Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blowing away...

The wind here is so bad right now and I am grateful to be inside.  My hair is falling out so badly that I am afriad I would be like a kid blowing on a dandelion if I walked outside...with all of my hair blowing away.  I am trying to preserve what is left, so I think it is best that I stay inside until this goes away! 

I guess I should share what I learned about my hair loss.  I went to specialists who tested samples of hair from all over my head.  I guess when I got so horribly ill after the last surgery and my body starting shutting down...it killed my hair cycle as well.  It manifests 10-12 weeks later and is now all falling out.  There is nothing they can do.  We think it will start to regrow, but it will take a couple more months to even start with new peach fuzz.  I am just trying to preserve what is left in hopes I don't lose it all (though it is likely.)  I am now using ALL of the hats that were shared with me this year.  I am even going for a wig fitting. I am not sure how to feel about that, but I am reminded that it could be so much worse.

8 comments:

The Person Family said...

You're beautiful no matter whar. :) If it were me, I'd get a wig, too- they make them really well now. Love you, Shanda!

Laurene said...

I agree that you will look beautiful no matter what is or isn't on your head!

Auna Leigh said...

You will rock the wig and hat department. Think of it as a way to live another life. Like you could get a Richard Simons wig. But of corse they might be out. Or maybe kid rock. The sky is the limit here!! Hey we might see you very soon!'n

Tracey said...

I like the Richard Simons wig idea... that would be pretty awesome... all joking aside, I can imagine this is pretty tough, you've got such gorgeous hair. I agree with your realization that it could be much worse and we will just start praying that is grows back quickly!

Carol said...

I personally think Bald is Beautiful! I think no matter what you have been thru so much this too will pass for you! I think it would be fun getting to try new hair colors. Thinking of you!

The MadHatters said...

Praying for strength for you and your family!

Judaloo said...

You look so cute in hats!!

Charlotte said...

Talk about a mean trick. Good luck!