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Sue's Sewing and Happenings
Friday, June 24, 2005
Hair Today... Gone Tomorrow ....
Mood:  mischievious
Topic: June 2005
Wow, I slept good last nite, even after watching "Night of the Living Dead". That 1968 movie where the carnivorous dead zombies come back to life due to radiation exposure or leak or something. "Pits the living against the dead in a struggle for survival". Ah, those old movies, aren't they great!

So, I'm cancelling my appts with Dr. Fallout and have a new appt with a new oncologist on July 7th. This guy was recommended by my endocrinologist who I really like. So, for now, I'm on vacation from docs until the 7th.

Hair... this is what I've been thinking. It's most likely it will fall out, fall out, fall out, so may as well have fun, fun, fun, before the ... fall out. Tonite I get my nails done (well, put back on, I'm an avid nailbiter, always been, always will be, so stop nagging me!). My manicurist, who I also really like, is also my hair stylist. So, for the next month or so, until the fall out, fall out, fall out, I'm going to experiment with different haircuts. I'm thinking I may first go for a longish bob, shoulder length, then take it from there. I will try to take photos and post them, so you can follow along. If you have any suggestions, pass them along. Maybe I should experiment with color too, what the heck, it will just fall out!

Posted by sue at 9:13 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, July 25, 2005 3:14 PM PDT

Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 7:10 PM PDT

Name: Penny

Hi Susan!

Hope you had a great day. One thing to think about...with certain chemo's you will definitely lose your hair and we recommend that if that is an issue, now is the time to start thinking of a wig for the next few months. If you have a regular hairdresser, she knows your tastes and can recommend something that "looks like you". Hair loss from chemo is temporary...it will grow back once the chemo regime is complete...may be curly or a different texture but it will come back. Hair is one of the body's rapidly dividing cell areas and hence a consequence of chemo which kills rapidly dividing cells (like the bummer cancer cells). Unfortunately chemo does not distinguish between "good" and "bad" cells...hence the side effects. Hair coloring at this point is another issue...personal advice...if you are going for chemo....don't waste your money! More later...love and good thoughts to you.

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