Saturday, October 4, 2008

Adios razor blades...

Ahhh...the inevitable hair loss has begun. It's one thing to know it's going to happen, and another thing for it to actually start. I guess it was Thursday or Friday when I noticed that there was very little hair growth from shaving my legs the previous day. I'm just slightly obsessed with having smooth legs and I ABSOLUTELY must shave with my skintimate gel and a razor every day. It's part of my relaxing shower routine! So it was slightly disheartening when I didn't really have to do it Friday, or today...but I did it anyway (out of habit mostly). Then last night there was some major hair loss...I guess the best way to put it is this way- the loss has started "south" and is moving "north". My friend Wendy said it best- chemo does not discriminate hair follicles, it ALL falls out. So I know that in the next few days all my hair will be saying ~Sayonara. She said that when she lost her hair it starts with a few strands one day, and then a bunch on your pillow the next day and then it comes out in clumps and looks like a rat....and then it's time to shave it off.

Update- So it's Monday and my hair is slowly falling out. I woke up today with a sore scalp...kinda like when you wear an updo all night or a tight ponytail and take it down. My hair just comes right out if you lightly pull it...easy for getting those greys that have plagued me since pregnancy!

3 comments:

Caitlin said...

Well....at least you can save money on bikini waxes!!!

You are such a strong chick...you're always in my thoughts!

K.C. said...

mike says my showers should be cut down to 5 minutes. no shampoo, no shaving the legs...but what should I use on my head - soap???

Mike said...

Sure! You know Mike doesn't have hair and he still uses shampoo...never really understood that but, hey! it needs to be washed! I hope I can stop by soon to say hello. Lori