A more apt title would be All My
Heirs Hairs. That would be a great name for a soap, no? We all know that many types of chemo cause hair loss. Some cause partial hair loss, some cause complete hair loss (as in everywhere). So, it’s not unexpected. It’s not even all that terrible once you allow yourself to accept it. It’s even kind of fun experimenting with different looks. I thought I would be sad when my eyebrows went, but there are enough of them hanging on that I can fill in with a pencil. My eyelashes are thinning quite a bit too, but makeup helps. All in all, the reality has not been as bad as the anticipation, and that has been pretty much the case in all aspects of this journey with cancer. But some losses I just wasn’t prepared for. I wasn’t warned about it. I joked about it months ago, not thinking it would really happen, but it has and it’s terrible. Really, really awful!
Of all the hairs I have loved and lost the ones I miss the most are my nose hairs. Drip.. drip…
Seriously. Someone should have mentioned it.