Michaela D
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Hair Diary

Michaela D
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05 Jun 2014

Nearly a year since treatment stopped...

My hair is something I have really struggled to cope with. I am sure many of you can relate to this. It really was a huge loss of identity to me.

Anyway, I thought I would share a photo of me- one year on. I am only just starting to feel happy with the hair on my head. I always say, it was a small price to have to pay but then I try to justify things to help me accept what has happened.

My biggest wish is to have a ponytail! I really think I will have one (a small one) in time for Christmas and even better news, I am going to be an Auntie. It is great to be able to celebrate new life this year :) My new life and a little baby's new life!

Off sports shopping this weekend- I have some training to get on with!

Michaela


Comments

06.06.2014

Michaela,

Thank you so much for sharing this - your hair has clearly grown back with avengance is it any different from how it was before?

As you say, losing your hair is a big thing and can be very difficult for many patients, especially girls. I shave my head every year now as a mark of respect for those going through blood cancer and find it helps me remember how lucky I am to be alive. Have a great weekend and thanks again for sharing your photo. 

Anonymous
09.06.2014

Hi Michaela

So glad that your hair has grown back it looks lovely and I expect you will have a pony tail by Xmas and adorn it with clips etc.

Best wishes

Michelle

17.06.2014

Lovely post - thanks for sharing. your hair looks great - and here's to a pony tail in time for xmas - perhaps you can decorate it with tinsel :D

02.10.2014

you look absolutely gorgeous, Michaela, and you WILL get your ponytail.

im quite enjoying my new hairstyle - very short obviously - but the amount of positive comments ive had is amazing. i'll probably end up keeping it this way apart from getting a few highlights  when its a bit longer!

 

Elusia

Anonymous
29.10.2014

Hi Michaela
It was great to read your blog - someone who gets surviving ALM. Friends always ask how I'm doing and I always say "looking straight ahead". I don't share too much of what it's like to come back home after 5 months of living in the cocoon of a luekemia ward or the daily out patient program. I've had those anxiety moments of waiting for the other shoe to drop. When I was able to return to my town my hematologist said go back to your old live, go to work, get on with it. If you do come out of remission due to your age and no stem cell match be aware there is not a lot of treatment options. That's what makes me say that I only look ahead. I've lost 'chair buddies' and watched some deal with terrible side effects. I keep telling myself I'm lucky ducky. It lites me up to read a blog like yours.