Sep 20, 2012 - 10:35 pm
Hopeful news, anyway. It's now been 2 years since I completed chemo and still my hair still doesn't cover my head. It still looks just like the photo on my Expressions page 1 year ago. I've been to the dermatologist, had all kinds of tests done, and nothing. Bottom line, I had hair 2 1/2 years ago and now I don't have enough. We all agree it's either permanent hair loss from Taxotere and/or loss from Arimidex or loss of ovaries or ageing or all of the above. Bottom line - the culprit is breast cancer treatments and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
Anyway, back to the good news. Since mid June I have been using Rogaine. Extra strength, Men's Rogaine, on the advice of a dermatologist. Basically she said I could give it a try. It would either work or it wouldn't and it would either work enough to make a difference or not enough.
Soooo, 3 months later I'm now noticing a short hair here and there. Nothing like a lawn, but nonetheless, it's hair that's shorter than the rest of my hairs, so it's new growth. So I will continue using Rogaine because maybe, just maybe, this is the start of something good!
I did not have a mastectomy, but this loss has done so much to my lack of feeling feminine or attractive and it must be similar to those of you who have had mastectomies. Damn this beast to hell!