I can’t decide what is happening with my hair. Most of my life I’ve been a blonde. In the last few years I’d decided to go brunette. Of course under the sway of chemotherapy, I’ve gone bald. I actually shaved my head back in April when I lost a massive amount of hair in the shower a few days after my second round of chemo. Up until last week I hadn’t really noticed anything else going on with the hair on my head… The hair in other places… well all of the hair in my eyebrows with color have fallen out. I now have clear eyebrows. My eyelashes have thinned to the point that wind REALLY hurts my eyes. On a more positive note, the last time I had to shave my legs was back in April.
Back to the hair on my head… what was left of it after shaving was about an eight of an inch long and mostly clear up front like my eyebrows. Not blonde really… translucent. Around back it apparently has some color, but no one can identify it, somewhere between clear, blonde and possibly black in a few spots. I may come out of this with a brindle coat, who knows. Suddenly, sometime between last week and this week, I’ve found one hair on top of my head that is nearly two inches long, and three hairs along the right side of my head that are nearly an inch long. Seriously I have never seen these hairs before. I don’t know if they were in hiding or what. I know they didn’t escape the shave; my husband is an expert with the clippers, and he clipped me well. Plus I check my head pretty regularly, hoping for some hair, and I’ve never seen these hairs before. The rest of my head hairs are also starting to grow, slowly and very fuzzily… very very fuzzily. They’re maybe a little more than a quarter of an inch in length, but they are fuzz, fuzz, fuzzy. My husband thinks I should shave everything down to the same length. He’s probably right, and I probably will, but that lone two inch long hair of mine… I feel like it’s a little survivor. Somehow, even though every other hair on my head succumbed to chemo, that one hair grew long and proud over the last few months; a little rebel defying the laws of chemotherapy. I hate to cut it, but I probably should. I may just admire it for another week though. Afterall I’m in no hurry, it’s not like I have a big event to attend anytime soon. Me and my otherwise clear fluff top.