Hair Loss Getting Worse :(

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The hair loss has taken a turn for the worse apparently.  I’m trying to avoid washing and drying it now because every time I do big chunks come out instead of a few strands.  😦  I’m not a very emotional person and haven’t cried about it yet so it’s not as dramatic as I thought but maybe once I have a childhood flashback to my alien halloween costume, I will.  It’s probably going to continue getting worse now every day.  Some people say they’ve shaved their head themselves when they got to a certain point.  I don’t know if I could do that but we’ll see.  I can’t necessarily go to work shedding like I am now.  Hmm, maybe they’ll change the dress code for me and let me wear my baseball caps until wig day. 

Other than that and a slight headache (I guess from the hair issue since I’ve never gotten headaches), I feel great, drinking lots of water and starting to eat healthier in preparation for Wednesday, the next big chemo round.

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13 Responses to “Hair Loss Getting Worse :(”

  1. Eileen Sullivan Says:

    Just checking; have you spoken to Kathy Todd? She went through chemo and loss of hair. I know she would be happy to discuss options, etc. I know you get plenty of suggestions, but she went through it; in fact, she is still wearing a hair piece and playing tennis. Good luck on Wednesday – AND the following week Eileen

    • Danielle Kragnes Murray Says:

      Hi Eileen!! I haven’t spoken with Kathy but I’m glad to hear she’s doing well and still playing tennis. I actually was able to speak with a girl in the chemo room last week about it and the girls at the wig places who specialize in chemo hair loss were able to help a lot too. I have 4 wigs already so hopefully I’m all set for it. I’m just not looking forward to wearing them really but once I am, I’m sure I’ll be fine. Thank you so much for the card you sent me! I got it yesterday. That was sweet of you! Have a good rest of the weekend!!

  2. lori kragnes Says:

    hey gf, how are you, just thinking of you as i always do….love you and have a good week..or at least try….i sent you some funny pictures…i figured you needed a smile….love,
    aunt lori

    wow are you shocked that i put aunt lori and not aunt nori, grasshopper,capt. of the k team or sum other stupid nickname that seems to always come out my my trap..oh well, kragnes trait…

    • Danielle Kragnes Murray Says:

      Hahaha, you are so funny, you always make me laugh! I did get the pictures, yesterday! Thanks to you and Nonna for the charms too, that was sweet! I have them hanging in our kitchen. Those pictures were hysterical!! All of us coloring at our desks all lined up in a straight line, ha!!

  3. lori kragnes Says:

    and remember no matter what you are still beautiful inside and out….

  4. Alison Roth Torreano Says:

    I’m so sorry. It must be so hard to go through that! But hair is just hair, it will grow back eventually, maybe even a different color or thicker and fuller (I have a friend who had chemo and her brown hair grew back blond). And yes…you are still beautiful no matter what!

    • Danielle Kragnes Murray Says:

      Hey! Thanks Alison! Yeah, I’m hoping it grows back blonde and wavy! Ha!! 😉

      • lori kragnes Says:

        It may, gf, you do have some norwegian genes..and they are know for blonde and wavy…..in case you forgot your dad is half italian and half norway………

      • Danielle Kragnes Murray Says:

        Yeah, I knew you guys were all half Norweigian, half Italian, which makes me a quarter of each, plus a quarter French and German I think. I’m pretty much a big mut I guess, ha. Maybe it WILL come back blonde though!! 🙂 We shall see.

  5. vicki cunningham Says:

    Praying for strength for you in the upcoming week.

  6. Shelley Rice Says:

    Hey there…..just checking in on you. I don’t have any experience with the hair thing. I wish you all the best and if I could lose my hair for you while you go though this, I would! Did you ever see the movie, Finding Nemo? I love Dora’s expression….”just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…..just keep swimming…..” If you havent’ seen it, I’ll send the DVD home with your Mom. xoxo

    • Danielle Kragnes Murray Says:

      Hey Shelley!! I have seen Finding Nemo but only parts I think. I’ll have to remember that quote though, it’s cute, thanks! 🙂


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