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The size of baseballs

By Yeshuasdaughter · Sep 15, 2019 · ·
  1. My hair was long and golden. I never really braided it or did it fancy. Just held it back with a headband or a scrunchie. I started chemo about 3 weeks ago. My hair was intact until a few days ago. Then on Friday I was taking a shower and running conditioner thru my hair when I started pulling out clumps of hair the size of baseballs. I began screaming and crying hysterically.

    My 15 year old daughter helped me clean up the mess and we went down to Great Clips. They shave your head for free if you have cancer. So now here I am.. bald. It disturbs me to look in the mirror.

    But I guess it's a good thing because the chemo targets fast growing cells. So if your hair falls out rapidly, it means that the chemo is destroying the cancer rapidly.

    Still, I hate mirrors right now. They say bald is beautiful. I'm learning beauty is on the inside.
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  1. Nitro
    I feel for you.

    My pink warrior mom lost her long battle before I could finish growing my hair to give her a wig made from it, but in her honor, I continued to grow it to donate to the cause.
    PS, I still wear my pink ;)

    Soldier on mighty warrior, you got this :cool:
      WhyIsIt likes this.
    1. Yeshuasdaughter
      You are so kind. I read this and my daughter and I decided that we will grow out our hair (well I will once I'm cancer free) and donate our hair to someone else. God bless you <3
    2. Yeshuasdaughter
      I'm sorry about your mom
  2. tree
    Are you able to keep warm?
    1. Yeshuasdaughter
      My head is cold all the time but I have knit beanies

      That is so sweet to ask <3
    2. Yeshuasdaughter
      I'm nervous/excited. I have an appt tomorrow at the American Cancer Society. They supposedly have a room filled with scarves and hats. I really hope I find something nice.