Thank you a lot for sharing.
It’s practically big to understand that others have experienced what I have gone and am currently going through.
My doctors ld me they donno if the bald spots will ever go away because of most of chemo therapy. Kudos to you for writing this article. Anyways, 3 years post bone marrow transplant, and my hair is still shorter, think and has bald spots. I know that the journey to self acceptance in ‘posttreatment’ body is usually complex. Oftentimes whenever losing that piece of yourself usually can be devastating, hair is probably this particular core identity marker and for survivors like me. Seriously. It’sokay to feel that way. Let me tell you something. It’s something that for so loads of us turned out to be an uphill battle of self acceptance. I respected my hair.
It was a crucial part to my physic identity.
I curled it, colored it, primped it, fluffed it.
My hair was a huge part of my identity before we was diagnosed with nonHodgkin’s lymphoma in February they have, for plenty of years of my existence, oftentimes been a woman that cared a bit of a bit about my hair. Despite the fact that I’ve always written onthisduring treatment, it’s so crucial that here I am talking about it. It was treatment one aspect they could control to at least look as normal as they wanted to feel. Have you heard of something like that before? Each time they left house, I would wear that wig. On the months we felt like hell in a hand basket traveling down a stream of chemical misery, By the way I would put that wig on. Eyebrows and eyelashes are more challenging to replicate but a wig was just soaccessible. Figure out if you drop some comments about it below. Despite how uncomfortable and miserable those wigs were, Know what guys, I would wear them practically quite often. On p of that, all time we wore my wigs to my chemo sessions at clinic and perhaps I’d get them off during infusions but they’d oftentimes go back on for selfies or when we should have travellers.
I was simply not comfortable being seen as the sick cancer girl.
Like so huge amount of us, I’ll in no circumstances lose, absolute utter devastation I felt when those first few strands of hair went down out.
Apparently part of it was how I viewed my cancer as aweakness that some will exploit. Possibly part of it was wrapped up in my loss vanity that we had for my hair. While losing my core physic identity, shattered my reality, mething about losing my hair. I didn’t cry day I was diagnosed. In reality, it was nearly as horrible as day we was diagnosed with cancer. Now looking back on it, in my opinion it was a combination of one and the other. I cried that day. Mental health usually can be so connected to problems of individual appearance that So it’s insane to not address how this impacts cancer survivors, specifically green adults, that have just experienced sudden and drastic improvements to their body that they should be struggling to accept. For example, in lots of situations, there is very much isolation in plenty of natural insecurities that come gether with chemotherapy impact.
I should just be grateful that I’m alive, To be honest I shouldn’t still lament how much we hate my shorter hair.
I should figure out how to live with my scars.
I shouldn’t be miserable over all the weight I’ve gained. Even if it improves with any inch of hair regrowth, my self esteem after cancer, was horrible after watching my body drastically progress in this shorter time. That is interesting right? I see I am not alone in this. Of course so oftentimes we’re ld simply be grateful to be alive! Therefore if our treatment has made them worse or created insecurities that in no circumstances, till today, so this needs to be addressed.
Any single day, I am grateful.
Telling survivors that they must be thankful for the bigger picture, completely negates lower stark reality self esteem problems that may strike most confident of us after a battle of cancer.
Insecurities of weight and natural appearance are always a big issue for junior adults that impact people’s lives in self-assured and essence threatening ways. Known yes, To be honest I am grateful to be alive. You should get it into account. Cancer survivors are usually not exempt from these insecurities. Bald probably was beautiful,without a doubt it’s. That said, that it isokayto not feel beautiful while bald. For a couple of us, we in no circumstances felt beautiful as bald. That voice needs to be in the conversation so it is a real mourning process, one that I am now decisively make a goodhabit to accept over a year later as my hair has reached a length I am eventually comfortable with.
Another question isSo question has been this. What really was hair in survival bigger picture?
It’s preparing to get a long time until it’s that long once again.
I usually felt stupid for lamenting my hair so constantly.
By the way I was alive, after all. Merely keep reading. I used to sit and stare at pictures of my hair before they lost it, when my hair was growing back. When my hair was a stubby GI Jane cut, is all about when I began meeting cancer survivors. In bigger picture, it’s just hair.