Lorie recalls the fear she experience when thinking she might lose her hair during chemotherapy for cervical cancer and offers advice for women losing their hair.
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Lorie's Hair Loss Issues during Chemotherapy I was afraid of losing my hair. I always had a long hair, didn’t like hair, still don’t. I was surprised that this is really getting under who I am and being honest. I didn’t like hair, however, for the first time in my life I didn’t want to lose it and that shocked me. I was fortunate enough not to lose a lot of it. I did shed and there was a lot of hair loss but fortunately I have a lot of hair so you can’t really tell. But it’s not a terrible thing to miss it or to be afraid of missing it. You are not being superficial. At first I thought I was. I was like, “Oh its hair, it’ll grow back,” but it’s a part of you and when something that’s a part of you is going to leave, you will miss it. And it’s honest and it’s okay. I would say be okay with the things that are going to change, be okay with things that may have to change and stay changed. You are still you. It doesn’t change you. It may change your appearance a little bit, but it will never change who you are truly and that’s probably my biggest lesson.
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