|May 2016 - 3 months into chemo, and hair just thinning a bit|
Taking it all one day at a time.
|August 2016 - It is time to take it off. The only reason I waited this long is it gave me a little fluff under a hat. I did not go out in public like this without a hat!|
|September 2016 - Baldy|
|November 2016 - It's slowly returning|
|February 2017 - With my Surgeon, Dr. Charles Elboim, a real sweetheart|
|May 2017 - full of curls.|
|And lots of new freckles from the meds.|
And now we go back in time five years to the first diagnosis, rounds of chemotherapy, and hair loss...
9/9/12: It's been nearly 1 year since I finished all treatment now, except for the "five-year pill" and 16 months since my last chemo. I've had three hair cuts so far over the last four months, but each has been just to barely trim off the dead dry ends and shape it a bit. You cant see it here, but I continue to have quite a bit of new growth. There is a nice crop of brand new hair which is all about 3/4" long. The extra curl that came in post-chemo has disappeared and I'm back to the natural wave. But my hair is ultra soft and fine, which I think is still a change from what was once normal. And I think my eye brows are finally back to what was normal pre-cancer treatment. So things continue to improve, I'm feeling good, and look forward to my one year anniversary and getting past my follow-up oncology appt, along with blood work and bone density scan.
5/1/12: First haircut in over a year.
4/8/12: 11 months of growth since last chemo of 5/17/11.
12/17/11: 7 months of growth since last chemo of 5/17/11.
|Grammie and Gaige at our annual holiday celebration.|
11/13/11: Nearly 6 months of growth since last chemo of 5/17/11.
|Gaige, about 9 days young|
|Nico, about 2.5 months; preparing for Halloween|
But look at this. Pretty impressive in my mind. :-) (Yes, there is another ear there, just hidden)
|4 months post chemo.|
Hair growth 3.5 months post last chemo treatment.
|8/27/11 3.5 months post-chemo|
|8/17/11 3 months post-chemo|
Hair growth 2.5 months post last chemo treatment.
|Mark calls this his summer look. I call this my chemo look.|
Debbie... aka the cancer warrior ... AND SURVIVOR!!!