This morning I noted that 14 days ago today I had my first chemo treatment. And I pointed out that many, many sources said the resulting hair loss would begin on Day 14. I also said that my hair did not yet appear to be doing anything abnormal.
But that, you see, was this morning. 14 days ago this morning I was just beginning some preliminary testing at the cancer center. I’d not yet started the chemo.
But an hour or two ago (about 5 pm) — 14 days since I finished the first chemo treatment — I discovered a light tug on the back of my head could produce 10, 15, or 20 hairs instead of just 1 or 2 or none.
Accurate almost to the hour! I find that fascinating — in an objective scientific sort of way.
I’m sure I’ll be less amused in another day or two. (My hairdresser has been alerted and is waiting for my call.) Meanwhile, I should probably do as my son says and stop pulling out hair just so I can gawk at how much comes out. No sense hurrying the process.