Thanks for all who anwered to Hair falling out?

rjjj
rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Thanks for giving me courage to have my husband buzz my hair (after he also read all your posts. I actually felt better to have it done. My headache quit.. and the anxiety of when it would all go...This made me feel as if i DO have some control. My head feels a little chilly so i'm wearing a little cap but sleeping Naked on top feels good since hot flashes are still occuring. This too shall pass....................Thank you all for listening and all of your support!!
P.S. tomorrow is my 2nd chemo treatment, wish me luck that it will go as good as the 1st!!
God Bless
Jackie

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  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Gimme a head of hair.....
    You are more than welcome! I remember that after my b/f buzzed my head ( while I bawled like a baby, thank you very much!) the aching scalp stopped instantly! My b/f is Native American, and has thick, long, braided hair, so we definitely changed sides, follically speaking! LOL

    But that was then, this is now! I need regular haircuts, need to shave and wax, etc etc. My pretty eyebrows did not come in as nicely as before, but I DID get a moustache! I tell ya, the humility lessons just keep on coming! ROFL

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967
    Yay!
    God Bless and good luck with your infusion tomorrow, Jackie! Moopy has hers on Friday.

    The Moopster just left 15 minutes ago for her "Look Good Feel Better" meeting. She still has all her hair on this morning of Day 19, but she is doing much better with the prospect of losing it - thanks to the support of the Pink Sisterhood on this wonderful web forum.
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Aortus said:

    Yay!
    God Bless and good luck with your infusion tomorrow, Jackie! Moopy has hers on Friday.

    The Moopster just left 15 minutes ago for her "Look Good Feel Better" meeting. She still has all her hair on this morning of Day 19, but she is doing much better with the prospect of losing it - thanks to the support of the Pink Sisterhood on this wonderful web forum.

    Let me know
    Thanks for the good wishes. Right back at Moopy and you!
    I wish i had a "look Good Feel Better" in my area.. fact is i would have to drive over 300 miles, it might be worth it though! I have to drive 40 miles to my treatment. but the doctor comes from 300 miles to the clinic where i receive my chemo. When i have to do radiation i will have to move for awhile or stay with my daughter in Colorado , since they do not do radiation in this small town in MT. There also are no support groups in this area and I have been thinking of starting one once i am a little more sure on my feet.

    This is why i am so thrilled to have found such a wonderful online group. What a help this has been.

    Tell my pink sister moopie i am routing for her on Friday. And let me know about the "look good feel better" her picture is so darned cute that i'm sure she will be just as beautiful
    on the outside as i'm sure she is to you on the inside.
    God bless,
    Jackie
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Aortus said:

    Yay!
    God Bless and good luck with your infusion tomorrow, Jackie! Moopy has hers on Friday.

    The Moopster just left 15 minutes ago for her "Look Good Feel Better" meeting. She still has all her hair on this morning of Day 19, but she is doing much better with the prospect of losing it - thanks to the support of the Pink Sisterhood on this wonderful web forum.

    Infusion #2
    Good luck to both Jackie and Moopy on infusion #2. May it go so smoothly, you hardly notice. Moopy and I will both be having infusions on Friday. I will be on #3: half-way through! Can't say that I am looking forward to it exactly, but every single one means one less to go. :)

    Mimi
  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    Good luck Moopy, Jackie and
    Good luck Moopy, Jackie and Mimi may all your infusions go as smoothly as your first one. You are all in my prayers. Hugs, Lili
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    One less thing
    Hi Jackie,

    I saw your expressions gallery photo with the gloves, you look lovely do not stress too much about going out in public although I truly understand how you feel about it.

    I have very fast growing hair and a cup half full moment when I realized I did not have to shave my legs because the hair was gone there as well. Now let me tell you that was a perk! :-D

    Congrats on having one less chemo and another one just around the corner. You will do great and with each infusion you are one step closer to sending cancer packing!

    My best to you and a great big hug!

    RE
  • sausageroll
    sausageroll Member Posts: 415
    RE said:

    One less thing
    Hi Jackie,

    I saw your expressions gallery photo with the gloves, you look lovely do not stress too much about going out in public although I truly understand how you feel about it.

    I have very fast growing hair and a cup half full moment when I realized I did not have to shave my legs because the hair was gone there as well. Now let me tell you that was a perk! :-D

    Congrats on having one less chemo and another one just around the corner. You will do great and with each infusion you are one step closer to sending cancer packing!

    My best to you and a great big hug!

    RE

    Sorry, missed this!
    I,m glad you are coming to terms with your baldness. I actually feel better with mine bald than with a wig, or scarves, but since it is cold, I do wear a hat outside.
    Good luck all of those with your next infusions! I'll be thinking of you.
    Husband and I met 41 years ago today, so hoping to get out for a meal..but think the "runs" are starting..always someting isn't it???
    Neglected to say that I think you are looking very good!
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143

    Sorry, missed this!
    I,m glad you are coming to terms with your baldness. I actually feel better with mine bald than with a wig, or scarves, but since it is cold, I do wear a hat outside.
    Good luck all of those with your next infusions! I'll be thinking of you.
    Husband and I met 41 years ago today, so hoping to get out for a meal..but think the "runs" are starting..always someting isn't it???
    Neglected to say that I think you are looking very good!

    41 years!
    Well, happy anniversary, Sausage! I hope you do end up doing something really nice, even if you are having some GI issues. Maybe stuff a bottle of Immodium in your purse and go anyway?! Let us know how you celebrated!

    Mimi
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159

    Sorry, missed this!
    I,m glad you are coming to terms with your baldness. I actually feel better with mine bald than with a wig, or scarves, but since it is cold, I do wear a hat outside.
    Good luck all of those with your next infusions! I'll be thinking of you.
    Husband and I met 41 years ago today, so hoping to get out for a meal..but think the "runs" are starting..always someting isn't it???
    Neglected to say that I think you are looking very good!

    41 YEARS!!!
    Sweet! Yes, it is always something, but maybe it too will be something you can laugh about! Spend the day with that special man, and he with you~ you are a blessing to one another! Congratulations!

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    I posted this on the other thread...lol...
    For the itch and dryness, I generously slathered on Intense Moisturizing Cream by Mary Kay. It's pink (of course...lol), and fondly termed 'Axle grease' by the MK people...

    It got me thru a very cold and dry winter that year in Holland...

    Hugs, Kathi
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member

    Sorry, missed this!
    I,m glad you are coming to terms with your baldness. I actually feel better with mine bald than with a wig, or scarves, but since it is cold, I do wear a hat outside.
    Good luck all of those with your next infusions! I'll be thinking of you.
    Husband and I met 41 years ago today, so hoping to get out for a meal..but think the "runs" are starting..always someting isn't it???
    Neglected to say that I think you are looking very good!

    Home can be just as nice...
    Congrats on the anniversary!!!! My beau and I have been together for 17 years, last October. We spent many a special night, just the two of us, at home...interrupted occasionally by my trips to the pot (ROFL).

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Chemo Tomorrow
    Hi, Jackie, Joe and I both will be thinking of you and wishing you another good treatment. I like your idea of sending your husband for a luscious milkshake--I may try that myself!

    The Look Good Feel Better session was fun, putting on makeup and getting tips. But it would not be worth a long drive (not even for the makeup kit, which did include some high-end stuff). Most of the makeup tips were the usual ones, i.e, wear sunscreen and moisturizer. The cosmetologist did stress the impact of eyebrows and how important it is to spend the time and effort on creating a natural-looking brow. Powder is more natural than liner, and you can dip the brush in a bit of water to make the shadow stay on your skin. I am nervous about that as I do not have a steady hand. There is a website--lookgoodfeelbetter.org--but I haven't checked it out. An American Cancer Society rep was there to talk about all the ways the ACS can help, including a free wig and hats. By the way, you look like the cutest little abominable snow woman ever! Where did you get the hat?
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Moopy23 said:

    Chemo Tomorrow
    Hi, Jackie, Joe and I both will be thinking of you and wishing you another good treatment. I like your idea of sending your husband for a luscious milkshake--I may try that myself!

    The Look Good Feel Better session was fun, putting on makeup and getting tips. But it would not be worth a long drive (not even for the makeup kit, which did include some high-end stuff). Most of the makeup tips were the usual ones, i.e, wear sunscreen and moisturizer. The cosmetologist did stress the impact of eyebrows and how important it is to spend the time and effort on creating a natural-looking brow. Powder is more natural than liner, and you can dip the brush in a bit of water to make the shadow stay on your skin. I am nervous about that as I do not have a steady hand. There is a website--lookgoodfeelbetter.org--but I haven't checked it out. An American Cancer Society rep was there to talk about all the ways the ACS can help, including a free wig and hats. By the way, you look like the cutest little abominable snow woman ever! Where did you get the hat?

    At last!!
    Hi Moopy I have been waiting for you right here on this board!! I feel like I know you already from all your hubbies posts. How is the hair thing going? I am still trying to get used to my new look...don't know if i ever will. anyway i have to go in early for my second infusion this morning it seems to take so long, but i use the time to journal, read, talk to the nurses and slurp on milkshakes. I am so glad to have you and Joe here on this cool website! although i wish we were here for any other reason, you will get much support from all these wonderful kindred sisters in pink.
    God bless
    Jackie