Barb, I know how you feel. BUT your perm probably won’t stay when you get the radiation. Mine wouldn’t hold a perm and got thin, wouldn’t curl or do much of anything except I could still get it colored. Actually it was much like the hair problems discussed after RAI. Have you thought of getting a short (really short) cut that doesn’t need anything done to it. I finally went that route a couple of weeks ago after getting tired of battling mine. Everyone says how cute it looks. I think it’s awful, but it sure is easy and with the heat and humidity I don’t mind not having to “fix” it. Just another phase to ride out. When my head will take it – I will have another perm. Good luck with your radiation. I hope it does good things for your eyes.
I had the eye radiation last year. I glanced over the radiation literature that I had recieved at that time. It didn’t say anything about not getting a perm! I even called them up and the lady said “oh sure go ahead and get the perm”.
When in doubt give them a call and make sure you bet with your husband so you can collect enough to leave the hair dresser a good tip~! LOL
P.S. I would have freaked if I had thought that they could have possibly messed with my hair! yikes!