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To Shave Or Not Shave (my legs) - That Is The Question?!

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To Shave Or Not Shave (my legs) - That Is The Question?!

Summer's knocking (well, nudging) the door so it's time to get my milky white and hairy legs out! Now I have a quandary, do I wait a few days to find out if I'm going to start chemo, as this will surely save me the task, or just get on with it?!!  

 

It's Saturday, the sun is shining so it would be nice to keep this thread, as it's intended, light hearted with a sense of humour x

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My leg hair came back white Tweasel - I was delighted as thought that would mean no more shaving. However they soon turned dark again and coming thicker and faster than ever, I have to shave everyday!! I'm not sure if it's just an illusion as not had hair for 6 months?

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My eyelashes and brows are still AWOL. Head feels a bit bristly here and there, but still have big shiny patches. I look a bit like a badly plucked chicken! Have a few hairs sprouting on legs and they are white. What's that all about?? 🙂 xx
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Oh gawd, going to be on the lookout for a beard aswell now when it all grows back again 😂 😂 xx
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I'm with you ash! Lady garden, legs and armpits coming back thick and fast. I swear I have to shave more frequently! My beard is coming along nicely too.
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Lol!! I'm so glad I read this thread. Cheered me up no end. I'm a few months post FEC-T. My leg hair thinned during but is back with a vengeance. I kept my eyebrows and lashes. Lady garden disappeared amazingly fast and without itch thank god. I also have a covering of blonde down hair on my face. I nearly had a heart attack when I looked in a mirror beside a window. If it doesn't disappear I'll be appearing in a dept store in December in a red suit. I wont need padding either thanks to chemo and steroids. Ho Ho Ho!!

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I wish we could 'like' posts on here! I just hope losing the lady garden doesn't itch lol !

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I'm still astounded my lady garden has fallen out, regrown and fallen out again and I'm only half way through FEC -T!

 

Thank god I've still my moustache...

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I had chemo last summer and lost all body hair. It grew back very quickly, the eyebrows came back and looked like slugs- they don't come back ready shaped! The arm hairs looked like I was a monkey. Being dark haired and living in Cyprus the hairs didn't come back faded from the sun!
Good luck everyone!
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I have noticed a fine covering of white fluff over my face too!!! 

Lindyloulou

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Oh crappety crap, I really hope I don't grow a beard aswell 🙂 x
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I finished chemo on 10 April. Been shaving legs and armpits for around 6 weeks. Weirdly my eyelashes disappeared about 4- 6 weeks after finishing chemo. Grew back quickly but very short and stubby. Eyebrow thinned and fine great. I could cqoowd and kept 50% or so covering. It is thin, it is greyer but its mine!!! Lady garden returned exceedingly quickly as done a lovely new beard.... Fortunately very fine blond hair but quite long!!
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Hi Hopefulholly,

 

Yes I tried the cold cap twice but unfortunately it didn't work for me. I would still recommend it to anyone though as you never know, you could be one of the lucky ones that gets to keep most of thier mane.

 

They are the strangest contraptions, a bit like wearing a frozen thick swimming cap that is attached to a thick cable covered in the brightest shades of wetsuit material. On my first go I looked like a ladybird and on the 2nd Penelope Pitstop - much to the amusement of my friends and family!

 

If you decide to do it I hope it works for you!

 

Stacey xx

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Thanks Kitt, you too x

 

Smurf, did you try the cold cap?

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Morning my fellow hairy legged ladies.

 

I am so pleased (haha sorry) to hear I am not the only one still with the darstardly leg hair!!

 

Having had 2x FEC so far and despite losing my head hair @ 3 1/2 weeks my leg hair stubbornly remains put and I was soo hoping to be able ditch the razor along with my shampoo, conditioner and Jolene....:-) BUT I now see this as a massive positive as I find that while chemo hasn't eroded all my folicles I still have eyebrows and long lashes #winnerwinnerchickendinner

 

I also have hairier arms than I had previously, I mean seriosly what is that about??, you can't make this stuff up Smiley Wink

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***DISCLAIMER***

 

Now I've said the unsayable I'm sure these will also now fall out as soon as I hit post so I'm currently saying a silent prayer to the BC fairy to spare me a bit longer while I drink my coffee!!

 

 

 

Ok I'm off to shave my legs (and err possibly my arms) have a lovely Saturday ladies...xx

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Well done you! Keep pampering and I hope everything goes well.
Hugs,
Kitt
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Hello lovely ladies. I did it - bit the bullet and not only did I shave my legs and underarm (just the one), I waxed my moustache and had my shoulder length hair cut very short in the same style as a wig I've chosen (yep, I'm having chemo). The cut took years off me, my son said I should have had it done years ago, I just hope I manage to keep it! Good luck to you all x

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This thread made me laugh!

Beautiful sunny day in Cheshire today, although legs remain covered.
I'm another whose leg hairs stubbornly remained, but not all, maybe just a third of them! Regrowth much slower on chemo though, so definitely worth shaving!

Enjoy the sun x
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I'd shave them if you want to flash them in the sunshine. Have not shaved mine since December - there is short hair there - and I finished chemo 9 weeks ago. They just did not grow after first chemo. Will probably need to do them when the weather warms up here in the North East. xx

 

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Im hoping it may sort out my beard ,save me small fortune in electrolysis......
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Definitely shave as despite been on chemo since February and losing all hairs from other locations my legs are just as hairy as before 😞
I was sooo looking forward to getting smooth legs as by product but leg hairs seen to pay no heed to EC or Taxol. Or maybe it's just me... X
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I have wind burn from taking dog out in howling gale in North West England today ,jealous...
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Holly shave the legs and apply the fake tan girl!  Go for glamour to the max xx sheena xx

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Thank you Kittkatt for making me laugh out loud! You're right, I live in the south, I'm sorry you can't share our sunshine. Hope the weather improves for you. Best wishes to you and keep up that sense of humour x

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Well, Holly, you're clearly not in Scotland! Far from shaving, I'm planning just to knit my leg hair in situ into a pair of wooly tights! I'll spare you the detail on the gusset! 😇 (not on chemo btw so apols for crashing ur thread but I couldn't resist😄)
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