My hair started falling out around the time of my second chemo treatment for breast cancer. Since my head was itchy I knew it was time to shave my head because of chemo hair loss.
Breast Cancer Patient Shaves Head Because of Chemo Hair Loss
Saturday, I was feeling pretty bad. I could hardly get out of bed. I was very achy. The nausea wasn’t too bad, but my muscles were aching a lot. All I was able to eat was crackers, and I spent most of the day in bed.
Yesterday was a lot better. I was still achy, but I spent most of the day out of bed today. I was able to eat some. Aunt Susan came over to help take care of the boys.
My Hair Was Falling Out Because of Chemo Hair Loss
My hair has been coming out a lot more. I decided it was time to finally shave it. We all went outside to the backyard and Morry shaved my head. It’s pretty weird having a buzz cut, but it does feel a lot better. My head was itching and all the hair falling out was getting to me.
Here are videos from Saturday and Sunday. You can also see pictures of me with the wigs on at the end of the haircut video.
Before the haircut- video
Shaving the Head of a Breast Cancer Patient
Morry shaves my hair- video
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Rachel K. Belkin, M.Ed, is a journalist and writer with over 15 years of expertise in travel, business and marketing education, health, and local Austin, Texas events.
With a Master's degree in education from Texas State University and a Business Foundations Certification from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, Rachel's extensive background is highlighted by her published works and contributions to prestigious publications, including HuffPost, Hometalk, Matador Network, AP News, and MSN.com, as well as on her own platforms, Rachel K. Belkin, Elkin Bay, and Probe the Globe.
Beyond her accomplishments in writing, Rachel is a sought-after educator, teaching businesses effective marketing strategies and content creation techniques. Notably, she successfully built a blog from scratch in 2008, ultimately selling it for six figures in 2021.
Rachel's commitment to advocacy is exemplified by her role on the Breast Cancer Resource Center Advisory Council, particularly contributing to the success of the Young Survivor Project. Rachel is also an experienced public speaker with appearances on TV segments for Fox 7 Austin, KXAN, and CBS Austin and as a speaker at conferences and professional networking meetings for business owners and cancer survivors.