Jan 20, 2013 - 10:35 pm
Hi, I'm a 26-year-old female who was recently diagnosed with HD Stage 2A last October. I have currently completed 4 of 12 ABVD chemo treatments but this last week have experienced a significant amount of hair loss. When first diagnosed, I cut off a few inches of my hair in anticipation of treatment, but now I'm really thinning and balding and to be completely candid, I just feel horrible about myself. Physically, I count my blessings that I have been feeling alright however, mentally and emotionally I feel kinda depressed and like my spirit is broken because I am waking up and not recognizing myself in the mirror. I don't like what I see at all. And while I have already had a wig made, I can't bring myself to wear it. It's an awesome wig, but it's not me. It's not MY hair.
I'm really hoping I don't lose all of my hair but either way, how long does it take for hair to start growing back after chemo ends? More importantly, how long does it take until it's grown in and not balding? I need something to look forward too....