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May 19, 2017 03:47PM
May 19, 2017 09:17PM
Hopfull--I had thick hair to begin with so I can't imagine how thin yours must be. My ponytail is half the thickness it was plus the underneath bald patches. I saw a couple pics of me from last year and wanted to cry. Even after the 3rd chemo I had a TON more hair. It sucks but it's my new normal and until I see what it used to be like, I forget because I'm too busy trying to make my stringy, dried out, stiff hair to look decent. I have my daughter's 8th grade graduation on the same day! My lashes are almost the length they were. I have a couple original lashes and the rest haven't caught up to them but they are getting there which makes a HUGE difference in how I feel about my looks.
Go Kale--it's amazing to see the progression of hair thinning but you still look great. The one thing I notice with my hair is how see through it is on the back. Like I can see in my shadow spaces between my hair above my shoulders, because it's not as thick. Does that make sense?
MJ--LOVE the T-shirts!!
Fast Girl--I finally colored with Clairol Nutrisse semi permanent last week. but it merely turned my light grays to dark gray. I'll try a deeper color of the same brand in a couple weeks. Still relying on the L'Oreal spray.
Cali--I had TC. Like Hopfull, I washed 2 days prior to infusion then 3 days after. So Monday and Saturday on infusion weeks. I had the worst sheds when you did so hang in there!! I ended up with a half gallon bag of hair in the end but besides some bald spots on the sides underneath the top I kept, it was from all over and only I could tell by the size of my ponytail. Then I washed every 4 days. It's scary but you have SOMETHING. hang in there!
9/15/2016, IDC, Left, 5mm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-
9/15/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/6/2016 Lumpectomy: Left
11/15/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)