Sunday 26 January, 2020

Time for the BIG CHOP!!

Corrina, based in the US, a mother going through leukemia.

Day 22: Post Chemotherapy. I finally did it!  I no longer wanted to see chunks of hair on my pillow, in the shower or on my brush.

I finally did it!  I no longer wanted to see chunks of hair on my pillow, in the shower or on my brush. I told myself, this is it .. I have to do it! My hair was about 24’ inches long and the first initiative step I took was cutting it shoulder length! That was the hardest thing I ever had to do and i sobbed like a baby. I loved my long hair! It meant everything to me.. but to slowly see it fall out was so agonizing and painful.

I couldn’t have been more grateful

It wasn’t that much longer after my haircut that I saw my hair falling out even more. I waited about another 3 days until I just told my sister ,” bring the clippers, this needs to be over!” I felt such a sense of relief after that! The feeling Of having a weight lifted off your shoulder is a good way to explain it. I was so happy because I not only let my sister chop off all my hair, but she too decided to go bald to support me! I couldn’t have been more grateful.

I would of never imagined this would be something I’d ever have to do. I was always the type to be worried about my appearance and how I looked on the “outside” .. but cancer made me realize that all that doesn’t matter. My looks and hair don’t define me and now my inner beauty is showing and is taking over!

I encourage others to do the same if your hair falls out! Give yourself that sense of POWER over your situation and do it on your time instead of it letting it fall on its own. Just some words of advice ! It will feel so much better and ease your journey a bit more.

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Corrina, based in the US, a mother going through leukemia.

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