Hey, everyone. Just got back from my first haircut!!! It is really short, but all the cat fur (cotton)
is gone. Now my hair just feels like hair. It is still very gray, but perhaps that will change in the next five weeks when I am scheduled for another appt.
Bernadette, as far as how long before your hair is long enough for a cut -- I had white, 1/2 " long, very very thin wispy hair by mid-July (finished Taxol June 26th.) On August 1st, one day after my birthday, I had a shadow on my head, brows, and lashes. So, Bernadette, exactly 3 months later, November 1st, I had my first hair cut. I will have to say that my hair is full, just like before and the cut is a "style" not just "hair". I love it and the way it makes me feel. Going to the plastic surgeon next week -- just to talk since I have 4 more months minimum before I can get reconstruction.
Harley, I know you have lots going on other than cancer, but Taxol was a breeze for me except for the last 2 weeks. I was very tired and had some diarrhea. My primary problem on Taxol was food - it was awful. I found, unfortunately towards the end, that strong foods tasted best, like chili, spagetti, pizza, mexican food. I always used plastic utensils to minimize the metal taste of food and drank lots of "filtered" and bottled water - no tap water.
Good luck to you Harley, and you Bernadette, and all you others on A/C or Taxol!