Wednesday, October 31, 2007
A while ago I was offered some advice by a fellow Lady of Advertising Who's Been Through Breast Cancer.
When your hair starts to return, you'll go through a period where your facial hair, or body hair, will just rocket in terms of how fast it grows.
Huh? I was articulate, as always. It was over a glass of wine, for goodness sake.
She laughed. And then started to tell me again.
Honestly, there was a point when I felt like I was worried it wouldn't stop. My facial hair was suddenly really noticeable, to me at least, and I worried it wouldn't calm down!
Did it calm down? I was suddenly all seriousness. And trying to remain serious while I scanned her upper lip and jawline for stubble marks.
Then recently I read this post by B, who seems to be expressing her own fears of becoming a bearded lady.
Seems like maybe this is a normal stage of post-radio, post-chemo hair regrowth. And my own experience is proving no exception. Suddnely, the back of my cheeks, where my jawline meets my hairline (now that I have one) are getting downier by the day.
I wondered whether it might also be exarcerbated by the cold weather - where I used to winter it out in England under the insulation of my long hair, I no longer have that privilege. So like an anorexic's extra thick arm hair compensating for a lack of fat to keep them warm, my downy cheeks are compensating for warmth from another source.
But whatever the reason lets hope it stops. And soon, too.
Or else I'll end up looking like the lady above.
at 12:23 am