#125 - Don't Like Losing Lashes
Smiling... But Not Pleased
It's been 2 months since my last chemo and I have two weeks more of radiation It's okay that it will take forever to get my hair back. I'll put up with the wig and scarves and caps. Plus, I'm taking Biotin for hair growth and even doing my crazy Mayonnaise head treatment.
What's not okay, is that just as I begin to feel better, I start to look worse! Over the Thanksgiving holiday I noticed my eye lashes and eyebrows, as I was getting dressed to go out. The lashes had thinned during chemo, but suddenly I could see chunks missing. I felt ridiculous trying to put mascara on individual lashes!
I've tried to stay away from the internet, but on Sunday when things were quiet, I googled up a storm and made myself miserable. Evidently lots of chemo patients lose lashes and brows way after chemo ends. Many complain that it all finally grows back, only to fall out all over again. What? I hadn't prepared myself for this. I thought it was all about growth now... growing hair and growing stronger.
This lack of hair stuff stinks. I know I'm supposed to be grateful for how little I've suffered throughout all this and I am. But this is one of my bad days and I'm just going to pout and shout... and then I'm going to decorate.
12/1/2016 08:00:17 am
Yes, it's time to decorate. I will be doing this tonight...with the giant...as he takes in all the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT.
12/1/2016 01:52:15 pm
Kristi, I put the dammit doll to use! :D Now I'm making a big mess decorating. I'm so glad the Giant is having fun with Christmas!
12/1/2016 04:19:14 pm
That must have been so sad and disappointing, Beth. And it's one of those things that's worse because it's sneaky and gets you after you let your guard down. On the bright side, I've heard that Biotin is amazing for hair growth. I hope it kicks in soon. But I also have to say that the 4 photos of you and Don when you went out at thanksgiving are super cute and I really like your trimmed wig! Not Texas styled anymore, looked great in the pictures.
12/2/2016 06:54:00 am
Lorrie, you are exactly right. My guard was down and I was busily putting all this stuff in the past... then this new issue did its sneak attack. That explains why I was thrown by it. So appreciate your support! :)
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I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
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