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I start TC next week (Wed. Dec. 15). I am getting conflicting info. The nurse practitioner at my infusion center said my head will be too sensitive to shave when my hair starts to come out. I have heard from others to shave it once it starts to fall out. I am starting back at work when it will start coming out (I understand day 14 or 15 for a week after my first dose). Should I wait it out, or shave my head a few days earlier? Frankly, as much as this is tough, I already lost my breasts 5 weeks ago, and although I am doing reconstruction, they will never be my old breasts, and the recovery has not been a picnic. I just turned 46, and was a runner & walker, just getting back into walking & exercising since last week. So the hair thing seems like more of an inconvenience than anything else. I am sure I will be sad, but...there are worse things! My mom lost her hair last year during chemo, did not get it shaved, and it sucked. Any advice? Or am I stressing more about this (leaving a trail of hair in the office!) than I should? I am sure that after my chemo, I will laugh that I was worried about this
Thanks for any help.