• should I cut my long hair before BMX and reconstruction?

    Asked by MAMADUKES on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    should I cut my long hair before BMX and reconstruction?

    or will it be just as easy to pull it back? I understand that the use of my arms will be limited initially and am not sure which would be best. Long to pull back or short to not have to do anything with. T

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    • marcy's Avatar

      I think every case is different. I was able to pull my hair back the day after surgery. It wasn't an issue. I know some people have less range of motion. If you've got someone to help you out for the first couple days, you might be fine.

      over 4 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      I agree with Marcy. Just wait and see how things go. I was ready to shave my head when I started chemo and my nurses told me to wait and see. I have my last chemo next Wednesday and I still have a full head of hair.

      Allowing friends to do little things like wash your hair for you makes them feel good and it feels good to be taken care of like that. Sit on the decision for a while before cutting your beautiful locks!

      over 4 years ago
    • caregiver's Avatar

      If you love your hair, don't cut it. You may have no real problems with your arms. You can always cut it later if you find it's pesty.

      over 4 years ago
    • grt42btexan's Avatar

      I would say no. I did not get my hair done before I had surgery in Feb 2012 thinking I was going to lose it anyway. Around two weeks after surgery when I felt very down, my friend looked at me and said I need a root job. She booked me an appointment and got me shampoo, dye, and styled. Cannot begin to tell you how it lifted my spirits. I have suffered terrible depression with my disfigurement from double mastectomy. Anything that was a positive on my body became very important to feeling good about myself again. Your hair sounds lovely. Wait and see and like others have said, you can always cuts or trim it later.

      over 4 years ago

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