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Hard12Find
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I shaved my head today! It isn't a big deal to me, because I have been mostly bald on top for years. No combover for me. But I won this round, I took my hair off because I chose to, not due to side effects from treatment, and it is empowering to me. I am gearing up for battle and I am going to be high speed low drag. Cancer beware you chose to screw with the wrong guy.
Jim

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blackswampboy
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good one. :-)
I waited too long to shave my beard. one side was falling out, the other wasn't.
a bit depressing, that. if I'd just chopped it off to start with, could've been laughing and thumbing my nose at the radiation...

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CivilMatt
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Hi Jim,

There is still (pretty much) a no grow zone around my neck, a few stragglers, but that’s all.

Best,

Matt

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Actually looking forward to the vacation from shaving!

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fisrpotpe
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Now that's what i am talking about, love that attitude.

john

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fisrpotpe
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Now that's what i am talking about, love that attitude.

john

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Skiffin16
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Been there and know the feeling....

Take charge and kick butt.....

JG

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D Lewis
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Jim

I love the attitude. Kick some major a** for all of us!

Deb

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nick770
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Way to show C who is boss Jim. Best to you

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Tim6003
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Kick some bottom line :)

We are with you friend!!!

Tim

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Pam M
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I started out with long hair, got it cut, then let some fall (OK, a lot fall) before I did the big shave. Many of my family members were against the idea - oh well - my head, not theirs.

Way to say "you're not hurting me this round, cancer - taking my hair isn't even a valid threat". Keep it up, Jim.

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osmotar
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Had long hair to start , the gal who does my hair works with the look good feel good program suggested I cut it short prior to it starting to fall out, the first time some came out while I was shampooing went to get mine shaved as well. My niece went with me we had a blast , spiked it , did a Mohawk then came the clippers, my niece ink own to me after I was done had her long blonde hair shaved as well...tears by me and others in the salon at this act of love, while I lost all hair including eyebrows and eyelashes, this kid kept hers shaved the whole 6 months she was with me.Never wore a wig or scarf, ball caps if it was too hot outside, I liked the bald look..so easy to take care of...my hair started to grow back sometime in Feb of this year..but heck it's just hair. I like your attitude to cancer,.. Keep the good fight, kick its ass , there's a new sheriff in town. Good luck with the treatments keep us posted. It's one day at a time.

Blessings,

Linda

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osmotar
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Had long hair to start , the gal who does my hair works with the look good feel good program suggested I cut it short prior to it starting to fall out, the first time some came out while I was shampooing went to get mine shaved as well. My niece went with me we had a blast , spiked it , did a Mohawk then came the clippers, my niece ink own to me after I was done had her long blonde hair shaved as well...tears by me and others in the salon at this act of love, while I lost all hair including eyebrows and eyelashes, this kid kept hers shaved the whole 6 months she was with me.Never wore a wig or scarf, ball caps if it was too hot outside, I liked the bald look..so easy to take care of...my hair started to grow back sometime in Feb of this year..but heck it's just hair. I like your attitude to cancer,.. Keep the good fight, kick its ass , there's a new sheriff in town. Good luck with the treatments keep us posted. It's one day at a time.

Blessings,

Linda

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osmotar
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Had long hair to start , the gal who does my hair works with the look good feel good program suggested I cut it short prior to it starting to fall out, the first time some came out while I was shampooing went to get mine shaved as well. My niece went with me we had a blast , spiked it , did a Mohawk then came the clippers, my niece ink own to me after I was done had her long blonde hair shaved as well...tears by me and others in the salon at this act of love, while I lost all hair including eyebrows and eyelashes, this kid kept hers shaved the whole 6 months she was with me.Never wore a wig or scarf, ball caps if it was too hot outside, I liked the bald look..so easy to take care of...my hair started to grow back sometime in Feb of this year..but heck it's just hair. I like your attitude to cancer,.. Keep the good fight, kick its ass , there's a new sheriff in town. Good luck with the treatments keep us posted. It's one day at a time.

Blessings,

Linda

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osmotar
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For the triple post

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Greend
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When I was told I immediately went and had my head shaved. Irony is I never lost the hair on my head but the radiation, not the chemo, zapped my beard all in one night. Woke up, beard was gone and I never did find the hairs.

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blackswampboy
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your whiskers just vaporized? wow, that's some powerful rads.
but better than waking up with a bed-full of hairs, I suppose. ewww.

ok, this is kind of freaking me out: the radiation made my eyebrows grow. they were already unruly, but now they're out of control. they look like bat wings, lol. if I let them go, they could scare small children.

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Ingrid K
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Good for you, Jim.
It's nice to actually be in charge of something in this process, so YOU decided what was going to happen to your hair. Way to go.

I only lost the hair in the back from ear to ear, but it was about a 4 inch patch, so I just let the top grow long over it. Now I haven't had it cut in 20 months and I am growing it out so I can donate it to one of those Locks of Love wig programs. Maybe one day my hair will help someone else.

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hwt
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Good for you Jim. I feel like I got the short end of the stick this weekend when I looked in a magnifying mirror only to see 3 strays under my chin that I thought were gone forever. I finished tx in May and I thought the lady beard and mustache were gone forever. No such luck. My hair did not thin out dramatically til about 3 weeks post tx but by then hair was small potatoes.
Candi

Hard12Find
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Candi,
Glad you are post treatment, and hopefully on to a life with NED.

Hard12Find
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Way to go Ingrid.......I am pleased you will be helping others ;)
Jim

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Batwings??? LOL.......maybe a new nicknameme in the works,,,,,,,

Barbara B
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Way to go Jim! Anything you can do to take control is a big woohoo in my book! Go get 'em!!!

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