One and a half years ago, I went to the doctor for what I thought would be a simple visit for a annual physical. While there, I remembered to tell him a couple of things that did not seem to be a big deal. But he said that it would be good to do some tests to make sure. Two weeks later the results showed that I had cancer. Fast forward to now, and I have been through cancer treatments and find it funny that I have been looking for afro kinky human hair extensions after losing all of my great hair. It has been an interesting ride for sure.
I think that most people are not prepared for everything that a person goes through when they have cancer. I sometimes think that I would have been more at ease if I had known about many of the things long before I found myself in the position of needing to do this or that at doctor’s visits or what would come after. I always thought that chemo and radiation simply made you better and that there were next to no side effects other than losing your hair. But the truth is that both can leaving you feeling not very well, and there is an emotional toll that comes with losing your hair. I kept a hat on when I went bald because you get really cold without one.
I could not wait until my hair grew out because I wanted it to get long enough so that I could put in some extensions. They let you have a full head of hair again without having to wait a couple of years for it to all grow back fully. I knew from friends that it can look completely natural, and it’s true because people who had not seen me in a few years had no idea that it wasn’t all my own hair.