Hair Growth After Chemo

Okay, don't anyone laugh....this is a progression of the growth of my hair after chemo. You are the first to ever see this progression. I always wore a wig when I went out or when anyone saw me. I did have one picture of me bald, but I guess in one of my periods of depression during chemo, I deleted it. I can't find it. I thought it was interesting to see the various shades of color that my hair has gone through over the last year and a half. I loved all the body I had in my hair in the bottom left, but it was certainly gray. My hair now has no body at all, but it has come in pretty thick (and fine) except for the top. It's still thin, but still working at growing. (smile)

This is for the 52 pictures of me challenge this week for "growth". I can't believe I am actually posting this...

I think it would also qualify for the March words for "New Growth".

Also for theme-human.
It must take a lot of strength to go through this. The smile is there and you look fabulous.
posted March 8th, 2018  
Just come across this - what a wonderful set of portraits. I bet when you took the first you couldn't believe how beautiful you would become in the end! Always good to remind ourselves of where we've been and what makes us what we are. Congratulations!!
posted March 8th, 2018  
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. You and your hair have done a fantastic job :)
posted March 8th, 2018  
the hair would always grow back. if not, there's always the wig. but your beautiful face always looks radiant, friendly, and sweet, not to mention classy and elegant. your smile is most attractive and it shows the inner you, i would surmise. you should not be ashamed of these photographs, they show your strength and disposition in life. you're one of my few besties here on 365, and if anybody contradicts me, I'm ready for battle! :-) aces on this awesome collage, henri. now how about tagging it for theme-human for the weekly theme? cheers!

(pardon the earlier deletions, it's just that i saw some awful grammar mistakes and i just had to delete and re-post.)
posted March 8th, 2018  
How very humbling that you chose to post these images Henri. Good for you. Congratulations! You have done a brilliant job - you look great!
posted March 8th, 2018  
How honored to be trusted with this most private part of your life. A true testimony to your courage and strength. I can honestly say through it all your remained beautiful, and as others have mentioned, your smile exudes your positive outlook! FAV
posted March 8th, 2018  
Such an inspiration! You looked lovely all the way through! Positively glowing and gorgeous in your final portrait! Congratulations survivor!
posted March 8th, 2018  
Wonderful collection of images to document your journey, thank you for sharing with us :)
posted March 8th, 2018  
This is incredible Henri. I can only agree with all the above. You are one amazing and beautiful woman :-)
posted March 8th, 2018  
I love that you posted this, Henri! It is encouraging for all of us:) And you are a beautiful woman no matter the hair!
posted March 8th, 2018  
A lovely collage that demonstrates to us all your courage. Hair is so important to us humans and this celebration of your victory over this horrendous disease is a beacon of hope to us all.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@ziggy77 thank you, Jo. It was a miraculous journey. I am very blessed.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@Cherrill thank you, Cherrill. I have never liked selfies and never dreamed I would have the courage to show them to anyone but my sister. I guess being a survivor makes you braver.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@k1w1 thank you so much.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@summerfield Thank you, Vikki. You have been my inspiration here in 365 and also my besties too. Without your encouragenent, I would never have attempted the 52pom. If course I am only on week 10. Smile. I have also tagged it for theme-human. Thanks. I didn't even relate to that.
posted March 8th, 2018  
Brave beautiful woman! Great for themes!/
posted March 8th, 2018  
@jamibann Thank you, Issi. I hesitated before pressing the button to post, for sure.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@grammyn Thank you, Katy. If course, I am only sharing this with my most trusted friends.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@jackies365 thank you so much, Jackie.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@m2016 Thank you.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@ludwigsdiana Thank you so much, Diana.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@365karly1 Thank you, Karly. It is amazing how babe we can be about our hair.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond Thank you, Jackie. Yes we can be very vane about our hair.
posted March 8th, 2018  
@alophoto Thanks.
posted March 8th, 2018  
How wonderful and brave of you to have gone through all of this and be able to post the many stages while the Chemo ravages your hair to a lovely portrait of today what you have become today with that lovely soft hairstyle that compliments your face , eyes and smile !
posted March 8th, 2018  
bep
I can only agree with all the above, Henri. You look wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Your photos reminded me of my daughter; she was only 31 years old when she had to go trough all this...
posted March 8th, 2018  
This is remarkable, Henri, such a courageous post. It is a testament to your strength as a woman. You have always been beautiful, inside and out, that certainly didn’t change! You look wonderful and I really like your hair, it looks so good!
posted March 8th, 2018  
You are a brave lady and I am delighted to see how well your hair has grown back. You may never know how many people this has encouraged who don't post on here. Well done to you and I hope your health is much improved now.

One of my friends was a blonde before her chemo, lost every last hair and when it grew back it was jet black! She found it rather baffling but quite fun in a way to get a whole new head of hair out of the experience!
posted March 8th, 2018  
And your beautiful smile remains in all these shots. You are such an inspiration Henri
posted March 8th, 2018  
Thankyou for posting! You have a beautiful smile through it all. Well done!
posted March 8th, 2018  
You look amazing
posted March 8th, 2018  
A very courageous post, you look amazing!
posted March 8th, 2018  
What a inspiration you are to all those that have suffered the same fate and how brave of you to share it with us all, I wish you well on your road to recovery Henri:)
posted March 8th, 2018  
Wonderful collection
posted March 8th, 2018  
I stand and applaud you- not only for your bravery (facing cancer) but also for your candid post showing your hair growth after chemo. I think it's particularly hard for a woman to loose her hair. I know I often bemoan how mine has thinned on top in the last 5 years, but mine is just aging issues. Vikki is right- your smile is so pretty! It shows forth a beautiful person inside which is far more important in the long run than what's on the outside.
posted March 8th, 2018  
What a brave lady, thanks for posting!
You are a beautiful woman inside and out!
posted March 9th, 2018  
You're looking great. Thanks for sharing!
posted March 9th, 2018  
You are certainly a beautiful and brave lady. Good to see that wonderful smile in all of your photos even going through the ordeal of chemo.
posted March 9th, 2018  
What a courageous collage, you are an inspiration to all cancer survivors.
A friend of mine had chemo last year and his hair was straight before chemo and now he has curls.
posted March 9th, 2018  
Thank you for sharing these inspirational photos with us, Henri! You are brave and beautiful with a knockout smile! :-)
posted March 9th, 2018  
What a great idea> You still look gorgeous Henri
posted March 9th, 2018  
Well done to you for sharing your story through pictures. You look amazing :)
posted March 9th, 2018  
This is an amazing set of photos. I wasn’t aware you had been through chemo or indeed had cancer. Your grey is so pretty - I pay to have mine lightened to that colour.
posted March 9th, 2018  
What an awesome image for growth! You've got such beautiful skin and your hair looks fantastic. Brave of you to share... thank you.
posted March 9th, 2018  
Lovely pictures and thank you for sharing it is true our hair is very personal x my husband has a blood cancer and a few years ago with his first chemo his hair fell out and I cried endless tears... it grew back curly then went back to normal. He is doing ok now although it's not a curable thing.. they manage it. I still often run my fingers through his hair and appreciate it!
posted March 9th, 2018  
@beryl Thank you, Beryl. I appreciate your kind words.
posted March 9th, 2018  
I love not only that you posted this, but also the fact that you went through the process of documenting something ... knowing that change was happening, watching it unfold.
posted March 9th, 2018  
@gijsje Tnank, you, Bep. I do hope your daughter continues to do wrll. 31 is young to face such trauma. It does change your outlook on life and makes you appreciate all your friends and family that much more.
posted March 9th, 2018  
@louannwarren Thank you, LouAnn. You have always been a good friend. I appreciate your kind words.
posted March 9th, 2018  
@casablanca Thank you. If I can be an inspiration to anyone, then I have served my purposr. I know for a fact that miracles do happen and one should stay positive and never give up hope.
posted March 9th, 2018  
@olivetreeann Thank you, Ann. I am sure the thinning on parts of my hair is an aging issue too, but I refuse to admit that. Smile.

@ulla Thank you, Ulrika. I do hope your husband continues to do well. I know your are a great support to him.
posted March 9th, 2018  
Ditto to what everyone else has said. Thank you for having the courage to share this. Your beautiful smile shines radiantly through. Indeed, very fitting for the themes.
posted March 9th, 2018  
bep
@henrir
Thanks Henri. She is doing fine. After chemo she became a mother of two lovely daughters.
posted March 9th, 2018  
You are a very brave and inspirational lady. the new hair growth looks great.
posted March 9th, 2018  
When I see your selfies, I see a beautiful lady with beautiful make-up and hair. After this collage I know there is more than just the looks. How brave of you to have taken the pictures when you were not well and to post them now. I admire you!
posted March 10th, 2018  
you have my admiration, Henri
posted March 10th, 2018  
Wonderful selfie collage, Henri, and so brave of you to share it with us.
posted March 10th, 2018  
@beryl @gijsje @thistle @wenbow @ingrid01 @mittens

Oh my. Such wonderful comments from all the people here on 365. I am overwhelmed by the response to this collage. Y'all are all just so wonderful.
posted March 10th, 2018  
Such a beautiful and inspiring post for you to share with the 365community! As everyone has been saying, you're looking fab and that big smile is always an eye catcher!
posted March 12th, 2018  
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