I don't have any hair. My nurse told me maybe by Easter I may have 1-2 inches of hair and I still refuse to walk around with that short of hair when it does get to that length. But I don't know how I'm going to be able to stand a wig either once it gets warmer. The last 2 days have been almost 60 here and my head has been sweating a little, so I can imagine what it will be like when it gets warm and stays warm and hot. Anf I spend a lot of time at the beach in the summer.
All my hair is thinner than before, but my eyelashes seem to be longer, go figure.
The advantage is that I don't need to pluck my eyebrows, because I no longer have any sign of a unibrow. And the hair on my legs and underarms is also thinner, which is a definite plus. Even the hair on my arms is thinner and blonder. So I guess there was an upside for me, LOL!
Ladies: I remember how I hated to wear that darn wig. I didn't care how good it looked, I HATED it. As soon as my hair was about an inch long, the wig was donated to a local theatre group. One thing to remember is that short, short hair is NOT uncommon anymore. There are many women that actually have their stylist cut their hair as short as yours is now. So, be kind to yourself and ditch the wig!
I lost all, and I do mean ALL, of my body hair during my first round of chemo. It took about a year before the hair on my legs and arms started coming back. I have to admit that I really didn't miss having to shave. But one thing to remember is this....if you have had lymph nodes removed, be very, very careful shaving under that arm. NO CUTS!
Hang in there. Your hair will come back and be beautiful again but each of you are beautiful, with or w/out your hair!
Well, I thought I'd weigh in with my hair issues...
My arm and leg hair is all gone, my eyelashes are very sparse (but I still use mascara, and have all through the chemo), but my eyebrows have really thinned. I'm not too good with makeup, so I just use mascara on them as well. The head hair is pretty thin, but getting to be about an inch long. Unfortunately, its mostly the greys that are the long ones! And no curls! Geesh. I was really looking forward to having curly hair - since mine has always been very thin and straight - and I dont even get that!! I had my last chemo last Wed., so I hope that my hair comes back fairly soon. DH and I are planning on visiting his parents down in florida at the end of March - if I dont have hair, I'm not going to go swimming, so I hope it doesnt take too long.
I'm going for my preliminary rads appt tomorrow. I had a good talk with my radiologist, so I'll be doing 5 weeks of rads - with the option for masts after. And here is (CAW CAW) me eating some crow... The reason why I'm not doing 6 and a half weeks of rads is because I didnt have any lymph node involvement.
Hugs to all