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Relieved

I hope no one minds me sharing but after my last (hopefully) chemo on the 3 Nov I was getting really concerned that my hair wasn’t coming back. I spoke to a dermatologist who told me 2% of women who have Taxol (or derivatives of) don’t get their hair back for ages or in lesser cases never. I got very paranoid & kept trying to be positive but I got very down worrying about it especially when my eyelashes fell out 2 weeks ago but this week they are coming back along with my brows & hair it’s only fuzz at moment but I’m relieved. Cancer threatened my life but this it was taking over my identity. I just wanted to share my happiness & tell everyone please remain as positive as you can when you board the cancer boat it’s a rough ride but some days it is wonderful

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You look lovely Sinead O'onnor or what. IT ALL VERY INTERESTING TO SAY THE LEAST AS TO HOW THE HAIR COME BACK. I Had my first bout of chemo approx 13 years ago and my leg hair never came back, I have saved a fortune on razors. The hair on my head as come back very curly and I am talking tight curls on the 2 occasions that I have hadchemo and lost my hair. Love Chris

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I’d be pleased if my legs stayed hairless. I didn’t mind going bald because it was a bye product of chemo but at moment I’m cancer free so I want my hair & life back. Happy New Year xx

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I bought a shampoo and conditioner from boots called fast and my hair came back a lot thicker than it was before I lost it. I’m sure it will come b@ck very soon and curly too. Xx

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I’ll look for that in Boots I know it’s more gray than it was LOL xx

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Wow,fabulous photo, you've done great. I'm like you, finished 21 st Nov with taxol, on avastin now and in was expecting hair for Christmas, but nothing there and my brows and lashs have got up and gone!!!! I feel like shrek to look at and then get mad at myself for being so vain, but I just want to look "normal" again!!! Thanks for your post it has reassured me x good health for 2018 xx joanie

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Mine hadn't grown much at all even in three months but it did regrow, albeit slowly. Initially it came back curlier than ever (my hair is naturally curly) but then straightened out. I've lost it again to Taxol and expect the same thing to happen.

Your pic is lovely. Unfortunately, I have rather large protruding ears and without my wig I look somewhat like Mr Spock might look like without hair.

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Such a good feeling to finish chemo.

You look amazing in your photo.

I was told with taxol that there was a high chance my hair wouldn’t return.

It’s taken a year but my hair is now 2 inches all over. Eye lashes and eye brows back but gaps.

Thrilled as worst scenario was nothing.

So be patient. It will return. X

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Thank you x

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You look absolutely AWESOME! Flaunt it kiddo because you earned it. Who needs hair when you look so striking without it. By the way, I've been there and done that 💕

HELEN (Michigan 🇺🇸)

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Thanks Helen (camera filters helped) but I loved my hair & want it back even if it’s greyer x

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Wow. You look wonderful even without much hair. Bet there are many ladies on here who like me would love to look so glamorous. Its such a relief when hair does grow back after taxol cos you always think you’ll be the exception to the rule. Onward and upward those hair follicles Jo 🌻🌺🌼🌹🌸

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Fab pic ❣

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You look amazing. The hair loss I think is one of the hardest things about Taxol. My cousin had three different chemo for multiple myeloma and her hair was curly and long in some places and completely bald in others so she took to it with a pair of nail scissors lol. She was in an isolation room for a few weeks. When it started to grow back it actually took off reasonably quickly.

Congratulations on completing chemo

LA xx

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HI Scotty, The first thing I notice was your lovely eyes, I lost my hair 3 times in the last 3 years and it has always come back maybe a bit greyer each time, I sure before long you will have a nice head of hair but do remember you are a lot more then your hair, a strong women who has just finished a treatment that is in no way easy.

Congratulations on that and do take care ..Lorraine xx

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Wow! You look stunning! Good to hear your hair is coming back, I am 7months post chemo and have had 2 haircuts and still have about 2 to 3 inches of hair, have taken Biotin for 6 months. Eyebrows and leg hairs are very sparse but eyelashes are back, shorter than before. Don't be surprised if brows and lashes disappear again, mine did twice!! Hope that hair grows quick and thick for you :-)

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Wow. You look fab without hair but i am sure it will be back again. A the best for 2018.xx

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You look absolutely gorgeous! Glad your hair is coming back, the colour is lovely too xxx

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You look stunning in the photo! Glad your hair is just starting to make a much welcomed appearance! I had taxol and I think it was about 6 months before it looked like a nice short hair cut. Very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018. Jo xx

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So pleased for you. Although I never had chemo I'm pretty sure losing my hair and worrying about its return would have been a huge deal. Hope it's not too long before yours is fully restored. You look amazing btw!!!

Catherine x

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Your photo made me realise I have nothing to lose with Taxol, only something to gain. I start treatment next week and I'm trying to embrace it positively. Thank you for sharing your positive vibes as it's made me stronger - Gina

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Thank you Georgina. I couldn’t wait to start my treatment as it was in my mind the beginning of getting my life back. Yes you will have bad days but maintaining a positive attitude really helped me I was determined cancer wasn’t going to define me as a victim. Plus I have been told on numerous occasions that my positive outlook helped my family & friends cope as well, if I was smiling they could to and I fed off their happiness. Many people will think I wasn’t facing up to my condition but I was I knew my future on this earth was uncertain but I wasn’t going to spend the time I had however long that may be being miserable.

Obviously my mind would wander over into the ‘dark’ place on occasion usually for me in the early hours when I would wake up & my heart would be racing and my mind saying ‘what if it doesn’t work’ so I would cry & then pull myself back into my ‘positive’ place.

Bizarrely one specific thing helped me focus it was the Grenfell Fire tragedy being at home I sat & watched the news coverage all day & I thought those poor people went to bed that night never expecting a fire to engulf their homes & killing them so yes cancer may kill me but nothing in our lives is guaranteed.

My mantra throughout was ‘get up each day put on some lipstick, spray some perfume, tell people you love them & smile’ Cancer cannot take that away from you.

I wish you all the best for your treatment & as with myself I hope 2018 is a good year for recovery & love.

xx

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Thank you for those encouraging words. I will try to remain positive - it's the only way!!

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