I was given Docetaxal in 2010 and finished my treatment in December of that year. I was NEVER told about the potential for permanent hair loss and the irony is that in January of 2011, they found another tumour in my other breast. So, not only did the chemo fail completely, but the medical system CHOSE not to disclose vital information that should have been my right to receive. After 3 years I have a very thin covering of hair all over my head that was hard won ... to say the least. To make a long story short I found a naturopath that does blood contrast work and found out that the chemo was still in my body 1 1/2 years later (sitting on top of my kidneys and liver). I was also extremely anaemic and incapable of properly digesting nutrients. I had to detox and am taking many supplements. It's growing now and although I have a long way to go before I can go hatless again, I have hope. If anyone is interested in hearing how I was able to get my hair back (and hopefully a lot more to come), I would gladly give details.
Lastly, if anyone writing in this blog does not truly understand the heartache and shock of finding out you will never be truly the same again, be kind. This is devastating and this kind of betrayal (and yes, I said betrayal), lasts a lifetime.