First Haircut in 16 months!!!

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.



  • Aaron
    Aaron Member Posts: 237
    It's the little things
    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.
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    Happy for you...
    Hi Mike, 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)
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    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!

  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    Hi Mike
    Gotta love life and its little things that may mean nothing to other people but mean a lot to us cancer survivors!

    Merry Christmas!

  • Folks24
    Folks24 Member Posts: 106
    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.