Tag Archive | hair loss humor

Perk # 59: Say Good-Bye To Grey Hairs

Well, here it is two months post-chemo and still no sign of hair. My family and friends keep saying, “Oh, it looks like it is starting to grow in.” Truth is, they are just being nice and I am still as bald as an egg. To add insult to injury, my partner, Shawn, is blessed with a head of thick, dark, wavy hair (he claims it is his Head and Shoulders shampoo). Maybe if he had thinning hair like most self-respecting middle aged men, I wouldn’t feel so much like Mrs. Kojak!  However, having a mane to manage is not all that it is cracked up to be. While Shawn was doing his man-grooming recently, he said, “OMG! Darlin’ is that a grey hair in my sideburn? Pluck it out please before they spread!” I quickly retorted, “Well, plucking my own grey hairs is one less thing I have to worry about.” May as well look on the bright side!

Tip: Believe it or not, being bald has its own perks. Not having to pluck or color your grey hairs is one of them.


Perk # 16: Cancer Has “Shaved” 10 Minutes Off My Shower Time

Being a mother,  I have had to hone the the ability to shower, wash and condition my  hair, plus shave various body parts, all in under twenty minutes.  Well, now that I am on chemo, and no longer have to bother myself with hair care or removal of unwanted body hair, my shower time has been cut in half.  Shorter showers is a definite perk of having cancer, and I make use of the extra grooming time by stepping up my skin care.

Tip: If your shower routine is shortened, don’t give extra bathroom time to your kids.  Rather, use those precious grooming minutes on skin care.  Despite under-going chemo, I have been told that my skin has never looked better.