To disguise my hair loss I attempted out completely different kinds. I obtained bangs. I obtained a weave — which I ripped out six hours later. I purchased a number of headbands.
In the summertime, my medical doctors determined to cease chemotherapy. I went again to high school my senior yr. And it was a wrestle. I used to be behind academically. I felt disconnected from mates.
Issues slowly obtained higher, after I joined a assist group on the hospital for different youngsters. And, after many months, I obtained again in form, mentally, in addition to bodily.
However all through all of it, my thinning hair served as a reminder of a time once I was in ache and shedding my well being.
I usually felt unhealthy for caring about my hair at such a severe time. I had rather more urgent points, like my well being, my schooling and my future. On reflection, I feel fixated on my hair as a result of I believed I may management it. Although, in actuality, I couldn’t.
Ultimately, I used to be bored with waking up each morning and inspecting what was left of my hair. So, I reduce it. And now, I’m actually completely satisfied rocking cute, brief hair.
I’m not utterly out of the woods but, however my well being is secure and my future is wanting up.
With a perspective, I’m Mela Seyoum.
Mela Seyoum is eighteen and lives in El Cerrito. Her Perspective was produced by YR Media.