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Unread 12-06-2007, 06:51 PM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

My hair is very oily right now? I have always had extremely dry, curly hair that I usually put extra product(shine, oils, etc) in to manage the frizz. But, WOW, am I oily!! My husband came in today and touched it and said, Whoa!

I'm sure this is hormonal. I am 11 days post-op and kept my ovaries. Maybe I can throw out other products as well as my jumbo tampons!! LOL!! Or does anyone have craft suggestions for those? LOL!

Just curious to see if anyone else had this issue
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Unread 12-06-2007, 08:11 PM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

Ok I am not oily but my hair is falling out like MAD! I am wondering if that is normal in anyway shape or form. Are you doing that or anyone else out there??
take care!

Unread 12-06-2007, 08:37 PM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

Clan 6-
I know that after pregnancy, quite often hair falls out by the handful due to the hormonal changes. Apparently hair does not fall out during pregnancy, but once that is finished, it catches up with its' natural shedding very quickly.
I suppose that the condition of your hormones, pre-op, could have simulated the hormone levels of a pregnancy. Then you get it all fixed properly, and your hair falls out!
It will grow back, but it might not be as thick and lusturous as before.
The endocrine system is amazing, how so much is linked by such low levels of a substance (hormone), eh?
I hope this helps-
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Unread 12-07-2007, 05:36 AM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

I lost a lot of a hair prior to my surgery. My stylist noticed, my mom noticed, hubby noticed, etc. I believe I was becoming anemic. Last count was around a 9 at the time of surgery.
Unread 12-07-2007, 07:50 AM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

That makes sense too. I am very anemic. Maybe I ought to boost up my iron. Thank you for your posts. It feel goo to know we are not alone in all of this!

Unread 12-07-2007, 08:45 AM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

Hey, I have a crafty tampon answer!

I heard that when the cast and crew were filming one of the "Lord of the Ring" movies, Viggo Mortensen once made a little Christmas tree out of tampons.

He's not only handsome but good with crafts too. Who'd have thunk it?
Unread 12-07-2007, 09:08 AM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

My hair is falling out too, from the roots, I've been told it is the hormone androgen from estrogen. That it will cause the hair on the head to fall out and the whiskers on your face to increase. So as the hormones are properly controlled this problem will correct itself.
As for the tampons I'am planning to have a pad burning party when I am healed. I thought only women my age would want to participate but 15 yr. dd said everyone she knows would want to burn up some pads. Instead of roasting marshmallows we will burn a pile of cotton. I've noticed the commericials about African girls needing pads, well I think that is a worthwhile cause but I still feel the need to burn mine for satisfaction. Maybe we could decide on a date that all of us are burning pads at the same time. What could we call this day?
Even though you kept your ovaries they have been though surgery too and their blood supply may have been affected they have to heal to be able to do their job completely again.
Unread 12-07-2007, 09:35 AM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

OMG! How sexy is that Viggo!! ROFL!! I love the tree idea!
Have you seen the house shoes made out of pads? They are hysterical! (there's that word again!) I've thought of having a farewell party for my uterus complete with a cake-with the fibroids of course!

Too fun!

PS-Is anyone else getting addicted to this site and especially the smilies?
Unread 12-07-2007, 09:40 AM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

I've got some Midols we can grind up and use as fake snow for Christmas.

Good idea?
Unread 12-07-2007, 09:41 AM
Hair Issues? Anyone Else?

I love the burning idea also! We could do a little "Burning Bed" and put a Ken doll in there!! LOL! I'm watching way too much Lifetime!

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