A few months prior, I had a near-death blood infection that led to multiple emergency room visits, lengthy hospital stays, relapses and powerful antibiotics given intravenously for months.
“Well, you’re missing staggered lengths and your hair feels like straw,” she said.
Caroline went on to explain that hair typically grows half an inch every month. During that stressful period of my life, I shed hair. By the time Caroline cut it, I had new growth but was missing noticeable lengths of healthy hair.
Nasty side effects from the powerful antibiotics, coupled with poor nutrition, also meant my body had to divert energy. My hair was left by the wayside, which led to hair loss, dry hair and more white hair.
My hair now tells the story of what I consider the lost season of my life.
What does this have to do with technology? Absolutely nothing – and that’s the point.
Tom Kaneshige has been covering business and technology in Silicon Valley for two decades. As senior online writer at CIO.com, Tom covers Silicon Valley culture, BYOD and consumer tech in the enterprise.