Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bald is Beautiful????

Well another medical problem has surfaced. Will they never end? My hair is thinning rapidly. I am already a hair puller since the 1970s when I quit biting my fingernails. (you can read about the hair pulling problem here: I don't need any help thinning my hair. I have never minded my husband's bald head, but I didn't particularly want to see one in the mirror.

I saw my medical doctor today. He said it is usually caused by one of two things. Thyroid or medication. I will go for yet another blood work tomorrow. And he told me to get some Rogaine as soon as possible.

Well I got some generic Rogaine (which the doctor suggested) but when I read the directions and possible problems, I am not sure I want to stop the falling this way. He said that there was some trauma about 4 months ago that probably caused the hair loss. He said it takes that long for the follicle to react. Well it was 4 months ago since the knee surgery. And the problems with the medication that made me sick. And then the threat of bone infection which caused worry. He said any one of those could be the culprit. He said hopefully it will grow back. But we needed to stop it now.

Pick up a box of Rogaine and read the box. See for yourself. I don't need more medical problems from that. And it isn't a permanent solution. Once stopped, the hair will probably drop again. And now what do I do about my monthly hair appointment to "wash the grey away"? Will that cause more damage?

Here are two pictures of the Hyacinth and Grape Hyacinth that I bought at Trader Joes after the doctor appointment. I think the blooms on the Grape Hyacinth look like blueberries. You can click on the photos to see a larger version.


Joan said...

Sorry to hear about the new problem that you've got. Maybe once the stress lessens, the hair will return to normal. Lovely flowers...good paintings in the future.

Ai said...

Jeanne, I wish your hair thinning will slow down and disappear at the end. In the mean while, you might try colorful bandana wraps around your head, like summer time head wrap at the beach.

I hope you can get back to your zone and do more paintings and drawings soon.