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What Wigs and Bras Have in Common

Some women ask me what if I don’t want to wear my wig everyday? And I say -then don’t! You can wear it as often as you want wear your bra. Do you really want to put it on everyday? Or do you just accept it as part of your standard uniform as what you wear when you get...

Chemo Is Much Like The Flu

My experience with chemo was much like having the flu. It was a cycle. For me I’d have chemo and within hours I’d feel off- like I was coming down with something. Then for the next 3 -5 days – I’d feel steadily on the decline – maybe not bad enough to be bedridden but...

Chemo, Food , And Finding My Super Model Self

Taste – is one of the senses that can be diminished by chemo. For me, some foods just were tasteless or tasted very metallic. During these days – – I did not even try to eat anything I enjoyed bc I did not want to be haunted by bad memories of bad tasting favorite...

What Should A Wig Cost?

Not all wigs are alike. There are $40 synthetic wigs that may have a cute cut but might give you helmet head,and feel hot or itchy to wear. There also are synthetic wigs made on hand knotted micro thin, durable caps that cost $700 or more. There are synthetic fibers...

Funny Thing About Facing Life or Death

Once you have been confronted with a life-and-death situation, trivia no longer matters. Your perspective grows and you live at a deeper level. There is no time for pettiness. — Margaretta Rockefeller I really like this quote above. In a weird way I was and remain...

When To Stop Wearing Your Wig

I had my last chemo in August – – by Thanksgiving I had what I called “sprouts” growing out of my head. I reminded myself of the 90’s energetic TV pitch woman – Susan Powder. “You have to eat, breath, and MOVE,” she’d say. Her very short hair would was at least...

Acupuncture Might Make Chemo Better For You

If you read my blog that compared Chemo to the Flu you might be interested in knowing one of our client’s has a terrific suggestion. She is successfully using Acupuncture to combat her side effects. At first her oncologist was not sure he could endorse Acupuncture...

Getting Support – Are Support Groups For You?

You might have friends who email you links to local support groups. They may not know what to say to comfort or support you so they loving seek out a group of people in your situation you can feel “the same as.” Although your friends and family love you – – they know...

Don’t say you only have Alopecia or Tric!

Why say that? Stop saying that! You do not have to apologize for not having cancer. Maybe you aren’t so lucky. (Yes, you are lucky not to have cancer.)  But, you will be dealing with your hair loss for a much longer time than I.  I don’t know if that qualifies as...

Breast Cancer

My diagnosis – – finally has a name. Today, April 8h 2008, 7 and a half years after I first met my oncologist, 6 years after she saved me from my long battle from a stage 3B cancer my doctor told me my cancer had a name. When I was diagnosed in 2000 the doctors staged...