Nov 25, 2017 03:27AM MamaFelice wrote:
ItsStillMe-- I think you are just a week or so behind me. I will have my 3rd TC this coming Tuesday 11/28-- almost 1/2 way--Yay! I had the nasty flakey scalp thing happening mainly along my part just before and after treatment #2. I even asked a friend to come and pick all the flakey pieces free before I washed my hair post infusion...true friend! That really helped, and since then only have mild dandruff type flaking-- but I also moved my part with each cap change during my 2nd treatment which may have helped too. Is your flakey scalp only along your part too? maybe try swapping your part for next treatment.
I too began my shedding on day 23. By day 28 the shedding slowed. Today is day 37. I just need to keep my hands out of my hair....when I fiddle with it, hair comes out.... simple as that! Would be nice if I only had to receive 4 TC instead of 6. Why do you need 6? My sincere apologies if I've asked you this already -- chemo brain! 😜
It's crazy to think there are so few of us actively capping involved on this thread. Though it doesn't surprise me since I am only the 2nd person this year to cap at my hospital, and it's a rather large hospital! Plus when I tell anyone about CC, they are clueless and never heard about it just like it was for me when my hairdresser told me about it. I was curious if there would be more info about it shared in October during BC Awareness month-- but nope. There was no mention of it during my chemo 101 class, and no information provided by the hospital whatsoever-- all because it is not FDA approved! Why does the FDA take so long? Red tape & Politics!!
So it has to be by word of mouth for anyone to know about CC. I think people in my community that know I have BC just assume I am not receiving chemo, or the chemo I am receiving does not cause hair loss. I am debating about posting something on Facebook about my capping just to help build awareness.... but I don't want to be rubbing my hair in the faces of those without.... besides, it is a costly option that not all can choose. Do any of you ever feel a little guilty for having learned about and being able to use CCs? How have you all dealt with sharing the world of capping with the masses? I know for some, this is all a private matter, but I know many of you have been very open about your experience. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Happy Happy to all! ☺️