Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Last Thursday, I went for the chop and had my hair cut short, ready for the expected hair loss from my first chemo session. I’m currently on a treatment called Epirubicin Cyclophosphamide chemotherepy (eh? EC to most), and a quick Google search reveals that people’s hair often starts shedding from around day fourteen. I probably should have done it sooner because on day eighteen, Alex was given the task of shaving off his hair-obsessed financé’s barnet, to a number one all over. The stress was very evident on his face, let me tell you.

Oddly, both the cutting and shaving experiences were surprisingly easy for me to handle. There were no tears and actually, there was much laughter! I liked the short style because it was nice a change that I probably never would have braved before. The shave was an easy enough step as well – The thought of waking up with a pillowcase covered in hair, or it just randomly falling out all over the place, was a big no-no for me. Luckily, I didn’t have the weird shaped head that I was expecting to find under my hair. It’s definitely not the best look I’ve had, but it’s looking like it won’t be around for long either. I’ve now got tiny little hairs falling out, and I have a feeling that after tomorrow’s shower, it will all be gone. C’est la vie, that’s cancer for you!

Hair today, gone tomorrow…

Chemo Hair Cut

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

I’m pretty new to this selfie business and obviously Betsy is a pro…

Chemo Hair


8 Responses

  1. Nez May 7, 2015 / 6:23 am

    You look utterly incredible.

  2. sam May 7, 2015 / 6:48 am

    You look great with the shaved look! I’ve only just seen you have cancer. My friend went through it last year and is now in remission and doing great. I do hope you are OK and are getting the support you need :) x

    • seebyzoe May 7, 2015 / 10:09 pm

      Thanks a lot Sam. Lots of support this end :) x

  3. Brigitte May 7, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    Let me tell you this Zoe you look great even with no hair, really, it gives glow to your face and do not worry hair will return soon. Love

    • seebyzoe May 7, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Thanks Brigitte. Hope all is well there x

  4. Alice May 7, 2015 / 11:28 pm

    You look amazing, really beautiful like Sinead O’Connor in Nothing Compares 2 U before she went a bit crazy.

    Your strength and humour really is brilliant – my mum has been reading your blog and said “she’s a really funny writer just like you, Alice” – pretty much the highest praise ;) ;). Sending love x
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    • seebyzoe May 19, 2015 / 11:01 am

      Ah, thanks Alice. That’s praise indeed! ;) x

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