Hi Gramma Sue,
I was diagnosed about a month before my 67th b-day. I'm 3 yrs out from diagnosis & I love, love my hair - thanks to chemo. Backing up...You will lose your hair 2-3 weeks from your first treatment. I had great hair & was crushed to be losing it. I bought a very expensive human hair wig because I had a friend who had used one too & I never realized she was going through chemo until years later. If, God forbid, I have to go thru chemo again, I would not use a wig. I would use the plain, cotton head covers I used at the gym (NO ONE would wear a wig at the gym!) & I would get some cute stylist head coverings. I felt like a fake every time I wore the wig-:).
Here's why I love my hair now. When it first came back I looked like Yoda with weird sprigs of white hair popping up. But after some months it grew back to my former light brown color, only the front was super curly. My hair had always been super straight. I went to my fabulous hair stylist who put a semi perm color - while my former color was growing back. She also kept cutting it into a semblance of style. She continues to highlight it for me - looks various shades of blonde with my own color & it's short. It only takes me 5 minutes to "do" my hair - it used to take 45 minutes of trying to get it to look the way I wanted. 5 minutes v. 45! Ha! I feel like I've regained so much time! Plus, it is much more flattering to my face. I get tons of compliments! It makes me look much younger than I am. Love it. The photo here is of me while I was in my natural color & super curly front stage. I couldn't get later pics to fit. If you want to pm me - I'll send you a pic of what it looks like now. Trust me, you need not fret about your hair. XOXO Paula