I came out of my wig!

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   Posted 8/19/2006 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I know I haven't posted here that much, but I come over and read sometimes.  I finally stopped wearing my wig last Saturday. My hair is almost 2 inches long and is really curly. I look like I have a afro. It's kind of cute. My hair always had a lot of body to it anyway. My hair has never been this short.  I was going to stop wearing the wig at the end of the month because we are going to the beach for 10 days and I don't want to be sitting on the beach with something clinging to my scalp. And I swear it seems like my hair grew some since last weekend! There was always something on my head, either the wig or a cotton cap. So I guess it can finally breathe now and really start to grow. My eyebrows haven't seem to come in all the way though. So I have been drawing them in. My eyelashes are finally long again. The hair on my legs grew in fast at first and now it grows real slow. I may shave like once a week if that. But I was never one who had to have my legs shaven slick as an onion everyday. And it's kind of hard to notice any hair on my legs since they are tan.
Anyway, I wanted to share this since I was one of those who really had a problem with losing my hair. It took forever to grow it to the middle of my back. And I know everyone said it would grow back, and it did.
I will be 8 months out of chemo on 8/29. I had a mammo in May and everything looked normal. I go again in November.
Have a great weekend everyone!

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   Posted 8/19/2006 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I was going to say I bet your hair looks real cute, too. You beat me to it. The hair that I have seen grown out after chemo has always been so pretty, shiny and curly. My daughter just turned 40 when her hair came back and it was beautiful salt and pepper. She hated that it looked so dark because she had always been blond, so she lightened it. Now she has let it go natural, seven years later and it still has a beautiful salt and pepper color to it. Enjoy the carefree days of washing and combing.............. Hugs MK

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   Posted 8/19/2006 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy your time at the beach going "topless." Nothing worse than those wigs. Hated mine with a passion!


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   Posted 8/19/2006 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Congrats on FINALLY getting some hair. I can't believe how long it took for yours to grow back. I have been out of my wig for months now. Mine came back very curly too but the color was drab and grey. I colored it with a temp color at first and now a permanent one. I love my curly hair, I always had stick stright hair. I get up in the morning and just put gel in it and go. It is long enough to curl but Im afraid the curling iron will straighten it so Im waiting as long as I can. I had trouble with my eyebrows and lashes too. I think they both fell out 3 times before being permanent. My lashes are now long and thick like they used to be.

There is life after chemo, and a good one at that. I still have all of these other health problems but cancer has taught me to be more relaxed and not to worry so much.

So glad to see you posting, and on a positive note. Have fun at the beach wish I could be there.


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   Posted 8/19/2006 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I hated wearing the wig, but refused to go in public bald. I still didn't look at myself in the mirror until about late February when it started coming back in. Mine too was coming in gray and dark and I put some color on it. I've been keeping some color in it, kind of reddish even though my natural color (used to be a long ime ago) dark brown. 12/29 was my last chemo and my hair hadn't started coming back until February. I think it has taken so long because I always had something on my head. Anyway, that's over with now. tongue

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   Posted 8/24/2006 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I'm glad to hear from you.  Isn't it a wonderful feeling NOT to wear that wig?  I was bold and ditched mine when the hair was probably less than an inch.  But, I didn't care.  Having it off I'm sure helped it grow faster.  Mine took a while to grow evenly and regularly.  I bet it is very cute.
L & H,

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   Posted 8/27/2006 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Katt- congrats on sprouting some hair! ;-) now go throw that itchy wig in the ocean!!!!!!!! heehee
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
 To do what I do"

                       To Do What I Do   -Alan Jackson, 2004

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