May not look like much, but imagine that much coming out every time you touched your hair.
I took this picture this morning, it's all the hair that's come out in my hairbrush over the last 3 days:
You should see what was left in the shower this morning. I'd be lying if I said there weren't a few tears. I know this means the chemo is working, so I'm happy for that, but there's really nothing that can prepare you for your hair coming out in chunks in your hand.
My super sweet hair stylist Teddi (she really is amazing), came to my house today to cut off my hair. The hope is that the shorter hair won't fall out quite as much and I may not have to shave my head after all. I may still have to wear a hat or scarf, but at least I'd have a little hair sticking out.
Here's the before and after *drumroll, please*
I'll miss my long hair, but I do like the short cut. And I'll definitely be growing it out long again (and I think I'll keep it red, too!!).
And in case you're wondering how I'm feeling, I'm doing ok today. I was pretty nauseous all morning, but it's mostly passed. I still don't have much of an appetite - nothing sounds good at all - but I'm trying to eat (and drink) as much as possible. I'm still pretty achy from the Neupogen shots, but otherwise I'm feeling pretty good! I worked a full day today and plan to do the same tomorrow. I'm hoping I'll be able to travel for work on Wednesday, too (doc will approve it before I leave). I was invited to attend a trip to St. Louis for the top performers in my department; it was a huge honor and something I worked really hard to achieve. I'm really (really, really, really) hoping I can make it!
And here's one more picture before I sign off :)
|Do my eyes look super creepy?!|