It's Snowing Hair
Hair Loss Here We Go Again
Here we go again. A few years ago I was receiving treatment next to a lady who was hairless. She was going through her second round of chemo. I remember thinking how terrible for her. I could never do that.
Well here we go again. After a wonderful summer and fall of traveling, I am back on a cancer treatment which, made my hair fall out. It didn't all fall out. If I was a hipster it would be been cool. There are too many baby boomers out there with purple hair for me to be into the hipster movement. I had some bald spots and a long shock of thin hair in front.
I re-read my hub on dealing with chemo hair loss and dithered over my own good advice. Monday, I had a short,sassy hair style. Wednesday, clumps of hair had fallen out.
My youngest son worked to solve my hair crisis with wigs and hats. The wigs don't look too good.
I met my friends, after their hike Friday morning. I was wearing my wig and a purple hat with tons of gold bling. We laughed until we cried. My wig looked awful after four years in a box. I am trying to take this hair loss adventure well, but I can't deny it. When H.J. winces every time he sees my wig. It's hard. Today, I used my son's clippers to buzz my head. I have buzzed many heads over the years. I have always wanted to try doing my own hair. H.J.'s dad cleaned up what I missed on the hair cut. He was upset. Cancer effects everyone.
I was glad H.J. was taking his nap. We are going to bible study tomorrow morning and he will see me then. I may wear a scarf instead of the wig. I was a blond, dyed by my own hand,five years ago. I really liked having my own light brown hair for 4 years. I am just not feeling blond these days. The poems below were from days of sadness over hair loss. It is O.K. to grieve. It is healthy to grieve for a bit, as long as you don't linger too long.
I am not wallowing in my hair crisis. One of my son's and I went shopping for a scarf and he insisted I get a whole new outfit. I am still not sure how that happened, I was looking for a scarf.
Snowing Hair A Poem
Too Much too bear
Wish I had some bear hair
How Did It Happen
Sassy and Short
Hair Loss From A Three Year Old Perspective
"Jammy, you need a good haircut".
Jammy, I have my hair on.
You should put some on too.
H.J. that a good idea.
Should I put my wig on?
No, Just hair.
Hair Loss From A One Year Old Perspective
Baby RA points her finger
Across the room
She clings to Jammy
What are you thinking
You just look and look?
Jammy read me a book?
Jammy you have a new look?
Baby RA you look so sad
As you stare
Are you wondering where's Jammy's hair?
Done With Grieving.
This is crazy. Only way through this course of treatment my hair is growing back. I am on a clinical trial.The doctors don't know exactly what the hair is going to do.
I discovered giving my wig a good brushing and a shampoo made it look nice.
Now that winter has arrived wearing beanies is common and very comfy.
That crisis is over, now, what will Tireless get into next.
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