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2,5 Month Post Op. I Am Looking For Some Help.

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  1. Claes

    Claes New Member My Regimen

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    Hello all you fine people. My name is Claes and I lost my hair after I had 6 months of chemotherapy. It never grew back to the thick hair I had. So a dermatologist looked at it and said the only thing that can help is a transplant. I couldn't afford these expensive ones, so I researched the ones available here in Norway. A company based in Turkey has a Norwegian cooperation and it comes with a Norwegian guarantee. I reach out to patients who used them, and they were very satisfied with their result.

    So I went and did it. Now I look around the net after other people with my similar problem. I have hair everywhere on my head, but it's not dense (see pics). In my donor area I used to be able to make a pencil stick in my hair, but after chemo it's thin. So my donor area is very precious and I'm really scared I blew my shot now.

    Anyway I had 3500 grafts, and I never really seen any result. I am 2, 5 months post op now. I know this is too early to say anything, but I think my transplant style is the same as many patients with horrible results.

    My surgeon said it looks great. I dunno. I am starting to freak out. I saw another one in this forum who had hairs already where he transplanted, and the native hairs got destroyed. I'm scared this will happen to me, or that all my grafts are just gone.

    Do you think my native hair is OK? Does it look like there are any grafts here?? It looks so bald. Many people 12 days post op look like they have a full set of hair. Me, I look completely bald

    To explain the photos. First is of me before chemo. Then 2 pics 3 years after chemo. The 2 last ones are about 12 days post op. The last pic is me 3 days ago.
     

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    First, congrats beating cancer! So, three months is a little too early to speak about it because telogen phase takes 100 days. Naturally, after the surgery, you have to wait for 100 days+the new hair so at least 4 months in total. The best thing you can do is just relax and wait to see the results. If there is a problem talk to the Norwegian company. You can read about post-surgery more here.

    Unfortunately, there is chaos online and a lot of people have problems because of that. I hope you will be fine in your case.

    Good Luck!
     
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    Claes New Member My Regimen

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    Thank you for your reply and link. I am still freaking out reading the forum here. There are so many bad results. Still think mine looks like the other people who had bad results. The waiting is killing me.
     
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    The first 3 months are the worst my hair looked like absolute shit, wait until month 4-5 before you can see any results.

    Are you on finasteride/minoxidil?
     
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    Claes New Member My Regimen

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    I'm not, since my dermatologist said that the chemo destroyed the follicles. Nothing will ever grow there again, it's dead and gone. So those medications wouldn't do anything. I have tried minodixil for 8 months just to try, but no result.
     
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    It’s all about keeping what you have, finasteride will stop/slow down the rest of your hairloss.

    Good luck with the transplant, you’ve got the worst bit out the way and should start to notice changes soon.
     
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    I don't think it looks bad at all, 2.5 months is still waaayyyyy too early to start worrying. As for people who look good after 12 days, that's just because none of their transplanted hair has began to shed yet.

    I'm 35 days post op and bald as a coot! Suffered massive shock loss so wearing a cap every day of the week, no fun but to be expected.

    Keep the faith, once you hit day 100+ you should start to see changes then day 150+ it will take off.

    Have you had a look at Biotin tablets by the way? They're supposed to be really good at accelerating new hair growth! I'm on them, along with minoxidil 5% and Finasteride.

    Good luck
     
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    Claes New Member My Regimen

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    Thank you for your reply. I haven't heard of Biotin before, but I will certainly check it out. I'm trying out Minodixil even though it never really worked for me. My doctor advised me against Finansteride because of the nature of my hair loss and side-effects of Finansteride. So I don't really dare to take it, although I'm curious if it would help.
    Good luck to all of us in the early days. These days are just awful. The wait.. the uncertainty.
     
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    Hei, norsk jeg også. Pm meg om du har noen spm. Var selv i Istanbul og transplanterte nesten 3k grafts for 14mnd siden.

    2.5 mnd er fortsatt veldig tidlig. Det var rundt den tiden og fram til 6måneder all groinga skjedde, så du har fortsatt masse igjen å se fram til :)
     
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    Haha. Yes indeed.

    Finasteride is a strange old thing I'll admit. I've never been one to blame many things, but it did make things extremely watery as people suggest and it also made me dangerously paranoid, but only at the beginning. Very very odd indeed, but I powered through it and now suffer no side effects whatsoever. Whether it's doing me any good I don't know, but if it maintains the native hair then all good.

    Keep us updated with your progress, I really hope it works out for you.
     

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