Bald old man
August 31, 2017 11:47am CST
Despite my age, I have always maintained a fairly good head of hair. When I began chemotherapy I expected this to change because loss of hair is well known for people undergoing chemotherapy. To my surprise, 6 weeks after the first treatment I had experienced no change. However, suddenly that was altered rapidly. I woke up one morning and combed a great deal of hair out. This continued for about a week and a half, by which time my hair was so thin that it was literally transparent. At this stage there was very little option but to concede and shave the remaining amount off.
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• Anniston, Alabama
It will grow back. I am glad to hear from you! how are you felling? Are you eating? Two weeks in and Tony`s super thick head of hair was all over the bathroom floor so he asked me to shave his head. I did so after each chemo. Now its been 5 months since the last dose and its back in and super thick, however, his dark brown auburn hair is now black with silver streaks.
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Not too bad, if I may say so. I'm sure if you put on a hat and had a small beard, you would be like the character in Breaking Bad. Jokes aside, I hope that is the only side effect that is really bothering you. How are you feeling these days? How is the treatment going?
• United States
I think you look very handsome and bear a resemblance to Patrick Stewart. In America, bald is "in" and a lot of men shave their heads so they won't have to bother with haircuts or styling. Many of them don't look good because they have lumpy heads but yours looks very well shaped! I'm sorry you lost your hair and even sorrier that you have cancer but you are very good looking without hair. Not everyone can pull off that look!