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Getting Ready for Your Hair to Fall Out

PJ Hamel Health Guide August 29, 2006
  • When I first learned I was going to have chemotherapy, there were two thoughts that roared into my head like a freight train. One, I’m going to be terribly sick, nauseous and vomiting, and man, I’ve always HATED throwing up. And two, I’m going to lose my hair and be bald. WOW. It was a lot to...

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  • Anonymous
    Malia
    Mar. 15, 2010
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  • Judy Kolbaba
    Oct. 27, 2009

     I did get thru it. MY oncologist was adament I would ose my hair. So I knew from the expert I would, but it little prepared me for reality.

     

     My son was married August 5, 2005, nearly 2 months after my diagnosis, and about 11 days after my first chemo round.  On August 6th, I was combing my hair, and it started to come out in handfuls! ...

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     I did get thru it. MY oncologist was adament I would ose my hair. So I knew from the expert I would, but it little prepared me for reality.

     

     My son was married August 5, 2005, nearly 2 months after my diagnosis, and about 11 days after my first chemo round.  On August 6th, I was combing my hair, and it started to come out in handfuls!  I was pretty devastated for several hours, trying to absorb this phenomena.  After the initial shock, I realized how lucky I was to have skirted by with a head of hair for my son's wedding.  Then it beacame a fascinating thing, running my hand thru my hair, and getting a fistful of hair everytime, kind of like when, after a sunburn, it is fascinating to peel the skin.  I got my hair cut short, but by the end of the week, it was pretty much gone, so I had my husband shave the rest of it.

     

      I have retired my wig, and pray it NEVER has to come out of retirement.

     

     

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Oct. 27, 2009

      Let that wig stay retired forever - a monument to the CHALLENGE you overcame! PJH

  • Anonymous
    Fel
    Feb. 14, 2007
    This is my third day on chemo and though I am at peace, it's like watching the dial on a ticking time bomb. I think my beautician is going to have a tougher time with it than I will. Am sending my hair to Locks of Love. Thank you for this article. Of all the ones I've read, yours has meant the most and has really helped me prepare for what's ahead....
    RHMLucky777
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    This is my third day on chemo and though I am at peace, it's like watching the dial on a ticking time bomb. I think my beautician is going to have a tougher time with it than I will. Am sending my hair to Locks of Love. Thank you for this article. Of all the ones I've read, yours has meant the most and has really helped me prepare for what's ahead. I have purchased human hair eyebrows (tres cool), 2 wigs and 2 hats. I hop all is going well with you!