With every Cancer Story, comes a journey of progress. Unfortunetly, some may lose their hair, or it becomes an expectation with cancer with certain types of chemo regiments. Some will wait until the last moment before having to do it. Some may do it before they start losing it. I waited until after I completed Chemotherapy to shave my hair off. I origionally was going to let it regrow on its own, and leave it alone. But then, I though maybe it would help kickstart it if I shaved it, and let it grow after I was no longer recieving chemo. In my opinion, I think it's worked.
Ever since I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma, I've followed intagramers who had or were going through treatments and watched them post about their hair progress and decided I would too. Each month around the same time I take a quick pic to compare, and track it's growth.
So now, upon approaching two years since I shaved my hair, I decided to share the growth process.
February 2015 - Completely Shaved
February 2016 - 1 year!
February 2017- 2 year mark!
Everyone's hair grows differently. There are times I notice very little differences, and times where it seems to grow longer than before. If my patience allows, I hope to have longer hair than I've ever had before. But, to all those in their hair growth process, hang in there! Find fun ways to style it as it grows out. You may end up finding a style you like, that you never thought you would before.
I know as I've been going through this, I still look to see how other people's hair's have been growing and comparing. I spend days hoping my hair will be longer by different points in times. But be patient, and know your hair will grow it's own way. The wait will be worth it!