I thinned a LOT with my first round of chemo. I've been wearing hats to cover up my bald spot. For the most part I love hats, but I don't always like to wear them around my house as they impede my eye sight a little bit, often interfer with holding a real phone to my ear, and I tend to get warm in them. I don't feel ready for the wig as she slips on real hair + she makes me feel fancy. So for now it's hats, soon it will be scarves and I'll need to bust out the Betties. fake betty real betty
During the first round my hair thinned, then stopped falling out in large amounts. Now with round 2 it's starting to thin again... slowly but it's starting. I've been told that day 14 into this new treatment that my hair will fall out. I'm not sure if that means large clumps or if that means I'll be bald by this day. Either way I've been anticipating the loss. I wake up wondering if there is hair on my pillow. [Cancer survivors/fighters talk about waking up with hair on their face and pillow]
What I'm surprised about during all this thinning is that I've still had to shave my arm pits + my legs... not very often but STILL. #isn'titIronicdon'tyouthink
My eyebrows are thinning, one is now noticeably shorter than the other #neverhadthisproblembefore [you can kind of tell if you look at the photo above] And I've also noticed my eyelashes aren't as thick. #dangit [not sure i'm going to want to deal with putting on fake lashes, but may want to learn how] #gladiwearglassestohidesomeofthis
I know it will grow back, but in the meantime I also know that when I'm bald it will be a big shout out to the world that I have cancer. It's the first thing people will notice when they walk by me in the grocery store. It will speak for me. #I'drathertheynoticemycutehandbag.
previous post on the day i started losing my hair. click here