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February 5th, 2014

It’s Hard To Be A Woman #12

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January 3, 2014 – Photo by Amber Guidry of Serenity Salon & Spa
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January 3, 2014 — Photo by Amber Guidry of Serenity Salon & Spa

After going to the gynecologist to make sure I wasn’t getting some new type of cancer to deal with and seeing the naturopath to fix my little thyroid problem a month ago, it was time to focus on my hair.

Because of #1 on my bucket list, I got the brilliant idea back in September to stop having my hair done professionally. Not only did I start dyeing it myself, I also cut it. I was so proud of myself.

Five months went by which meant I saved approximately $500. Outrageous, I know, but before you judge me, I do not go to gyms, I do not spend money on pedicures, I hardly ever go out to eat, I’ve never paid for a suntan, and I’ve never had Botox or plastic surgery done. Well, I’ve had a tummy tuck, but that was a “perk” of having breast reconstruction. While I’m glad now that I had that procedure done, during my six-day hospital stay, I cursed the day I was born.

Where was I going with this whole thought? Oh yes. Not only does hair not like being dyed repeatedly by a novice/non-professional like me, it does not like thyroid problems. My hair started breaking off in chunks. Not only the hair on my head, but my eyelashes as well. I have had all my eyelashes (and eyebrows) fall out before. I do not want to go through that again. 

I went back to my hairdresser, Amber, and she whipped me into shape. She was patient and understanding. And charged me a small fortune to fix my head.

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6 thoughts on “It’s Hard To Be A Woman #12

  1. Hey Rae,

    Thanks. I went again for a follow-up appointment today. (That picture was taken a month ago.)

    Ken read over this post, too, and said, “$500… really?” Oops. I was kind of hoping he would notice my hair tonight (my massage therapist did earlier in the day – ha!) and say something like, “Wow, don’t you look fabulous, honey.” Oh well. Can’t always get what we want, eh?

    You haven’t had any of these hair/eyelash episodes, have you? I flushed my thyroid pills—both synthetic and natural—down the toilet on January 3 and plan on staying away from them. FOR REAL THIS TIME.

    -Maria

  2. Yah, guys never seem to notice a haircut or anything with hair,haha! Too bad he saw this post, right ? (Hi Ken!) I’ve never had those experiences with hair, but I wish I could if I ended up having beautiful hair like you! Seems to come back better than ever! I’m still on T3 going through the treatments, up and down…gets discouraging sometimes but hope it’s worth it in the end!

  3. Rae,

    Have you ever tried any Standard Process Labs products for your thyroid? I’m taking one pill per day of Thytrophin PMG. I’m hoping I don’t have any trouble; it’s not actual thyroid. I’m staying away from that stuff.

    I guess you want to do what your doctor says, though. Doesn’t hurt to ask the question. Dr. B. uses it and says he has great success using it on his patients.

    Hope you can get it figured out.

    -Maria

  4. Yes, actually i take that too, and a bunch of other stuff. Do you notice anything taking 1 a day? I take four of those a day.

  5. Rae,

    I’m only on my first bottle (a bit leery of taking anything that’s going to mess with my thyroid). I started out taking three per day and now I’m down to one per day. I will keep you posted (via blog). :)

    -Maria

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