Dr. Garcia, we are incredibly grateful to you for the information about hair growth following shedding. Thank you! You are an amazing resource! NOWHERE else have we found that information. All one can discover on alopecia websites is the vague reassurance that in cases of telogen effluvium, "the new hair is pushing out the shedding hair, so hair loss is really a sign of hair growth." That may be theoretically true, but it's cheap and not fully accurate consolation. So...I had the surgery on May 28, and my hair started to shed on June 5 (which seemed extremely early to me, but that's when it started); the shedding really picked up in pace by June 20. Would you please tell me if my calculations sound correct? According to the information you so kindly provided, the telogen phase lasts three months from the initial shock, so that would mean my hair can continue to shed until September 5 (three months from June 5) and won't start to regrow until then. Is that right? And then, once those three months have passed, how long before I should start to see new hair breaking through the scalp? Immediately? A month? More? And the new hair once is breaks through the scalp, it should grow about .5 inches/month, yes? I must be driving you crazy, but you generously told me that many questions are fine. Good heavens, I hope you're own patients aren't as high maintenance as I am! :-) Thank you so much, Dr. Garcia. My sweet husband and I are actually about 90% calmer now that we've found you!