Chemo Hair

I have written a lot about my hair during this ordeal, a topic on which some of you have mocked me as being a bit vain.

I can accept that. And now that my hair has grown back (albeit until next week and then again back for good in April), I can safely vouch for the magical powers of chemotherapy in hair restoration.

But there is something about my hair regrowth that is frightening me and maybe even you if you have looked closely–I now have hair growing out of my nose and ears at a pace that is making me look like an 80-year-old, gold-chain wearing, shuffleboard playing grandfather named Maury living in Miami Beach circa 1984. Or even worse, will I look like that ubiquitous guy on the ski lift who you can’t stop staring at because of the frozen block of snow and boogers hanging off his nose hair?

I am happy that chemotherapy has saved my life, but I am now left to worry about the long term side effects of “Nair”-ing my nose and ears for the rest of my days. Yuck.

7 thoughts on “Chemo Hair”

  1. IN CASE YOU HADN’T NOTICED YOU ALWAYS HAD HAIR DRIPPING FROM YOUR NOSE AND GROWING OUT OF YOUR EARS.I guess you are I ONLY HOPE SOPHIA TAKES AFTER JACQUI IN THE HAIR DEPT. PLEASE LOG PICTURES OF SOPHIA. THE IMAGE OF YOUR HAIRS HAVE TO BE CURBED BY EITHER JACQUI OR SOPHIA””””””

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  2. Please let me extend my laser hair removal services. Just call Hilda at Relax and Wax Beauty– 215.593.2555. Until then, embrace your gift of ear and nose cusioning.

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  3. Wow, I could have done WITHOUT the mental imagery of a “block of snow and boogers hanging off” your nose!!! I am with the person who has extended his/her recommendation of laser hair removal. Not that I would know or anything….but, that can also be applied to back hair, too??!!!Take care!Gregory

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  4. Wait a minute… Weren’t you really hairy anyway? What’s a few more extra nose hairs? I could rewrap my nose hair trimmer that I got for xmas if you really want to get rid of them.

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  5. ever hear of a scissor or that gizmo they sell. and to all of you out there, it is not as bad as he is making it. your mama

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  6. As a connoisseur of all “types” of hair collections…I suggest you save it…dye it…and use it again!Still praying for you and your family!

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