Hi Reddi so good to put a face to a name, looking forward to seeing the photo with the new growth. I was told today i look like Judy Dench!!! I used to dye my hair but jt was a sort of dark blonde/light brown although i had grey bits i dont know if i was this grey!! Oh well just loving having hair again.
@Kip Aw, look at all that hair! What color was it before treatment?
Mine seems to be growing in the same color as before -- complete with the grey patches that I've been dying for decades and now am seeing in full glory for the first time. Will post a pic of my (less luxurious) fuzz once the shingles patch on my forehead clears up (it's not pleasant). For now, a belated baldie pic from me -- taken about a month ago, near the end of cycle 5. I never shaved after my brutalist pixie; just let it fall out in the end. Lush bar is at the ready, to start after day 15 of cycle 7!
Hello everyone, good to read some positive stuff going on. Red Rose your nails do look sore but hopefully they will be off soon with lovely new ones back in time for the wedding. Enjoy that christmas break when you get it. It looks like we will be starting Rads almost together, j start on 29th nov. Good news about the spikes starting, i found mine gew very quickly once it got going although very white. Also hair growing everywhere now!!! I use the Lush bar Shi mentioned its lovely! Ive attached a photo.. excuse the wrinkles and bags just woken up...😁
CDC, i too have the face fluff... Am hoping it stops soon or ill have to get a job as Father Christmas!! Good news on ringing the bell and thanks for the lovely description of you hangjng out the washing... Isnt it lovely how the small things can mean so much... I had a big smile yesterday when i could raise my arm to the top of the door.. ifs still stiff and sore but it felt good!
The tamoxifen is going ok, had 4 now a d so far ok, no extra sweats or problems.. still keeping fingers crossed it continues. However the aches and pains from chemo continue.. feet, thighs, calfs, back feel like an old woman!
@RedRose Condolences for your nails. I can see how you'd want those hanging on by (less than) a nail to fall off so that you can get the new nails growing and some relief from the discomfort. And such nice news that you'll have a break for Christmas, and that you're starting to get a little fuzz. Eyelashes surely must not be far behind. New normal, here we come.
@cdc Here's to ringing the bell today. (Though I know you'll be chatting with your oncologist next week and might sneak some more paclitaxel in, I say celebrate today and then again later, if you get some more cycles in.)