Who remembers the 1980s public service announcements for drug prevention where they fried the egg? This is your brain…this is your brain on drugs. Haha. So my hair on Halaven is something like that.
You may remember that I decided to get a buzz cut during my second cycle. Since then, my hair has continued to fall out, but slowly. Most of the shedding happens a couple of days after an infusion. At this point I have about 25% of my hair left, distributed quite evenly. The remaining hair does seem to be growing too, so Mike buzzed it again for me to 1/4 inch. It’s a bit less shocking for the kids since I do have “some” hair still left; better than being bald entirely. I’m also quite thankful to have eyebrows and eyelashes. Halaven hair loss has been quite different than my previous chemo related hair loss with the Taxotere, Adriamycin, and Cytoxan combo.