Snatched bald

Literally.  So disregard my previous post about screwing with their stats by keeping my hair. Chemo won this round.  After yet another night of feeling the pillow and my head fairly obsessively I decided to vigorously brush to help things along.  I got an impressive amount of hair but now my scalp felt tender. So I started “gently” pulling out handfuls. I looked like a plucked chicken.  I considered leaving the down as cushioning under my wig, but I needed to even things off. After a quick trim I thought what the hell and took the electric razor to it.  The good news is my head is not horribly misshapen like I have long suspected.  The stubble is minimal and I read a lint roller can take care of that.  I am rocking the Sinead O’Connor!

Looking ahead to spring though.. after this round of chemo I start another that will mean weekly treatments, so basically no recovery time in between. I was thinking at least I can sit out on my deck with a book or putter in the garden when I feel up to it. But no.. with this one (Taxol) I need to stay out of the sun. Completely. Lovely.  After a winter in Maine I’m white. Blindingly so. I am also now bald. Spring 2012 will find me rocking the Powder. Anyone know where I can get some blue shades?



  1. lawyermomfashionista · January 9, 2012

    I love you.


  2. Jean · January 10, 2012

    May your days be many and your troubles be few. May all God’s blessings descend upon you. May peace be within you may your heart be strong. May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam.


  3. Jean · January 10, 2012

    OK, it’s my new old Irish prayer! Be Strong!


  4. The Savvy Sister · January 20, 2012

    Weekly treatments go by faster. You can do this. BTW…did they tell you about putting your hands in frozen peas during treatments to avoid neuropathy in your hands and blue nails?


    • mainelyhopeful · January 20, 2012

      No, that wasn’t mentioned, but I’m due for another teaching visit before the Taxol. I understood the point of smaller dosed weekly treatments was to hopefully avoid some of those side effects. Blue nails?


  5. kymlucas · February 1, 2012

    Wow, I missed the lint roller tip. Could have used it at one point. Hang in there! You’ll get through it. Blue glasses? I say the heck with that — get a rockin’ blue wig. My daughter and I raided a place I refer to as the hooker store — stocks all kinds of wild colors. My “normal” wig was sort of auburn, but I had pink streaks added. Then I bought a magenta one. My daughter has a day-glo pink one and a very VERY cool black and blue one. I had lots of fun wearing them all and can highly recommend the experience.

    “All shall be well and all shall be well. All manner of things shall be well” — Julian of Norwich


  6. insahmity · November 23, 2012

    Mental note: Lint Roller.


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