Reality TV star Diem Brown has uploaded a powerful video documenting her hair loss after chemotherapy sessions. The 30 year old, who is fighting ovarian cancer for the second time, she explained that she wanted to provide a source for other young women losing their hair – something she felt was lacking when she initially did her own online research. She wrote on her People.com blog: “I was curious about the hair loss process. I wanted to see how the hair falling out actually happened.
She says she choose this week to publish her video because she had been “really quite ill and haven’t been able to think straight through the medication haze to write a coherent blog.” She also wanted to lift the lid on the reality of a young woman losing her hair after chemo, so that other women in her position have some idea of what to expect. “It’s a raw, real, no make-up or care of what I look like,” she blogs. “I justed wanted to make my google search contribution, so that future patients Googling hair loss during chemo can see exactly waht happens when you don’t shave it off.”
Diem Brown is founder of MedGift, a gift registry that functions as an online listing of a patient’s needs, wants and wishes during treatment and recovery.