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Phrannie.....you look amazing!!!!

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Billie67
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I love your cute hair! You look very chic.
Did your hair come in differently than before? My radiation hair loss is coming in sooooo curly! I have some natural wave but this new hair is crazy curly, kind of fun!

Anyway, looking good girlie!

Billie

katenorwood
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P,

You are rocking that hair !  And you look extremely happy in the picture !  Billy when my Mom's came back in it was very curly and thick.  She had less silver in it at 74 then she did at 50.  Love sent to you both !   Katie

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Billie67
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Isn't it funny how this happens? Ok so I was talking with an RN at the onc office and she said they believe that hair comes in curlier for 2 reasons.
If its due to chemo then they think it's because the chemicals actually warp the follicles and make them curved. If our follicles are straight then our hair will be too but if the follicle is rounded or crooked the hair will come in curly or wavy depending on how warped the follicle has become. Sometimes if people have heavy hair it will straighten the follicle out in time and eventually the hair will become straighter. If not, the curls may last forever.
If the hair loss is caused by radiation they believe that the follicle gets literally fried and singes. The follicle then gets curved too.

It's funny I have mostly straight and wavy hair but this chunck a the base is so dang curly. It looks funny if I wear my hair up, haha
Billie

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phrannie51
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I was praying for curly hair to come back....but noooooo....stick straight but way thicker.  Everytime I'd go to my hair gal I'd say cut it a little shorter, till now it's as short as most of the guys around here.

Thank you girls for sending me home tonight from work, more hip, more chic....and feeling good about myself!! Kiss

p

 

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VanessaSLO
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You look absolutely great!! Yes, chic is the right word Wink. Beautiful, indeed!!!

My friend's mother had straight hair before, but now after chemo for breast cancer her hair is growing completely curly.

Have a good day!!

V.

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If I had seen only this photo without the explanation, I would have no idea who I was looking at!  What a great transformation!

mike

 

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VivianLee5689
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You do look great.  I am in agreement.  I would not have known it were you.

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amy_h414
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I love the new 'do! Very sassy!! I bet it's much easier to care for too.

ditto1
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JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW YOU LOOK MARVELOUS.  I THINK OUR HAIR IS ABOUT THE SAME LENGTH, HOWEVER YOURS LOOKS GREAT ON YOU, MINE LOOKS LIKE I STUCK MY FINGER IN A LIGHT SWITCH, BUT I DID BUY SOME HAIR GEL SHOULD I HAVE TO GET OUT AND ABOUT, IT SUCKS NOT TO HAVE SPIT SO I CAN JUST SLICK IT DOWN MY SELF, DIANE WANTED YOU TO KNOW SHE LOVES IT TO.

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Beautiful Phrannie... You look great!

it looks very fun and easy to style!

enjoy! Kari

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Laralyn
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I agree--you look awesome! :-)

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luv4lacrosse
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I am a genetic chrome dome down the middle, and my second go around with the beast, my doc was certain I would lose all of my hair, and my wife said "all hair, correct) I'm sure you know where this is going. I was looking forward to my thinning hair coming in thicker, but as usual, I defy the odds, and lost ZERO hair, and proud to report I am still a chrome done with a hairy back, and you can assume the rest.

i love your short hair, and consider keeping it as it pairs well with your 24/7 smile and great attitude you always bring to our forum.

Best

Mike

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Grandmax4
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your new doooo~~~it matches what I percieve as your personality, fun, hip and a little crazy!!! I've always had really curly hair, mind you I never had Chemo or radiation, but lost a lot of hair...now it's come back so curly it's crazy...I have people stopping me at places like Meijer and asking where I got my perm....:)

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jim and i
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Great you have a new do to go with the new normal. Jim's hair came in pretty much the same, maybe a bit thicker. Lately though his grey is going away. Do not know if it is the Jevity or the chemo but he is happy.

 

Debbie

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Pumakitty
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You look really amazing.  How cute and very fashionable. 

 

Katt

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CivilMatt
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Phrannie,

 

I think you can tell your “hair gal” stop, I think it looks great as it is now.  Skiffen and you both put up some interesting picture frome the delicous seafood to the freak me out mask, to the make me smile upside down dog and now the make me happy new hair cut.

 

Keep moving forward.

 

Matt

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phrannie51
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for my confidence!!  I was terrified to get my hair cut really short....all face and ears...that's what I thought I'd look like....LOL.  On the other hand I'm pretty lazy when it comes to hair....and this is a snap....wash it, let it dry....put some goop in it, and mess it up....the only thing easier would be totally bald...YIKES!!  I won't go that far.

p

Noellesmom
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I love it!

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Skiffin16
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You look great P, lean and mean.....

You got that GI Jane Demi Moore fighting attitude, and now the look..., you go girl.

Looking good P..

JG

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ToBeGolden
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There is something very positive about the post-treatment era. Rick.

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fisrpotpe
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ok billie i agree with you Phrannie is looking amazing. love the new do Phrannie!

Bille, it would be great to see your crazy curly do also, time for an update. 

anyone else willing to share there new normal hair lets see it. 

john 

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Skiffin16
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I had troll hair;

 

Troll Hair

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cureitall66
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John....you still look the same...LOL. Still a cutie!

~Cris

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Skiffin16
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LOL..., actually the more I look at the photo, it does kinda look like me...

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Billie67
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My new curls are only on the underside of my hair at the nape of my neck where I lost it from rads. The rest of my hair is much wavier tho since treatment. Not sure what that is from? Possibly Erbitux???
I mostly blow dry it straight tho
Billie

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fishmanpa
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Definitely suits you Phrannie....

Hmmmm... I wonder if I go into this with no hair, will I come out of it with? ;)~

"T"

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phrannie51
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I'm still laughing! 

T....you might just come out of this with a thick mass of curly dark hair....ya never know what the chemo will do. 

p

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staceya
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You Do look smashing!!

HUGS

Stacey

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Ingrid K
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Phrannie

you look just stunning !  It speaks of your fighting atittude I think.  Like others have said, cute and sassy to boot.   I am going to go for  a shorter 'do next time myself.

I am currently growing my hair out in order to donate it.  Have not cut mine in over 2 years (since surgery date).   I did it originally to hide what I lost with rads and then I just kept growing it.  I also realized that there are not many wig color choices for the over 55 set, that look real.   I had several fellow warriors look for "slightly graying" hair wigs during chemo, but all they had were blondes and brunettes.

Phrannie, your new do motivates me to keep on growing mine....maybe they can use it to make a wig with your new hairstyle as a model !

 

 

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cureitall66
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Wow! Looks awesome! What a difference and it looks so good!

~C

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connieprice1
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Phrannie,  I hate to say the exact same thing as everyone who commented before me but the new hairstyle just looks GREAT! You just look healthier, younger and beautiful. I'm sure as with everyone who has gone through the treatments it must really make you feel good to get back to feeling great and looking great! Keep it up, Homer & Connie

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hwt
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Love the new do! If I had seen your pic before my haircut this past weekend, I would have been tempted to go short. Still scared to give up my ponytail as it gets very humid in STL and  I have curly hair. My new growth at nap of neck is about 2 inches long now. Seems straighter than the rest of my hair.  You look fantastic!

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Tim6003
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Looking good Phrannie ....now you really look  like the spitfire you are!!! :)

 

Best,

 

 

Tim

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