Ozzily Yours

Monday, May 12, 2008

Eyelashes!

Ok, this has bugged me for years. How come, when an actor is playing someone going through chemotheraphy, he/she will frequently shave his/her head, but do nothing about the eyebrows and eyelashes? What mythical world do these people live in that chemo completely eliminates all the hair on the top and back of the head, but none on the front???

Am I the only person that gets bothered by this?

And is it sad that this is the first thing that I've posted in six weeks? It's not that I haven't been inspired... it's just that I'm always inspired when I'm way too far away from a computer to do anything about it.

This chemo thing, though? This has stuck with me for DAYS.

4 Comments:

  • I did some digging (I sometimes wonder if I really do have a mild form of OCD when it comes to people asking questions and my need to look up an answer) and it appears that it depends on the drugs and how much as to whether you lose all hair. So apparently retaining eyebrows/eyelashes while losing hair on the head is a possibility.
    http://www.oncolink.com/experts/article.cfm?c=1&s=5&ss=6&id=1057

    By Anonymous Moth, at 5/13/2008 6:29 AM  

  • Amazing! I have only met two people in the midst of chemo in my life, and they were both completely hairless. Good to know that that's not always the case. Thanks, Moth!

    By Blogger mcm, at 5/13/2008 9:03 AM  

  • Glad to help remove a pet peeve from your life. :)

    By Anonymous Moth, at 5/14/2008 5:53 AM  

  • Inappropriate humor ahead depending on life experience and how you approach life.

    We had friends over this weekend and actually got on the subject of chemo in regards to a friend of theirs. They were planning on giving their friend a card where it is the balding head with a tattoo of a man with a lawnmower.

    The woman said she would get a tattoo on her head if she ever had chemo and lost her hair. The first question I asked was, "Of hair?". Then she said she would probably put a saying on there at which point I suggested she get, "If you can read this I am having chemo."

    By Anonymous Moth, at 5/14/2008 5:57 AM  

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