3 weeks after last Taxol, Hair Loss
Hi, I managed to make it through the 12 weekly taxol treatements. I still wonder if I did the right thing? But, too late for that now. I say that because my BC was not lymphnode involved and it was completely taken out with the Mastectomy. So I keep wondering was losing my hair and gaining 20 lbs. necessary. Not to mention the toll it took on my skin. But, it's done, so now I need to fix the damage done.
I managed to keep my hair til the 8th treatment. My hair was still there, but it was so tangled and matted and it looked like dead fur, so after my 8th Taxol treatment, I went down to the wig shop in the Cancer Clinic and we all had a good look at my hair and decided to just shave it off. She shaved it to a very short like crew cut and it continued to grow through the remainder of the Taxol treatments. So after I finished my Taxol treatments, it went from what looked like a healthy crew cut to "peach fuzz".
So, it's been three weeks yesterday since my last Taxol treatment and it's growing at the back and crown, (getting thicker there) but hardly in the top front above the forehead area and almost nothing at the sides above the ears. I know it hasn't been long since I finished the treatments, but this has me worried. Any feed back on this would be appreciated. I am on Herceptin now too, for the remainder of the year.