. And maybe by my birthday my curls will be back.