Forgot to write on the hospital update that I discussed hair loss with the nurse. She said the cold cap could reduce the likelihood of my hair falling out, but it would still probably go very thin. Also, because I sometimes get migraines, the cold cap is likely to bring one on.
Also, I heard today from the daughter of someone who has used it, that the cold cap is bloody painful in it’s own right. As it’s name suggests – it’s freezing and the idea is to shrink the hair follicles so the hair is less likely to come out and you have to wear it for several hours each chemo treatment. It also extends your appointment time by those few hours each time.
Bugger that. No cold cap for me. The hair can be shaved as previously toyed with.