Brain tumors suck. Hi, I'm Patrick btw. This is my cancer blog. My "normal" stuff is over here.
Yes, I have to retract my statement from Sunday about no hair loss. It already started yesterday during the day, when for the first time my skin felt like it had a sunburn. This didn’t surprise me as I had anticipated it to start at some point, the skin can become quite sensitive during radiation treatment.
Later, in the evening, my daughter grabbed my hair to climb on me (as she likes to do) and suddenly she had a fistful of hair in her hand. I had decided long before that as soon as this happens, I will go fully bald. No use in running around like a dog shedding its winter coat. So I went full Heisenberg (as in Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad. For the older readers: think Telly Savalas as Kojak.)
My wife helped me to shave everything with a clipper, and then after a nice shower, I shaved the rest with a razor. I think it looks ok, you can obviously see the scars on my head now very prominently, but at least my head shape is not too bad. I guess it takes just some time to get used to. I hope there will be no permanent damage though, I liked the short hair look better and want to return to it as soon as it makes sense. But for now, it’s time to break out the summer hats again.