Day 92 After Hair Transplant Procedure

I am at my 3 month mark so it’s time for hair to grow. Guess what, it’s actually growing. A few of the transplants never fell out and continued growing while I’m starting to see a few hairs over the past week just breaking the surface of my skin. A picture won’t show it so I will spare you until you can see something. The pimples on my head have subsided over the last two weeks and I am getting sporadic feeling back around my scalp. The donor area is also a bit tender in spots.
I haven’t had anyone ask me any questions lately. Feel free to do so.

Day 74 After Hair Transplant Procedure

I’m sorry it has been so long since I have written anything but there is no noticeable growth aside from about 3 new? hairs. Also, a few of my original hairs continue to fall out.
There are only two things worth noticing right now:
1) My scalp has broken out with pimples. It’s like being a teenager again but on the top of my head.
2) M head is still numb with slight soreness in the donor area.
I’ll report more when there is something a bit more to talk about.

Day 45 After Hair Transplant Procedure

Well I finally have some new pictures for you. As you can see, you can't tell I had anything done (nobody I know can either). I would guess that about half of the transplanted hairs have fallen out due to shock loss. Maybe more will follow, maybe not. I do think that my head has at least hit a baseline for comparison, i.e., the hairs that would fall out due to the procedure have done so and my head is healed up from redness and dryness.

So here are my observations for the past week.
- My scalp is still a bit tender in spots similar to the feeling of a light sunburn.
- Most of the top and crown are still numb but some feeling is starting to come back in random areas. What is really interesting is that some areas can feel pressure but not temperature and vice versa.
- I believe I have noticed a couple of hairs just starting to break through the skin. I'm not sure what to say about it at this point since I don't believe it is supposed to grow back this quickly. I'll watch it and report back if something is happening.
- Some of the transplanted hairs that did not fall out are actually continuing to grow in their new location. That's a nice bonus.

Day 1 After Hair Transplant Procedure

Last night was not a great night. I started in a bed but at about 2 AM I woke up in pain (Mike's pain scale 5 out of 10). Surprisingly, the 3002 holes in my scalp for the transplant don't bother me, but it's the suture in the back of my head. The strip of skin from the donor area was 25 cm long (10 inches) by 1 cm. Two large stitches in a cross-stitch pattern (similar to a baseball glove) are pulling the scalp back together. The local anesthesia must have worn off completely while I was sleeping as well as the Vicodin because it hurt to lay my head down on a pillow. I went ahead and took Vicodin for the pain and Halcion, a sleeping pill. I then went to a recliner chair for the rest of the night. After about a half hour, everything kicked in and I was able to get comfortable by putting a pillow under my chin and leaning my head forward. This kept all pressure off the back of my head. Once the Vicodin took hold, the pain level went to 1 out of 10.

This afternoon I went back to Bosley to get my hair washed and also to get instruction on how to wash my hair. After my hair was washed, they blotted some of the blood clots to clean me up. They told me to mix a tablespoon of Bosley shampoo in a cup of water and pour it over my head gently so as not to dislodge any of the transplants. I have to do this for 2 weeks until the hair is set.

Here are a few pictures after my hair was washed. It's purple but it doesn't look too bad.

While riding in the car to and from Bosley, I was feeling a bit nauseous and very tired. I think I might have been hungry and not realized it. Hopefully this is a one-time event; I'll make sure to eat more regularly while I'm healing.

Today's drug schedule was as follows:
Vicodin: 2:30 AM, 10 AM, 4 PM, 10:30 PM
Halcion: 2:30 AM, 10:30 PM

This time I took the Halcion before going to sleep along with the Vicodin to see I can make it through the night. I'm also sleeping in the recliner chair to start.