Aug 26, 2012
|Vitamin A||25,000 IU||XX||XX||XX||XX|
|Vitamin D||50,000 IU||X|
|Vitamin E||400 IU||X|
|Vitamin K1||10,000 mcg||X|
|Vitamin K2||5 mg||X|
|Vitamin C||1000 mg||X|
|Calcium Citrate||300 mg||XX||XX||XX||XX|
|Proferrin Heme Iron||12 mg||X||X|
|Tender Carbonyl Iron||60 mg||XXXXX|
|Vitamin B12 Sublingual||5000 mcg||X*|
|Vitamin B12 & Folic Acid Sublingual||1000 mcg & 800 mcg||X*|
|Vitamin B1||100 mg||X|
Dec 16, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
So, at one year out from surgery my hair is dead. Gone. Kaput. As my youngest daughter put it "Mom, you hair is very thin. Like cancer patient thin."
I have had thin, fine, hard to manage hair my entire life. I've always been jealous of people who can grow out thick, luxurious locks. So, when the natural shock effects of two surgerys and many months of malnutrition hit me, it's not surprising it really took a toll.
I really always knew I'd end up in wigs some day, even without WLS helping.
So here we are ... my story in pictures of how I decided I was going to have thick hair after all. OH wouldn't let me post all my big pics, so they are thumbnails to the big pics.
So, here I am fresh out of the shower and this is what my hair looks like:
This is my official before pic at the salon...
So, we put on my new wig bought from wigs.com for about $120 (I wanted quality enough for my first wig, but I will probably upgrade to a much more expensive wig once I learn what I am looking for). All good wigs come extra heavy in the front so you can trim/thin to your exact needs.
At some points during the cutting process I had to hold the wig down so she could pull up the hair to cut it without yanking it off my head!
Checking out the cut and length to see if I like it. Had to grab my glasses!
The front of the wig before trimming. These bangs when down to my nose.
The front after trimming, but before styling, so it still looks a bit heavy. However, no bangs in my eyes!
The side of the wig before trimming.
The side of the wig after trimming.
The back of the wig before trimming.
The back of the wig after trimming.
When I felt confident enough that the wig would be fairly realistic, I took the plunge - I had to cut off all my dead, fried hair and hope that protein and vitamins will encourage new growth one day. Honestly, I don't hold out much hope, only because I was having hair issues prior to surgery.
Cutting it all off...
And...see, I couldn't stand to go out like this because I like being so feminine, and this seems so damn butch. It's not me. :(
But see, now that I have a good wig, I can dress up! On with the photo whoring!
And finally, a shout out to the Davanti Aveda Salon in Denton, TX and my two lovely stylists, Jessica and Alli! :)
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
|Supplement||Price||Qantity||Per Pill||Per Day||Per Month|
|Vitalady Vit A||$5.92||100||$0.06||$0.36||$10.66|
|Superior Source Vit A Sublingual||$4.99||100||$0.05||$0.05||$1.50|
|Vitalady Tender Dry Vitamin D3-50 50,000IU 100 caps/btl||$22.55||100||$0.23||$0.23||$6.77|
|Vitalady Tender Dry E||$26.99||250||$0.11||$0.11||$3.24|
|Vitalady Tender K1||$12.99||100||$0.13||$0.13||$3.90|
|Twinlab Vitamin C||$11.99||250||$0.50||$0.50||$1.44|
|Vitalady Cal Capsules||$19.99||240||$0.08||$0.67||$19.99|
|Proferrin Heme Iron||$54.99||90||$0.61||$1.22||$36.66|
|Vitalady Tender Copper||$7.75||100||$0.08||$0.08||$2.32|
|Nutralife B-12 with Folic Acid -- 180 Lozenges (Sublinguals)||$11.07||180||$0.06||$0.06||$1.85|
|Vitalady Tender Stress B 50||$10.99||100||$0.11||$0.11||$3.30|
|Twinlab Zinc -- 50 mg - 180 Capsules||$6.14||180||$0.06||$0.06||$1.84|
|Primal Defence Ultra Capsules||$46.44||180||$0.26||$0.52||$15.48|