Losing hair again!!!

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Oh joy, my 1/2 inch long hair is now falling out again.  Apparently my little follicles felt safe when I skipped taxol #5 and then #6 was delayed... and they started to grow.  Oh the poor things, taxol #6 was completed mid April, and yup, just like the first time, I'm shedding.  Oh well, it's not like it was really covering my head or anything.  And on the plus side, the sun is out today and my head can stay warm.  Hugs Nancy

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  • CheeseQueen57
    CheeseQueen57 Member Posts: 933 Member
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    Hugs

    Hugs to you. Getting 2nd chemo tomorrow and anticipating the losing of the hair. I think I'm prepared but are we ever really prepared for this?  Trying to keep chin propped up. 

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,483 Member
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    Hugs to both of you!!  Losing

    Hugs to both of you!!  Losing hair, especially for women, is so tramatic.  It it's any comfort mine is coming in but sticking straight out of my head.  I look like I stuck my finger in a light socket - Alfalfa, I feel your pain!!  I've been thinking about wetting it all down before I go to bed and wearing one of those pink rubber swim caps with holes poked in it (so my head doesn't get moldy overnight).  Then hopefully when I get up in the morning, I'll peel off the cap and my hair will lie down flat and I'll look like Audrey Hepburn only with white hair and about 150# heavier.  Well, a girl can dream!!

    I sent my sister a picture of what I currently look like and she told me Billy Idol paid a lot of money to look like you - LOL!

    Love you both!!

    Eldri

     

  • CheeseQueen57
    CheeseQueen57 Member Posts: 933 Member
    edited May 2016 #4
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    Hugs to both of you!!  Losing

    Hugs to both of you!!  Losing hair, especially for women, is so tramatic.  It it's any comfort mine is coming in but sticking straight out of my head.  I look like I stuck my finger in a light socket - Alfalfa, I feel your pain!!  I've been thinking about wetting it all down before I go to bed and wearing one of those pink rubber swim caps with holes poked in it (so my head doesn't get moldy overnight).  Then hopefully when I get up in the morning, I'll peel off the cap and my hair will lie down flat and I'll look like Audrey Hepburn only with white hair and about 150# heavier.  Well, a girl can dream!!

    I sent my sister a picture of what I currently look like and she told me Billy Idol paid a lot of money to look like you - LOL!

    Love you both!!

    Eldri

     

    I love Billy Idol!
    In my 80s head banging days I danced to many a Billy Idol tunes. You go Eldri

    I walked the ward with you, babe
    A thousand miles with you
    I dried your tears of pain, babe
    A million times for you

    Rebel Yell
  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,483 Member
    edited May 2016 #5
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    I love Billy Idol!
    In my 80s head banging days I danced to many a Billy Idol tunes. You go Eldri

    I walked the ward with you, babe
    A thousand miles with you
    I dried your tears of pain, babe
    A million times for you

    Rebel Yell

    LOL, I'll practice that Rebel

    LOL, I'll practice that Rebel Yell and think of you, Susan!!  Cool  The ONE good thing about being bald is that people are really nice to me!!!  I always at least wear a scarf so I don't scare little kids but I've been going out more and more without my wig.

    Love,

    Eldri

  • Kvdyson
    Kvdyson Member Posts: 790 Member
    edited May 2016 #6
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    Lost mine too

    Mine is gone again, too. I had a break from chemo while getting radiation treatment and my hair grew back nice an thick. Within 15 days of my next chemo treatment is was falling out in clumps. My sweet hubby helped me shave it off again. Back to my pretty scarves... :)

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    Kvdyson said:

    Lost mine too

    Mine is gone again, too. I had a break from chemo while getting radiation treatment and my hair grew back nice an thick. Within 15 days of my next chemo treatment is was falling out in clumps. My sweet hubby helped me shave it off again. Back to my pretty scarves... :)

    pretty scarves is right!

    I was admiring your picture with your scarf.  You have the perfect face shape for short/no hair & scarves.  Mine is round/square and I look like a bald person trying for a gypsy look when I wear my scarves like yours.  I made the mistake of wearing a black sweater today, and I have to brush the hair off the back whenever I go into the ladies room, it's really shedding whenever I move or touch my head.  And of course, now my head itches again, so I have to refrain from that.

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,483 Member
    edited May 2016 #8
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    Kvdyson said:

    Lost mine too

    Mine is gone again, too. I had a break from chemo while getting radiation treatment and my hair grew back nice an thick. Within 15 days of my next chemo treatment is was falling out in clumps. My sweet hubby helped me shave it off again. Back to my pretty scarves... :)

    You really own that scarf!!

    You really own that scarf!!  I wish I could do that but I tend to look more like Sha-goon-da-la from the old country when I wear the babushka.

    Love,

    Eldri

  • CheeseQueen57
    CheeseQueen57 Member Posts: 933 Member
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    You really own that scarf!!

    You really own that scarf!!  I wish I could do that but I tend to look more like Sha-goon-da-la from the old country when I wear the babushka.

    Love,

    Eldri

    No scarfs for me I'm afraid

    i haven't bought any scarfs yet either. I'm afraid it would not be my look either, more of a babushka face, too. But I agree, our gal rocks them!

  • SandyD
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    Getting pretty damn tired of the scarves!

    No wig for me. Not the wig type (plus I figure with summer coming a wig will be uncomfortable).

    Also sick of the ET look since I've lost most of my eyebrows and eyelashes!!!!!!!!

  • SandyD
    SandyD Member Posts: 130
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    Know about that

    Each treatment is a signal to our hair shafts to start shedding again.

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,814 Member
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    LOL, I'll practice that Rebel

    LOL, I'll practice that Rebel Yell and think of you, Susan!!  Cool  The ONE good thing about being bald is that people are really nice to me!!!  I always at least wear a scarf so I don't scare little kids but I've been going out more and more without my wig.

    Love,

    Eldri

    I had my "coming out" party

    I had my "coming out" party on Monday. For the first time, I went out in public without a scarf and bangs. While I have a long way to go to have real girlie hair, this was a huge decision for me and very freeing. I don't believe I will be using the scarves and bangs ever again. My hair color has turned very strange. I don't even know what to call it. But, at least my head isn't bald and shiny.

    Today, I had my sutures removed from the port removal last week. So, just over 4 months post chemo I'm putting it behind me.

    You are so darn close to putting it behind you! Hang in there and in a few weeks, you will begin to watch your hair come back. :-)

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi 

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,814 Member
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    SandyD said:

    Getting pretty damn tired of the scarves!

    No wig for me. Not the wig type (plus I figure with summer coming a wig will be uncomfortable).

    Also sick of the ET look since I've lost most of my eyebrows and eyelashes!!!!!!!!

    Sandy, I hated the ET look.

    Sandy, I hated the ET look. That really was the hardest part. I did draw on eyebrows and used eyeliner. It helped define my face and made me feel a lot better.  Also, I couldn't wear wigs due to hot flashes. Wearing a scarf was hard enough. I did use bangs under the scarf and that helped me feel better about how I looked. And, it didn't add any heat to my head.

    Hope this helps!

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • Kvdyson
    Kvdyson Member Posts: 790 Member
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    unknown said:

    pretty scarves is right!

    I was admiring your picture with your scarf.  You have the perfect face shape for short/no hair & scarves.  Mine is round/square and I look like a bald person trying for a gypsy look when I wear my scarves like yours.  I made the mistake of wearing a black sweater today, and I have to brush the hair off the back whenever I go into the ladies room, it's really shedding whenever I move or touch my head.  And of course, now my head itches again, so I have to refrain from that.

    Hair Shedding

    Once mine starts coming out I just shave it all off. I find it quite cathartic. Sort of like - boom, I have control over something again. :)

  • Kvdyson
    Kvdyson Member Posts: 790 Member
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    You really own that scarf!!

    You really own that scarf!!  I wish I could do that but I tend to look more like Sha-goon-da-la from the old country when I wear the babushka.

    Love,

    Eldri

    Thank you, Eldri

    Thank you, Eldri. I watched a bunch of online videos to figure out how to work with them. Never thought that I'd be able to get the hang of them but just kept plugging along until it worked. :)

  • Kvdyson
    Kvdyson Member Posts: 790 Member
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    No scarfs for me I'm afraid

    i haven't bought any scarfs yet either. I'm afraid it would not be my look either, more of a babushka face, too. But I agree, our gal rocks them!

    You might be surprised

    CQ, you might be surprised. You have a very beautiful face and it deserves to be highlighted!