Well it’s been a month now since I first started noticing an increase in my hair loss, and it hasn’t slowed down a bit. If anything it’s gotten worse. The only good thing, if there is one, with this hair loss is that it’s happening all over my head rather than just on the top. With the Androgenic Alopecia that I had from the PCOS it all seemed to come out on the top of my head and the crown but this is coming from all over, thank GOD. If it was all just concentrated on the top I would be seriously bald by now.
Of course, the top is thinning more as well but there is still hair there and it’s still enough that I’ve not resorted to looking into wigs or hats yet. I’m not sure what state my hair will be in after another month of this but I will deal with that then. For now it’s manageable and I think I’m doing a pretty good job of not letting it get me down too much.
This is what came out of my head this morning in the shower. Yesterday the same amount came out… and the day before that, and the day before that… for the last month. Honestly, it’s a wonder I have any left.
I’m not sharing this to scare anyone, but like I said in my pervious post about hair loss, I want to make sure I put it out there so people can get an idea of what it can be like. That doesn’t mean that it will be like this for you, as everyone is different, but this is what it’s like for me. I think when it comes to the hair loss and WLS I’m sort of the worst case scenario.
What’s funny is, now that I am losing a lot of hair, I keep noticing women around town that have super short or even shaved heads. Not cue ball shaved but GI Jane style. I so wish I could pull that off and look as comfortable in my own skin as they do, but alas, I cannot. I also worry that with dark hair that if I go quite short that my scalp will show through even more.
Like I said, though, at the moment it’s still ok, but I may have to rethink my strategy in a few weeks if it continues like this… maybe I will chop all my hair off, maybe look into getting a wig… I don’t know, whatever it is I’ll try to make the best of it and continue to concentrate on all the good things that are happening rather than this one bump in the road. The positive changes that have been taking place still outweigh the bad by far. So as long as I can say that I’m happy!
I know I am late with my 4 month photos and update, but I will get on that this weekend! I have a lot to tell!