Video: My head shaved after 2nd chemo

by Friday, October 18th, 2013Breast Cancer43 comments

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do when my hair started coming out. I thought that maybe Mark and I could tackle it on our own with a pair of clippers borrowed from my sister Marianne. Then last week I received a phone call from my sister Kim who works as a nail technician at a salon. She told me that her boss wanted to offer me a complementary head shaving. I told her we might just do it on our own. After further thought, Mark said it may be best to leave it in the hands of a professional, seeing that neither of us has ever used a set of clippers before and that he wouldn’t want to take a chance nicking my scalp. I thought that was a good idea and made an appointment to have my head shaved by Joni Haarbauer, owner of The Hair Co. in Kenosha.

I made the appointment for three days after my second treatment. which was given this past Monday. We wanted to make sure I had enough time to deal with whatever side effects I might have. This worked out perfectly because my hair started coming out a little on Sunday, and by Thursday it was very frustrating trying to deal with it.

I didn’t have much trepidation with any of this. I might have been a slight bit nervous when we left the house, but that could also have been the effect of the steroids that I took earlier in the day. Now, a day later, without my hair, I feel very liberated, and it’s less of a hassle dealing with the mess.

I just received a package in the mail today from my friend Sheri, who is a fellow breast cancer patient. She sent me a whole bunch of beautiful scarves that she used to use and wanted to pass along to me. I look forward to wearing them with all sorts of outfits. There are so many different colors and styles to choose from.
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