Aren't we going through enough without the dreaded cold caps that are supposed to help? I was told that I could use a cold cap but nothing was explained as to what it would entail so I had no idea of what to expect. It was a warm day when I went into Bart's, London for my first session so wondered why the nurse gave me a blanket. She then sprayed my hair with cold water and left to get "the machine". During this time another nurse came in and asked me if my hair had been sprayed yet. As it was plastered against my head, I just hope she didn't think I looked like that all the time. The machine was brought back, turned on for a while then the "swimming cap" was forced on my head. It was so cold that after a few seconds it was getting unbearable so I asked her how long it would be on, thinking if it was half and hour or so, I could possibly put up with it. She told me 5 hours! That was my first, and last, experience of a cold cap.
Has anyone managed to bear the discomfort and, if so, did it help?
More hair came out this morning which was upsetting. I know we all expect it but it's still a shock and upsetting when it happens, isn't it?