Saturday, November 13, 2010
Picking up where the leaves left off
Residents of the Midwest know that the last of the autumn leaves have been whipped off the trees this past week. Seemingly commiserate with the dropping leaves, my hair too has begun to fall. Fortunately, I am not one of those whose hair is coming out in "clumps"; instead, 5-10 strands come out every time I run my fingers through it. Intriguingly, none of the hairs have roots. I suppose this makes sense, that the root was killed by chemotherapy and so the rootless hair falls out, but the result is striking nonetheless. So far the hair loss is not really bothering me, probably because hair prevails on my head. I'm sure after a few days, after the remaining wisps of hair have lost all familiarity, the hair-loss adventure will grow wearisome.