Well now I've got my hair back I look like Stan Laurel and I don't really feel up to going around looking like this. My wig is starting to ache when I have on for more than a few hours. I need a size 24 inch wig and am struggling to find one, so if anyone knows where you can get them that size please let me know. Googling doesn't help- "large" wigs are 23 inches.
Penny, my current photo is makes me look like the wild woman of Borneo!! Very curly and out of control. Fortunately it's a bit dark so difficult to see. xx
Glad your hair is growing nicely. I was on Anastrazole for a few weeks, now changed to Tamoxifen (long, boring story) But whilst on Anastrazole, my hair grew really thick and fast - already had it cut once and now it's getting ready for another! I had my final chemo May 23rd.
It's six months on and I thought I would wrap up this thread. It's six months since I lost my hair and almost six months since I hade my new wig fitted. Her name is Gaby and she is in the Jon Renau range which is viewable on line. She fits me well despite my large head size. My new growth of hair is now about 2-4 cm long and mainly grey with dark undertones, and Gaby is tawny with greyish highlights. Now that I have sideboards and hair at the nape of my neck it looks even more natural. I am delighted to find I can now wear colours that were dodgy with my natural faded auburn hair colour. My head circumference only decreased by about 3 cm when I lost my hair, and although it is still so short it is almost back to the original measurement. I'm on hormone therapy (formerly Letrozole, now Anastrozole) which probably explains why it's growing so slowly- I noticed it started falling out about a week after I resumed the tablets after my mx which was the end of October. So my hats, headscarves and Gaby will be my daily companions for a while yet, especially if we have a cold winter.
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