Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

My throw away comment, said on impulse,  to support my dear wife whilst undergoing chemotherapy treatment became reality today. She started losing clumps of her hair a few days ago and decided to get her hair shaved off for practicality. I was not going to let her beat me. Yes, my competitive nature took over and I have gone bald! 

Like I said in my previous message “If you can’t beat them join them”, so I have, with the help of our local mobile hairdresser, Olivers, and my two boys had all my hair shaved off this Saturday. It was a family affair, taking turns to create various designs at my expense before completely shaving it off.  We now have two baldies in our house!

I am generally a confident person and this has pushed that limit. I have to say, I am self-conscious about being bald, even with a hat and really feel for all those women undergoing chemotherapy treatments. My awareness and respect for them has gone up exponentially and I really take my hat off to all those brave people.

I have no words to describe how grateful I am for your generous donations and your kind words. It has been truly overwhelming how many of you have contributed your hard earned money to our local charity group Force Cancer Support in Exeter, who do a fantastic job for all patients, relatives, and friends, local or otherwise. They have supported us so far and helped us to cope with the impact of Helene’s diagnosis, assisting us with all the difficulties that come with this devastating illness, that no one should have to go through. I intend to keep the page going until the end of her chemotherapy treatments. Please share this page as it will help raise an awareness of cancer charity groups such as force and this devastating illness.

Our local mobile hairdresser, Oliver’s, who also happens to be called Helen, gave her time for free to shave my hair off as well as offering to donate some money to the charity which she is so passionate about too. It was so kind and generous of her.

I am not sure who had the most fun, Helen or the boys as they took it in turns to shear off my hair. Arun did a good job with the final shave off whilst everyone watched and commented.

If you feel up to donating, big or small, it will be greatly appreciated and will be helping to fund a fantastic cause. I really appreciate all your support. Thank you so very much. 🙂




About TYW

I am Tenzin from Devon in England but I am originally from Bhutan. It is a small country in the Himalayas. Famously known as the Land of Gross National Happiness. Tashi Delek!
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7 Responses to Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

  1. I’d always said that I’d go cue ball if my hair had started to fall out…… went pure white instead!

    Well done you xx

  2. Julia says:

    Well Done Tenzin, wish you all good luck X

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