I was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer in 2010. I had 18 months of the big guns treatments and five years of anti hormone treatment. I finished the five years in March 2016.
Unfortunately I have been left with permanent hair loss after my treatment. I have seen a dermatologist and have had it confirmed . Less than 30% of the hair on my head had returned and the few hairs on my crown won't grow more than an inch. I know in the scheme of things it is a minor thing and I would not have refused any of the treatments I have hadeven if I'd known this would happen when I started.
I am lucky to be here able to write this when so many people lose their battles. I just find now I can't move on. Every time I look in the mirror I see 'chemo girl' and my confidence in facing the world had gone.
Has any one else experienced this? Or has anyone got any words of wisdom to help me get over this hump? I can't wear a wig because I'm still getting severe hot flushes and HRT is a no no, as are any type of herbal remedies which might help.
Thanks for reading this xx