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First Haircut in 16 months!!!

coachmike
Posts: 155
Joined: Oct 2011

Hi All

Wanted to share some encouraging news! June 12 2011 I was diagnosed with Diffuse large b Cell lymphoma. Did 9 rounds of chemo and then ultimately had to undergo an auto stem cell transplant on June 11 2012. Today I am cancer free and for the first time in 16 months I had my first haircut! I know that its small and maybe a little vain but its an act that makes things start to feel "normal" again. Just thought that I could spread a little light hearted cheer to you all. Thank you all for your prayers and support.

Mike

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Aaron
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Joined: Jun 2012

Good for you mike, I'm looking forward to a haircut in a few months myself. With all the different levels of stuff we go through battleing this thing it's the little things that can be so big.

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allmost60
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Joined: Jul 2010

Hi Mike,
Yes...it certainly does feel good when things start to feel a bit more normal again, and getting a hair cut DOES feel good! So glad to hear you are doing well, and thanks for checking in. Enjoy the holidays and best wishes for continued success! Take care...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

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jimwins
Posts: 2111
Joined: Aug 2011

Whoo hoo!

I actually let mine grow out a bit and grew a beard for a short while
when it started coming in good. I looked like a bum but enjoyed it.
My hair came out darker too and with less gray than before.
I however don't recommend chemo to get rid of gray ;).

So nice to hear from you, Mike. Happy holidays
to you and yours!

Jim

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anliperez915
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Joined: Sep 2011

Gotta love life and its little things that may mean nothing to other people but mean a lot to us cancer survivors!

Merry Christmas!

Sincerely,
Liz

Folks24
Posts: 107
Joined: Feb 2007

Congradulations. Hey sometimes it is the little steps in life that give us the most joy! I just lately finished my lymphoma treatments and am waiting for my "peach fuzz" to grow.

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