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This blog is created to give you a central location to answer any questions you have about my current and upcoming treatments and reactions. It is also created to help me make Lemonade out of the Lemons I have been given, so I will keep this as positive as I can.

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Hairy Situation

As some of you know, my hair has been coming back in lately. It has been about 9 weeks since I had my last dose of Adriamycin, and 3 weeks since my first dose of my NEW Chemo, Taxol. So I had these Long Luxurious Locks of hair... They are now gone. Over the last few days my hair has started to come out, and those of you who saw me within the last day or so were the last to see those beautiful locks... but here is a peek of what you were missing out on if you didn't.

After dinner tonight I was scratching my head and came down with a "handful" of hair. OK, so I had a bunch of 1 inch strands covering my fingers, but it was very obvious that the days of having hair on my head was pretty much over. So I went into the bathroom and rubbed my head for a bit and ended up with this...

It may not look like much, but when your hair isn't that long this was a pretty good amount of hair that went missing from my head.  So after that I looked like this...

 <--The Top/Side.
        My Mini Mullet-->

After the amount of hair I lost, a lot of it went down the back of my shirt, as you may imagine, that is really itchy, so I decided to take a shower and try to get more of it off before bed time so I didn't have to itch all night. I failed to get a picture right after my shower, but just know that there was WAY less hair than even the last picture with my Mullet. So with it looking so sparse I chose to shave the rest off. I am not perfect at shaving my own head, since, well, what woman really is??? But once I was done you can still see somewhat where I still have some hair hanging on, but it is pretty apparent that there isn't much. I expect that it will be pretty well gone in the next few days. So for now, I am looking like this...

I have Chemo on Thursday, so any hair that wasn't killed with the last round will most likely be killed with the next one. I am REALLY hoping that my Leg hair will get that memo this time around, since it stuck around for the last type of Chemo, and I don't think it is fair to have to shave during chemo. LOL

As for a quick update on how I am feeling, this Chemo is really mild on me so far. When I was on the "cousin" of this one (at least that is how I like to think of it) It was also pretty mild at first, and then got just a little worse with each one, but was totally no big deal at all for at least the first 3 treatments, I am basically expecting the same to be true with this one.
I am meeting with a temporary doc when I go in for Chemo this week, and will likely have a more permanent temporary doc after that until December. After that they should have hired a new full time replacement for my doc. As long as I like that new doc I will be staying there, otherwise I may be shopping for a new office again. Hopefully, I like the new one! I don't like shopping for Doctors!