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5months In...........

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As most of you guys know, I have been writing up how pissed off I was in having the HT and my concerns with the appearance of my scalp a couple months after my op.

 

It seems as though my head is still far being near fully healed. I in fact shaved my head to more a less a zero yesterday to see the progress and I feel I cannot go out and socialise with a buzz cut.

 

The area I had done was on the hairline and my main concern is as follows

 

Firstly the left side of my head as healed ok apart from scarring, but it has regained normal skin colour and has more or less all sensation.

 

However what is freaking me out at the mo is the middle to my right side, that part is clearly inflammed and still has not recovered in terms of sensation or colour. I still feel the liquid type under the scalp which Dr Feller referred to as 'post op swelling'. I read on another forum that this inflammation and redness of the skin can be caused from excess tissue rising from the work that has been done.

 

Basically Im bricking it whether this will fully recover or remain the same, also to the touch it feels bumpy unlike my left side. I was told I could shave my head and no way is the possible at the mo because it just looks stupid.

 

I'm not going to go on and on about how I feel because it's been said before and I appreciate everyone's help and support on my case.

 

I still want to go into a job but dont have the confidence to, I just hope in the next 3 months or so things progess even though I am not that optimistic.

 

I have just realised how there is so much more to live then a few measley pieces of hair on top of my head. It doesn't make anyone a better or worse person for it. These insecurities that we have are manufactured from society, in my honest opinion I believe I should of been put off as i said I'm happy with the way I look.

 

Regardless, I just hope I somehow end up with a normal looking scalp

 

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Hi Thinhair..

 

sorry to hear that you are still having concerns about your HT...

 

I looked at the photo but its hard to tell from such a close up.... things sort of look ok to me..

 

Has Spex or Dr F commented on your pics ?

 

Tim

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Wow - thats a close up :blink: Looks normal at this stage - Ride it out Thinhair as over time this will all resolve itself B) Feel free to call me if you like as more than happy to meet up again to help and cast a naked eye on the situ to relay to the Doc :) .

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Hi thinhair.

Good to see the redness has gone. I have internet explorer 7, so you can zoom out which gives a more complete view, although it is difficult to make out shadows from 'bumps', I guess the bit you are refering to is the bit above the forehead? It is hard to make out in a 2D photo, but if it is sweling & it gives you concern then you need to discuss with DR Feller. Perhaps side close up views of the area would help establish the extent of the swelling, if any.

 

I read your posts today, and am very sorry you have suffered a great ordeal. I am not sure how much is due to OCD and how much to normal anxiety. But the veterans here are best placed to easy / confirm any concerns you have.

 

I am due to have an FUE session in December, and am a little apprehensive now, seeing that the road to recovery is a lot less straight forward than I thought.

 

I understand what you must be going through , as I had an operation on my face in June which made me very self-conscience and was paraniod that people were staring at me / noticed etc. It has taken 4 months for me to get used to it and realise that no-one cares or notices the imperfections which only I see in the mirror. Even now there are days I still get a bit paranoid and I don't have OCD :lol:

 

Happy healing, and do keep us posted.

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Hi Guys

 

Sorry the pic is such a close up not intended, I think badhairdo got the proper size of it.

 

TIm Ive emailed the photo to Dr Feller (hope he has internet explorer 7 :(

 

Cheers Spex, it's been 5 1/2 months now (it seems like I'm still in the healing process) - I hope I am because things still haven't settled down now. I keep saying to myself another 2 months, another 2 months........

I'm hoping by December it all looks to be settling down. It seems like the more densely area is the section which is proving most troublesome. If you don't mind it will be cool to meet up with you on the 15th if your in London. I will pop you an email.

 

Hi Badhairdo, thanks for the response. Yep the area I'm concerned about is just above the forehead and it runs round to the right side of the hairline (left side on photo). You can see from the pic, it looks rough and it feels like that too. The left side is settling ok, the right side just seems to be taking ages and sometimes I worry will it improve any further.

 

Best of luck with whatever decision you made, it's not my cup of tea but clearly it can change people's life for the better.

 

I have attached a smaller pic to see if it helps

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Looks good in the pictures. Do you feel it's better now than 2 months ago?

 

If so it shows everyone was right in their support that it's only a matter of time for you B)

 

edit: i can see the first pic now, i couldn't before. Thats strange.

 

Have you been doing anything to the area to cause this?? :huh:

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Thinhair, I'm also based in London and am more than happy to meet up with you if it will help talk about it or get second opinion. It is difficult to tell from photos and because of your OCD it is hard to tell whether there is cause for concern or just your mind is playing games with you. I went through similar phase after my facial surgery and I do not suffer from OCD :D It did help me talking about it to people outside family / circle of friends as I felt they would only tell me what I wanted to hear.

 

Happy to help if you want to contact me mate; my email address is sdaniels2@gmail.com.

 

Good luck.

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hey hairymuff, havent done anything to cause this as far as i know - i wash my hair every morning and then shave it down now and again - its seems like when i leave it to grow the swelling gets worse - at the mo it dont look to good and am left confused as what to do. At the mo I still go without a cap and just crack on but feel insecure most of the time, dont really give a shit about people dont the street - just mates really and feeling like shit everytime i look in the mirror

 

Badhairdo if you dont mind it may be good to meet up with you, just to get someone's opinion on it - i may meet with spex later - just mentally exhausted with this journey and want it sorted now :(

 

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its seems like when i leave it to grow the swelling gets worse
:huh: The mind is a powerful tool mate.

 

Happy to meet up mate as i suggested in my email a few weeks back - stay strong. B)

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