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So my hair is falling out

I cut my hair a couple of days before I started chemo. I like to have enough knowledge when something unexpected happens in life, so I read a lot. Almost all cancer patients that gets (got) the same chemo as I do advised cutting your hair short.

No-one mentioned that your scalp will hurt when your hair starts falling out. Nobody. Not my oncologist, the nurses… I thought that maybe somehow I got sunburned at the gala without realizing. That’s how painful it is.

I turned to Google and I am not alone. In different degrees, it hurts when your hair falls out. I cannot even lie on my back because the back of my head is the worst. Not that the rest isn’t painful, it is just not as bad.

Also, it is starting to look horrible. I suppose by this weekend it will all have fallen out.


Some days are better than others though. Today might turn into a great one. Who knows.


11 responses

  1. Well Expressed

    December 14, 2017 at 8:19 am

  2. I promise they will grow back so thick an long you will love them! Rock those scarves and wigs and keep your head warm at night. Google has great headband styles and tips. And remember big earrings! Strongs my friend!!!

    December 14, 2017 at 8:51 am

    • I thought about earrings. I never wear them but now might be the time 🙂

      December 14, 2017 at 9:42 am

      • Ditch the hats and scarfs. It’s bloody hot. Rock the earrings. You have cancer, you are not cold! Also what’s wrong with showing ones scalp!???? Nothing. Just stay out the sun. This is Africa.

        December 14, 2017 at 9:46 am

  3. Hey, I don’t always comment but I’m following your journey through this all the way and rooting for you and a quick recovery.

    On the hairloss subject I may of something that could help. My mom’s friend went through chemo also on breast cancer a while ago and she mixed in two oils with her shampoo. It’s Alkod oil and bergamot. She never lost her hair. Not sure if it will help, but maybe it gives a bit of pain relief to your scalp? Worth a shot…

    December 14, 2017 at 8:52 am

    • Hairloss depends on the type of chemo but I am for sure going to try the oils. Anything to help! I am so glad to hear from you xx

      December 14, 2017 at 9:41 am

  4. Noid


    December 14, 2017 at 9:13 am

  5. Can you see how you are educating everyone who will no doubt come after you? 👌

    Oh BTW… #fuckcancer

    December 14, 2017 at 9:52 am

    • This is one of the main reasons I decided to blog this. I want others to know the reality.

      December 14, 2017 at 9:59 am

  6. Yep, you are helping others. I never knew that it hurt either! As far as the hair loss, do you remember after I had Chad, I shaved my head bald on purpose? I kept it that way for a long time. I loved it! I know it’s different, and this isn’t your choice but, just wanted you to maybe feel a little more comfortable about it. Some of us like rocking the bald head 🙂 it’s cute!

    December 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    • I forgot about that but now that you mentioned it! You looked awesome. I loved it! I am sure I will get used to it.

      December 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm

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