Short back and sides

Getting ready to head into work without my wig for the first time and dreading it as my hair is still SO short. I HATE my wig and have been planning to ditch it for ages and decided to get rid after having half term off. Feel silly about being so pathetic as I have been going hatless/wigless outside of work for three weeks and it hasn’t bothered me. I think it is because my new very short grey crop shouts ‘CANCER PATIENT’ and this isn’t something I want with me at work. Sillly thing is that almost everyone knows I have had cancer (and all have been lovely about it) and my wig was clearly a wig… so that makes me feel even sillier and stressing about it. Such a small thing in the hell of what we’ve all been through shouldn’t bother me so much. Will just brave up, spike up what little hair I have and pop in some super shiny dangly earrings - and pretend I don’t care. 

OnceWild

 

I just wanted to say Go Girl you will look beautiful.  I have not had chemo so did not lose my hair but I just wanted to let you know that how proud I am reading your post. You are not being silly it is a significant moment for you but you can do it.

 

Helena xxx

Thank you Helena! I braved it and, although I felt vulnerable, am so glad I got the first day over. People’s responses were interesting - from ignoring the ‘new’ do completely to those that know me best being warm, witty and encouraging. Lots more people to face over coming weeks at the many meetings I go to but think I’ll be fine. Every mm helps! 

Thank you Helena! I braved it and, although I felt vulnerable, am so glad I got the first day over. People’s responses were interesting - from ignoring the ‘new’ do completely to those that know me best being warm, witty and encouraging. Lots more people to face over coming weeks at the many meetings I go to but think I’ll be fine. Every mm helps! 

I have just done exactly the same and have found it very difficult. Few people knew about the cancer at work, and everyone just thought I’d shaved all my hair off and congratuated me on the new look, which i find hard as i really don’t like it so short! Desperately waiting for it to get longer!

I think it’s so difficult as it’s such a visible thing and is so short that i feel like i really stand out now.

Hi
The hair issue is not at all silly! Its our identity. I finished chemo last August…i too tried coldcap twwice but failed. 12 hours of discomfort for nothing.
I have been left with neuropathy in my feet and Gabapentin is yet to work… I work in a school and tried a return but couldn’t cope mentally or physically. I am now coming to the end of my pay. I do need to earn money but no idea how. I get esa but thats hardly enough. Ive had thoughts from floristry…yes thats random but theres a reason…my dad died of the big c last week and 1 big cost has been the flowers…so…hence my interest… Anyway…enough ramblings and apologies for being off topic.
I now have a hairstyle…and its lilac?

Hi everyone I went back to work in November last year after finishing treatment in October went back on a phased return of 3 days until February and now 4 days but planning to go back full time next week, I just felt going back was another step back to normality after all I’d been through, still wearing my wig but my hair is coming in still a bit to short for me to ditch it but hopefully , in another month or do I’ll be able to bin it , good luck everyone going back to work I’ve found all my work colleagues very supportive I work in health visiting for the NHS and can’t find any faults they have all been do kind and helpful xx