Saturday, February 4, 2012

Losing Pounds... and Hair

I knew this could happen. 

My hair is falling out.  A lot of my hair is falling out. 

It is a normal side effect of extreme weight loss and especially weight loss surgery.  Mostly commonly between months two and six after surgery hair will start falling out, but it will end.  I had bloodwork done for my three month check-up and everything is normal.  I am going to add a bit more iron and zinc to my diet to see if it helps since I was within normal limits, but a bit at the low end when my blood results came back.

I have very thick hair and I am not worried about going bald.  So far it is just a bit worse than the hair loss I experienced after being pregnant.  But still, it is a little sad to see my hair everywhere around the house instead of on my head.  I am just hoping that it doesn't get any worse!

Here is a link to hair loss and weight loss surgery if you are interested:

Ah well, I guess if I do go bald I can just wear some nice red fox fur on my head!
The newest item from my craft lair- an adjustable red fox fur headband.

ps.  60lbs down so far!


Megan said...

You would be SMASHING with that on your head!

Trish said...

I love your fox hair! Definitely a good substitute :-)

Tara Borin said...

Foxy lady!

Sorry, couldn't resist.