I had a sudden diagnosis of NHL 12 weeks ago and lost my hair to chemo 7 weeks ago. I knew I'd lose it so cut my hair short and made a hair piece which is really comfy, secure and cool so that I stayed looking like me. It was still distressing to pull out clumps of hair but at least I knew I had a solution that wasn't a wig and used my own hair. It wasn't really about vanity but more about taking control when everything seemed out of control. Sometimes being bald opens up conversations you don't want to have but this way only the people I want to know about my cancer need to know. Great confidence booster at a difficult time. Here's some pics before, during and after.
Hi TessP and a very warm welcome to the online community
That's a great idea to use your own hair to make a hair piece and it looks really good! I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you join the Non-Hodgkin lymphoma group (link), which I think is what NHL stands for, as I'm sure the other members of the group would like to see what you've done.
If you'd like to join just click on the link I've created and then choose 'click to join' on the page that opens. You can then introduce yourself and post questions after selecting '+New' and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'.
When you have a minute, it would be really useful if you could pop something about your journey so far into your profile as it really helps others when answering or looking for someone with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.
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