Thursday, July 15, 2010
i've heard all kinds of things about chemo head.
you're spacey, forgetful, self-absorbed.
but i've just started to learn about the foliage on top.
my hair is a coarse, curly mop that seems to be growing up, directly vertically.
since i am still scrawny and hollow-chested, i look like a combination of a q-tip and one of those cartoons of stringy, grouchy old ladies in housecoats and sunglasses.
i talked to a few friends who'd had chemo. one told me her hair eventually went back to normal (or whatever she'd had previously) but i never asked how long "eventually" was. another friend on facebook just posted that hers was still curly FOUR YEARS later.
i am not a patient person.
other friends on fb kindly suggested i try a hairband, hairclips, or other accessories - but rara took one look and said, "mama, take that off. it looks really bad..."
my dad said, "keep putting oil on your hair, every night."
a guy i'd like to impress said, "just let it grow out."
i am seriously considering shaving it again and in the hopes that the new incarnation is something different.
i am open to any and all suggestions and information. especially from anyone else post-chemo or someone who was born with a jew-fro. how long? how high is it likely to get? yes, i know i'm a semite but i liked my indian hair.