I'm shedding (and in the oddest places)

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Buckwirth
Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258 Member
It finally is happening; my hair is falling out!

Thinning mostly, but there are odd bits, like blowing of my nose and getting a tissue full of hair, or noticing that the tub is full of body hair and I am beginning to look like whoever did my waxing needs to go back for more training (and no, I do not wax! :smile:)

Ahh, chemotherapy; the gift that keeps on giving!

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  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
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    Just wait, Blake
    Start

    Just wait, Blake

    Start checking your eyelashes, eyebrows, arm hair, leg hair, chest hair, and other properties located just south of the border.

    For the ladies that like the "Brazilian" this can be a windfall, but the idea is slow to take off with the misters - and for good reason I might add:)

    LOL!

    My hair is starting to come back in almost 4 months after my last Tx.

    -Craig
  • mukamom
    mukamom Member Posts: 402
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    Buckwirth
    My husband Robert has had three different chemo cocktails, and this one,(erbitux and campostar), his hair started coming out in handfuls-- and it was LONG. Then it started coming out in his beard, and then out of his ears (yes, he has pretty fuzzy ear canals), now off his chest, legs, arms and points in between. Where there was once a hairy, lovable beast of a man, he is now a not very hairy, lovable beast of a man. And he looks pretty d a m n good to me. ;-}


    Keep on kickin it,

    Angela
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Sorry
    Sorry you are going through this. It's not easy. My hair thinned but never lost it all.

    Kim
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258 Member
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    mukamom said:

    Buckwirth
    My husband Robert has had three different chemo cocktails, and this one,(erbitux and campostar), his hair started coming out in handfuls-- and it was LONG. Then it started coming out in his beard, and then out of his ears (yes, he has pretty fuzzy ear canals), now off his chest, legs, arms and points in between. Where there was once a hairy, lovable beast of a man, he is now a not very hairy, lovable beast of a man. And he looks pretty d a m n good to me. ;-}


    Keep on kickin it,

    Angela

    Looking forward to the ears
    right now I shave mine :smile:! A razor on the lobes, and an electric trimmer for the inside fuzzy stuff.

    On the other hand, I have always had a full thick (if somewhat grey) head, so the bald thing will be new to me.
  • plh4gail
    plh4gail Member Posts: 1,238 Member
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    I started taking Biotin after chemo
    Well...Blake I bet you remember what I went through when mine began to come out. It thinned a l o t on my head and I went with a very very short cut and not shaving it. Now 3 months after chemo I have so many new baby ones that are thickening up my hair that is now beginning to grow....my eyebrows thinned too...lol...and for the armpits to ankles ....ya it's a change but I didn't complain about that. And it will all come back!!....you will look handsome as ever without hair :)

    hugs to you, gail
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
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    bald is sexy
    Don't worry, at some point I decided to try the bald look.it's cool in summer .
    Mind you I was going bald since I was 20.
    Just remember hair and brains don't mix.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
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    bald is sexy
    Don't worry, at some point I decided to try the bald look.it's cool in summer .
    Mind you I was going bald since I was 20.
    Just remember hair and brains don't mix.

    Curious Buck I'm in my 11 infusion of camptosar and my hair is
    growing again quite fast! Ahhh Chemo what a joy!
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258 Member
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    bald is sexy
    Don't worry, at some point I decided to try the bald look.it's cool in summer .
    Mind you I was going bald since I was 20.
    Just remember hair and brains don't mix.

    "Just remember hair and
    "Just remember hair and brains don't mix."

    Perhaps I should bite my tongue here...

    :-)