A Head of Our Time
Living with Permanent Chemo-Induced Alopecia
A Head of Our Time
Kojak on October 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm said:
Wow! That’s amazing! I didn’t know you could become permanently bald from chemotherapy!
Pamela Kirby on January 24, 2010 at 12:44 am said:
No one has really had a Bad Hair Day until they have a No Hair Day! Or, in my case, a No Hair Day for 3 years [1095 days and counting]. I have forgotten what it feels like to run my fingers through my hair, shampoo it, condition it, wear a ponytail, get a haircut, blow it dry, curl it, style it, pile it on top of my head, color it, twirl it, braid it, gel it, etc. Hair is a woman’s crowning glory! You can’t watch tv, read a magazine, shop at the mall, without being reminded that HAIR is an integral part of a woman’s ‘style’, and her ‘beauty’.
I believe there is a solution to getting my hair back BUT I fear that no one cares enough to find that solution in time for me to enjoy the rest of my life.
Tori on January 25, 2010 at 8:59 pm said:
I was looking through a magazine just today and on every page it seemed there was someone with hair flowing or blowing or bouncing. I have never been an envious person or someone who begrudges other’s successes, but I suddenly find myself jealous of hair-any hair, any color, any length. Funny how you take something like hair for granted and then pine so deeply for it when it’s gone. My doctor keeps telling me that he has NEVER had a patient whose hair did not grow back, but on my last visit, he admitted that sometimes it grows back “different” — different texture, color, thinner… Hello? I love my onc, but the guy is in denial about MY hair, or lack thereof. I do miss my hair so badly!
Chris on February 4, 2010 at 10:01 am said:
I know many women who have battled cancer. I’ve seen their beautiful bald heads and known that the alternative would be much worse…but that doesn’t always bring a smile. After reading your comments I began thinking of all the ads out there where models are tall, thin, beautiful, with flowing hair, perfect teeth and flawless skin. As women we are all effected by the media and the hits it takes to our self esteem…that is why I believe this forum is so important. Celebrate you! You are heroes!