Well, you can’t say they didn’t warn us. I definitely remember the chemo nurse saying ‘Yes, it will all fall out, all of it, probably all at once.’
And it is. In big handfuls. I gave a demo to the gin group.
A couple of days ago I woke up and it felt as if someone had been pulling hard on the hair all night. The roots were tender, felt fizzy and slightly like they were standing on end. I realise now they were just giving up the ghost.
Claire phoned up this morning and said ‘I’m bringing something round to show you.’
It was her own shaved head. I opened the door and screamed. I must say though, it is comforting to think that someone will do that for you. (TBH I think she was bored and relished the idea of doing something a bit out of the ordinary, she does get bored easily.)
She looks like a cancer patient. Despite mine falling out like there is no tomorrow, I am the one with hair! I would shave it off today to keep the poor girl company, but I’m going out tonight and don’t want to look like a freak.
I’ll do it tomoz.
If anyone else out there feels a bit bored and fancies joining in with our skinhead look please feel free. My son has said he will do it ‘with all my mates’. He has not consulted them, but for some reason has great faith that his mates will unquestioningly follow whatever hairstyle trend he alights upon. The barber on Church Street actually has had young lads going in there asking for ‘an Alfie’. The last ‘Alfie’ was shaved sides and a very long curvy fringe.
So if you see a bunch of gangly skinheads in town, don’t worry, they’re softies really.
Will post a picture after the big shave tomorrow.