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Reply #30 - Feb 4th, 2009 at 5:21pm
 
I was thinking, in the mean time or if it will be awhile before you can get a travel pillow you could take a bath towel and roll it up to make a log and put that under your neck.
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Reply #31 - Feb 5th, 2009 at 11:12am
 

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Hey, Sakina, that's a great idea!  Thanks, I'll try that next time.   Cool

2nd day hair and it's in a clipped ponytail.  Most of the wave was gone by this morning yet there was still enough to tell I'd done something to my hair.  I may do another wash and set tonight; I don't know...just depends on how I feel later.   Smiley 

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Reply #32 - Feb 6th, 2009 at 9:48am
 

Friday 6 February 2009
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Washed this morning with Ice Shine and conditioned with the Smooth n'Shine.  I've noticed that my thin spot (up front) is not noticeable when my hair is clean.  I guess greasy hair tends to separate more than clean hair.  *sigh*  
Curse you, thinning hair.   Embarrassed
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Hubby relayed the message from our accountant about how much our tax returns will be this year.  I said, "Well, there's the money for my new clothes!"   Wink  Of course, we'll first set aside money for the house insurance (not due until May, I think).  But there will still be plenty of money for new clothes.  I was going to wait for hubby's disability settlement to arrive, but it could be two months before we see that money.  I need clothes sooner rather than later.  For weeks now I've been doing some online window shopping; I now understand why some women spend so much time at this.  It's not easy finding good quality clothing that doesn't cost a fortune!  
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Reply #33 - Feb 9th, 2009 at 9:58am
 

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No wash day.  Hair is in a slicked back (high) ponytail.  It took me a few minutes this morning to make sure none of the thinness (sp?) showed through...  My concern is that, eventually--maybe sooner than later, I'll have to start washing my hair every day in order for the thin sections not to show.  When hair is clean and parted on the right side, you cannot see my scalp.  Honestly, deep down I know I'm just delaying the inevitable.  I'm afraid this business of cutting and keeping my hair short(er) is a matter of when and not if. 

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Reply #34 - Feb 10th, 2009 at 2:56am
 
Have you had your hormones and thyroid checked as a possible cause of the hair loss?
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Reply #35 - Feb 10th, 2009 at 9:44am
 

Tuesday 10 February 2009
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Sakina, not yet...the thyroid will be tested in this year's annual wellness screening, which happens on the 24th of this month.  You know what?  Hubby and I will be seeing our GP this morning for a routine visit; I believe I'll mention this to him and ask for a hormone check.  Couldn't hurt, eh?   Wink  Thanks for that reminder, dear.  *hugs*

So...wash day with Pantene Ice Shine and conditioned with Classic Clean.  Hair is currently down although, the wind is so fierce today, I may have to put it up as a measure of precaution. 

Fashion, dahling
Grey trousers with a top that is difficult to describe...it's a tunic length top with various shades of purple and white small splotches.  Sounds terrible though it's really very attractive.  Um, anyway, I've added a black cinch belt with silver-tone buckle, black flats, and some vintage pale lavendar gem earrings from Avon, circa 1970's.  They used to belong to my sister back in the day, but she never wore them.  Somehow they ended up in my jewelry box long ago and I've been wearing them ever since.  Ahem...   Roll Eyes 
Two coats of Maybelline Great Lash mascara in blackest black.  On the lips today we have Jordana Pretty Shine luxury gloss in the shade of "gorgeous", a pretty medium red.  Where are all those wolves who used to whistle at a dame as she sauntered by?  I deserve a little howl today!   Cool
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Reply #36 - Feb 10th, 2009 at 11:31am
 
(((hugs))) Glad to be of service!


Owooooo!  Hot mama!  Grrrrr! (How's that?)
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Reply #37 - Feb 10th, 2009 at 2:06pm
 
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Posted by: Sakina Posted on: Today at 8:31am
Owooooo!  Hot mama!  Grrrrr! (How's that?) 


ROFL
I'll take it!   Wink

Well, the doctor's visit was sort of good news/bad news. 
Hubby and I do NOT have salmonella (our reason for going in the first place).  We were concerned because we do eat the Atkins peanut butter bars and over the weekend we had some...ahem, symptoms, shall we say.  Doc said it was just a bug going around and since we are both better now, nothing to worry about.  Okay, that was the good news. 

While I was there, I did ask him about the hormone/thyroid situation.  He basically said, "Of COURSE you're hormone deficient--you had a complete hysterectomy!  We don't need to run tests because we already know your hormone levels are low!"  He used the metaphor of a house being powered by a generator.  The generator powers the house and produces electricity.  Take away the generator and what happens?  No electricity.  So no ovaries?  No estrogen, etc. etc.  Now, if I was a "normal" woman, I could probably be put on HRT (hormone replacement therapy).  But since cancer is a huge factor with me, no doctor in their right mind would even consider HRTs. 

Bottom line is, as I suspected...my hair will continue to grow thinner and thinner...
*shrug*  I've said it once and I'll say it again: 
I've been bald once and I can do it again if I must. 
On the bright side, nowadays there are all kinds of great natural looking wigs.  But a wig purchase is quite a ways down the road...I hope!   Smiley
I have to say, too, that I'll take being ALIVE and BALD anyday over being dead and having a head full of hair, by golly.   Cool
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Reply #38 - Feb 10th, 2009 at 2:57pm
 
Grin

I'm glad you don't have food poisoning and are feeling better! 

Well, I'm glad you're here on LongLocks, hair or not!  Next time I see my Naturopath I'm gonna ask about your situation to see if there's another avenue to pursue.  If I can remember, that is.  Embarrassed  I see her in a month.
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Reply #39 - Feb 11th, 2009 at 8:28am
 
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Reply #40 - Feb 11th, 2009 at 8:42am
 

This from last night's journal entry:

"I am so depressed right now I could almost cry.  I just took some photos of the top of my hair with the digital camera.  I had no idea it was *that* thin on top!  This came about because (A) I knew my hair was thinning and (B) today I spoke with our GP about hormone deficiency/hair loss.  Because of the cancer factor, no doctor would ever prescribe HRT for me--and rightly so.  I would never, never risk my health for the sake of hair!  On the other hand, I had no idea my hair has gotten so thin on top.  I took the photos to begin documenting the thinning process for my pals at Long Locks.  But seeing how far gone I am is pretty awful.  Now I guess the question becomes..when do I cut, not IF i cut.  *sigh*"

So, yeah...pretty torn up about this.  I went to sleep last night thinking about it and woke up this morning thinking about it.  I realize that my hair does not define me, does not define who I am on the inside.  I will certainly not stop being Trisha if I lose all of my hair.  I know this.  And yet, this hair has been a major factor in my life for the past 6 years, starting from the time when I lost it all to chemo.  

Not being one to hold back in matters of health or hair, I want to share this journey with you.  I think I'll make a trip to my local health food store soon (Saturday if not before) and see if anyone there can offer me any options.  Though at this point, I must admit I am extremely doubtful.  I may go ahead today and set up an appointment with my stylist.  *gulp*  

Now I understand why women of a certain age have short hair...it's because most women who are post menopausal have lost all of their estrogen and their hair falls out.  It's probably not because they wanted to get it all hacked off, they had no choice.  
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Reply #41 - Feb 11th, 2009 at 10:57am
 
I never thought about the post menopausal factor and shorter hair.

Do you do scalp massages?  I really like Moonchild's Hair Growth Oil.  She sells it on ebay.

(((hugs))) I wish I had a magic solution for you.

What about soy?  It is a phytoestrogen, do you eat it?  Mmmm...edamame.

I had a friend that had naturally thin hair and she kept it permed to give volume on top and lightened so the scalp wasn't too noticeable.

Of course, you could keep your length and become the queen of beautiful scarves!
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Reply #42 - Feb 11th, 2009 at 2:00pm
 
Sakina  *hugs*  all good suggestions, but none of those will help.  My hair loss is caused by lack of estrogen.  I adore you for trying to help, though!   Cool 

Well, exactly one week from today, I will have a new, shorter 'do.  It's going to be around mid-neck length, so not super short.  If I've got the right style (and I believe I have) then there should still be enough hair for me to play with, as in curling it on rollers, etc.  You know me--I always want to get these things done NOW.   Roll Eyes  However next Wednesday is the soonest appt. available with my stylist. 

I'm slowly coming to terms with this hair loss issue.  And who knows?  --Maybe *this* is as thin as I'll get.   Huh
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Reply #43 - Feb 11th, 2009 at 5:24pm
 
Oh, Mom... *hugssss*

My paternal grandmother had naturally thin hair that thinned out even more (like yours) as she got older. She wore hairpieces all the time.

Before you give up and set up a hack job appointment, have you thought about consulting a dermatologist? They might be able to prescribe something that could help.

And just in case they can't, my offer to grow for the both of us still stands. Kiss
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Reply #44 - Feb 12th, 2009 at 10:03am
 

Thursday 12 February 2009
Hair  (or what's left of it!   Grin  )
*snort*  Oh my...see, I'm already finding the humor in this.   Wink
Angel, my internet daughter, you know I love you and your offer is more appreciated than I can ever say.  But no, my dear.  I want you to grow your hair for yourself and no one else.  Love ya, kiddo!   Cool 

Wash day with Pantene Ice Shine (conditioned with Classic Clean).  Once I get The Cut, I'll be adding the Ice Shine volumizing mousse "maximum hold".  I've got my hair put up in a little twist so it's up off my neck.  One good thing about having shorter hair, it should help a little with the hot flashes! 

Fashion, dah-ling
I'm to have $500 to spend on my new wardrobe.  Sheesh  Shocked  that's a lot of money just to spend on ME alone.  But I'm not going to have a problem spending this money because I desperately need new rags.  I did find a great looking site online for shoes that I'll be trying out.  It's called 6pm.com -- has anyone shopped there?  I'm impressed because they have a wide range of widths (I need a wide shoe) but the shoes are still very stylish looking. 
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