Wednesday, November 09, 2005

saying bye-bye to the first strands of hair

While I showered this morning, clumps of hair were left in my washcloth and hands. Interestingly, the hair seems to have come from my arm pits . . . clumps and clumps of it. How weird? Prior to this discovery, I did notice some head hair on my pillow and bed sheets, but I honestly didn't think much of it. I'm starting to put the pieces together now. The chemo is working its wonderful magic! {laughing} I reckon that after the next cycle that the change in the loss of my hair will become even more noticeable.

Other than what might be described as a slight thinning, the hair on my head looks fine. In fact, I think the apparent change is noticable to me only because I'm just so attentive about every physical change or suspicion of one. This happens when you have cancer or perhaps any other type of serious illness. I did the same thing back in 2003 when I was treated first for Hodgkin's Disease. My hair thinned out, but I didn't loose it all then. The last change, which I have noticed so far, is the sensitivity of my scalp. Yes, that's right. My scalp. It's very uncomfortable when I massage or rub my head. It's strange. It's not painful but it's definitely uncomfortable. It's as if my scalp is irritated.

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