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Pigs must be flying now.... (Read 14884 times)
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Re: Pigs must be flying now....
Reply #15 - Feb 13th, 2003 at 1:53am
 
Hasani

I'm glad to hear you are on the road to recovery...

It sounds as if you have a wonderful and spirited outlook on life...keep it up and it will make all of the difference.

ginny
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Re: Pigs must be flying now....
Reply #16 - Mar 26th, 2004 at 1:14am
 
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My mother-in-law just went through a year of chemo once a week and her hair did not fall out or even thin out (it is at about mid back length)...it all depends on the type of chemo they use and the type of leukemia he has...


What type of cancer was it?  There are a lot of new treatments for when they can target a specific area, like ovarian cancer, kidney, anything where a specific organ is targeted.  When you have one of the blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma), the types of chemo used will cause hair loss.  I have not learned of a type of leukemia where there is no hair loss.  Lower stages may not have as high a degree of hair loss, but I would be surprised if someone went through any type of leukemia without bleomycin, and that is one of the worst.

Just curious...
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Reply #17 - Mar 26th, 2004 at 1:27am
 
Hasani,

Didn't I exchange a couple of emails with you at some point not long after I lost my hair?  Maybe it was when I announced that I was cutting it off the day before chemo started.  I'm glad to hear you are in remission.  I find out in May if I am.

In case I am thinking of someone else, I was diagnosed January 27, 2003 with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  I lost my hair mid-February.  Then I was pounded with treatments for a long time.  At some point my diagnosis was changed to something like Advanced Resistant Hodgkin's, but I can't remember the exact terminology.  I kept working off and on until September.  Then my disability kicked in, and I had to stop working.  I had to have a bone marrow transplant.  Those are yucky!  That is my brief version of the last year.  I just finished radiation early February.  Preliminary tests look good, but I won't know until May if I'm in remission.

I know what you mean about looking at the mirror and doing a double-take.  I still have long hair when I dream, so it is so hard to get used to having no hair, or very short as the case is right now.

How long is your hair now, if you don't mind saying?  I was measured at an inch late February.  I know it is a touch longer, but I'm not sure of the current length.

I'll shut up for now.

Peace,

Kari
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