Tuesday, August 02, 2005
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I have hesitated to put a photo of myself up since my chemo treatment. My bald head just made me look so sick and I didn’t want any record of that online. Honestly, it was even a little hard for me to look at my baldness in the mirror. For me, more than anything, the hair loss really represented my cancer to me. I didn’t want to dwell on it all too much. I even wore a hat or kerchief around the house when nobody was around. Honestly, it wasn’t a vanity thing but more of a symbol of my sickness kind of thing. I know this isn’t an issue with others so much and maybe something else about their symptoms and treatment was hard for them to take. Anyway, that what was hard for me.
The good news is that my hair has very suddenly and quickly started growing back. It still might fall out again as I have more chemo to go but for now I am quite the little Q-Tip. My hair seems a bit darker and is very soft right now. Almost like duck down. It might even be a little curly. It is still too short to know what it is going to look like in the future.
So here is a photo of me and my hair. It looks silvery on the sides but isn’t. It is just a bit thinner there and maybe a little shiny.