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    Asked by little_fut on Tuesday, April 23, 2013


    Day 12, begining to lose my hair.

    11 Answers from the Community

    11 answers
    • HearMeRoar's Avatar

      Yes yes, it stinks. Hang in there! It'll get better.

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Some chemos take the hair out fast, others take a while, still others don't take it at all. I had all three happen to me over 3 different cancer dxs.
      Look on the bright side, you can have what ever kind of hair you want while your hair is "sleeping"
      Hope your doing well otherwise.

      over 4 years ago
    • cris' Avatar

      It took about two weeks for me to lose my hair too, it does get better, hang in there you can do this...

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      My hair also started to fall out on day 12....I remember the day so vividly even after 7 years...my gf had cut my hair short the day before and I had tried my wig out (not found of it) and the day it started falling out was my first day back at work after a month off for surgery and first chemo....I was going to another gf for dinner for her b'day and I took a plastic grocery bag with me and kept pulling the tufts of hair out....Once it was gone, I was okay.....and actually being bald wasn't so bad.....and this is from a gal who was known for her thick wavy coarse hair!!!! I no longer have bad hair days, just days I don't like the way my hair looks.....

      over 4 years ago
    • ddkk3's Avatar

      Hang in there! That day for me was quite upsetting. Showering became so depressing because at least during the day I could leave my hair in a bun and not pull any out. I will tell you though, once it's all (or mostly) out, it's almost cathartic.

      And I am just like karen1956! My hair was big, frizzy, dark, curly, and crazy but it was me! It's ok. It will grow again : )

      over 4 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      The day that mine started -- my daughter massaged my head and it came out in handfuls -- it was a loving way to lose it. My son shaved off the remainder and had his head shaved in support of me. I hated the wig and only wore it when I had to. I loved my pink baseball cap and wore it all the time --- even to church -- lol. Good Luck and hang in there -- it gets better!

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Hugs. I got my hair buzzed when mine started coming out as I was shedding all over my desk at work. I decided not to go the wig route because I'm not a "fussy" person -- my long hair often ended up in a pony tail, I don't wear make-up, etc. I figured a wig would drive me up a wall. Decide what's best for you and make it your own. Lots of coworkers loved my hats. Just stopped wearing 'em last week.

      over 4 years ago
    • catcook's Avatar

      It was hard...losing the hair...finally my husband and I had a buzz party and he buzzed the rest off...but I had to be ready as you will...my hair is starting to grow back after 7 months of chemo...I quit wearing the caps (hated a wig...wore it once) about 3 weeks ago and just in time for summer. Hang in there it gets better.

      over 4 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      Big Hugs!!!! Mine was on the 3rd week for me it was my worst thing I just couldn't stand it. But I am my own worst enemy :)
      But you can do this and it does grow back. Your alive and with us that's what matters.

      over 4 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar

      That's about when I lost mine... It only took TWO days.. Christmas Eve and Christmas! It was a weird Merry!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • Millieq's Avatar

      I started losing my hair after 21 days of chemo. It was devastating, I buzzed it really short, it looked great. Then it started coming out in chunks, I couldn't deal with it. I asked my daughter to shave it. Not happy with the way I look but it's a lot better then seeing hair all over the place. I wear hats, have gotten really good at scarves, I have many colors and match them up with my outfit, and style them different every time. I also have a wig but have only wore it once, will only wear it for special occasions... It's not so bad, you get used to it.. And remember it will grow back. Hang in there..

      over 4 years ago

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