The Bald and The Beautiful: Coping With Cancer and Hair Loss

The Bald and The Beautiful: Coping With Cancer and Hair Loss

As for my hair? Within a few weeks of completing treatment, it began to grow back. Slowly at first, with nothing more than a few strands of fuzz. Within a month, I had a half-inch of hair and within three months, I did a fair impression of Demi Moore in G.I Jane.

Nearly 6 months later, I have a mop of short hair that is as curly, defiant and rebellious as it ever was. I couldn’t be happier. And even as my days of chemo scarves and wigs are behind me (hopefully for good), I remember vividly what the wigmaker told me – “Be happy you’re losing your hair, it means the medicine is working.”