Carol Bastie has written a couple of poems that explain her hair loss experience.
I had a little wobble,
Actually, it was a big one to be fair,
I had hoped it would not bother me...
But now I'm losing all my hair.
The despondency and sadness
Was really quite profound...
As my hair tumbled from my head
And lay there all around.
It had been my crowning glory...
I ensured that it looked right,
I had it trimmed and coloured regularly
So, I wouldn't look a fright.
Now I look like I have the mange,
With great clumps all falling out...
I knew that this would happen
But "It's not fair" I want to shout!
I couldn't wear the ice cold cap
As I was in so much pain...
So, I'll just do fancy hats and scarves
'till it all grows back again.
If you are going through treatment,
And you think you will lose your hair,
Get in touch with HeadWrappers
Because they show kindness, and they care.
I went to one of their meetings
It was filled with fun and laughter
I know I felt empowered
And I felt we were looked after.
You might not lose all your hair
But you'll need to keep your head warm
You can learn to be creative...
Turning your headwear into an art-form.
A bag of goodies for us to try
Information about our skin...
An exchange of pearls of wisdom,
It's an excellent place to begin.
A clip-on flower or adorn with beads?
Go ahead, customise with your own flair...
The tutorials gave me confidence...
It was truly a breath of fresh air.
The lovely presenters displayed what to do,
Twirling, knotting, explaining...
Talking us through each step of the way
The hour was most entertaining.