Last time I had my chemotherapy regime - my hair thinned slightly, but I hardly lost any of it. I felt almost guilty - that I wasn't really a 'cancer sufferer' - I mean I coped well, didn't lose my hair etc.
Crazy I know!
This time however, it is different!
One of the drugs causes severe hair thinning - note I said thinning not loss. I have always had really thick, luxurious hair and to stand in the shower and find piles of it on the floor is quite daunting. Also, when I wake up in the morning and smooth my pillows, I feel like a bear wakening from hibernation - my pillow is covered in hair.
The last couple of days I have had a sore head - it is tender. Causes: Sunburn, combing, washing and just having a very bare head. Then yesterday, out at the shops, I caught my reflection and there was a lady with very thin hair covering her head, looking back at me.
So today - I took the big step. I dug out my supply of scarves and turbans. I found some pretty earrings and went out feeling so much better.
Here are a couple of photos: